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Bellevue OL Barthel commits to Montana


Visiting Montana for the first time made a big impression on Johnny Barthel.

The offensive lineman from Bellevue, Washington, committed to the Montana Grizzlies Monday, just days after setting foot in the state for the first time on an official visit over the weekend.

Barthel said that Missoula reminded him of a bigger Sun Valley, Idaho, where he learned how to ski as a kid.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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