Wrestling tournament 1993
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9199) 4 months ago
Miles City Cowboy wrestlers Quinton Sprandel, Barry Anderson, Jonas Grenz, Scott Ellison, Bridgier Wood and Buck Olson have qualified for the All Class State Wrestling Tournament at the MetraPark Arena in Billings.

Still at 189, Bridgier?
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1321) 4 months ago
https://milescity.com/for...w/370706/1

Some more detail on that thread regarding Bridgier's wrestling career, including some commentary from Bridgier, himself.

Little did we know at that time that the young wrestler Barry Anderson mentioned there would go on to put Miles City on the map by eventually winning Capital One's "Mascot of the Year" award twice as Monte the Montana Grizzly, and then go on to have a 12-year career as Benny the Bull for the Chicago Bulls. Barry retired from that gig a couple years ago but the Bulls fans sure enjoyed his antics while he was there.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8037) 4 months ago
189? Only on mars...
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Posted by cubby (+2237) 4 months ago
2 different Barry Anderson's there. The mascot Barry graduated in 97. The wrestler graduated in 96 and owns Anderson Air here in MC
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1321) 4 months ago
Thanks for the clarification Cubby. Due to the timing/graduation year I thought the 2 Barrys were one and the same. My mistake.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8037) 4 months ago
I'm sure there's plenty of people who could talk about the glory years of Cowboy wrestling - three state championships in the mid to late 80's speaks for itself, but I was there during the transition period between that and the really bad years for the program.

When Shannon Tait stepped on the scale his senior year and made weight at 112 is when the School board or the boosters club should have started asking some hard questions.
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