By Tiffany L. Rehbein
Junior Nick Holt (130) was named outstanding wrestler at the Mining City Duals held at Butte during the weekend.
Holt tallied pins in :24, :34, and :15, respectively, en route to a 130-pound title.
The Havre Blue Ponies wrestling squad finished third at the duals, defeating the Class A Sidney Eagles 45-26. The Ponies finished fourth last season at the duals.
Sophomore Ryan Chagnon (98) won 17-2 by technical fall over Ryan Carpenter in the consolation round.
Sophomore Chad Hedges (119) pinned Justin Collins in :39 for the win.
Junior Chad Maney (125) won by forfeit for the Ponies, while sophomore Jacob Szudera (135) pinned Josh Prevost in 2:57 for the win.
Junior Cody Hanson (140) pinned Jim Averrette in 1:06 for the victory, and sophomore K.P. Fisher (160) won a 17-5 major decision over Ken Moran.
C.J. Reichelt (189) captured his first title of the season, pinning Ray Hanson in 2:17 for the Ponies.
To open the duals, Havre defeated Class AA Billings Skyview 45-22.
Hedges pinned Jeremiah Fisher in 1:13. Holt pinned Derek Sauther in :24. Szudera won an 11-6 decision over Trevor Kaczmarek. Hanson pinned Josh Boyle in 5:01. Aaron Jensen (145) pinned Kelly Johnson in 2:00.
Fisher won a 5-0 decision over Tim Kaczmarek at 152 pounds. Garrett Hanson won a 4-2 decision over Bob Charlton at 160 pounds. Willie Hulett (171) won by pin in :50 over Sean Neill. Reichelt won by pin in :35 over Nick Parker.
Havre defeated Class AA Bozeman 51-25 with Chagnon, Hedges, Maney, Holt, Szudera, Fisher, Reichelt, and Cliff Springer (Hwt) each winning by pin.
Newell won a 7-4 decision over David Lee.
Havre fell 58-18 to the Class AA CMR Rustlers, which put them in the consolation bracket against Sidney. Chagnon pinned Lee Southard in :47 for the Ponies. Hedges won by pin in :31, and Holt pinned his opponent in :15. They were the only Ponies to notch wins in the round.
CMR went on to win the meet, with Class A Columbia Falls finishing second.