HELENA -- Townsend and Jefferson High are sitting in second and third place after the first day of the Cascade Wrestling Invitational on Friday. Great Falls JVs lead the 25-team tourney with 176 points, followed by the Bulldogs at 175.5, and Jefferson with 151.
Broadwater grapplers in Saturday's championship finals are Sam Lane at 113 pounds, Easton Held at 126, Ty Steel at 145, Kameron Rauser and Tyler Groh at 152 and Justin Denton at 182. Nate Marr (103), Alonzo Chatman (138) and Will Lane (145) are still alive in the wrestlebacks.
Panthers reaching the chipper include Jacob Travis at 138, Nate Brunett at 170 and 205-pounder Nick Workman. Emma Brown (103), Michael Mitchell (113), Cody St. Clair (120), Brett Hale (170) and heavyweight Nathan Rasch are also competing in the wrestlebacks.