In the season opening match Nov. 22, for both Tooele and Granstville, Tooele earned four pins and a tech fall while Grantsville claimed four pins and a decision. The two-point advantage in the tech fall and a forfeit were the difference for the Buffs, as they claimed the first county wrestling bragging rights with an eight-point victory 41-33 over the Cowboys.
Buffs’ head coach Barrett Willson expressed how proud he was of his team’s effort and the result that came from that work.
“I’m super excited for the guys to get the win; they wrestled consistently and well,” Willson said. “It was the first varsity match for several wrestlers, and they came out and did a great job.”
The Buffs jumped out to an early lead with a pin at 113 pounds by Peter Thorpe and a tech fall (19-3) at 120 by Kayden Barlow. After a double forfeit at 126, Antonio Mascarenas added a pin at 132 to give Tooele a 17-0 lead. The Cowboys’ Keaton Sullivan put GHS on the board with a pin at 138, and teammate Brody Ware added a pin at 144 to bring the score to 17-12.
At 150 pounds Garrett Palmer got the fall for THS to extend the lead to 23-12. In the only decision of the night, Grantsville’s Payton Yates earned a 9-5 victory at 157 to bring the score to 23-15. Zachary Powell (GHS-165) and Ethan Rainer (GHS-190) both earned pins, and Jax Allred (GHS-175) got the forfeit to swing the score by 18 points and give the Cowboys a 33-23 lead with three matches remaining. At 215, Kolt Earl (THS) claimed the forfeit to bring the score to 33-29. Tooele’s Dalton McQuiddy got the fall in the third period of the 285 match to reclaim the lead for the Buffs 35-33! At 106, Gabe Sutherland took the forfeit to give Tooele the 41-33 victory.
“It was a good first dual with a good crowd and atmosphere,” Grantsville head coach Jake Phillips said. “We wrestled well in spurts; the guys we expected to win did, and our young guys showed potential.
“Our goal is to peak at division and state, and this was a good start to the season.”
THS vs. GHS Dual, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Tooele High.
113: Peter Thorpe (THS) over Pierce O`Rarden (GHS) (Fall 4:49) 120: Kayden Barlow (THS) over Evan Craner (GHS) (TF 19-3 4:29) 126: Double Forfeit 132: Antonio Mascarenas (THS) over Benjamin Calchera (GHS) (Fall 3:03) 138: Keaton Sullivan (GHS) over Josue Pineda (THS) (Fall 1:30) 144: Brody Ware (GHS) over Bram Gustin (THS) (Fall 5:47) 150: Garrett Palmer (THS) over Lee Maile (GHS)( Fall 1:08) 157: Payton Yates (GHS) over Jacob Proctor (THS) (Dec 9-5) 165: Zachary Powell (GHS)o ver Caden Thomas (THS) (Fall 1:07) 175: Jax Allred (GHS) over (THS) ( For.) 190: Ethan Rainer (GHS) over Ethan Garcia (THS) (Fall 3:44) 215: Kolt Earl (THS) over (GHS) (For.) 285: Dalton McQuiddy (THS) over Foa Maile (GHS) (Fall 4:33) 106: Gabe Sutherland (THS) over (GHS)(For.)
Grantsville Boys-Davis Dual Results
As a team, Grantsville went 2-3 at the Davis Duals picking up victories over Orem (43-22) and Roy (42-30) while falling to host Davis, Mountain View and Bear River. Ethan Rainer (175 lbs) went 4-1, and Keaton Sullivan (138) went 3-2.. Pierce O’Rarden (113), Evan Craner (120), Payton Yates (157), and Foa Maile (285) finished the day with two wins and three losses.
In the JV Round Robin Tournament, Grantsville had several wrestlers that went undefeated: Isaac Sturzenegger, Rylan Albrecht, Lee Maile, John Ussing, Traicer Clark, Jax Allred, and Cash Tucker.