Class B/C showcased the depth of its wrestling talent by winning a tournament-high eight championships at the 2nd annual Tournament of
Champions sponsored by the law firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC in Great Falls.
Class A followed with six Champions. Class AA’s lone champion was Dillon Mendenhall of Great Falls who upset Glasgow’s undefeated two-time State Champion, sophomore Luke Zeiger in the finals.
The one-day, single elimination all-star wrestling tournament featured the top wrestlers in the state and took place in Great Falls, Saturday in front of a boisterous crowd of approximately 700.
The field of 52 wrestlers from classes AA, A, and B/C included 28 state champions from last week’s all-class wrestling tournament in Billings, including a number of repeat champions.
The event was marked by numerous close matches involving state champions from AA, A and B/C. “That’s the highest caliber of wrestling I’ve ever witnessed at the high school level,” said tournament sponsor and Great Falls attorney Zander Blewett, “the state champs went out and put on a real spectacle for the crowd.”
“We tip our hats to every wrestler who showed up because they not only put their state titles on the line, they left their hearts on the mat,” add Blewett.
Luke Schlosser, a two-time state champion at 105 pounds was the lone Cowboy wrestler to participate in the event.
In his opening match he dominated the match and got pin win over Class AA opponent, Holden Gagner, Hellgate, 3:41.
In his finals match, Schlosser, went up against Bryce Weatherston out of Belgrade. He won a 5-2 decision to take the title in the 105 pound weight class.