The high school wrestling season came to a close last weekend with nine grapplers from Tooele County placing at the Class 3A state tournament, while Tooele tied for fifth as a team.
Tooele junior Brady Knight was the state champion at 113 pounds, holding off Pine View’s Randal Donn in a 10-7 decision in the finals. Knight’s teammate, Jackson Gavin, finished second at 182 pounds, and the Buffs’ Trevor Gleed was third at 126. David Carreau finished fifth at 152 and Jacob Peterson was fifth at 285.
Stansbury, which finished ninth at state, had four wrestlers place. Dylian Moore and Michael Wilson finished fourth at 106 and 120, respectively, while 106-pounder Anthony Herrera and 145-pounder Dawson Stewart each finished fifth.
Grantsville showed a lot of improvement this season, though it didn’t show in their team score at state. Junior heavyweight Bronco Cloward overcame a ton of adversity to win a region title and ultimately advanced to the third round of the consolation bracket at the state tournament.
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.
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