By Rob Everingham
GREAT FALLS The Havre Blue Ponies took a step up last night as they wrestled both C.M. Russell High and Great Falls High in duals at Great Falls.
The Blue Ponies crushed the Rustlers, 55-21. The Great Falls High match was much closer as the match was decided by the heavyweight class, and the Bison ended up winning, 30-29.
At heavyweight, Cliff Springer of Havre was pinned just 40 seconds into the match by Shane Maurer, lifting the Bison to victory.
The Ponies opened the duals against CMR where, at 98 pounds, Ryan Chagnon pinned Lee Southard at the 3:29 mark.
Nick Newell also won by pin as he tacked Zack Miller's shoulders to the mat at 3:55.
At 112 pounds, Havre's Travis Velk lost by pin at the 2:23 mark.
Blue Pony Chad Hedges took no time at all to pin his opponent. The match ended at 1:11 with Hedges pinning Mike Kuiper.
Chad Maney also won by pin in even less time as it took him fewer than one minute to put Chris Schniderhan's shoulders on the mat.
At 130 pounds, Nick Holt also won by pin in just 39 seconds.
Jake Szudera lost a 9-3 decision at 135 pounds.
Cody Hansen earned an 8-2 decision over CMR's Joe Gardipee.
Havre's Aaron Jensen pinned his opponent at the 2:30 mark in the match.
At 160 pounds, K.P. Fisher also won by pin as he tacked down Eric Iwen's shoulders 3:41 into the match.
Nick Bostic fell against Danny Nisbet at 171 pounds. Nisbet pinned Bostic at the 3:15 mark.
At 189 pounds, C.J. Reichelt won by pin, just one second under three minutes.
The two teams had dueled earlier in the year at the Mining City Duals with CMR winning, 58-18.
Against Great Falls High, Chagnon recorded his second pin of the evening at the 5:29 mark against Pat Norris.
Newell fell in a 7-1 decision to Brandon Caldwell of Great Falls High.
Bison Dallan Caldwell won by pin over Travis Velk at 112 pounds.
Hedges also picked up another win as he pinned Russell Damm.
At 125 pounds, Holt won an 8-4 decision over Mark Doney.
Szudera picked up his first win in the two duals as he won a 6-3 decision.
Kole Tolliver of Great Falls High won over Cody Hansen in a 12-4 decision.
Havre High's Aaron Jensen won a 13-8 decision at 145 pounds.
Garrett Hansen fell at 152 pounds to Jeremy Lombardo, 9-6.
At 160 pounds, Fisher picked up his second win of the evening as he won a 5-4 decision over Chase Dolan.
Bostic lost by pin at the 2:55 mark to Drew Blewett at 189 pounds.
In the heavyweight match, Springer fell at the 3:24 mark by pin to Keith Gibbs.
The Blue Ponies will now take a step in the opposite direction as far as classes but not talent.
Coming to Havre on Saturday night will be No. 1 Class B/C Conrad.
The dual is slated to start at 6 p.m. at Havre High.
Havre High 55, C.M. Russell High 21
98 Ryan Chagnon, Hav, dec. Lee Southard, 3:29; 105 Nick Newell, Hav, pinned Zach Miller, 3:55; 112 Luke Fatz, CMR, pinned Travis Velk, 2:23; 119 Chad Hedges, Hav, pinned Mike Kuiper, 1:11; 125 Chad Maney, Hav, pinned Chris Schniderhan, 0:59; 130 Nick Holt, Hav, pinned James Croxford, 0:39; 135 Nick Budeski, CMR, dec. Jake Szudera, 9-3; 140 Cody Hansen, Hav, dec. Joe Gardipee, 9-2; 145 Aaron Jensen, Hav, pinned Tim Sweichowlcz, 2:30; 152 Garrett Hansen, Hav, dec. Ryan Perry, 9-0; 160 KP Fisher, Hav, pinned Eric Iwen, 3:41; 171 Danny Nisbet, CMR, pinned Nick Bostic, 3:15; 189 CJ Reichelt, Hav, pinned Scott Palmer, 2:59; Hwt Shane Maurer, CMR, pinned Cliff Springer, 0:40.
Great Falls High 30, Havre High 29
98 Ryan Chagnon, Hav, pinned Pat Norris, 5:49; 105 Brandon Caldwell, GFH, dec. Nick Newell, 7-1; 112 Dallan Caldwell, GFH, pinned Travis Velk, 3:52; 119 Chad Hedges, Hav, pinned Russell Damm, 12-9; 125 Chad Maney, Hav, pinned Wes Little, 1:28; 130 Nick Holt, Hav, dec. Mark Doney, 8-4; 135 Jake Szudera, Hav, dec. Brandon Griffith, 6-3; 140 Kole Tolliver, GFH, dec. Cody Hansen, 12-4; 145 Aaron Jensen, Hav, dec. Matt Poe, 13-8; 152 Jeremy Lombardo, GFH, dec. Garret Hansen, 9-6; 160 KP Fisher, Hav, dec. Chase Dolan, 5-4; 171 Russell Woith, GFH, pinned Nick Bostic, 2:55; 189 Drew Blewett, GFH, dec. CJ Reichelt, 12-6; Hwt Keith Gibbs, GFH, pinned Cliff Springer, 3:24.