WE HAVE OUR 1ST WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AND A SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL PLAYER THAT PUT TOGETHER TWO SOLID GAMES AGAINST QUALITY OPPONENTS.

OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS CUT BANK SR. J.R. SEEWALD THE CHAMPION AT 170 POUNDS IN LAST WEEK’S CUT BANK BOOSTER CLUB INVITATIONAL.   SEEWALD’S CHAMPIONSHIP VAULTED CUT BANK AS A TEAM INTO A 2ND PLACE FINISH, THE HIGHEST FINISH THEY’VE SEEN IN YEARS.

SEEWALD’S SUCCESS WASN’T JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN.  HE HAS BEEN TOUGH TO BEAT ALL SEASON LONG WITH A WIN AT HAVRE IN THE 182 POUND DIVISION AND THE SUPERIOR INVITATIONAL AT 182.   HE ALSO WON HIS POOL AT THE “SANTA SHOWDOWN IN SHELBY AND FINISHED 4TH AT THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED CMR-HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL.

J.R.’s WIN IN THE TITLE MATCH WAS HIS 3RD PIN OF THE TOURNAMENT AGAINST JAMES FEHR OF EUREKA.  CUT BANK COACH CODY FETTERS SAYS SEEWALD HAD STAYED IN THE 182-POUND CLASS FOR THE CMR TOURNAMENT BECAUSE HE WANTED A SHOT AT THE #1 RANKED WRESTLER IN THAT CLASS, NAKOTA SEAGLE OF COLSTRIP, WHO FETTERS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THAT STATE AND WHILE J.R. DIDN’T GET THE WIN IT TELLS US A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT HIM FOR WANTING TO TRY.

OUR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, CHOSEN FOR THE 1ST TIME OF WHAT WE PRESUME COULD BE MANY MORE, SO. MADDISON UNDERDAL OF SHELBY.    MADDISON WITH HEIGHT AND GREAT ATHLETIC ABILITY IS IMPROVING GAME BY GAME AND HEAD COACH MAC McDERMOTT SAYS HER DEFENSE AGAINST FAIRFIELD WAS AS GOOD AS IT’S BEEN ALL YEAR.

SHE LED THE LADY COYOTES TO QUALITY WINS OVER THE TWO TOP TEAMS IN THE 1B DISTRICT, CHOTEAU AND FAIRFIELD, AND PUT SHELBY ON TOP OF THE CONFERENCE STANDINGS AT 4-1.

UNDERDAL HAD 15 POINTS IN EACH GAME AND 6 REBOUNDS PER GAME.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK, SR. J.R. SEEWALD OF CUT BANK AND SO. MADDISON UNDERDAL OF SHELBY.   THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S OF CUT BANK.   McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.