The CMR Holiday Classic was different than expected. Due to weather issues, there were 13 school who weren't able to show up and compete. Schools from Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, and Helena all had to drop out after temperatures dropped well below zero. However, there were still 39 schools that were able to come from all classes. Flathead ended up running away with the title with 264.5 total points, and Colstrip and Great Falls High tied for second at 171.5 points. Those who were involved say the hard work pays off to compete.
"The Holiday Classic - that's one of the toughest tournament next to LaProuse and then state so it's a really fun tournament," said Bison senior wrestler Chase Short. "There's competition everywhere. We get kids from A, B, C, and AA, so it's really exciting to come wrestle."
"The good thing is we got a lot of great help," said Rustlers wrestling coach Aaron Jensen. "We have wrestling people that have been volunteering at this thing for 10 or 20 years and a lot of people at CMR have their hands in on this."