Utah high school wrestling state championships held at UVU

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OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University played host to the Utah state wrestling championships this weekend, and, for many, it came down to a battle.

The 1A title was expected to go to Altamont, but Duchesne rallied with 5 victories, resulting in a 3.5-point difference, and a trophy.

113 lb champion: David Vantassell (Duchesne)
145 lb champion: Stockton Moat (Duchesne)
152 lb champion: Steven Skewes (Duchesne)
170 lb champion: Gatlin Thompson (Duchesne)
182 lb champion: Shaydon Summarell (Duchesne)

In 2A, the 7-time state champs Delta were de-crowned by South Summit. Although they only secured two individual titles, the Wildcats’ depth got them the win.

126 lb champion: Matt Lee (South Summit)
170 lb champion: Broughton Flygare (South Summit)

But it was in 3A where history was made. Bear River earned the trophy for the first time since 1966. 285-pound Josh Madsen sealed the deal in a match that went into overtime. He said the fans helped him keep fighting.

126 lb champion: Holden Richards (Bear River)
138 lb champion: Cooper Skinner (Bear River)
145 lb champion: Kaygen Canfield (Bear River)
285 lb champion: Josh Madsen (Bear River)

Wasatch High School took home their second straight 4A state title.

113 lb champion: Trevor Cluff (Wasatch)
120 lb champion: Zak Kohler (Wasatch)
132 lb champion: Corbin Smith (Wasatch)
152 lb champion: Jakob Discher (Wasatch)
170 lb champion: Ritchie Heywood (Wasatch)
285 lb champion: Ben Bos (Wasatch)

In the 5A division, Pleasant Grove dominated, securing their sixth straight championship.

152 lb champion: Benjamin Anderson (Pleasant Grove)
170 lb champion: Koy Wilkinson (Pleasant Grove)
285 lb champion: Walker Wolfgramm (Pleasant Grove)

1 Comment

  • Tad

    While I appreciate the fact that the news has not forgotten about wrestling. I found myself shaking my head wondering where the rest of the article is. To report on wrestling you need two columns of information. first the individual state champions and possibly the top three. Then the team titles. Wrestling is probably one of the toughest sports out there. that in mind. These wrestlers put a lot of blood sweat and tears into their sport and deserve to be mentioned!! there a lot of names not mentioned in this article that should be!! Mckade Cox from Gunnison is arguably the best wrestler in the state and gets no mention, because his team didn’t take state. I am not from Gunnison.There are many other wrestlers who are in the same boat. Please give them the respect that they deserve.

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