The 2018-2019 wrestling season ended with highlights for Tooele, Stansbury and Grantsville High School.
Thirty-five of the county’s top prep wrestlers took part in the two-day state championship at the UCCU Center in Orem, with seven Tooele County wrestlers coming home with medals after placing in the top six of their respective weight classes.
Tooele’s Joseph Mecham bested Payson’s Cole Jensen to take the Class 4A 113-pound championship. Grantsville’s Koby Johnson finished his high-school career by taking second place in the Class 3A 170-pound weight class, and Johnson’s teammate, Logan Kuehn, ended with a win by a pin to clinch third place in the 3A 220-pound bracket. Stansbury was a powerhouse during the regular season, taking the Region 11 championship.
The THS and GHS wrestling teams were both recognized for their achievements off the mat. The teams were honored by the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association before the final matches at the state championships in Orem. The THS wrestling team had the highest GPA among 4A teams and the GHS wrestling team had the highest GPA among 3A teams. Johnson also received Academic All-State recognition.