By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Blue Pony wrestling squad remained as the third-ranked wrestling team in the state, according to the latest poll.
Senior Willie Hulett (171) was the only Blue Pony ranked No. 1 in his weight class.
Hulett did not wrestle at the CMR Holiday Classic at Great Falls last weekend due to injury.
Hulett last wrestled at the Mining City Duals at Butte, where he captured three-straight pins, before being pinned by a Bozeman opponent. He forfeited the final match.
Junior Nick Holt (130) is the only Pony who is ranked second in his weight class.
Holt was named Outstanding Wrestler at the CMR Classic, and he was named Outstanding Wrestler in his weight class at the Mining City Duals.
Holt was one of two Havre wrestlers who placed first at Great Falls. He pinned Colt Jore of Ronan in 1:50 for the win.
K.P. Fisher (152) was the other Blue Pony to place first at the Classic.
Fisher won a 6-3 decision over Trevor Kaczmarek of Billings Skyview for the title.
Ryan Chagnon, a sophomore at 98 pounds, is ranked third in the division.
Chagnon placed fifth at Great Falls, claiming an 11-8 decision over Ryan Giard of Simms.
Chad Hedges (119) and Jake Szudera (135) are both ranked fourth in the state.
At the Classic, Hedges placed fourth. He pinned a Helena Capital opponent in 2:43 for the finish.
Szudera also placed fourth. He scored a 12-4 decision over a Butte opponent.
Senior Nick Newell (105) is ranked fifth in the state. He did not compete at Great Falls.
Aaron Jensen (145) and Garrett Hanson (160) are both ranked sixth for the Blue Ponies.
Hanson finished sixth at Great Falls, losing an 11-4 decision.
Jensen also placed sixth, losing a 5-2 decision.
The Ponies travel to Lewistown on Tuesday, Jan. 4, to compete after the break.
Ronan is the top-ranked team in the poll, followed by Columbia Falls.
Between the two schools, they have five No.1-ranked wrestlers in competition.
Montana Class A Coaches Wrestling Poll
1. Ronan; 2. Columbia Falls; 3. Havre; 4. Corvallis; 5. Sidney; 6. Dillon; 7. Laurel; 8. Whitefish; 9. Browning; 10. Hardin
98 -- 1. JR Rebo, Lib; 2. Brett Nordahl, Dill; 3. Ryan Chagnon, Hav; 4. Robbie Walter, C. Falls; 5. Ted Bartoletti, Ana; 6. Ryen Carpenter, Sid
105 -- 1. Seth Larson, Col; 2. Justin Davis, Corv; 3. Mike Marquart, Ron; 4. Philip Williams, Sid; 5. Nick Newell, Hav; 6. Wade Bailey, Pol
112 -- 1. Ben Schaeffer, C. Falls; 2. Pat Buxbaum, Sid; 3. Chris Fiscus, Lib; 4. S. Galle, Ana; 5. Curt Coates, Ham; 6. G. White, Brown
119 -- 1. Jamie Muir, Ron; 2. Sam McDonald, Brown; 3. Robert Mayes, Laur; 4. Chad Hedges, Hav; 5. Tony Bartolleti, Ana; 6. Adam Kinkel, BF
125 -- 1. Rocky Coates, Ron; 2. Eric Haug, Park; 3. Charlie Chavez, Corv; 4. Levi Mazurek, Pol; 5. C. Hilton, Dil; 6. Brandon Loomis, MC
130 -- 1. Caleb Schaeffer, C. Falls; 2. Nick Holt, Hav; 3. Coit Jore, Ron; 4. K. Lockhart, Park; 5. Kelly Morford, MC; 6. Mike Marchesseau, Dil
135 -- 1. Keri Stanley, C. Falls; 2. Jake Sloan, Pol; 3. Jeff Harrison, Dil; 4. Jake Szudera, Hav; 5. James Deveraux, Laur; 6. Josh Prevost, Sid
140 -- 1. Chris Nedens, Har; 2. Jason Davis, Corv; 3. Dusty Brown, Ron; 4. James Byrd, C. Falls; 5. P. White, Brown; 6. Cy Mogan, Laur
145 -- 1. Matt Eggum, Sid; 2. Nate Stillwagon, Har; 3. Shane Berumen, Laur; 4. Chad Taylor, WF; 5. Trampas Herseim, C. Falls; 6. Aaron Jenson, Hav
152 -- 1. Ryan Hagen, Sid; 2. Dan Martinsen, C. Falls; 3. KP Fisher, Hav; 4. C. Scotten, Fer; 5. Jordan Holland, Dil; 6. Saul Stever, Corv
160 -- 1. Robert Koyama, Har; 2. Tanner Baumgartner, C. Falls; 3. Stole, Bel; 4. D. Adams, Laur; 5. Dan Long, Ron; 6. Garrett Hanson, Hav
171 -- 1. W. Hulett, Hav; 2. Clancy Harris, Sid; 3. Bill Templer, Ron; 4. C. Daugherty, Laur; 5. Joe Landry, Bigs.C; 6. Billy Johnson, Dil
189 -- 1. Jade Small, Col; 2. Jarrett McNaugh, WF; 3. Josh Perrigo, Laur; 4. Tyrel Munday, Dil; 5. Abe Taylor, Ron; 6. Ben Stetvold, C. Falls
Hwt -- 1. Vince Henman, Laur; 2. Cory Swisher, WF; 3. D. Racine, Brown; 4. Sean Barrow, C. Falls; 5. Paul Steinbeisser, Sid; 6. David McGinley, Dil