Updated at 6:44 p.m.: The Class A state wrestling tournament isn't quite over, but it is for the Havre High wrestling team. With four weight classes still to be contested, the Blue Ponies have the Class A team title locked up with 229.5 points. In fact, Havre had the team title put away before the finals round began.
In the finals, the Ponies saw senior 189-pounder Grant Pattison defeat Hardin's Steven Keetan 3-0 for the state championship, Pattison's first. Meanwhile, Grayson Brenna, who lost the 98-pound title a year ago, atoned on Saturday by winning the 105-pound state championship. Brenna defeated Sidney's Ethan Graves 9-2. Junior Tyler Adams was beaten by Hardin's Joe Murdock by a 10-3 decision in the championship match, while freshman Keegan Kennelly was pinned by Butte Central's Clay Stillwagon in the 98-pound championship.
The state title is Havre's first since 2010, and the eighth overall for HHS head coach Scott Filius. The Ponies finished third in 2012 and second in 2011. Before that, they won four consecutive state championships, from 2007-2010.
Updated at 2:50 p.m. Saturday: The Havre High wrestling team is on its way to capturing its third state championship in the last five years. Following the consolation finals Saturday afternoon in Billings, Havre has scored 225.5 points, which puts the Ponies 30 points ahead of Sidney heading in to the finals, which start at 4 p.m.
In the consolation finals, Havre's Dylan Stewart (112), Kody Pribyl (140) and Jase Billy (189) were all victorious in their third-place matches. Freshman Logan Pleninger (105) was beaten to finish fourth. In the fifth-sixth-place matches, Thomas Gruber (130) prevailed to finish fifth, while Gilbert Bara (135) and freshman Travis Adams (215) finished sixth.
Here are Havre's matchups in the finals: 98 - Keegan Kennelly vs Clay Stillwagon of Butte central, 105 - Grayson Brenna vs Ethan Graves of Sidney, 189 - Grant Pattison vs Steven Keeten of Hardin, 215 - Tyler Adams vs Joe Murdock of Hardin. The finals will begin at 135 pounds.
|Torrey Watts (MCY) def Eddy Day (LAU), Dec 7-2|
|Cameron Linstead (CFS) def Logan Pleninger (HAV), Fall 4:01,|
|Chase Conner (COR) def Tyler Ishler (FTN), T-Fall 17-2|
|Dylan Stewart (HAV) def Layne Schafer (SID), Fall 2:52|
|Haze Bell (CFS) def Chandler Metcalf (HAR), Dec 4-2|
|Carlos Quinones (POL) def Josh Venema (COR), Dec 4-1|
|Trei Bulluck (LEW) def Gunnar Fairbrother (COR), Dec 4-3|
|Zach Crace (LIB) def Seth McCall (CFS), Fall 2:06|
|Thomas Gruber (HAV) def Tanner Johnson (BEL), Dec 4-1|
|Karson Kukes (LAU) def Tyler Forcella (GLE) Def|
|Zach Hart (BUC) def Gilbert Bara (HAV), Dec 3-2|
|Layne Lantis (GLE) def Cody Lemons (FTN), Dec 4-3|
|Craig Feistner (POL) def Jon Lemon (HAR), Fall 2:45|
|Kody Pribyl (HAV) def Cole Campbell (HAR), M-Dec 15-1|
|Wyatt Lott (COR) def Bryan Shaffer (CFS), Fall 4:02|
|Tyler Kinn (GLE) def Cody Johnson (SID), M-Dec 12-3|
|Garret Chapel (LIB) def Logan Fisher (FTN), Dec 5-3|
|Levi Butkay (HAR) def Spencer Brost (SID), Dec 8-4|
|Cody Christian (SID) def Keevan Pickle (BEL), Dec 5-2|
|Ethan Reich (ANA) def Wyatt Jessop (COR), Fall 2:41|
|Ethan Blythe (LEW) def Sean Getchell (CEN), Dec 8-4|
|Bryce Akers (BEL) def David Anderson (FTN), M-Dec 10-0|
|Jaden Bryant (BEL) def Parker Tezak (DIL), Fall 4:56|
|Jase Billy (HAV) def Dace Fisher (SID), Dec 5-0|
|Sam Van Beek (BEL) def Travis Adams (HAV), Fall 4:25|
|Bryce Wigert (ANA) def James Weidow (COR), Fall 1:34|
|Jordan Zuraff (FTN) def Chris Empter (LIV), Fall 2:06|
|Donovan Hucke (DIL) def Bryce Blumenschein (BEL), Dec 2-1|
|Wyatt VanBuren (SID) def Eric LaFontaine (HAR), Fall 1:25|
|Clayton Carter (LAU) def Cody Warner (FTN), M-Dec 12-0|