Helena's Hayden Schrull (copy)

Helena's Hayden Schrull celebrates after his State AA 182-pound championship match at the All-Class Wrestling Tournament in February.

BRONTE WITTPENN, bronte.wittpenn@lee.net

Helena High grad Hayden Schrull placed eighth at the Junior Greco-Roman National Wrestling Championships in Fargo, North Dakota, recently. A two-time State champion for HHS in 2016-17, he went 4-2 in the tourney, making All-American at 182 pounds.

Schrull, who will grapple for the University of Providence this fall, won his first three matches, highlighted by an 11-5 decision over John Stillings (Pennsylvania) in the third round. Last yea,r Stillings placed third in Greco and fourth in freestyle in Fargo.

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After dropping his quarterfinals match, Schrull defeated James Scott, the reigning Washington State Viper Quad champion, 13-3, while earning All-American and qualifying for the seventh-place match. There, he lost to Lucas Davison (Indiana) and finished eighth.

-- Curt Synness

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