The Stansbury wrestling team made it official Thursday night, clinching the Region 11 championship with dominant dual-meet victories over Ben Lomond and Ogden on Senior Night at Stansbury High School.
The Stallions beat Ogden 63-12 and Ben Lomond 69-9, one night after a disappointing non-region loss to Salem Hills. Stansbury bounced back by winning all but five matches in Thursday’s two duals, with many of the Stallions’ wins coming in dominant fashion.
Against an undermanned Ogden squad that filled just seven of the 14 weight classes, Stansbury won three matches by pin and one by decision. Isaac Hecker had the quickest pin of the dual, finishing his 126-pound match against Caleb Levi Cannon in 34 seconds. Owen Gull (132) pinned Wesley Hunter 48 seconds into the second period, and Braden Judd (160) finished off Jared Blackham at the first-period buzzer. Jake Otero (113) had Stansbury’s other win, picking up a 10-4 decision over Samuel Burton. Carson Pease (106), Gideon Gavin (152), Ethan Vorwaller (170), Walker Beck (182), Connor Perrenoud (195), Carsen Cooper (220) and Braxton Ard (285) all won by forfeit, while Seth Kanirie (120) lost a 10-5 decision to Isaac Mallinak, Solomon Gavin (145) lost 5-3 to Brigham Burton and Jayden Sisam (138) was pinned by Rylan Olivieri.
The Stallions had five pins against Ben Lomond, three of which came in the first minute. Kaden Shin (195) needed just 21 seconds to beat Angel Banuelos, while Beck beat Maryahnna Lopez in 39 seconds at 182 and Danny Khoundet (132) pinned Gavin Irwin in 57 seconds. Dylian Moore (120) pinned Tommy Gualtier with 45 seconds left in the second period and Jordan Hammond (126) beat Jiovanni Gonzalez with 18 seconds left in the second.
Braydon Allie (145) beat Anthony Flores in a 3-0 decision. Vorwaller lost an 8-7 decision to Noah Mann at 170 and Brandt Zollinger was pinned by Jayden Michael Sawyer at 138. Otero, Pease, Gideon Gavin, Seth Douglas, Cooper and Ard all won by forfeit.
The Stallions will take part in the Class 4A Division B state qualifying tournament Friday and Saturday at Mountain View High School in Orem. The top eight finishers in each weight class will advance to the Class 4A state tournament Feb. 15-16 at the UCCU Center in Orem.