Poe-Hatten scores big win, Brawlers unbeaten
| February 22, 2021 10:30 PM
MISSOULA -- Five Flathead wrestlers won two on-mat matches Monday and the Brave Brawleres ended their dual season 14-0 with wins at Missoula Big Sky and Missoula Sentinel.
Fin Nadeau, Noah Poe-Hatten, Ethan Freund, Asher Kamppainen and Logan Lang all had two wins, while Brawlers picked up five forfeits in a 70-0 win at Big Sky.
Highlighting that dual was160-pound sophomore Noah Poe-Hatten’s 5-4 decision over the Eagles’ Hunter Meinzen, a two-time state champion who has signed with Oregon State.
“Noah just gutted it out, really pushed the pace and ended up getting a real ince win over… probably one of the top wrestlers in the Northwestern United States,” Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said. Poe-Hatten avenged an early-season loss to Meinzen.
Another highlight was Asher Kemmpainen’s 4-2 decision over Big Sky’s Izzy Moreno, in a battle of unbeatens at 132. Kemppainen and Moreno were ranked 3-4 in their class.
Lang took just 24 seconds to pin two opponents at heavyweight.
The Western AA seeding meeting is Thursday. The State AA meet will be March 3-6 at Flathead.
Flathead def. Missoula Big Sky 70-0.
103: Davin Naldret, Flathead, won by forfeit. 113: Aden Kleinhenz, Flathead, won by forfeit. 120: Cade Gardner, Flathead, won by forfeit. 126: Ethan Freund, Flathead, major dec. Isaac Ayers, 10-1. 132: Asher Kemppainen, Flathead, dec. Izzy Moreno, 4-2. 138: Anders Thompson, Flathead, pinned Daniel Peterson, :49. 145: Gabe Lake, Flathead, pinned Aiden Macceau, :49. 152: Fin Nadeau, Flathead, pinned Shaun Billingsley, 1:09. 160: Noah Poe-Hatten, Flathead, dec. Hunter Meinzen, 5-4. 170: Chase Youso, Flathead, pinned Cole Sandberg, 3:49. 182: Xander Winter, Flathead, won by forfeit. 205: Gaige Winter, Flathead, won by forfeit. 285: Logan Lang, Flathead, pinned Sam Caras, :10.
Flathead def. Missoula Sentinel 53-12
103: William Barnes, Flathead, pinned Bryton Lenz, 1:44. 113: Keagan Crosby, Sentinel, pinned Kleinhenz, 3:09. 120: Gardner, Flathead, panned Sam Hurteau, :17. 126: Freund, Flathead, dec. Bryson Danzinger, 7-2. 132: Kemppainen, Flathead, dec. Novik Thomas, 13-7. 138: Thompson, Flathead, pinned Jackson Bakken, :44. 145: Cade Troupe, Flathead, pinned Jesse Horner, 5:24. 152: Nadeau, Flathead, dec. Blake Jolma, 11-5. 160: Sawyer Troupe, Flathead, pinned Trevor Tucker, 1:29. 171: Mason Doran, Flathead, pinned Juelz Beck, :49. 182: Youso, Flathead, tech. Fall Kristopher Musick, 15-0. 205: Zac Crews, Sentinel, pinned Winter, 2:36. 285: Lang, Flathead, pinned Xander Sarbacher, :14.