The Cut Bank Wolves opened up 2020 in Shelby and seven went undefeated to win their pool. The local mat men will now turn their focus to hosting the Cut Bank Booster Invitational this weekend where 29 teams from all classes, AA to C, will compete.
Last Thursday in Shelby, upperclassmen Andrew Andersen and Brock Barcus led the Wolves as both went undefeated on the day to claim the top spot in their pools at 152 and 145, respectively. Also winning their pools were sophomores Hunter Kennedy (113), Wyatt Berkram (126), Matt Larson (138), Brant Seewald (152) and Austin Vanek (160).
Kierrin Rooney (120), Caleb Simpson (126), Mariah Wahl (138) and Colten Barsness (145) all went 2-1 on the day. Also competing for the Wolves were: Bradin Murphy, 1-2; Elijah Greene, 0-3; Tristan Sydenstricker, 0-3; Dakota Manecke, 1-2; Ethan Sullivan, 0-3; Shane Barcus, 1-2; Jacob Hjartarson, 0-3; Raice Strand, 0-3; Tobias Alvarez, 0-3; Dalton Estey, 0-3; Giovanni Gibson, 0-2; Jeremy Gallagher, 1-2; Alen Nelson, 0-3; Wes Omsberg 0-2.
Beginning at noon on Friday, the Willie DeGroot Gymnasium will host the Cut Bank Booster Invitational with first round matches. Wrestlers who are eliminated on the opening day will compete at H.C. Davis in a JV tournament on Saturday while those who advance to the second day will continue at the high school gym. Action begins at 9 a.m. at the H.C. Davis gym and 9:30 a.m. in the high school gym.