Historic Results

Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Results 1986 – 2022

Sheridan Cowboy Classic Results 2012-2020

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February 6, 2022 – Ryan/Bersanti Memorial

Brett Badovinac captured his seventh consecutive Open Division title in the Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball tournament over the weekend at the Elks. Badovinac defeated Bozeman’s Evin Groves 21-14, 21-5 in the final. It is his ninth title in the tournament.

Mike Hitchcock defended his title in the Super Golden Masters Division for players 60 and over. He defeated Rick Edwards of Belgrade by injury default in the final.

Missoula’s Henry O’Brien defeated Marcus Madrazo 21-15, 21-12 to win the A Division.

Twenty-two players competed in the tournament, which hadn’t been held since December 2019 due to COVID.

Complete Results:


Opening Round – Sean Sandau, Missoula d. Marcus Madrazo, Butte; Austin Meyers, Bozeman d. Dawson Huff, Butte; Sam Sottosanti, Butte d. Nick Piazzola, Butte; Don Foley, Butte d. Skyler Criscuolo; Evin Groves, Bozeman d. Henry O’Brien, Missoula

Quarterfinals – Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Sandau; Sottosanti d. Meyers 21-5, 21-10; Groves d. Foley 21-13, 21-5;Spencer Larsen, Billings d. Les Seago, Bozeman 21-17, 21-12

Semifinals – Badovinac d. Sottosanti 21-13, 21-6; Groves d. Larsen 21-18, 21-9

Third – Sottosanti d. Larsen 17-21, 21-14, 11-8

Final – Badovinac d. Groves 21-14, ,21-5

Super Golden Masters (60+)

Opening Round – Scott Salo, Butte d. Eric Howe, Divide

Quarterfinals – Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman; John Larson, East Helena d. Tom Madrazo, Butte

Rick Edward, Belgrade d. Todd Timboe, Seeley Lake; Mike Meyer, Billings d. Salo 21-6, 21-8

Semifinals – Hitchcock d. Larson 21-14, 21-8; Edwards d. Meyer 21-9, 21-3

Third – Meyer d. Larson

Final – Hitchcock d. Edwards by injury default

A Division

Quarterfinals – Dawson Huff, Butte d. Nick Piazzola; Henry O’Brien, Missoula d. Eric Howe, Divide

Semifinals – Marcus Madrazo, Butte d. Huff 21-17, 21-14; O’Brien d. Skyler Criscuolo, Butte

Fifth – Howe d. Piazzola

Final – O’Brien d. Madrazo 21-15, 21-12

Open Consolation

Semifinals – Austin Meyers, Bozeman d. Sean Sandau, Missoula; Don Foley, Butte d. Les Seago, Emigrant by default

Finals – Foley d. Meyers 6-21, 21-16, 11-6

Super Golden Consolation

Semifinals – Tom Madrazo, Butte d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman; Todd Timboe, Seeley Lake d. Scott Salo, Butte

Third – Salo d. Birrell

Final – Madrazo d. Timboe 21-16, 21-19

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