The Bulldogs got plenty of mat time heading into the winter break with duals at home and in Browning last week.
Whitefish hosted Ronan and Browning on Dec. 17, beating Ronan in points but falling to the latter.
Kadin Brown (120) earned wins against both teams.
Then on Thursday the Bulldogs headed to Browning, where they faced off against Columbia Falls and Ronan.
Over the weekend the team also traveled to Great Falls for the CMR Classic.
Head coach Danny Neff said he’s pretty happy with how things played out.
“We competed pretty well. We’re still banged up, we’re still missing a few kids, but overall we competed well for the amount of kids we have,” he said.
The team is still waiting for Dakota Flannery and Nathan Sproul, both state tournament competitors last season, to return from injuries sustained earlier in the season.
In the meantime, Neff said he’s trying to keep his wrestlers conditioned and focus on some technique while they have time over break.
“We always want to reach our peak right at divisionals and state. So we’re not quite where we want to be. I will admit were one of the best conditioned teams in the state, we keep moving and we find our opposition pretty gassed come second, third period and we’re still hanging our heads high,” he said.
“We’ve still got a ways to go and we’ve got a lot of season, but I’m excited with where we’re at.”
The Bulldogs compete next Jan. 3-4 at the Western A Duals in Ronan.
Whitefish 33, Ronan 24
285 — Brian Sweeney (Whitefish) dc. Max Morency, 6-3.
103 — Double forfeit.
113 — Trevor Bartel (Ronan) pinned Kadin Brown, 1:23.
120 — Kadin Brown (Whitefish) pinned Garrett Plouffe, 0:50.
120 — Carter Moran (Whitefish) pinned James Kenelty, 5:57.
126 — Exhibition: Jackson Carson (Whitefish) pinned Peterson Watkins, 1:08.
132 — Leroy Orel (Whitefish) won by forfeit.
138 — Julian Strait (Ronan) pinned Kolter Kidrick,1:08.
145 — Double forfeit.
152 — Kolby Reum (Ronan) pinned Rylee Creasey, 1:34.
160 — Double forfeit.
170 — Daniel Collins Bishop (Ronan) pinned Camren Ross, 2:42.
182 — Rylan McDaniel (Whitefish) won by forfeit.
205 — Ashton Akey (Whitefish) won by forfeit.
Browning 52, Whitefish 15
182 — Charlie Bullcalf (Browning) won by forfeit.
205 — Jayden Salios (Browning) pinned Ashton Akey, 1:53.
285 — Chucky Braverock (Browning) pinned Brian Sweeney, 0:42.
103 — Double forfeit.
113 — Kadin Brown (Whitefish) dec. Chris Hall, 6-3.
120 — Ashton Flamand (Browning) pinned Carter Moran, 2:51.
126 — Leroy Orel (Whitefish) won by forfeit.
132 — David Sharp (Browning) pinned Jackson Carson, 5:59.
138 — Quentin Campos (Browning) pinned Kolter Kidrick, 0:28.
145 — Aaron Wells (Browning) won by forfeit.
152 — Jhase Monroe (Browning) maj. dec. Rylee Creasey, 16-7.
160 — Camren Ross (Whitefish) pinned Trevon Fisher, 3:08.
170 — Brennyn Runningcrane (Browning) pinned Rylan McDaniel, 0:20.
205 — Exhibition: Brendyn Whiteman (Browning) pinned Kai Nash, 1:09.