Grantsville won seven-of-11 matches Wendesday night in a home wrestling meet against Ben Lomond. The Cowboys tallied 48 points compared to the Scots’ 30.
The two teams each forfeited three matches with Grantsville picking up six points on a flagrant misconduct call, and losing a match by default because of an injury.
Chance Warr, at 182, was out in front 5-0 late in the first period when the referee ended the match for flagrant misconduct from the Ben Lomond wrestlers. The official told the score keeper that the Ben Lomond wrestler bit Warr on the inner thigh. Warr improved to 7-1 on the season with the victory.
Grantsville’s Kody Moser was in a tight match with the Scots’ Jalonnie Williams in the the 220-pound class. Moser led the match 4-3 after the first period. Early in the second period Moser had to default because of a leg injury.
Grantsville’s Briggs Kimber picked up an important victory in the 113 division when he pinned Prince Booker in the second period.
Ty Titmus held on until the second period, but was pinned by Ambrosia Ramirez in the 126 division.
Chris Gunderson, in the 138 division, piled up the points against Jeremy Campos before he pinned him with 27 seconds left in the second period.
Grantsville’s Nathan Tracy and Ben Lomond’s Jose Cervantes grappled in the most competitive match of the night. Cervantes led 9-6 in the third period before he pinned Tracy.
“About half of our wrestlers are brand new and they are doing a good job,” said Grantsville coach Clarence Evans. “I thought Chris Gunderson had a real good night tonight against a strong opponent. He wrestled a smart, intelligent match.”
The coach said all his wrestlers have battled hard and have been competitive. “Even in the matches we’ve lost we haven’t been dominated,” he said.
Grantsville will host a tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28. Schools will include Tooele, Stansbury, Murray, Park City and Ben Lomond. Junior varsity will wrestle on Friday and varsity on Saturday. Matches will start at 10 a.m. each day.