The Shelby Junior High Wrestlers placed 3rd at the annual Conrad Middle School Wrestling Invitational this past weekend.
The season is winding down but the competition is ramping up in the short season. With one week remaining, the young Coyotes are preparing for the Divisional Tournament being held this weekend also in Conrad.
Even though we were a little short-handed this weekend due to siblings going to Missoula to cheer on their older brothers and show support for the varsity basketball team, those that remained wrestled well and scored enough team points to place third. The teams that outpaced the Coyotes were Cut Bank placing first and Conrad placing second.
The individual placings were as follows:
70lbs – Paolo Manda 4th
85lbs – Nathan Benjamin 2nd
105lbs – Shaun Salveson 4th
115lbs – Harold Miller 1st
130lbs – Cameron Brusven 2nd
130lbs – Joey Riehl 5th
140lbs – Rowdy White 1st
150lbs – Bryant Mertz 6th
165lbs – Sahkaia Wehr 2nd
HWT – Jacob Kingsolver 2nd
This weekend is going to be a fun time for the team. We are hoping to be 100% healthy and intact. If everyone wrestles to their potential, we have the ability to bring home a lot of individual hardware and potentially a Divisional Title. It will be a great ending to a successful season.