The three wrestlers capturing the elusive fourth medal isn’t a forgone conclusion by any means. Last year, Payson’s Mitch Brown was upended by Wasatch’s Morgan Sweat in the final match during his quest for No. 4.
“I don’t feel as much pressure as I did when I was younger,” Prince said. “I feel more relaxed now.”
The heaviness of actually earning the fourth medal is undoubtedly present for the three seniors. But, as Foy points out, it’s all an approach and mentality. Although the significance is obviously greater, it’s just like the first three years.
“I just got to keep wrestling hard,” he said.
And if they do? Fans from Maple Mountain, Hurricane and Altamont will need to bring the brooms for the clean sweep.
4-time state wrestling champions:
Allen Lake, Delta (1978-1981)
Trent Bell, Piute (1990-1993)
Brandon Moat, Duchesne (1990-1993)
Cody Sanderson, Wasatch (1992-1995)
Roger Smith, Piute (1992-1995)
Rocky Smart, Pleasant Grove (1993-1996)
Kyle Bell, Piute (1994-1997)
Brian Blain, Pleasant Grove (1994-1997)
Cael Sanderson, Wasatch (1994-1997)
Bryant Anderson, Wayne (1999-2002)
Jeff Newby, Box Elder (1999-2002)
Andrew Hochstrasser, Tooele (2001-2004)
Mark Pentz, Millard (2003-2006)
Jake Swensen, North Sanpete (2003-2006)
Sean Porter, Davis (2004-2007)
Shay Warren, Weber (2004-2007)
Aaron Butler, Monticello (2005-2008)
Jason Chamberlain, Springville (2005-2008)
Ethen Lofthouse, Mountain Crest (2007-2010)
Bryson Foy, Altamont (2007-2010)
Raider Lofthouse, Mountain Crest (2007-2010)
Kade Moss, Bingham (2007-2010)
Jake McCormick, South Summit (2009-2012)
Brandon McBride, Olympus (2009-2012) – only 2011 and 2012 were in Utah
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