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Glacier’s St. Onge Earns Top Student-Athlete Award

By Beacon Staff

Glacier senior Shane St. Onge has been named the top student-athlete wrestler across the state for Class AA by a law firm in Great Falls.

The Hoyt and Blewett Law Firm, which sponsors the annual Montana Tournament of Champions, awarded St. Onge a $1,000 scholarship. St. Onge won an individual state championship and helped Glacier win its first team title this winter and competed at the all-star high school wrestling tournament. He carries a 4.0 grade-point-average and will attend the University of Montana where he will study Pre-law or Political Science, according to a statement from Hoyt and Blewett.

Myers Reece wrote about St. Onge’s remarkable season this winter.

The scholarships are awarded every year to the top wrestlers in each class who displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. This year’s winners exemplify the precise purpose of the scholarships, the law firm said in a statement.

Eli Hinebaugh of Havre was the winner in Class A. Hinebaugh was a two-time state champion and two-time runner-up.

The Class B/C award winner is Ben Stroh of Chinook. Stroh was a four-time state champion and is currently ranked #3 in the nation at his weight class. He set a national high school record by earning 101 consecutive pins.

“We love wrestling for the life lessons it teaches and these kids embody what this great sport is all about,” Zander Blewett said.

For more information visit http://montanawrestling.blogspot.com.

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