In a busy week for wrestling in the valley that included the All Star Duals, team duals and tournaments, the Tooele and Stansbury boys’ and girls’ teams along with Grantsville’s boys’ team traveled to Salt Lake Friday and Saturday to compete in the Rockwell Rumble, one of Utah’s premier wrestling events with competitors from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, New Mexico, and Nevada. Although no male wrestlers from area schools placed in the varsity event, five Tooele and two Stansbury female wrestlers ended the day atop the podium. Tooele’s Savannah Malmgren (145) earned third, Lindsey Hansen (105) fifth, Kirra Johnson (170) seventh and Jaycee Ware (115) and Kaleolani Ned (190) eighth. Stansbury’s Abigail Acosta (155) placed eighth and Elisia Trujillo (245) earned seventh. Overall Tooele girls placed 13th at the Rumble and Stansbury was 21st out of 34 teams. The Grantsville girls’ team traveled to Farmington Saturday to compete in the Lady Phoenix Duals and placed third.
Tooele Girls Coach Joel Spendlove was proud of how his girls finished at the Rumble. “Every girl wrestled tough this weekend. All of the girls were able to win meaningful matches. They did a great job bouncing back and continuing to battle after tough matches. Savannah rebounded well from some challenging matches last week and really got some confidence back with her third place finish. Lindsey gets tougher and tougher the more mat time she gets.”
“As we prepare for divisionals and state, we are still working on preparing our young team to get over mental hurdles and how to overcome wrestling obstacles, but I’m very proud of where we are heading into the last few weeks of the regular season.”
Grantsville Boys’ Coach Jake Phillips also shared his thoughts on the Rumble. “I think we wrestled tough at the Rumble. We had both Ethan and Grant go out one match away from placing. In the JV we placed Jayden Wayne 6th and Carson Hurst placed 7th. The JV team placed in the top 15 and had multiple wrestlers go out one match away from placing. The JV team is starting to win and learning to win critical matches, this will be key to getting the most amount of wrestlers qualified for state as possible.
Monday the Grantsville girls traveled to Juab for a dual against the Wasps. In a close match up, the Wasps outpaced the Cowboys. Tuesday, the Cowboys’ Kaizley Clark and Hannah Broderick wrestled in the All Star Duals. Broderick pinned her 170-pound opponent,and Clark lost by fall to her competition in the 140/145 pound weight class. Grantsville hosted Ogden on Wednesday in a dual that the boys won 55-18 and girls won 54-18. Grantsville’s depth on the girls team led to their victory.
Boys: Grantsville-Ogden Results
126: Lance Pitt (GHS) over TriSHS Boddy (OHS) (Fall 0:00) 132: Rylan Albrecht (GHS) over (OHS) (For.) 138: Brody Ware (GHS) over Anthony Farias (OHS) (Dec 8-4) 144: Levi Cannon (OHS) over Lee Maile (GHS) (Fall 0:00) 150: John Ussing (GHS) over (OHS) (For.) 157: Conner Horrocks (GHS) over (OHS) (For.) 165: Ethan Rainer (GHS) over Rylan Olivieri (OHS) (Fall 0:00) 175: Grant Rounds (GHS) over Braxten Shobe (OHS) (Fall 0:00) 190: Jayden Wayne (GHS) over (OHS) (For.) 215: Ayden Franich (OHS) over Seth Richards (GHS) (Fall 0:00) 285: Malaquias Candray (OHS) over (GHS) (For.) 106: Double Forfeit 113: Ronn Miller (GHS) over Van Geiger (OHS) (Fall 0:00) 120: Kole Johnson (GHS) over Moises Andal (OHS) (MD 14-4)
Tooele hosted a dual against Hillcrest High on Thursday in Region competition. The boys’ team won the dual 44-36, and the girls’ team won 36-27.
Boys: Tooele-Hillcrest Results
106: Ezekiel Zimmerman (HHS) over Kayden Barlow (THS) (Fall 0:41) 113: Parker Hansen (THS) over Jack McDonough (HHS) (TF 35-20 5:58) 120: Mason Flygare (THS) over Isaiah Rayco (HHS) (Fall 0:43) 126: Antonio Mascarenas (THS) over Ethan Lignell (HHS) (Fall 2:48) 132: Cooper Limb (HHS) over Ismael Diaz (THS) (Fall 0:42) 138: Wesley Tello (HHS) over Bram Gustin (THS) (Fall 3:17) 144: Rhys Stoddard (THS) over Jack Nielson (HHS) (Fall 5:04) 150: Sam McDonough (HHS) over Jacob Proctor (THS) (Fall 3:02) 157: Wyatt Manning (HHS) over Ty Proctor (THS) (Fall 1:50) 165: Marcus Sollers (HHS) over (THS) (For.) 175: Joshua Willson (THS) over Brandon Okamoto (HHS) (Fall 1:21) 190: Ethan Garcia (THS) over John Omar (HHS) (Fall 2:14) 215: Dalton McQuiddy (THS) over Uai-John Kaloniha (HHS) (Dec 7-0) 285: Adrien Lovato (THS) over (HHS) (For.)
Girls: Tooele-Hillcrest Results
100: Double Forfeit 105: Lindsay Hansen (THS) over Antonia Ingabire (HHS) (Fall 5:12) 110: Double Forfeit 115: Jaycee Ware (THS) over Delaney Sorenson (HHS) (Fall 1:16) 120: Eliza Zimmerman (HHS) over Amilla Shinkle (THS) (Fall 2:37) 125: Aleia Baarsma (HHS) over Alexandra Vega (THS) (Fall 3:07) 130: Lilly Hutchings (HHS) over Julissa Miranda (THS) (Dec 9-4) 135: Hailey Pedersen (HHS) over (THS) (For.) 140: Alexandra Baird (THS) over (HHS) (For.) 145: Briona Love (HHS) over Savannah Malmgren (THS) (Fall 2:47) 155: Dana Evans (THS) over (HHS) (For.) 170: Kirra Johnson (THS) over (HHS) (For.) 190: Kaleolane Ned (THS) over Hilary Gonzalez-Orduna (HHS) (Fall 0:18) 235: Double Forfeit
The Stansbury boys and girls hosted Cedar Valley January 6. The girls won 30-24 over the Aviators while the boys suffered a one point loss 39-38. January 13 the Stallions’ boy’s team faced the reigning 4A state champions, Uintah, and fell to the Utes while the girls lost to Uintah 60-24, winning four of the eight matches that were wrestled.
Girls Coach Codie Miller related: “ The girls are still amazing to me by how much they continue to improve, both in technique and in the desire to compete each match.”
“Overall, we are wrestling really well; we just get caught off guard sometimes being so young and get beat. I hope we keep going in the direction that it comes together for all the girls at division and state.”
100: Jakailei Lujan (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 105: Addyson Van Cott (SHS) over Aidyn Sharp (UHS) (Fall 1:13) 110: Beka Wagner (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 115: Chanley Green (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 120: Tierney Logan (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 125: Sydnie Dick (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 130: Kendra Atwood (UHS) over Kacie Jean Nicholes (SHS) (Fall 0:33) 135: Addie Anderson (UHS) over (SHS) (For.) 140: Nirvana Menvey (SHS) over (UHS) (For.) 145: Kynsie Sessions (SHS) over Sophia Richens (UHS) (Fall 0:33) 155: Kayli Keel (UHS) over Abigail Acosta (SHS) (Fall 3:46) 170: Alize Acosta (SHS) over Tessa Barton (UHS) (Fall 0:47) 190: Ciele Richardson (UHS) over Abigail Gull (SHS) (Fall 0:34) 235: Maddison Tenney (UHS) over Elisia Trujillo (SHS) (Fall 0:15)
Boys: Stansbury-Cedar Valley
106: Lorenzo Call (SHS) over Chase Jensen (CVHS) (Fall 1:46) 113: Braden Balmforth (CVHS) over Daniel Gull (SHS) (Fall 0:56) 120: Carson Ashcroft (SHS) over Quincy Edmunds (CVHS) (Fall 0:33) 126: Judd Bowen (SHS) over (CVHS) (For.) 132: Brandon Ploehn (SHS) over Clark Gossard (CVHS) (MD 16-7) 138: Chase Webb (CVHS) over Bridger Bowen (SHS) (Fall 2:00) 144: DANIEL Spilker (SHS) over Joseph Bemis (CVHS) (MD 14-3) 150: Kody Whited (CVHS) over Jacoy Jelte (SHS) (Fall 1:17) 157: Ulysses Castillo (CVHS) over Aidan Reinhart (SHS) (Fall 5:50) 165: Rohaan Anderson (CVHS) over (SHS) (For.) 175: Darron Harston (CVHS) over (SHS) (For.) 190: Josh Olson (SHS) over Cole Oliver (CVHS) (Fall 1:27) 215: Treyveon Marshall (CVHS) over Ian Rogers (SHS) (Dec 6-2) 285: Alex Rosas (SHS) over Dalton Dunn (CVHS) (Fall 2:58)