High school wrestling: Returning champs are all favored to repeat

Published: Monday, Dec. 3 2012 9:00 a.m. MST

Defending state champion Altamont accounts for five of those returning state champions and is the pretty clear-cut favorite to repeat in 1A this year.

“I really think it’s going to be a tough year in 1A and everyone looks really good,” said Altamont coach Cory Allred.

The Longhorns are coming off a close second-place finish to North Sevier last weekend at the Panguitch tournament, and Allred was quick to point out they competed without kids in two weights because they didn’t make weight.

Altamont’s returning state champions are Brady Farnsworth (106), Chance Goodrich (145), Rylee Foy (160), Kyle Foy (170) and Altamont’s Cassidy Smith (285).

Monticello finished second at state last year, and it returns state champions Brian Robinson (126), Cole Eldredge (123) and Austin Wilcox (182).

Other returning state champs are Panguitch’s Cade Coles (120), Duchesne’s Christian Mahan (152) and Wayne’s Jared Alvey (195).

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