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Historic Blue Pony program churning out more than just championships

Former Havre wrestling stars finding their way in the college ranks


January 25, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Former Havre Blue Pony Parker Filius is red-shirting at NCAA Division I Purdue University this season. But even in his red-shirt season, Filius is once again finding success on the wrestling mat, and he's doing it at the highest level.

The Havre High wrestling team is known for winning state championships and turning out state champions at a historic pace. Yet, the Blue Ponies are becoming known for something else, and that's turning out big-time college wrestlers.

In just the last few seasons, the Ponies have had a number of wrestlers join the collegiate ranks.

Parker Filius, one of two four-time state champions in school history, is the most high-profile of the group, as he is currently going through his first season wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten, the premier wrestling conference in the NCAA....

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