The Stansbury and Tooele wrestling teams got their seasons started Wednesday at the Davis Duals in Kaysville, with each team getting five duals in ahead of Thanksgiving.
Stansbury went 3-2 in its dual meets, picking up victories over Green Canyon (42-30), Roy (67-12) and Syracuse Green (44-33). The Stallions were beaten by Davis (37-33) and Syracuse Blue (38-37) in a pair of hard-fought matchups.
Stansbury heavyweight Carsen Cooper won all three matches he wrestled, defeating Davis’ Lucas Baird in a 4-1 decision and pinning Green Canyon’s Gabriel Beckert (39 seconds) and Syracuse Green’s Kyler Kaufusi (30 seconds). Kaden Shin (195 pounds) was undefeated as well, pinning Davis’ Connor Saunders in 49 seconds, Syracuse Blue’s Corbin Ronnebeck in 44 seconds and Syracuse Green’s Austin Bunton in 3:49.
Braydon Allie (170), Brayden Phillips (126), Connor Perrenoud (220) and Carson Pease (106) each only lost once during the tournament. Allie’s day included wins over Davis’ Alex Schefer (6-3), Green Canyon’s Luke Blake (3-1), Roy’s Jake Giberson (3-1) and Syracuse Blue’s Colby Yates (12-1 major decision). Phillips beat Davis’ Hunter Johanson (6-1), Roy’s Parker Jones (pin in 3:46), Syracuse Blue’s Ryan McCafferty (pin in 4:20) and Syracuse Green’s Austin Sales (pin in 2:46).
Perrenoud’s wins came against Green Canyon’s Blaze Christiansen (pin in :51), Roy’s Ashton Ernsberger (pin in 1:29) and Syracuse Blue’s Connor Schwan (pin in 1:17). Pease beat Davis’ Oliver Huntzinger (pin in :44) and Syracuse Green’s Payton Clark (pin in :31).
Tooele went 2-3 in the tournament, beating Roy (57-21) and Provo (57-12) and losing to Syracuse Green (55-13), Syracuse Blue (46-23) and Skyridge (54-15). The Buffaloes were led by 106-pounder Parker Hansen, who went undefeated with wins over Syracuse Green’s Clark (pin in 1:46), Provo’s Spencer Verdoorn (pin in :45), Skyridge’s Erol Yellowhair (pin in :59) and Syracuse Blue’s Boston Loveland (15-0 tech fall).
Alexander Kerwood lost just once at heavyweight, picking up victories against Syracuse Green’s Kaufusi (1-0), Provo’s Samuel Marley Lealiufano (pin in 3:23) and Syracuse Blue’s Aidan Dickerson (pin in :59).
Stansbury will be back in action Wednesday with a dual meet at Kearns, before traveling to Fillmore for the Millard Ironman tournament Friday and Saturday. Tooele will take part in the Skyhawk Showdown at Salem Hills High School on Friday and Saturday.