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University of Montana Western Team Press Releases

Wrestling Returns to the University of Montana Western

01/31/2012 -
By: Shelby Brown -
Collegiate Wrestling has recently become a sanctioned program at the University of Montana Western and has been holding official practices since December of this school year. Normally, the club has been meeting to practice Monday-Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon High School wrestling room under the supervision and coaching of Coach Dan Payne.

Payne has had over twenty years of coaching experience including three years in Bozemanís Montana State University, two years at the Northern Arizona University, and sixteen years at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, compiling over forty-four All-Americans and six national champions! He is aided by Jase Miller and Tait Humble and has the managerial assistance of Shelby Brown and Kristina Reese.

The roster currently lists the following twelve wrestlers, students at UMW, ranging from 141-285 lbs.: Michael Majors, Justin Rowling, Christopher Benson, Lance Bosen, Torrey Vezina, Anthony Arnone, Kyle Brown, Ryan Jorgenson, Jake Jarvis, Marshal Pirtz, Zachary Murray, and Dan Schaffeld. At this point in time, any eligible student interested in wrestling is welcome to attend a practice.


For more information about the University of Montana Western Wrestling Club, call Jase Miller at (406) 544-5390 or Dan Payne at (928) 830-1011. Any donations to the team would be much appreciated.

Wrestling Returns to the University of Montana Western

01/31/2012
By: Shelby Brown - Collegiate Wrestling has recently become a sanctioned program at the University of Montana Western and has been holding official practices since December of this school year. Normally, the club has been meeting to practice Monday-Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon High ....

University of Montana Western wrestling match

02/15/2012
The University of Montana Western wrestling team will be holding a match at the college gymnasium. The Montana Western team will be competing against other NCWA Club Teams such as some of the following: Weber State, Utah State University ,Eastern Washington University, Idaho State Universi....

Northwest Conference Teams Fight for #1

12/03/2013
In this second year after reinstatement the Northwest Conference looks like a horse race and itís anyoneís guess which team will finish in first place in March. We start the Pre-Season polling with returning conference Champion Central Washington University who won the Region tournament a....

The Northwest Conference finds some success at the Clackamas Open

02/02/2014
NCWA Northwest Conference schools including Central Washington, Western Washington, Evergreen State , Douglas College and Montana Western all found the going tough with more than a dozen individuals winning matches and two place winners in Parm Dhesi at 285# winning the tournament and new ....

The Northwest Conference Better than ever!

09/18/2014
The Northwest Conference is in its third year of reinstatement within the NCWA and by any measure the Region is expanding and improving by great margins. There was 100% growth in probably the greatest measure of excellence (All Americans). The conference boasted 3 All Americans in the 2013....

Look for the Divison 2 Team Champion in the NW

01/30/2015
Look for the NCWA Division 2 National Champion out of the NW Region! Competition for the Northwest Region is heating up and fresh rankings are included in the break down. The Northwest Region is tied up in a 3 way race based on recent tournament competition at the Clackamas Open in Oregon....

Last Chance Open Results

02/16/2015
Last Chance Open- 2015- Dillon Montana South Puget Sound Community College had a good showing at the Last Chance Open held this past weekend in Dillon, Montana. South Puget Sound crowned 5 Champions at 141#, 149#, 157#, 165# and 285# weight divison. Monta....

Montana Western Closes the regular season with Dual Wins!

02/22/2015
The Montana Western Wrestling team traveled to Provo Utah for a couple of duals just prior to Region competition at Washington State University next weekend 2-28-15. Results below. Montana Western Vs Dixie College Provo Utah, Feb. 21st 41-21 Montana Western LBS Wi....

The Northwest Conference National Qualifiers 2015

03/02/2015
Northwest Conference National Qualifiers 2015: The NCWA Northwest Conference competed well at the Region competition hosted by Washington State University on Saturday February 28th. Each of the 11 weight divisions are allowed 3 qualifiers per division. Wild cards are selected by a Coach....