The Fairfield Eagle Wrestling team sure knows how to ring in the New Year! On Thursday, January 3rd, the Eagle wrestlers visited our neighbors in Choteau to attend the Choteau mixer. They were joined by teams from Choteau, Conrad, Valier, and Simms. Although our wrestlers only had two matches apiece, as always, they showed their skill and talent during each match. The statistics were as follows: Miguel Ramos (103) 0 wins, 2 losses (note: there were no wrestlers in attendance at 103 pounds, leaving Ramos to compete in the 113 pound weight bracket), Miguel Perez (145) 1 win, 1 loss, Blake Jensen (160) 1 win, 1 loss, Dillon Anderson (170), 2 wins, 0 losses, Kolter Bouma (205) 2 wins, 0 losses, and Thomas Troy (HWT) 0 wins, 2 losses.

Friday, January 4th, the Eagle wrestlers traveled to Cut Bank to compete in the 51st Annual Cut Bank Booster Club Invitational Wrestling Tournament. This is a multi-class, double elimination, tournament, with 27 teams in attendance, including teams from Havre, Great Falls Junior Varsity teams, and even a team from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Many of the state’s top ranked wrestlers traveled from every corner of the state to display their skills and put them to the test. In addition to the large tournament, Saturday provided a separate Junior Varsity tournament, allowing wrestlers to continue to compete if eliminated from the main event. Once again, the Fairfield Eagles met and rose to the challenge.

Friday, the quest began, and after many hours of competition, all the Eagle wrestlers were in good standing to enter the second day of the main event (Dillon Anderson 1 win, 0 losses, and the rest of the team with only 1 loss). A highlight match was that of Kolter Bouma (205) against Valier’s Brett Monroe. Although, this match did not result in win for Kolter, (loss by decision7-5) it was the proverbial nail biter and proved to be by far the most difficult match Monroe would face. The match win came down to one final take down by Monroe with just seconds left. Monroe went on to take 1st place in the 205 pound weight class.