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Beau LaSalle is about to begin his first season as Blue Pony wrestling coach


November 23, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Former Havre High state champion, and longtime assistant to Scott Filius, Beau LaSalle has taken charge of the Blue Pony wrestling program. Filius, an MCA and MHSA Hall of Famer, retired last spring, and LaSalle was indeed the man for the job. Before his Blue Ponies make their season debut next Friday, LaSalle sat down with the Havre Daily for some insight into his new position, the state of Blue Pony wrestling and the task of following a coaching legend.

Beau LaSalle was named the head coach of the Havre High wrestling team last March. However, his first practice was last week and his first tournament at the helm, is little more than a week away.

In some regards, LaSalle has to be the envy of high school wrestling coaches across the state of Montana. He landed one of the best jobs in the state. The Havre wrestling program is filled with talent, has an incredibly strong infrastructure all the way down to the youth level and it also has as good a support system as any in the state. Yet, that was built with the steady hand of Scott Filius, wh...

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