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Montana wrestlers fall in consolation rounds of Greco-Roman Olympic Trials

Montana wrestlers fall in consolation rounds of Greco-Roman Olympic Trials

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Barrett Stanghill of Philipsburg and Toby Erickson of East Helena both lost their quarterfinal matches Friday in the Greco-Roman discipline at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials.

Stanghill, a former two-time state champion (2011-12) for Drummond-Philipsburg who was competing in the 87-kilogram division, lost to John Stefanowicz of the All-Marine Wrestling team 9-3. He was competing for the Minnesota Storm.

Erickson, a U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program member, lost to West Cathcart of the NYAC-IllinoisRTC 5-1 in the 130-kilogram division. Erickson was a Class AA champion at heavyweight for Helena in 2008 and 2009. 

During Saturday's consolation round, Stanghill won his first two matches — defeating teammate Christian DuLaney by technical fall (9-0) and beating Jonathan Anderson of West Point Wrestling Club by decision 3-1.

In the match for third place, Stanghill lost by injury default to Spencer Woods of Army WCAP.

Erickson went 1-1 in his consolation matches, prevailing by technical fall (8-0) over Thomas Helton of Southern Illinois RTC and falling to Jacob Mitchell of Army WCAP by technical fall (10-1).


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