A busy week of wrestling for the Grantsville boys wrapped up last weekend with the Thoman-Jackman Dual Tournament in Green River, Wyoming. Tuesday, the Cowboys hosted the Ben Lomond Scots at home and Wednesday, they traveled to Morgan to face off against the Trojans. In their individuals duals, they went 1-1 and at the tournament, and completed seven complete duals against top Wyoming and Colorado teams.
Against Ben Lomond Tuesday at home, the Cowboys won the dual 57-18. They took an early 24-0 lead on two forfeits at 215 (Foa Maile) and 285 (Damien Nelsen) and two pins by Pierce O’Reardon (106) and Evan Craner (113). At 126 and 132, Ronn Miller and Benjamin Calchera lost by fall, but Brody Ware (138) and Rylan Albrecht (144) responded for Grantsville and each won by fall to keep the lead 36-12. At 155, Joe Wright took a loss by fall in the third period, and John Ussing (165) got the forfeit. With the score at 42-18, Zach Powell (165) scored a major decision 11-3, and Ethan Rainer (175) added a tech fall to add nine more points, 51-18. The last wrestler, Daegan Herren (190) finished off the night with a 46-second pin to complete the scoring.
In the dual at Morgan Wednesday, the Cowboys fought hard and put themselves in good position in several of the matches, but ultimately lost the dual.
The Green River Tournament provided the Cowboys an opportunity to wrestle some of Wyoming’s and Colorado’s best wrestlers. During the tournament, Grantsville wrestled duals against Rawlins, Campbell County, Renegades, Evanston, Lyman, Rifle (CO), and Rock Springs.
At 220 pounds, Foa Maile completed the tournament undefeated, 7-0. Wrestling at 285, Damien Nelson finished with a 6-1 record. Freshman Pierce O’Rarden (106) went 5-2 while John Ussing (160) and Evan Craner (113) tallied identical 4-3 records.
The Cowboys travel to Ogden Tuesday and Salem Hills Wednesday for duals and will host their senior night at home on Thursday against Carbon.
Grantsville-Ben Lomond Results
106: Pierce O`Rarden (GHS) over Brendan Burkholder (BLHS) (Fall 0:17) 113: Evan Craner (GHS) over Memphis Bodily (BLHS) (Fall 3:26) 120: Double Forfeit 126: Troy Mathews (BLHS) over Ronn Miller (GHS) (Fall 3:19) 132: Jad Jensen (BLHS) over Benjamin Calchera (GHS) (Fall 1:42) 138: Brody Ware (GHS) over Aaron Aguilar (BLHS) (Fall 5:49) 144: Rylan Albrecht (GHS) over Myles Webb (BLHS) (Fall 1:35) 150: Alex Ortiz (BLHS) over Joe Wright (GHS) (Fall 4:38) 157: John Ussing (GHS) over (BLHS) (For.) 165: Zachary Powell (GHS) over Daniel Salazar (BLHS) (MD 11-3) 175: Ethan Rainer (GHS) over Jonathan Sherman (BLHS) (TF 15-0 2:13) 190: Daegan Herren (GHS) over Javier De La Cruz (BLHS) (Fall 0:46) 215: Foa Maile (GHS) over (BLHS) (For.) 285: Damien Nelson (GHS) over (BLHS) (For.)
Tooele Boys Down Cottonwood in Wrestling 57-12
Thursday, January 12, the THS boys took down Cottonwood in wrestling, 57-12. Although there were many forfeits, Buffalo wrestlers Matthew McCormick (138), Bram Gustin (144) and Garrect Palmer (165) all celebrated victories in their matches to add to the point total. McCormick and Gustin pinned their opponents, and Palmer earned a 6-1 decision.
Coach Barrett Willson shared, “Before the meet we talked with our guys and reminded them not to underestimate Cottonwood. Cottonwood may have a smaller team, but those kids that they have get all the reps and one-on-one time with the coaches.”
“Our guys came out and wrestled hard. They didn’t look past their opponents. We’re proud of all our wrestlers and the effort they give!”
Tooele vs Cottonwood Wrestling Results
106: Gabe Sutherland (THS) over Brycen Durkin (CHS) (Fall 0:00) 113: Kayden Barlow (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 120: Javier Oficialdegui (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 126: Antonio Mascarenas (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 132: Michael Lewis (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 138: Matthew McCormick (THS) over Siaosi Tuitavake (CHS) (Fall 0:00) 144: Bram Gustin (THS) over Eric Nguyen (CHS) (Fall 0:00) 150: Double Forfeit 157: Jacob Proctor (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 165: Garrett Palmer (THS) over Mikes Runda (CHS) (Dec 6-1) 175: Double Forfeit 190: Trevlyn Ritter (THS) over (CHS) (For.) 215: Hunter Panas (CHS) over Kolt Earl (THS) (Fall 0:00) 285: Miguel Garcia (CHS) over (THS) (For.)