Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 23, 2017
2017 Tooele County High Schools Wrestling

History was made during the 2016-17 high school wrestling season in Tooele County.

Stansbury junior Logan Gustafson became the first Stallion wrestler to capture a state championship when he defeated Morgan’s Antonio Nava in the 138-pound Class 3A title match, capping a successful season.

Stansbury finished fifth at the state tournament, and had five state placers. Dylian Moore (113 pounds) and Josh Larsen (120) each finished second in their weight class, while Anthony Herrera (132) was third and Dawson Stewart (152) was fourth.

Moore, Larsen and Gustafson were just the second, third and fourth Stansbury wrestlers to advance to the finals in school history.

Tooele’s Brady Knight followed up his own state championship with a third-place finish at 120 pounds to wrap up his impressive high school career after losing in the semifinals to eventual state champion Gentry Warner of Juab. Teammate Angel Garcia made an impressive run through the consolation bracket to finish fifth at 182 pounds after losing in the opening round of the state tournament.

The Buffaloes finished 14th in the team standings in coach Cody Valdez’s first year in charge.

Grantsville senior Bronco Cloward finished fifth at the state tournament at 285 pounds as the Cowboys finished 19th in Class 3A.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
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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