Stansbury did not win an actual match through the first seven bouts on the fight card Thursday night in a dual meet against Grantsville.
The Stallions were right with the Cowboys in team points, however, because of three GHS forfeits.
Matches started at 145 and where there were actually two wrestlers grappling on the mat, Grantsville held the advantage.
The Cowboys won matches at 145, 152 and 192 along with one forfeit win. The Cowboys led in team points 21-18.
It looked like Grantsville would win another match at 285 with Malachie Baum in control over Jacob Snow for most of the match.
Baum jumped out to a 6-1 advantange, but Snow regrouped and cut Baum’s lead to 6-5 late in the third period.
Snow gave his team a big lift when he pinned Baum with one second left in the third period in what turned out to be the most exciting match of the night.
The victory gave Stansbury its first lead of the night in team points at 24-21. Stansbury then won five of the final six matches to widen the final team-points gap to 48-27.
Grantsville’s Seth Anderson won the first match of the night with a 9-4 decison over Heber Valles at 145 pounds.
Grantsville’s Chace Soule then won with a pin over Lafe Howard at 152 to make the team score 9-0 Grantsville.
Jarom Warburton of Stansbury won by forfeit at 160, and Grantsville’s Chance Warr won by forfeit at 170 to put the team score at 15-6 for the Cowboys.
Stansbury’s Easton Brown won by forfeit at 182.
Dean Fraser added more points to the Grantsville total when he pinned Nick Johnson of Stansbury at 195.
The Stallions’ Marty Johnson won by forfeit at 220 to set up the exciting bout at 285 between Snow and Baum with the team score at 21-18 for Grantsville.
The tiny guys proved to be a strength for the Stallions when Josh Larsen pinned Tyson Tuckett at 106, and Gavin Skogg won by a major decision 21-8 over Briggs Kimber at 113.
Grantsville got back on track with a pin when Hunter Anderson took down Austin Manning at 120.
The Stallions’ Logan Bowles won by a technical fall over Cooper Wolfley 19-3 at 132.
Stansbury’s Marcellano Mascarenas ended the night with a pin over Christopher Gunderson at 138.
The Stallions and Cowboys will compete this Friday and Saturday at the Region 11 Championships at Tooele High School.