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Belgrade state champions Bryce Weatherston, Cameron Alverson and Ethan Sterling, as well as Bozeman's Marcus Kolp and Vito Degidio, have been selected to wrestle in the fourth annual Tournament of Champions all-star wrestling event in Great Falls next week.

The law firm of Hoyt and Blewett in Great Falls is sponsoring the one-day, single-elimination tournament, which will take place Feb. 18. The tournament will include the three state champions from Class AA, A and B/C, from last week's All-Class State Wrestling tournament held in Billings, plus an additional wild-card entry.

Last year's event drew more than 30 state champions.

"We had a record number of state champions show up last year and we expect even more to attend this year," said Zander Blewett.

The semifinals will be held Saturday morning at Paris Gibson Education Center at 10, followed by the championships at noon.

Weigh-ins will be held that morning at 8, and all wrestlers will be given a five pound weight allowance over that required at the state tournament.

CMR wrestling coach, Eric Hinebauch, said he is, "fired up" about the tournament.

"This is a rare chance for wrestling fans to watch the top dogs square off," said Hinebauch.


LEGION SIGN-UPS ON WEDNESDAY: Bozeman's American Legion Baseball program will hold sign-ups on Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.

The session, which lasts until 8:30 p.m., is upstairs in the American Legion Hall on Main Street in downtown Bozeman.

All players ages 14-18 interested in playing American Legion baseball in Bozeman this summer are encouraged to sign up. Coaches and program officials will conduct an informational session throughout the evening, including discussing the program's current preseason indoor workouts and Bozeman Bucks and Spikes tryouts, which begin on March 6.

Prospective players will be asked for their birth certificate, a $50 tryout fee and an indemnification form, available on Wednesday, for the indoor tryouts. For questions or more information, e-mail

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