HELENA Flathead tuned up for postseason wrestling action on Saturday by downing both Helena Capital and Helena High in dual action.
Flathead had eight pins in a 54-24 romp over Helena High.
Brendan Barnes won by pin at 126 to give Flathead a 39-34 win over Helena Capital.
We wrestled well in both duals, winning the matches we were supposed to win and won a few of that we lost earlier in the season, Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said.
We were really impressed with Paxton Boyce. Hes peaking now and really upped his game.
Cole Eastwood looked really good on his feet and got a tech (fall) and a pin today. Barnes is also wrestling his best right now.
Flathead finished the regular season with a 20-5 dual record.
Not a bad for a rebuilding year, Thompson said.
Flathead heads to Missoula on Saturday for the Western AA seeding tournament.
Flathead 39, Helena Capital 34
132 Fin Nadeau, F, pinned Wyatt Schneider, 2:34; 138 Lee Lambrecht, HC, dec. Jaden MacNeil, 8-0; 145 Bo Meyer, F, pinned Sam Peterson, 1:30; 152 Ridge Troupe, F, pinned Joshua Peterson, :42; 160 Tristyn Gilliam, HC, pinned Zaybin Stewart, 4:54; 170 Tanner Russell, F, pinned Noah Kovick, 3:41; 182 Paxton Boyce, F, maj. dec. Jake Slagel, 13-2; 205 Zane McCormack, HC, pinned Ross Calhoon, 2:15; 285 Josh Lee, HC, pinned Hunter Shae, 3:45; 103 Cole Eastwood, F, tech fall Andrew Senn, 5:56; 113 Lane Oshay, HC, pinned Colton Wieczorek, 1:33; 120 Carson DeRosiar, HC, won by forfeit; 126 Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Traeton Duty, 1:42.
Flathead 54, Helena High 24
138 Jaden MacNeil, F, won by forfeit; 145 Bo Meyer, F, pinned Raef Miller, :40; 152 Ridge Troupe, F, pinned Colby Howell, 3:40; 160 Devin Crawford, HH, pinned Zaybin Stewart, 1:30; 170 Tanner Russell, F, pinned Kaleb McKay, :47; 182 Paxton Boyce, F, pinned Jacob Manibusan, 1:55; 205 Sebastian Koch, F, pinned Ruger Young, 1:13; 285 Michael Gulden, HH, pinned Aydan Prieto,3:51; 103 Cole Eastwood, F, pinned Nathan Elmose, 2:54; 113 Nathaniel Yargo, HH, pinned Colton Wieczorek, 1:31; 120 Isaac Romero, HH. Pinned Kaleb Rhubottom, 1:16; 126 Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Cameron Wyant, 1:07; 132 Fin Nadeau, F, pinned David Kemp, :26.
Helena Capital 36, Glacier 31
Glacier 37, Helena High 34
HELENA Glacier closed out the regular season by splitting with the Helena schools.
The Wolfpack lost to Helena Capital in the final match, but beat Helena High in the final match.
Really proud of the way the guys competed tonight, Glacier coach Ross Dankers said. Its good to see that we are moving towards that peak that we are looking for during seeding and state.
The Capital dual, coming down to the last match, was a great improvement over AA Duals. Colby Martin at 205 pinning the No. 2 guy in the state, Drew Kernan, a first-year freshman wrestler stepping into the starting lineup at 103 and getting a big win for us, and a few guys staying off their backs was the difference. Lance Fretwell closed the door hard on the Helena dual with a gritty effort and win to keep us ahead in the dual. Im looking forward to a great week of practice and seizing some opportunities at the seeding tournament.
Dylan Millers pin at 113 tied the Capital match at 27-all. A major decision by Lance Fretwell at 126 tied the match at 31-all.
Fretwells 5-0 decision broke a 34-all tie versus Helena High for the Glacier victory.
The Western AA seeding tournament is Saturday in Missoula.
Versus Helena Capital
138 Lee Lambreant, HC, pinned Royce Conklin, 1:55; 145 Kael Willis,G, pinned Sam Peterson, 5:20; 152 Caden Willis, G, pinned Josh Peterson, 1:05; 160 Tristyn Gilliam, HC, pinned Thomas Crofts, 1:33; 170 Noah Kovick, HC, maj. dec. Jaron Scott, 13-4; 182 Keaton Pulliott, HC, pinned Skiler Hitt, 3:06; 205 Colby Martin, G, pinned Zack McCormick, 5:11; 285 Josh Lee, HC, dec. Camryn Vergeront, 4-1; 103 Drew Kernan, G, dec. Andrew Senn, 10-6; 113 Dylan Miller, G, pinned Lane Ushay, 2:59; 120 Carson Derosier, HC, maj. dec. Tristan Little, 12-1; 126 Lance Fretwell, G, maj. dec. Traeton Duty, 14-0; 132 Wyatt Schneider, HC, tech fall Ricardo Hewitt, 19-2.
Versus Helena High
132 Ricardo Hewitt, G, pinned David Kemp, 3:06; 138 Royce Conklin, G, won by forfeit; 145 Kael Willis, G, maj. dec. Raef Miller, 16-2; 152 Caden Willis, G, pinned Colby Howell, 1:48; 160 Devin Crawford, HH, pinned Thomas Crofts, 1:11; 170 Kaleb Mckay, HH, pinned Jaron Scott, 1:10; 182 Jac Maribusan, HH, pinned Skiler H9itt, 1:37; 205 Colby Martin, G, pinned Ruger Young, 1:42; 285 Michael Gulden, HH, maj. dec. Camryn Vergeront, 11-2; 103 Cody Frost, G, pinned Nathaniel Yargo, 1:06; 120 Isaac Romero, HH, pinned Tristan Little, 4:25; 126 Lance Fretwell, G, dec. Cameron Wyant, 5-0.