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CMR repeats as mat champ MISSOULA - Great Falls Russell successfully defended its Class AA wrestling championship here Saturday, romping past Missoula Hellgate, 173-136 to earn the mat title. Flathead. after getting a good first round effort Friday, faltered Friday night and Saturday and finished in 10th place with 41 points. The Braves placed just one wrestler Curt Lingle, in the semifinals: Lingle. a tough 112- pounder. lost in the finals to Fritz Campbell of Great Falls High. Russell had five individual champions and one runneriip as the Rustlers used individual brilliance rather than team depth to win the title. Hcllgate had beaten CMR in dual meet competition during the season. Great Falls High had three individual champs as the Electric City matmen dominated the finals. Tnim SrivrvH Great Kails Russell 173. Missoula Hellgate 156 Bozeman 135's. Great Falls 103. Anaconda 96'i. Butte 72'z, Billings West 69, Havre 61, Billings Senior 43'z. Missoula Sen- linel 42. Kalispell 41. Ijbby 28, Helena 20's. Helena Capilai 17. (;l,,,mpi,,..-l"|. 98 - Joe Aline. Hussell. dee Don Dilworth. Hellgate. awarded bout by criteria in over- 'l05 - Seoll Barrel!, Great Falls, dec. Rick Butler. Hcllgate, 10-3. 112 - Fritz Campbell. Great Falls, dec. Curt Lingle. Kalispell, 4-1. 119 - Buoy Garcia, Great Kails, tier, ficne Foster. Hellgate. 8-5. 126 - John Floorchinger. Russell, dec. Vaughn Thurston. Havre, 4-1. CURT LINGLE Top Brave malman Boise edges Russell takes gym title BOZEMAN (API - Kathy King and Preston Thompson, both of Great Falls Russell, claimed all- around titles Saturday at the completion category was limited to compulsory exercises. Cara Nodding of West won two individual first places in balance beam 132 -- Kelly Johnson, Russell, pinned Walker. Anaconda, 3:28. 138 -- Dave Waldenburg. Russell, dec. Jim Freel. Anaconda. 3-2. 145 -- Brel Chapman, Bozeman. dec. Mark Pedersen, Russell. 5-2. 15f; -- Don Blackketter, Bozeman, dec. Dan RaisJtes, Hellgate. 7-6. 167 -- Steve Schdessler, West, dec. Gary Maves. Butte, 14-3. 185 - Bill Weldon. Hellgate, dec- Ken Smith, Senior, 6-1 in overtime. Heavyweight -- Ron Ameline, Russell, pinned Mick Barone. Sentinel. 1:10. 98 Â·- Roger Hill. Anaconda, dec. Pat Christianson. Hozernan, 4-2. 105 - Jon Taylor, Russell, dec. Jerry Arneson. Anaconda. 12-2. 112 - Allen Hines. Hellgate, dec. Ryan Means. Russell. 9-2. 119 -- Ed Driscoll. Butte, dec. John Simkins, Bctteman. 2-0. 126 - Jeff Todil. Bozeman, dec Jeff Baeth, Libbv. 8-6. 132 - John Smith, Helleate. dec. Steve Smith. Bozeman, 12-4. 1:18 - Larry Hain, Bozeman, dec. Clark (,'iimminfis. Great Falls. 8-4145 -- Jamie Jackson. Great Falls, pinned Jim Solan. Anaconda, 1:52. 155 -- Wayne Townsend, Senior, dec. Semsak. Biitte. 4-3. 167 - Mike Bortosky. Russell, dec. Dusly Diteman. Bozeman. 2-0. 18S -- Craig Rose, West, dec. George Bozeman, 5-0. Heavyweight -- ('orv Atiyeh. Butte, dec. John Janosko, Anaconda, 4-3.