It is a saying among the Fairfield Eagle Wrestlers that, “All matches are just ‘practice’ until Divisionals.” With the Northern Class B/C Divisionals in Cut Bank approaching next weekend on Saturday, February 2nd, the Eagle Wrestlers had one final opportunity during the competitions this last week to identify their “keepers and polishers” and prepare to give their optimal performances when it truly counts!
On Thursday, January 24th, the team traveled to Cut Bank to participate in the Cut Bank Wrestling mixer. They were joined by other schools, including: Cut Bank, Shelby, Conrad, Valier, Browning, and Choteau. Once again our wrestlers competed with intensity and vigor. Spectators were again treated to an ever-exciting match-up between Fairfield’s Dillon Anderson and Cut Bank’s J.R. Seewald. It was a controversial, nail-biter until the last second, with a narrow win for Seewald. Anderson wrestled tough and walked away prepared for his next match up with Seewald at Divisionals. The final individual Cut Bank Mixer results for your Eagle wrestlers are as follows: Miguel Ramos (103) 1 win, 1 loss; Cael Giles (132) 1 win, 1 loss; Dillon Anderson (170) 1 win, 1 loss; Blake Jensen (160) 2 wins, 0 losses, Kolter Bouma (205) 1 win, 0 losses; Thomas Troy (HWT) 0 wins, 2 losses.
Friday, January 25th, the Eagle wrestlers traveled to our neighbors at Simms, for a competitive, but low-key mixer. Other wrestlers from Great Falls Central Catholic, Shelby, Valier, and Fort Benton were also in attendance. It was a great wrap up to the Fairfield wrestling regular season, complete with tough wrestling, great coaching, and even a broken nose and a few black eyes! Listed are the statistics for Friday night: Miguel Ramos (103) 2 wins, 1 loss; Cael Giles (132) 1 loss; Miguel Perez (145) 2 wins, 0 losses; Blake Jensen (160) 0 wins, 2 losses; Dillon Anderson (170) 1 win, 0 losses, Thomas Troy (HWT) 0 wins, 2 losses.
The Fairfield Eagle wrestlers, along with their Coaches; Mike May, Andy Passmore, and Tony May, will be hard at work during the next two weeks training for The Northern Class B/C Divisional Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in Cut Bank, and the State Class B/C Wrestling Tournament the following weekend in Billings. If you see any of these wrestlers or coaches wish them well, as the next two weeks will be very rigorous and daunting for them. There is no other community like Fairfield that can make their Eagle athletes feel so appreciated and supported!