Following six weeks practice Manhattan’s wrestling team finally began its season Saturday in Whitehall. The Tigers competed in duals against Cascade and East Helena, and head coach Patrick Hutchins was pleased with how his team finished on a strong note.
Former three-time state champion Bryce Weatherston has accepted an offer to become Belgrade’s new head wrestling coach.
In February Coltin Siphakis and Forrest Fairbanks became the first-ever state placers for Manhattan’s third-year wrestling program. Now, Siphakis is its first-ever to earn a college scholarship.
Sixth-year Belgrade coach Sean Dellwo noted that Saturday’s finale summed up the entire weekend in one match.
It was a historic weekend for Manhattan’s third-year wrestling program as seniors Forrest Fairbanks and Coltin Siphakis became the first-ever state placers for the school.