MatCats fall to Polson, bounce back against Ronan

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MatCat wrestler Ayden Role battles Bigforkís Eli Tidwell during action in Columbia Falls Thursday. Role defeated Tidwell, 7-2. (Jeremy Weber photo)

After a rough outing against the Polson Pirates and Corvallis Bluedevils at home Tuesday, the MatCats wrestling team bounced back with a strong showing at home Thursday as they hosted Ronan and Bigfork.

Ayden Role, Colten McPhee and Jakob Freeman picked up the only three wins for the Cats against the Pirates their were not forfeited as all three pinned their opponents Tuesday. Role pinned Dugan Davis in 1:50, McPhee took down Justice Moore in 52 seconds and Freeman took care of Jasper Drake in 2:09. Polson won the match, 46-24. Results against Corvallis were unavailable.

The Cats had a strong showing Thursday as they hosted Ronan and Bigfork for a triangular meet. The Cats went 11-6 on the evening winning eight matches by pin as Thomas Peters and Ayden Role both picked up two victories. Sam Despain had the fastest pin of the evening, taking down Ronanís Christian Smith in 32 seconds while McPhee dispatched Ronanís Jamison Webster in 46 seconds.

The Cats will be back in action Jan. 4-5 at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan.

Polson 46, Columbia Falls, 24

103: Gavin Knutson, Polson, won by forfeit; 113: Rene Pierre, Polson, pinned Orion Barta, Columbia Falls, 1:43; 120: Maysn Cowell, Polson, pinned Colten Hogan, Columbia Falls, 0:16; 126: Double Forfeit; 132: Jarod Farrier, Polson, pinned Thomas Peters Columbia Falls, 1:01; 138: Ayden Role, Columbia Falls, pinned Dugan Davis, Polson, 1:50; 145: Caleb Pierre, Polson, maj. dec. Skyler Nelson, Columbia Falls, 11-2; 152: Bridger Wenzel, Polson, won by forfeit; 160: Garrett Croft, Polson, pinned Finn Coleman, Columbia Falls, 0:56; 170: Hunter Fritsch, Polson, pinned Sam Despain, Columbia Falls, 3:36; 182: Allac Kmapton, Columbia Falls, won by forfeit; 205: Colton McPhee, Columbia Falls, pinned Justice Moore, Polson, 0:52; 285: Jakob Freeman, Columbia Falls, pinned Jasper Drake, Polson, 2:09

Columbia Falls/Bigfork/Ronan Triangular

132: Trapper McAllister (Ronan) pinned Zak Gray (CFalls), 2:31, Vaughn Pendlay (Bigfork) over Zak Gray (CFalls), maj. dec. 12-4, Zane Walchuk (Ronan) over Jordan Meadows (CFalls) maj. dec. 17-5, Trapper McAllister (Ronan) pinned Jordan Meadows (CFalls) 3:48. 138: Ayden Role (CFalls) over Eli Tidwell (Bigfork) dec. 7-2, Thomas Peters (CFalls) pinned Eli Tidwell (Bigfork) 1:47, Thomas Peters (CFalls) pinned Sheldon Woll (Bigfork) 2:56. 145: Ayden Role (CFalls) over Sheldon Woll (Bigfork) dec. 8-2. 160: Archie Brevik pinned Finn Coleman (CFalls) 3:47, Sam Despain (CFalls) pinned Christian Smith (Ronan) 0:32. 170: Tyler Hull (CFalls) pinned Colton Wroble (Bigfork) 1:24, Allec Knapton (CFalls) pinned Rodolfo Minetti (Ronan) 4:17. 182: Colten McPhee (CFalls) pinned Jamison Webster (Ronan) 0:46. 205: Jakob Freeman (CFalls) over Justin Mays (Ronan) dec. 7-2, Persephone Sandoval (Ronan) pinned Nick Halley (CFalls) 1:05. 285: Taylor Gladeau (CFalls) pinned Larz Sorrell (Ronan) 1:13, Thomas Phelps (CFalls) pinned Persephone Sandoval (Ronan) 3:45.

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