MAJOR WIN — Luke Schlosser wins by a technical fall, 15-0, over Jacob Bethea from Glasgow at the state wrestling meet in Hamilton. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
Cowboy junior Luke Schlosser has turned in a super year on the mats for Conrad.
This season the 112 matman went undefeated at 39-0, but more important, he blitzed the competition at the state meet in Hamilton and picked up his third championship. His CHS record stands at 101-5.
As a freshman he won the title at 98 pounds and last year he won his second title at 105. This year he moved up one more weight class for his third.
At the “Big Dance” he opened his trip to the top of the podium with a pin win in :48 over Rod Carew of Thompson Falls. In his quarter finals he took a 7-0 decision over Josh Mann of Colstrip. He had a big technical fall win over Jacob Bethea of Glasgow, 15-0 and in the championship round he stopped Chris Nile of Forsyth with a 4-2 decision. The Forsyth team won the state title.
In other matches, Morgan Koenig, 98, placed sixth, Johnny Schlosser, 152, also took a sixth spot and Lucas Schultz, 189, came home with a fifth place finish.
Coach Kevin Moritz commented Schlosser’s win, “This is an outstanding achievement, and he works hard at his sport.”
He went on to add, “We are proud of all of our wrestlers for doing a good job at State.”
Early on the home boys picked up some big wins.
Koenig, 98, got a win over his man, Garrett Moritz, 112, won by a pin in just :52, Colt Harris, 135, got a pin in 1:59, J. Schlosser, 152, got a T-fall with a 16-0 win, Schultz won his match with a pin in 3:08.
After the first day, the Cowboys were in ninth place with 41.5 points. Eventual winner, Forsyth was in first with 90 points followed by Choteau with 80.
The final team standing and scores for the top 12 teams went like this: Forsyth 194, Choteau-Augusta 152, Glasgow 143, Colstrip 134, Townsend 123, Harlem 117, Cascade-Simms 91, Florence 83, Chinook 77, Darby 74, Conrad 66 and Cut Bank 65.