Travis Williams, 2012 Madras graduate and last year's Class 4A state champion at 220 pounds, placed third in the amateur division for the Montana State University-Northern Lights at the Cowboy Open, held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo.
>Former MHS state champ doing well at MSU-Northern
Williams posted a 5-1 record in the heavyweight division and placed third. His loss came in his first match, then he won his next five. He picked up a major decision, 11-2, against Marcus Malacek, then won decisions against Nate Zobott (14-7) and Jordan Hanson (4-1). He pinned Mike Miller and then defeated Kabe Fluaitt to claim third place, 3-1.
Montana State University-Northern is located in Havre, Mont., and competes in NAIA Division II.