Wrestlers show improvement at Western A Duals

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  • Whitefish’s Camren Ross wrestles Glacier JV’s Asher Baines at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Kaden Brown wrestles Glacier JV’s Drew Kernan at 113 lbs. at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Carter Moran wrestles Glacier JV’s Curtis Wiley at 120 lbs. at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Whitefish’s Camren Ross wrestles Glacier JV’s Asher Baines at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Kaden Brown wrestles Glacier JV’s Drew Kernan at 113 lbs. at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Whitefish’s Carter Moran wrestles Glacier JV’s Curtis Wiley at 120 lbs. at the Western Montana Duals at Ronan High School on Saturday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

The Bulldogs started slow but went out strong at last week’s Western A Duals in Ronan.

Whitefish went 1-2 on day one, losing to Polson and Mission/Charlo and beating Big Sky. Then on Saturday they went 3-0, beating Plains/Hot Springs, Hamilton and the Glacier JV.

The team won Pool 2 in the tournament.

“We started off a little slow but finished really strong,” head coach Danny Neff said. “A lot of that is just figuring out fundamentally that if we do the basics correctly, we’re going to win matches. We had a talk after day one after going back to what we know instead of getting too technical.”

Whitefish got a boost with the return of Dakota Flannery, who had so far been out with an injury this season.

Brian Sweeney (285) went 7-0 on the weekend as well.

“He’s really taken off. He puts a spark underneath the team and we get going after that,” Neff said of Sweeney.

This week the team will head to the Cut Bank Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Neff said he’s excited to see what his team can do with some of his key wrestlers back in the lineup, though Ashton Akey will be out with a concussion.

“We feel pretty good about it,” Neff said. “I’m really looking forward to our lineup this weekend and seeing what we can do as far as competing.”

Western Montana Duals

At Ronan High School

Saturday’s Results

Pool 2 Mixer

Round 1

Whitefish 48, Glacier JV 24

138 — Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) pinned Ricardo Hewitt, 3:28; 145 — Jayden Sanford (Glacier) won by forfeit; 152 — Rylee Creasey (Whitefish) pinned Josh Herzog, 0:48; 160 — Camren Ross (Whitefish) pinned Asher Baines, 1:56; 170 — Rylan McDaniel (Whitefish) won by forfeit; 182 — Double Forfeit; 205 — Ethan Dimaio (Glacier) pinned Kai Nash, 2:44; 285 — Brian Sweeney (Whitefish) pinned Colton Vergeront, 0:15; 103 — Conner Johnson (Glacier) won by forfeit; 113 Kadin Brown (Whitefish) pinned Drew Kernan, 2:49; 120 — Carter Moran (Whitefish) pinned Curtis Wiley, 1:44; 126 — Jackson Carson (Whitefish) pinned Thomas Becker, 1:43; 132 — Seth Doolan (Glacier) pinned Leroy Orel, 1:06.

Whitefish 38, Plains/Hot Springs 18

152 — Rylee Creasey (Whitefish) maj. dec. Bert Detienne, 14-5; 160 — Camren Ross (Whitefish) pinned Bert Detienne, 1:35; 170 — Jesse Uski (Plains/Hot Springs) pinned Rylan McDaniel, 0:11; 182 — Double Forfeit; 205 — Kai Nash (Whitefish) won by forfeit; 285 — Brian Sweeney (Whitefish) pinned Steven Yother, 1:09; 103 — Double Forfeit; 113 — Taylor Angle (Plains/Hot Springs) over Kadin Brown, Inj, 2:27; 120 — Carter Moran (Whitefish) pinned Mason Elliott, 0:43; 126 — Jackson Carson (Whitefish) pinned Mason Elliott, 3:04; 132 ­— Peter Carey (Plains/Hot Springs) pinned Leroy Orel, 1:22; 138 — Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) maj. dec. Conrad Vanderwall, 10-1; 145 — Double Forfeit.

Whitefish 36, Hamilton 30

170 — Colton Frost (Hamilton) pinned Rylan McDaniel, 1:09; 182 — Derrick Saltzman (Hamilton) won by forfeit; 205— Brock Jones (Hamilton) pinned Ashton Akey, 0:55; 285 — Brian Sweeney (Whitefish) pinned Reece Buchanen, 2:25; 103 — Double Forfeit; 113 — Jesse Anson (Hamilton) pinned Kadin Brown, 3:39; 120 — Carter Moran (Whitefish) pinned Hannah Hurst, 4:25; 126 — Leroy Orel (Whitefish) won by forfeit; 132 — Jackson Carson (Whitefish) pinned Deegan Martin, 3:17; 138 — Double Forfeit; 145 — Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) pinned Kooper Harmon, 0:12; 152 — Rylee Creasey (Whitefish) pinned Ethan Cramer, 1:01; 160 — Bridger Williams (Hamilton) pinned Camren Ross, 2:28.

Friday’s Results

Polson 54, Whitefish 24

Mission/Charlo 48, Whitefish 30

Whitefish 47, Big Sky 24

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