High school wrestling: Box Elder dominates Layton Invitational

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1 2012 11:20 p.m. MST

LAYTON — Box Elder’s wrestling team won seven of 14 individual titles at the Layton Invitational on Saturday to roll to the easy victory at the prestigious tourney. The 4A runner-ups from a year ago placed a wrestler in the top six in every weight but two.

Box Elder’s individual winners were Shand Hardy (132), McKay Parrish (145), Matt Williams (152), Rasten Yeates (160), Nick Sorenson (170), Jake Tolman (182) and Breckin Gunter (185).

Yeates, Sorenson and Gunter are all defending 4A state champs entering this season.

The host Layton Lancers finished second in the team race despite no individual winner.

Other individual winners were: Viewmont’s Taylor Porath (106), Herriman’s Jaron Jensen (113), Herriman’s Chandler Strand (120), Alta’s Matt Findlay (126), Uintah’s Colton Havens (138), Taylorsville’s Roy Nash (220) and Logan’s Jacoby Wildman (285).

Team scores

1. Box Elder, 305; 2. Layton, 166; 3. Viewmont, 137; 4. Fremont, 136.5; 5. Uintah, 134; 6. Herriman, 130.5; 7. Bingham, 125.5; 8. Alta, 109; 9. Taylorsville, 101; 10. Davis, 98.5

IndividualPounds

106 Pounds

Championship Match

Taylor Porath (Viewmont) def. Jake Brown (Layton), Dec 4-0.

3rd Place Match

Alex Romero (Bingham) def. Kade Evans (Davis), Pin 4:37.

5th Place Match

Paul O`Driscoll (Fremont) def. Chance Hardy (Box Elder), Pin 4:12.

113 Pounds

Championship Match

Jaron Jensen (Herriman) def. Jacob Barton (Bingham), Maj 9-1.

3rd Place Match

Dallin Denton (Fremont) def. Kyle Smith (Box Elder), Pin 2:53.

5th Place Match

Scott Seiter (Brighton) def. Spencer Butterfield (West Jordan), Pin 2:56.

120 Pounds

Championship Match

Chandler Strand (Herriman) def. Kedric Coonis (Uintah), Maj 17-5.

3rd Place Match

Zane Rasmussen (Alta) def. Nick Porter (Tooele), Dec 9-4.

5th Place Match

Jake Smith (Box Elder) def. Tanner Luke (Viewmont), I-D 0:00.

126 Pounds

Championship Match

Matt Findlay (Alta) def. David Kim (Viewmont), Pin 3:44.

3rd Place Match

Andrew Astle (Layton) def. Jordan McRae (Bingham), Dec 5-0.

5th Place Match

Victor Samaniego (Taylorsville) def. Jaydon Rogers (Fremont), Pin 0:44.

132 Pounds

Championship Match

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