Sawyer, Mikalatos win Montana Open folkstyle titles

Montana Open

Cael Mikalatos, left, Nathan Blodnick and Tommy Sawyer all brought home hardware from last weekends Montana Open in Billings. COURTESY PHOTO

Last Sunday, Anaconda’s Tommy Sawyer and Cael Mikalatos walked through the largest two-day AAU folkstyle tournament in Montana undefeated to claim Montana Open tournament championships.

Sawyer took first out of 26 competitors, winning the 78-pound, 12-and-under division. He pinned Colton Martello of North Montana Wrestling in 4:09 to win the title.

Mikalatos stood atop the podium amongst 24 wrestlers at 85-pounds in the 10-and-under division. He pinned Luke Oxart of Malta in 2:09 in the championship match.

They led the Lil’ Copperheads to a 27th place finish out of 134 teams.

Also scoring team points was Nathan Blodnick, placing fourth at 70 pounds in the 12-and-under division.

Below are all who participated for the Lil’ Copperheads in Billings.

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