Park’s Shane Gibson takes 1st place in Bozeman

By: 
Liz George —
Monday, January 7, 2019

Photo by Dean Hendrickson

Shane Gibson wins his 205-pound weight class first-round match with Chase Hould of Huntley Project with a pin, Saturday, during the Tom Leprowse tournament at Bozeman High School.

Photo by Dean Hendrickson

Aden Rogge wins his 132-pound match against Tyler Tobel of Helena Capital.

Park High Senior Shane Gibson (205) won first place at the Tom LeProwse Wrestling Tournament at Bozeman High School this weekend. Gibson is the first Ranger athlete to take first place at the tournament since 2011.

Gibson won by pin at 1:24 in Championship Round 1 against Chase Hould from Huntley Project High School.

He won by fall again in the second round, defeating Billings West High School athlete Zac Malcolm at 1:50.

In the Quarterfinal, Gibson pinned Hardin High School’s Jesse Murdock at 1:16.

Josh Lee of Helena Capital High School lost by 8-5 decision to Gibson in the Semifinal.

Gisbson went on to defeat Kameron Moreno from Butte High School in the 1st Place match. He won by a 4-1 decision.

Coach Ben Hahn was excited to see Gibson take home 1st place.

“This year, Shane has really grown into himself. He is stronger, faster, and scores from a variety of different positions, which frankly makes him tough to beat,” said Hahn.

Gibson scored 30 team points, making him the top scorer for the Rangers.

Hahn said, “Our coaching staff was proud of how he competed at the Tom Leprowse tournament.”

Park High Junior Aden Rogge (132) received a bye in Round 1. Rogge won by major decision 13-3 over Tyler Tobel from Helena Capital High School in Round 2.

Rogge struggled in the Quarterfinal, losing by decision 13-6 to Missoula Big Sky/Loyola Sacred Heart athlete Trevin Welzien.

Idren Peak from Billings Senior High School defeated Rogge by pin at 3:36 in Consolation Round 4. Rogge scored 5 team points.

Freshman Cade Gubler (120) received a bye in the first round. Gubler lost by fall at 1:13 in Round 2 to Billings Skyview High School athlete Gentry Lamb.

Gubler moved into the consolation braket, defeating Brayden Keane from Butte Central by fall at 1:22 in the second round and Alex Derbyshire from Billings Central by 5-4 decision in the third round. Gubler scored 4 team points.

Gubler lost by major decision 9-1 in Round 4 to Camron Reilly of Forsyth High School.

The Rangers placed 21st of 29 teams with 39 team points. Bozeman High School took 1st with 214 team points.