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Browning’s Chucky Brave Rock won the Western A Divisional heavyweight championship last weekend in Ronan. Above, Brave Rock takes care of business at the Cut Bank Booster Invitational in January.

The Browning wrestlers claimed 200.5 cumulative points in the Western A Divisional Wrestling Tournament held last weekend in Ronan. The score put them in second place in team scoring, well ahead of Hamilton/Darby with 171.0.

“We qualified every wrestler to state!” Coach Casey McDonald said. “Chuck Brave Rock was a barn burner in the championship match and won in overtime. Charlie Bullcalf dominated the whole Tourney and is definitely Wrestler of the Week, along with Chucky.”

 “We got the Silver team trophy as a team,” the coach continued. “Chucky Brave Rock and Charlie Bullcalf are champions. Quentin Campos took second, along with Jayden Salois in second; Aaron Wells, Jeff Madman, Chance Kittson Jr. and Chris Hall Jr., all in fourth; Ashton Flamand sixth; Brennyn Running Crane fifth; Brendyn Whiteman fourth; and Tommy Campbell eighth! Everyone placed and qualified for state!”

The wrestlers’ final match records are as follows.

Individual Results

103

3rd Place Match

Cael Schwindt (Libby/Troy) maj dec. Chris Hall (Browning), 14-6)

120

5th Place Match

Orion Barta (Columbia Falls) dec. Ashton Flamand (Browning), 5-2.

132

1st Place Match

Zane Schroeder (Frenchtown) dec. Quentin Campos (Browning), 9-5.

138

3rd Place Match

Cole Anson (Hamilton/Darby) won by fall over Jeff Madman (Browning), 2:34.

145

3rd Place Match

Smokey Stoker (Frenchtown) dec. Aaron Wells (Browning), 10-5.

160

Tucker Masters (Libby/Troy) dec. Chance Kittson (Browning), 3-1.

170

Brennyn Running Crane (Browning) won by fall over Cody Fisher (Hamilton/Darby), 1:56.

182

1st Place Match

Charlie Bullcalf (Browning) 30-8, Sr. over Canyon Shope (Frenchtown), 5-4.

7th Place Match

Ben Holtzen (Corvallis) won by fall over Tommy Cambell (Browning), 1:36.

205

1st Place Match

Tate Jones (Frenchtown) dec. over Jayden Salios (Browning), 5-3.

3rd Place Match

Preston Hales (Dillon) won by fall over Brendyn Whiteman (Browning), 1:54.

285

1st Place Match

Chuck Brave Rock (Browning) won by fall over Aydan Williamson (Libby/Troy), 5:43.

“The team came to the tourney knowing what they were capable of and did just that,” Coach McDonald said. “I couldn’t be more impressed with or more proud of my team. It’s by far the toughest team we have ever had in the nine years I have been coaching. The last time Indian wrestling placed this high was in 1987! Marlin Wippert was part of that team. I am very, very proud of this team, and there’s one more week to show off their heart and skills!”

The complete list of team scores is as follows.

Team Scores

1. Frenchtown 274.0; 2. Browning 200.5; 3. Hamilton/Darby 171.0; 4. Libby/Troy 162.0; 5. Polson 158.0; 6. Columbia Falls 135.0; 7. Corvallis 123.0; 8. Dillon 99.5; 9. Whitefish 89.0; 10. Ronan 47.0; 11. Stevensville/Victor 27.0; 12. Butte Central 7.0.

This week, the Browning matmen make their way to the Billings MetraPark on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, for the Montana State A Wrestling Tournament.

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