Butte High wrestlers Mason Christian and Sophie Grunhuvd have been named the Leskovar Honda Athletes of the Week.
The honors come after strong performances at the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at the Billings Metra.
Christian, a senior, was named the boys’ honoree after he won a Class AA State crown for the second straight season, this time at heavyweight. Christian pinned Talon Marsh of Helena Capital in the championship match.
The title came a year after Christian, who signed to compete at NCAA Division II power West Liberty University in West Virginia, took home the 182-pound title.
“Mason capped off on of the best careers in recent history for Butte High Wrestling with a second consecutive state championship this past weekend,” Bulldog boys’ coach Cory Johnston said. “He not only won a championship, but he willingly chose to go through one of Montana’s best athletes in Talon Marsh to do so. His competitive spirit in the sport of wrestling is unmatched as far as I’m concerned.”
Grunhuvd, a freshman, receives the girls’ honor after she placed second at 120 pounds, helping Butte High capture the second-place team trophy. Grunhuvd dropped a decision to Taylor Lay of Helena Capital in the championship match.
Grunhuvd closed her first season as a Bulldog with a 30-3 record. She placed second at the Western AA seeding tournament the week before in Butte.
Leskovar Honda, home of the 20-year, 200,000-mile warranty, is honoring the finest student-athletes from the Mining City in an effort to encourage more children to get up, get out and try all kinds of sports and activities.