Short-handed Dillon wrestlers get two dual meets under their belts

By 
J.P. Plutt
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Dillon Beaver wrestling team, down four grapplers due to various illnesses and injury concerns, traveled to Hamilton on Saturday to take on the host school and Ronan in a pair of Class A dual matches.

Dillon lost both, but counting just the matches that were wrestled, the Beavers would have defeated Hamilton, , 16-12 and lost to the Chiefs, 24-17.

“The kids that we had, competed really hard,” said Dillon coach T.J. Nelson. “We’re very young, we didn’t have a senior in the line-up this week. I really like the way our kids are working. The attitude is good and we’re getting better week by week.”

Over the next few weeks, Dillon will have wrestlers returning to the line-up, but in the meantime, the wrestlers on the squad will have a challenge Friday night. Thompson Falls will bring three state finalists from a year ago to Dillon Friday night as the Beavers take on the Blue Hawks in a dual match starting at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, the Beavers travel to Frenchtown to dual both the home team and the Libby Green Chain. Action begins at 1 p.m.

DILLON 17, RONAN 42

103 – open. 113 – Hunter Barnes, DIL, pinned Ian Dillars, 1:28. 120 – Fortino Silva, RON, pinned Neal Brandon, 2:26. 126 – Noah Huffaker, Dillon, tech. fall Bear Decker, 17-5. 132 – Tel Holland, DIL, pinned Trevor Bartel, 2:59. 138 –Landon Bishop, RON, won by forfeit. 145 – Julian Strait, RON, won by forfeit. 152 – Trapper McAllister, RON, pinned Tate Hanson, 2:59. 160 – open. 170 – Daniel Collins-Bishop, RON, won by foreit. 182 – Tristan Fisher, RON, pinned John Johnson, :15. 205 – open. 275 – Jesse Little Boy, RON, pinned Mateo Martinez, 1:22.

DILLON 26, HAMILTON 42

103 – open. 113 – Hunter Barnes, DIL, tech. fall Hannah Hicks, 17-0, 2:00. 120 – Hannah Hurst, HAM, pinned Neal Brandon, 4:23. 126 – Noah Huffaker, DLN, dec. Jessie Auson, 10-8. 132 – Tel Holland, DIL, pinned Logan Bratsch, 2:31. 138 –Andrew Carmody, HAM, won by forfeit. 145 – Jesse Riddle, HAM, won by forfeit. 152 – Tate Hanson, DIL, pinned Carter Morgan, 3:35. 160 – Asher Frost, HAM, won by forfeit. 170 – Colter Frost, HAM, won by foreit. 182 – John Johnson, DIL, won by forfeit. 205 – Trevor Lewis, HAM, won by forfeit. 275 – Cardagan Wheat, HAM, pinned Mateo Martinez, 1:22.

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