On the heels of the Class A state wrestling tournament, a host of Havre High grapplers are set to compete in the third annual Tournament of Champions Saturday in Great Falls.
Class A state champions Duell Stadel and Eli Hinebauch, along with runner-up Casey Schaub and third-place standout Kameron Pribyl have all been invited to the T.O.C, which pits the top from wrestlers from all classifications against each other. The tournament features two semifinals Saturday morning and a championship match Saturday night.
Other Hi-Line wrestlers invited to compete include Chinook's Benjamin Stroh and Jorrell Jones.
The tournament is designed to feature the three state champions from Class AA, A and B-C in each weight class as well as a wild-card entry.
Stadel just wrapped up an unbeaten season at 119 pounds with his secnd straight Class A championship, while Hinebauch lost just once this year and won his first state title this weekend in Butte, at 145 pounds. Schaub finished second at 171 pounds and Pribyl had a great state tournament, finishing third at 152 pounds, the premier bracket at the Class A state tourney.
Stroh just wrapped up a seocnd straight undeferated season with a 189-pound title Saturday in Hamilton. Stroh will have a chance to win a fourth straight state title next year, something only 19 wrestlers in Montana have ever done, and he could become just the fourth Hi-Line wrestler to accomplish the feat. Jones won a state title at 215 pounds by beating Cut Bank rival Brock Calvi in Saturday's championship match.
The personal injury law firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC in Great Falls is sponsoring the Third annual “Tournament of Champions.” The one-day, single elimination all-star wrestling tournament will take place in Great Falls this Saturday at the old gym at Great Falls High.