Wrestlers take down Bigfork, Browning at home

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Whitefish’s Jackson Carson battles a Browning wrestler on Friday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

Whitefish wrestlers defended their home turf with a pair of wins over Browning and Bigfork on Friday.

The Bulldogs hosted the two teams as part of Friday’s triangular.

Whitefish took down Browning in a close 39-36 dual before finishing the night with a 39-19 win over Bigfork.

A scoring error had head coach Ryan Boyle thinking his team absolutely needed a win out of 285-pounder Keegan Wold in the final match just to tie.

Despite the pressure on the first-year wrestler, Wold pulled through with the 7-5 win.

“We thought it’d come down to the last match and it did,” Boyle said. “We had some guys step up like Keegan, he just started wrestling this year. The score was wrong, but it was pretty cool to see him stepping up and doing a great job.”

Over the weekend the Bulldogs also wrestled at the Bob Kinney Classic in Superior.

Jackson Carson (103), Dakota Flannery (138) and Jack Eisenbath (145) took second in that tournament, and Nathan Sproul (103) and Nathan Buckley (120) took third.

“We were real close to placing a couple more,” Boyle said. “Overall we’re wrestling better, and a couple of those kids who had never placed before, they were either in the championship or the consolation championship.”

Boyle said so far in the early season, he’s been impressed with the attacking mentality his team is showing out on the mat.

“Even in Superior, we’re being more aggressive. Last year we were kind of sitting back and letting people dictate what we do. We’re being aggressive overall, and that’s what we like to see,” he said.

Whitefish wrestled Libby and Ronan on Tuesday night after presstime. On Friday and Saturday they’ll head to Coeur d’Alene for the Tri-State Invite.

Whitefish 39, Browning 36

103 — Jackson Carson, Wfsh, def. Ashton Flamand, 5:32; 113: Tristan Welch, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 120 — Dean Kellogg, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 126 — Nathan Buckley, Wfsh, pinned Aaron Wells, 3:18; 132 — Brenan RunningCrane, Bro, pinned Sidney Cooke, 3:51; 138 — Dakota Flannery, Wfsh, pinned Tommy Cambell, :58; 145 —Chance Kittson, Bro, pinned Carlitos Bertelsen; 3:58; 152 — Robert Bertelsen, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 160 — Joe Anderson, Bro, pinned Camren Ross, 1:36; 170 — Ryan Kipp, Bro, pinned Aalec Pace, 1:48; 182 — Ryan Longtime Sleeping, Bro, won by forfeit; 205 — Jayden Salios, Bro, won by forfeit; 285 — Keegan Wold, Wfsh, dec. Jacob Boggs, 7-5.

Whitefish 39, Bigfork 19

103 — Jackson Carson, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 113 — Tristan Welch, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 120 — Dean Kellogg, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 126 — Nathan Buckley, Wfsh, pinned Zane Gardner, 1:20; 132 — Eli Tidwell, Bfk, pinned Sidney Cooke, 1:13; 138 —Dakota Flannery, Wfsh, dec. Castor Conely 11-7; 145 — Archie Brevik, Bfk, dec. Carlitos Bertelsen, 4-1; 152 — Robert Bertelsen, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 160 — Wyatt Mishke, Bfk, pinned Camren Ross, 0:49; 170 — Aalec Pace, Wfsh, won by forfeit; 182 — double forfeit; 205 — double forfeit; 285 — Logan Kaminsky, Bfk, maj. dec. Keegan Wold, 12-1.

Bob Kinney Classic Results for Whitefish

103 - Nathan Sproul (3-1) placed 3rd.

Quarterfinal - Nathan Sproul (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Anthony Price (Whitefish) 0-2 (Fall 3:11)

Semifinal - Jace Samsel (Arlee) 4-0 won by fall over Nathan Sproul (Whitefish) 3-1 (Fall 0:57)

Cons. Semi - Nathan Sproul (Whitefish) 3-1 won by decision over Dylan Schneider (Glacier JV) 0-2 (Dec 6-4)

3rd Place Match - Nathan Sproul (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Oliver Post (Florence) 2-4 (Fall 1:14)

103 - Jackson Carson (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

Quarterfinal - Jackson Carson (Whitefish) 2-1 won by fall over Dylan Schneider (Glacier JV) 0-2 (Fall 3:51)

Semifinal - Jackson Carson (Whitefish) 2-1 won by fall over Oliver Post (Florence) 2-4 (Fall 1:57)

1st Place Match - Jace Samsel (Arlee) 4-0 won by decision over Jackson Carson (Whitefish) 2-1 (Dec 16-9)

120 - Nathan Buckley (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Xander Spady (Libby) 3-1 won by decision over Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 (Dec 12-5)

Cons. Round 2 - Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Dustin Steele (Stevensville) 5-6 (Fall 2:23)

Cons. Semi - Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Kamei Nickerson (Glacier JV) 1-2 (Fall 0:38)

3rd Place Match - Nathan Buckley (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Jimmy Schmitt (Corvallis) 6-4 (Fall 0:57)

138 - Dakota Flannery (3-1) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Jeffery Offenbecher (Libby) 5-4 (Fall 3:41)

Quarterfinal - Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Cole McCollam (Glacier JV) 1-2 (Fall 5:08)

Semifinal - Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Darwin Adams (Mission/Charlo) 3-2 (Fall 3:42)

1st Place Match - Avery Meinzen (Florence) 6-2 won by fall over Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) 3-1 (Fall 2:32)

145 - Jack Eisenbarth (3-1) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jack Eisenbarth (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Zach Harrington (Florence) 1-2 (Fall 3:26)

Quarterfinal - Jack Eisenbarth (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Trey Mitchell (Glacier JV) 3-2 (Fall 2:19)

Semifinal - Jack Eisenbarth (Whitefish) 3-1 won by fall over Jadon Tipps (Stevensville) 5-6 (Fall 4:15)

1st Place Match - Jethro Thorne (Florence) 6-1 won by tech fall over Jack Eisenbarth (Whitefish) 3-1 (TF-1.5 3:34 (20-4))

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