The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Whitehall High School wrestlers strong at 2 Great Falls tournaments


December 26, 2019

Jennifer Hoerauf

Dallen Hoover had a strong weekend for Whitehall.

The Whitehall High School wrestling team once again found success last week at the C.M.R. Holiday Classic and the Walt Trudy Currie Tournament in Great Falls.

According to assistant coach Steve Sacry, the C.M.R. Tournament is huge, and the field featured all the Class AA schools, most of the A schools, and a lot of B-C teams.

Whitehall finished 26th out of the 60 teams at the tournament. Sacry said the finish was highlighted by Mike Wilkinson (5-2) placing seventh in the 132-pound weight class.

Four Trojans varsity wrestlers advanced to the second day of action including Wilkinson, Trentin Walker at 138 pounds (3-2), Dallen Hoover at 145 pounds (4-2), and Miles Hoerauf at 160 (3-2).

Others wrestling at the Holiday Class were Michael Reiff at 113 (2-2), Dawson Powers at 120 (3-2), Gavin Watson at 126 (2-2), Riley Forcella at 152 (0-2), Gaten Wassberg (0-2) and Leo Scafani (0-2).

"Being able to see the best competitors in the state gave us a good vision of where we

need to be. Overall the boys did well," Sacry said.

Jennifer Hoerauf

Dawson Powers works from the top for the Trojans.

Whitehall had a strong showing at the Walt and Trudy Currie Tournament. Powers, Forcella, and Wassberg all went 4-0 and won their 16-man bracket.

Placing second for the Trojans were Dane Hoover at 113, Kyle Denny at 145, and Scafani at 205.

Reiff finished in third with a 5-1 record. Also competing for Whitehall was Gavin Watson (3-2), Tommy Emerson (0-2), Gage McMillian (0-2) and Jesse Rios (0-2).

Whitehall will next compete at the Tom LeProwse Tournament on January 3 and 4 in Bozeman.

"It was fun to see the successes this weekend and the progress that each wrestler made. The boys continue to work hard and are set well to go into the Christmas break. We look forward to our next tournament in Bozeman after the break," Sacry said.


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