Class AA Wrestling Rankings: Jan. 13

Flathead's recent dual wins bumped the Braves to second place in the team rankings

By Micah Drew
Flathead High School faces Glacier High School at Flathead High School in Kalispell on Jan. 10, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

The 2020-21 AA wrestling rankings are based on season results. Billings West takes over the top spot in the team rankings, followed by Flathead High. This week will pit West against unranked Belgrade on Thursday and Flathead against fifth-ranked Butte on Saturday.

Upcoming Match of the Week

Saturday, Jan. 16: In the 103-pound class, No. 2 Trey Whitclock of Butte will face No. 3 Davin Naldrett of Flathead.

Rankings are compiled by Ken Stuker in collaboration with the Class AA coaches. Team rankings are based on awarding points for each ranked wrestler.

Team Rankings:

1. Billings West — 93 (3-0)
2. Flathead — 90 (3-0)
3. Great Falls — 87 (2-1)
4. Billings Senior — 84 (2-1)
5. Butte — 63 (3-0)

Individuals:

103

Trey Whitlock and Davin Naldrett are set to face each other on Saturday in Butte after each scored two wins this past week.
1, Keyan Hernandez (3-0), West; 2, Trey Whitlock (3-0), Butte; 3, Davin Naldrett (3-0), Flathead; 4, Junior Madrid (2-1), Senior; 5, Garrett Bosch (2-1), Glacier

113

1, Jase Van Pelt (3-0), West; 2, Colton Gutenberger (3-0), Belgrade; 3, Demetri Sallaris (2-1), Senior; 4, Josh Melton (3-0), Glacier; 5, Maverick McEwen (3-0), Butte

120

1, Teegan Vasquez (3-0), Glacier; 2, Mason Gutenberger (3-0), Belgrade; 3, Jaylen Vladic (3-0), Senior; 4, Hunter Ketchem (3-1), Skyview; 5, Kyler Raiha (3-0), Butte; 6, Holden Howe (1-0)

126

1, Jesse Aarness (3-0), West; 2, Keagan Gransberry (3-0), Butte; 3, Logan Cole (2-1), Senior; 4, Bryson Danzinger (2-0), Sentinel; 5, Ethan Freund (2-0), Flathead

132

1, Carter Schmidt (3-0), Belgrade; 2, Idren Peak (2-0), Senior; 3, Israel Moreno (3-0), Big Sky/Loyola; 4, Kip Pumnea (3-0), Butte; 5, Nathaniel Hoff (2-0), West

138

Kemppaninen moved to 138 with two wins.
1, Carson DesRosier (3-0), Capital; 2, Asher Kemppaninen (2-0), Flathead; 3, RJ Lowdog (3-0), West; 4, Mason Huber (1-1), Great Falls; 5, Connor Konda (2-1), Butte

145

1, Avery Allen (2-0), Bozeman High; 2, Colton Martello, CMR; 3, Cade Troupe (2-0), Flathead; 4, Irish Furthmyre (2-0), Great Falls; 5, Jesse Horner (3-0), Sentinel

152

Fin Nadeau defeated Jolma 8-4 and Salminen moves to 152 with three falls.
1, Drake Rhodes (3-0), West; 2, Fin Nadeau (2-0), Flathead; 3, Paolo Salminen (3-0); Skyview; 4, Cache Hilliard (2-0), Great Falls; 5, Blake Jolma (1-1), Sentinel

160

Top ranked Hunter Meinzen defeated Flathead’s Noah Poe-Hatten 6-2 this past week. Salminen moves to 152 and Savaria moves to 160.
1, Hunter Meinzen (3-0), Big Sky/Loyola; 2, Noah Poe-Hatten (2-1), Flathead; 3, AJ Lafurge (2-0), CMR; 4, Donovan Mahoney (2-0), Great Falls; 5, Cameron Savaria (3-0), Skyview

170

1, Thomas Klepps (1-0), Senior; 2, Brendan Lockhart (2-0), Great Falls; 3, Dylan Graham (3-0), Capital; 4, Chase Youso (3-0), Flathead; 5, Kaleb McKay (2-1), Helena High

182

Peyton Morton won 3-2 over Great Falls’ Liam Swanson in a number one versus two match. Ryan Nelson won two matches and Chrisitan defeated Isaacson in overtime.
1, Peyton Morton (3-0), Senior; 2, Liam Swanson (1-1), Great Falls; 3, Ryan Nelson (3-0), Flathead; 4, Dilen Barrington (2-0), Skyview; 5, Mason Chrisitan (2-0), Butte

205

1, Elijah Davis (2-0), Great Falls; 2, Noah Kovick (3-0), Capital; 3, Xaden Cunningham (2-1), Belgrade; 4, Zac Crews (3-0), Sentinel; 5, Gaige Winter (2-1), Flathead

285

1, Ethan DeRoche (2-0), Great Falls; 2, Jaydon Hoff (3-0), West; 3, Zack Tierney (3-0), Butte; 4, Timber Richberg (3-0), Flathead; 5, Rocco Beccari (2-1), Glacier

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