DCHS wrestlers split duals at Sidney quad

Ranger-review Staff
Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Dawson County High School wrestling team saw its first competition following the winter break at the Sidney Quad on Saturday. The four teams at the quad – Sidney, Lewistown, Havre and DCHS – are all top 10 ranked teams in Class A, and the competition was good coming off the winter break, according to coach Garret Tennant. The DCHS team lost a dual to Fergus County 45-21 and defeated Havre 36-33. Sophomore Cody Harrington had to wrestle a weight class up as he was 1/10 of a pound overweight at weigh ins and freshman Espyn Hostetler, who also missed weight, had to forfeit his matches, which Tennant said both made an impact for the team’s dual scores. “Those two would have pretty much made the difference against Lewistown,” Tennant said. Senior heavyweight Kirby Basta’s win against his Havre competitor was key to the team’s win as the Red Devils went into that final match down by three points. Basta’s pin gave the Red Devils 6 points and the dual win. The team is healthy going into the 2020 portion of the season, only dealing with minor injuries, what Tennant calls “bumps and bruises.” As wrestlers prepared for the always competitive Cowboy Invitational this week, getting back into shape is the focus. “We’re still kinda knocking off the cobwebs from the break, but we should get that taken care of this week and be ready to go,” Tennant said. The Cowboys begins at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday with finals at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Lewistown dual results: 103: Sheldon Rod lost by pin (1:28) 113: Austin Berry won by forfeit 120: Jace Kassner lost by pin (1:52) 126: DCHS forfeit 132: Cody Harrington lost 19-3 138: DCHS forfeit 145: Mason Whitmer won by pin (5:40) 152: Tommy Reske won by forfeit 160: Jacoby Mattern lost 11-2 170: Nelson Crisafulli won 4-2 180: Michael Marley lost by pin (3:30) 205: Open 285: Kirby Basta lost by pin (5:17)

Havre dual results: 103: Rod won by pin (3:45) 113: Berry lost by pin (3:37) 120: Kassner lost by pin (:48) 126: DCHS lost by forfeit 132: Harrington won by forfeit 138: DCHS lost by forfeit 145: Whitmer lost by pin (3:30) 152: Reske won by pin (3:09) 160: Mattern lost (score unavailable) 170: Crisafulli won by pin (1:47) 182: Marley won by forfeit 205: Open 285: Basta won by pin (2:43)