Prep wrestling: Bees, Warriors shine in tourneys

Dec 5 2011 - 11:36pm

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(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Syracuse wrestler Josh Boman (top) works to pin his opponent, Kearns wrestler Austin Kennedy, during a quarterfinal match at the 5-A state championships in February at Utah Valley University.
(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Box Elder wrestler Rasten Yeates tries to pin his opponent, Payson wrestler Zac Loveless, during the championship match for the 4-A 135-pound weight class in February at Utah Valley University.
(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Syracuse wrestler Josh Boman (top) works to pin his opponent, Kearns wrestler Austin Kennedy, during a quarterfinal match at the 5-A state championships in February at Utah Valley University.
(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Box Elder wrestler Rasten Yeates tries to pin his opponent, Payson wrestler Zac Loveless, during the championship match for the 4-A 135-pound weight class in February at Utah Valley University.

Tournament-tested teams tend to take state.

Weber and Box Elder claimed a pair of wrestling tournament titles last weekend, combining elite finishers and strong depth to get the job done.

Syracuse won its Titans Duals with much the same recipe for success.

The Weber Warriors competed in the Evanston Invitational in Wyoming last weekend, and topped teams from three states to claim the title.

Weber was the team champion with 205 points, followed by Star Valley (Wyo.), Cheyenne East (Wyo.), and South Summit. Bear River finished 12th followed by Sky View, North Summit and Morgan.

The Warriors had three champions in Mack Huntsman (160 pounds), Troy Bouchard (195) and Andrew Dubose (285). Traison Swenson was second at 106, while Jared Tracy was fourth at 220.

Other top local finishers included Bear River's Nick Bingham, fourth at 106; Bear River's Dominick Kunder at 126; North Summit's Dixon Richins, third at 138; and Sky View's Klayton Kelsey, fourth at 195.

Meanwhile, the LIT Royal Rumble at Roy brought together more than 25 local schools on Friday and Saturday.

Box Elder tallied 247 points, followed by Viewmont (203), Uintah (201), Layton (166.5), and Alta (153).

Logan (123.5), Fremont (123), Davis (110.5), Bingham (110) and West Jordan (110) rounded out the top 10.

The Bees got individual wins from Jake Tolman at 145; Rasten Yeates at 152; Nick Sorenson at 160; and Joe Flores at 220; as well as runner-up finishes at McKay Parrish at 138; Jake Folman at 145; and Rylee Reeves at 285.

Individual winners include Fremont's Dallin Denton at 106; Viewmont's Austin Johnson at 120; Logan's Quinn Hinckley at 132; Layton's Ken Astle at 138; Logan's Spencer McKay at 170; Roy's Dustin Christensen at 195; and Layton's Carlos Turner at 285.

Runner-up finishers include Fremont's Jaydon Rogers at 106, Mountain Crest's Cameron Schwaub at 126; and Mountain Crest's Drake Comer at 220.

In the two-day Titans Duals at Syracuse, the host Titans went 8-0 with strong performances in the lower weights.

Syracuse wrestlers who went undefeated included Brock George (106), Josh Boman (113), Kalin Gray (126), Zane Rich (138) and James Stubbs (182). Those that went 7-1 included Jake Gaven (12) and Caden Wilson (132).

Action continues Friday and Saturday with the Royal Duals at Roy High, as well as the Wasatch Intermountain Duals in Heber city, and the Winter Classic Duals at Juab High.

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