RICHFIELD, Utah — Millard and North Sevier High Schools won their repective divisions at the 2A divisional wrestling tournament at the Sevier Valley Center. Millard scored 340.5 points in division A while North Sevier scored 336 points in division B.
The sixteen 2A schools who compete in wrestling are divided into two divisions to secure seating for the upcoming state tournament. Millard crowned eight divisional champions while North Sevier crowned six during the competitions on Friday and Saturday.
106-pounder Kyle Robison of Millard was named most outstanding wrestler in the lower-weight classes of division A while 220-pounder Landon Carter of Manti was named most outstanding wrestler in the upper-weight classes of division A. Brendon Sorenson of North Sevier was named most outstanding wrestler in the lower-weight classes of division B. Emery's Chet Funk was named most outstanding wrestler in the upper-weight classes of division B.
Millard coach Blake Turner was pleased with the team's preformance. "We are looking forward to state and have some things to work on, but I knew this would be a tough tournament," he said.
Coach Barry Smith of North Sevier was happy for the wrestlers from North Sevier. "We wrestled well and know it will be a three-way battle at state, with Millard, Beaver and us," he said.
North Sevier's Brendon Sorenson was named outstanding wrestler in division B. "Last time I wrestled Craggs from South Summit, I won by one point in overtime. This match was great because I rolled through the head lock, and then went to the half and was able to pin him."
The wrestling teams are now preparing for the state tournament to be held next weekend in Orem.
Team scores are as follows:
1. 340.5, Millard
2. 277.0, Beaver
3. 224.0, Manti
4. 197.5, South Sevier
5. 157.0, Grand County
6. 104.5, North Summit
7. 75.0, Parowan
8. 67.0, American Leadership
1. 336.0, North Sevier
2. 231.0, Enterprise
3. 204.5, Richfield
4. 194.0, South Summit
5. 181.5, Emery
6. 157.0, Gunnison
7. 124.0, San Juan
8. 112.5 ,Kanab
Weight class champions
106-Kyle Robison, Millard
113-Nick Sorensen, Millard
120-Chase Kelly, Millard
126-Brenden Turner, Millard
132-Jacob Francis, Grand County
138-Dixon Richins, North Summit
145-Dominic Schulte, North Summit
152-Keith Kessler, Millard
160-Gordon Whitaker ,Millard
170-Jordan Anderson, Millard
182-DonE Fullmer, Millard
195-Joey Leavitt, South Sevier
220-Landon Carter, Manti
285-Edgar Gomez, Grand County
106-Skyler Bogh, Gunnison
113-Devin Morrison, Richfield
120-Bryce Jackman, North Sevier
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126-McKay DeGering, South Summit
132-Brenden Sorenson, North Sevier
138-Cory Johnson, North Sevier
145-Jeff McCormick, South Summit
152-Antonio Alverez, Enterprise
160-Connor Crandall, South Summit
170-Chet Funk, Emery
182-Dakota Sorenson, North Sevier
195-Colin Lyman, North Sevier
220-Jesse Durrant, North Sevier
285-Kyle Thomas, Richfield
Clint Johnson is a cattle rancher in Southern Utah, member of the Sevier School District Board of Education and father of three. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.