By Tiffany L. Rehbein
With the first round of the State Class A wrestling tournament just one day away, the Havre Blue Ponies are ranked No. 2 in the last Class A coaches wrestling poll.
Columbia Falls is ranked No. 1 in the poll.
Nick Holt at 130 pounds and Jacob Szudera at 135 pounds are both ranked second in their respective weight classes.
Szudera was propelled to the top of his weight class after winning the individual title at the Central A divisional held at Havre last weekend.
He won by injury default over Jeff Harrison of Dillon.
Holt won an individual title with an 8-5 decision over Kris Lookhart of Livingston. He captured his 100th victory last weekend.
Cody Hanson at 140 pounds and K.P. Fisher at 160 pounds are ranked third in the division.
Hanson won a 4-3 decision over Paul White of Browning to claim the individual title.
Fisher won an 11-4 decision over Jesse Stovall of Belgrade. Fisher also captured the top individual crown with the win.
Nick Newell is ranked fourth at 105 pounds.
Newell, who has more than 100 victories, won by pin in 4:40 over Dillon's Jason Parke last weekend to capture the individual title.
Aaron Jensen at 145 pounds and Willie Hulett at 171 pounds are ranked fifth in the poll.
Jensen lost by pin in 1:29 at the divisional meet and finished in second place.
Hulett withdrew in the championship final due to an injury.
Chad Hedges (119) and Chad Maney (125) are ranked sixth.
Hedges placed third at divisional with a pin over Josh Carter of Livingston in 2:37.
Maney won a 10-7 decision over Casey McDonald of Browning for a third-place finish.
Montana Class A Coaches Wrestling Poll
1. Columbia Falls, 2. Havre; 3. Sidney; 4. Corvallis; 5. Laurel; 6. Ronan; 7. Dillon; 8. Hardin; 9. Libby; 10. Livingston
98 - 1. Philip Williams, Sid; 2. Mike Marquart, Ron; 3. Brett Nordahl, Dil; 4. JR Rebo, Lib; 5. Matt Dettori, Liv; 6. Alan Anderson, Col
105 - 1. Seth Larson, Col; 2. Justin Davis, Corv; 3. Pat Buxbaum, Sid; 4. Nick Newell, Hav; 5. Jason Parke, Dil; 6. Ward Bland, Lib
112 - 1. Tony Bartolletti, Ana; 2. Rick Hambro, Sid; 3. Chris Fiscus, Lib; 4. Ben Schaeffer, C. Falls; 5. Geoff White, Brown; 6. Verner Rose, Ron
119 - 1. Chance Brawley, Corv; 2. Jamie Muir, Ron; 3. Sam McDonald, Brown; 4. Ryan Mapes, Laur; 5. Conrad Hilton, Dil; 6. Chad Hedges, Hav
125 - 1. Rocky Cote, Ron; 2. Eric Haug, Park; 3. Gordon Harrison, Har; 4. Luke Fledderman, Corv; 5. Mike Marchessea, Dil; 6. Chad Maney, Hav
130 - 1. Caleb Schaeffer, C. Falls; 2. Nick Holt, Hav; 3. Colt Jore, Ron; 4. Kris Lockhart, Liv; 5. Kelly Morford, MC; 6. Kyle Schindler, Har
135 - 1. Jason Davis, Corv; 2. Jacob Szudera, Hav; 3. Keri Stanley, C. Falls; 4. Chase Fisher, Har; 5. Josh Prevost, Sid; 6. Jeff Harrison, Dil
140 - 1. Chris Nedens, Har; 2. Dusty Brown, Ron; 3. Cody Hanson, Hav; 4. Cy Mogan, Laur; 5. Paul White, Brown; 6. Brendan Ihde, Ham
145 - 1. Matt Eggum, Sid; 2. Nate Stillwagon, Butte C; 3. Dan Martinsen, C. Falls; 4. Shane Berumen, Laur; 5. Aaron Jensen, Hav; 6. Saul Stever, Corv
152 - 1. Ryan Hagen, Sid; 2. Blake Stule, Bel; 3. Eric Jolley, Corv; 4. Chris Scotten, Lewis; 5. Tim Thompson, Lib; 6. Jordan Holland, Dil
160 - 1. Robert Koyama, Har; 2. John Burrell, Lib; 3. KP Fisher, Hav; 4. Tanner Baumgartner, C. Falls; 5. Jesse Stovall, Bel; 6. Kenny Moran, Sid
171 - 1. Jarrett McNaught, WF; 2. Kevin Dighans, Bel; 3. Travis Newman, Col; 4. Clancy Harris, Sid; 5. Willie Hulett, Hav; 6. Chris Brawley, Corv
189 - 1. Josh Perrigo, Laur; 2. Ben Sletvold, C. Falls; 3. Jade Small, Col; 4. Sheldon Gerhardt, Lew; 5. Tyrel Munday, Dil; 6. Cory Swisher, WF
Hwt - 1. Vince Henman, Laur; 2. Sean Barrow, C. Falls; 3. David McGinley, Dil; 4. Dusty Racine, Brown; 5. Don Baney, Lib; 6. Matt Benjamin, MC