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State Wrestling 2021: Different month, different venue, same tough Class A state wrestling tournament

 

Last updated 3/4/2021 at 7:48am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High's Kendall Pleninger, right, wrestles a Lewistown rival during a regular season dual in Havre last month. Pleninger and the Blue Ponies are competing at this weekend's Class A state tournament in Miles City. Normally, the state tournament is held in February as an All-Class event in Billings, but because of the coronavirus, state was split into three different sites with Miles City bidding on Class A.

It won't be the First Interstate Bank Arena. It won't even be in Billings. But the Class A state wrestling tournament will still be a barn-burner, and eight Havre Blue Ponies are excited to be a part of it.

The eight Ponies who qualified all have a chance to reach the podium this weekend in a tournament that will be wrestled in shifts, and in front of very limited fans in Miles City because of the COVID-19 crisis. It's also a tournament that will be dominated by Sidney, who is going for its fourth straight state championship.

Here's a breakdown of each Havre wrestler's state

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