Bigfork trumps Anaconda in first dual of the season

by JEREMY WEBER
For the Eagle | January 6, 2021 2:45 AM

The Vikings wrestling team opened the season in Florence over the weekend as they took on Anaconda and Whitehall in a pair of duals.

Freshman Angus Anderson picked up a pair of victories by fall in the 126-pound weight class and junior Dale Relyea did the same in the 182-pound class as Bigfork earned a 56-14 victory over Anaconda before falling to Whitehall 43-30.

To get a dual meet win and be competitive against a really good team in Whitehall was a great way to start the season,” head coach Shawn Hall said. “For the first time in several years, we finally have enough kids to make a dual format really worthwhile for us, so it was pretty exciting. The kids were excited about it, too. They haven’t had that kind of opportunity in a while.”

All eight Bigfork wins in the two duals came via fall as Vaughn Pendlay, Archie Brevivk, Traic Fainter and Eli Tidwell also pinned one opponent each.

The Vikings will be back in Florence Friday as they take on Florence and Townsend.

Bigfork vs Anaconda (54-16 Bigfork)

Bigfork Anaconda

103 Traic Fainter ( B) Forfeit 6 0

112 Jason Merringer (B) vs Nate Blednick (A) Fall :24 6 6

120 Double Forfeit - -

126 Angus Anderson (B) vs Collin Sampson (A) Fall :38 12 6

132 Forfeit (B) vs Jimmy Lovett (A) 12 12

138 Eli Tidwell (B) vs Forfeit 18 12

145 Sheldon Woll (B) vs Tommy Sawyer (A) 13-2 18 16

152 Vaughn Pendlay (B) vs Joe Williams (a) Fall 1:03 24 16

160 Archie Brevik (B) vs Justin Jette (A) Fall :56 30 16

170 Joseph Farrier (B) vs Forfeit 36 16

182 Dale Relyea (B) vs Carter Sampson (A) Fall ;58 42 16

205 Evan Tidwell (B) vs Forfeit 48 16

HWT Fletcher Postlewait (B) vs Forfeit 54 16

Bigfork vs Whitehall (43-30 Whitehall) Bigfork Whitehall

103 Traic Fainter (B) vs Isaac Skogen (W) Fall 0:51 6 0

112 Jason Merringer (B) vs Forfeit 12 0

120 Forfeit (B) vs Daken Hoover (W) 12 6

126 Angus Anderson (B) vs Dallas Lanes(W) Fall 1:03 18 6

132 Forfeit (B) vs Wesley Biggers(W) 18 12

138 Eli Tidwell (B) vs Michael Reiff (W) Fall 0:12 24 12

145 Sheldon Woll (B) vs Trentin Walker (W) Fall 3:19 24 18

152 Vaughn Pendlay (B) vs Dalen Hoover (W) Fall 2:56 24 24

160 Archie Brevik (B) vs Kyle Denny (W)11-0 24 28

170 Joseph Farrier (B) vs Miles Hoevaut (W) Fall 4:58 24 34

182 Dale Relyea (B) vs Justin Kiehl (W) Fall 0:40 30 34

205 Evan Tidwell (B) vs James Dubois (W) Fall 0:52 30 40

HWT Fletcher Postlewait (B) vs Leo Scafani (W) 4-1 30 43