High school wrestling: Delta, Wasatch capture 3A regional titles

Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 10:15 p.m. MST

Delta’s wrestling team flexed its depth muscles on Saturday to win the North-Central 3A regional, but only time will tell if that translates into another state championship next week.

Delta easily captured first place at the North-Central regional at the Sevier Valley Center, tallying 313 points with Payson well behind at 260.5 points.

The Rabbits finished with four individual champs and qualified 21 wrestlers to state. Because of a rule change in 3A this year, that depth won’t mean as much at state. Teams can only count points from one wrestler in each weight class toward the team standings at next week’s state tournament at UVU.

That’s great news for Payson.

Even though the Lions only qualified 13 wrestlers into the state tournament, they finished with five individual champs and that star power gives them a great chance at claiming the state title.

Payson’s individual champs were Jed Mellen (138), Kaelen Loveless (160), Taris Schramm (182), Devan Judd (195) and Derek Johnson (220).

Delta’s individual champs were Jose Garcia (113), Bracken Lovell (120), Victor Almanza (126) and Cole Kimball (152).

Notable head-to-head championship matches between Delta and Payson wrestlers included Lovell’s 6-5 win over Payson’s Riley Loveless and then Judd’s 3-1 overtime win over Delta’s Alex Martin.

Other winners at the North-Central regional were Morgan’s Jayden Pentz (106), Spanish Fork’s Brandon Ashworth (132), Juab’s Dalton Harmon (145), Tooele’s Seth Manning (170), and Bear River’s BroDee Stevenson (285).

In 3A’s other regional at Uintah High School this Friday and Saturday, the Wasatch Wasps qualified 17 wrestlers into the state tournament to hold off Uintah and Union for first place. Wasatch finished with 306.5 points, while Uintah a distant second at 265.5 and Union in third at 259.

Wasatch’s individual champs were Braiden Parker (106) and Spencer Heywood (152). Heywood’s win at 152 pounds was the surprise of the South-East regional. The sophomore upset Hurricane’s Zach Prince — who is gunning for his fourth individual state title this year — in overtime, 7-6.

Cedar’s Dusty Hone (126) and Cameron Williamson (195) — both returning champs as well— were much more fortunate as they easily won their regional championship matches.

Other winners at the South-East regional were Canyon View’s Cobe Berrett (113), Hurricane’s Josh Pettus (120), Uintah’s Beau Blackburn (132), Uintah’s Colton Havens (138), Cedar’s Kolby Lloyd (145), Union’s Kaden Campbell (160), Union’s Steven Welsh (170), Union's’s Allen Hamblin (182), Uintah’s Aaron Dick (220), and Uintah’s Cole Mair (285).

3A North-Central Regional

At Sevier Valley Center

Team scores

1. Delta, 313; 2. Payson, 260.5; 3. Bear River, 235; 4. Tooele, 159; 5. Spanish Fork, 137; 6. Stansbury, 121.5; 7. Juab, 108; 8. Morgan, 102.5; 9. North Sanpete, 71.5; 10. Carbon, 42; 11. Grantsville, 39.5; 12. Ben Lomond, 25; 13. Ogden, 16.

Individual results (top 8 qualify for state)

106 — Championship, Jayden Pentz, Morgan def. James Wright, Spanish Fork, Pin 5:01; 3. Josh Jensen, Payson; 4. Trevor Poulsen, Delta; 5. Jesse Schroemges, Payson; 6. Tanner Memmott, Juab; 7. Jeremy Zolling, Bear River; 8. Bradlee Chatterton, Carbon.

113 — Championship, Jose Garcia, Delta def. Nickolas Bingham, Bear River, 5-2; 3. Jarrid Lavios, Tooele; 4. Mason Colledege, Spanish Fork; 5. Chris Hernandez, Bear River; 6. Jalen Herrera, Stansbury; 7. Josh Allen, Delta; 8. Josh Bishop, Tooele.

120 — Championship, Bracken Lovell, Delta def. Riley Loveless, Payson, 6-5; 3. Tayten Babb, Delta; 4. Nick Porter, Tooele; 5. Brady Haramoto, Bear River; 6. Cooper Thorpe, Spanish Fork; 7. Coalten Brown, Stansbury; 8. Luke Summers, Bear River.

126 — Championship, Victor Almanza, Delta def. Dominic Kunder, Bear River; 3. Logan Stewart, Stansbury; 4. Rafael Zendejas, Ben Lomond; 5; Tyson Vigil, Tooele; 6. Ryan Matkin, Carbon; 7. Brennon Kimber, Grantsville; 8. Colton Shepherd, Spanish Fork.

132 — Championship, Brandon Ashworth, Spanish Fork def. Hagen Loveless, Payson, 9-4; 3. Tanner Vanvalkenberg, Bear River; 4. Daxton Zubeck, Delta; 5. Trace Willoughby, Delta; 6. Brendan Anderson, North Sanpete; 7. Marcellano Mascarenas, Stansbury; 8. Kevin Hansen, Tooele.

138 — Championship, Jed Mellen, Payson def. Jared Ewart, Delta, 15-4; 3. Kolton Lynn, Juab; 4. Brady Walker, North Sanpete; 5. Tyson Spens, Morgan; 6. Austin Strehle, Tooele; 7. Weston Kolste, Bear River; 8. Kade Neilsen, Delta.

145 — Championship, Dalton Harmon, Juab def. Morgan Bogue, Delta, Pin 3:15; 3. Tanner Christensen, Bear River; 4. Toby Haltiner, Bear River; 5. Kahill Hunt, Carbon; 6. David Schena, Delta; 7. Ethan McPherson, Juab; 8. Tyler Bates, Stansbury.

152 — Championship, Cole Kimball, Delta def. McQuae Anderson, Delta, Pine 3:43; 3. R. Jay Christensen, Bear River; 4. Jordan Mellen, Payson; 5. Chance Warr, Grantsville; 6. John Harmon, Payson; 7. Braxton Conger, Bear River; 8. Tryler Greenhalgh, Juab.

160 — Championship, Kaelen Loveless, Payson def. Ivan Herrera, Stansbury, Pin 5:12; 3. Riley Nielson, Delta; 4. Dalyn Bergman, Bear River; 5. Ryan Hatfield, Juab; 6. Tyler Gamble, North Sanpete; 7. Jackson Barrett, Ogden; 8. Tanner Nielson, Delta.

170 — Championship, Seth Manning, Tooele def. Kale Leavitt, Delta, 11-4; 3. Heber Shepherd, Spanish Fork; 4. McCoy Cary, Payson; 5. Byron Baker, Tooele; 6. Austin Sutch, Spanish Fork; 7. Brett Smart, Bear River; 8. Conner Hughes, Bear River.

182 — Championship, Taris Schramm, Payson def. Zach Coffman, Tooele, forfeit; 3. Chad Hornberg, Bear River; 4. Mckinnon Manis, Delta; 5. Jacob Bagley, North Sanpete; 6. Hayden Pentz, Morgan; 7. Tyson Prom, Bear River; 8. Wyatt Fry, Morgan.

195 — Championship, Devan Judd, Payson def. Alex Martin, Delta, 3-1 (OT); 3. Kyle Peterson, Bear River; 4. Johnny Sullivan, Tooele; 5. Gus Snell, Spanish Fork; 6. Wyatt Ekblad, Morgan; 7. Daniel Aragon, Tooele; 8. Nathan Hintze, Stansbury.

220 — Championship, Derek Johnson, Payson def. Mckade Loe, Delta, 2-1; 3. Marty Johnson, Stansbury; 4. Ben Hansen, North Sanpete; 5. Tony Carreno, Bear River; 6. Justus Wise, Bear River; 7. Tyler King, North Sanpete; 8. Maka Kioa, Tooele.

285 — Championship, BroDee Stevenson, Bear River def. Brian Houschhouer, Payson, Pin 4:57; 3. Shaw Phillipsen, Delta; 4. Thomas Ericson, Morgan; 5. Juan Arteaga, Bear River; 6. Ronnie Hill, Stansbury; 7. Thomas Jensen, Tooele; 8. Adrian Rodriguez, Spanish Fork.

3A South-East Regional

At Uintah High School

Team scores

1. Wasatch, 306.5; 2. Uintah, 265.5; 3. Union, 259; 4. Desert Hills, 204; 5. Cedar, 166.5; 6. Canyon View, 163; 7. Pine View, 159.5; 8. Snow Canyon, 143; 9. Hurricane, 140; 10. Dixie, 112.5; 11. Juan Diego, 48; 12. Park City.

Individual results (top 8 qualify for state)

106 — Championship, Braiden Parker, Wasatch def. Drew Hansen, Pine View, Pin 0:46; 3. Terrell Mondragon, Desert Hills; 4. Parker Elison, Union; 5. Spencer Roylance, Wasatch; 6. Brock Bowden, Uintah; 7. Johnathan Hirschi, Hurricane; 8. Jaden Gibbs, Uintah.

113 — Championship, Cobe Berrett, Canyon View def. Blake Robinson, Canyon View, 9-4; 3. Dylan Brown, Union; 4. Gage Bradley, Wasatch; 5. Bladen Hosner, Pine View; 6. Kody Hafen, Snow Canyon; 7. Austin McDermott, Desert Hills; 8. Ryan Slater, Hurricane.

120 — Championship, Josh Pettus, Hurricane def. Kedric Coonis, Uintah, 4-1; 3. Sterling Ballif, Wasatch; 4. Wyatt Perry, Union; 5. Caden Clyde, Wasatch; 6. Kenny Lopez, Canyon View; 7. Nick Lloyd, Canyon View; 8. Devyn States, Uintah.

126 — Championship, Dusty Hone, Cedar def. Robert Miner, Wasatch, Pine 2:45; 3. Jesse Mackelpang, Canyon View; 4. Cody Merkley, Uintah; 5. Chance Hiatt, Uintah; 6. Tristan Prisbury, Hurricane; 7. Sam Salisbury, Pine View; 8. Stanley Ballif, Wasatch.

132 — Championship, Beau Blackburn, Uintah def. Garrett Sweat, Wasatch, 6-4; 3. Charlie Jett, Cedar; 4. Brandon Parry, Desert Hills; 5. Chris Moss, Hurricane; 6. David Whitehead, Snow Canyon; 7. Brandon Bodily, Desert Hills; 8. Andrew Torro, Uintah.

138 — Championship, Colton Havens, Uintah def. Jake Daniels, Union, Pin 5:12; 3. Albert Jepperson, Wasatch; 4. Mathew Provost, Wasatch; 5. Aidan Rich, Dixie; 6. Jaden Peterson, Pine View; 7. Tristan Bell, Park City; 8. Cord Christensen, Hurricane.

145 — Championship, Kolby Lloyd, Cedar def. Devan Webb, Desert Hills, 4-1; 3. Logan Huntington, Wasatch; 4. Tanner Dale Merkley, Uintah; 5. Tagan Johnson, Snow Canyon; 6. Lucas Batin, Dixie; 7. Josh Frost, Union; 8. Jacob Maloney, Canyon View.

152 — Championship, Spencer Heywood, Wasatch def. Zach Prince, Hurricane, 7-6 (OT); 3. Dakota Labrum, Uintah; 4. Wyatt Kesler, Union; 5. Alvino Baldovino, Canyon View; 6. Curt Wild, Snow Canyon; 7. Brenston Moss, Hurricane; 8. Stephen Peterson, Canyon View.

160 — Championship, Kaden Campbell, Union def. Bryce Provost, Wasatch, 7-0; 3. Dallin Brooks, Cedar; 4. Ethan Del Toro, Desert Hills; 5. Zac Worlton, Pine View; 6. Sil Bundy, Desert Hills; 7. Austin Morland, Uintah; 8. Dallin Tripp, Canyon View.

170 — Championship, Steven Welsh, Union def. Kimball Leavitt, Snow Canyon, 8-3; 3. Kaden Williams, Uintah; 4. Jake McNaughton, Wasatch; 5. Aaron Hanson, Canyon View; 6. Kyler Kelsh, Dixie; 7. Cody Parkinson, Cedar; 8. Trevor Ottenschott, Desert Hills.

182 — Championship, Allen Hamblin, Union def. Nokoni Slivers, Snow Canyon, 7-0; 3. William Hortin, Wasatch; 4. Mikaio Schwalger, Pine View; 5. Hunter Neville, Desert Hills; 6. Mikey Bishop, Snow Canyon; 7. Matthew Payne, Park City; 8. Alex Sands, Juan Diego.

195 — Championship, Cameron Williamson, Cedar def. Cody Stevenson, Desert Hills, 9-0; 3. Keldon Collins, Union; 4. Cabit Nye, Wasatch; 5. Ben Boss, Wasatch; 6. Boises Medel, Pine View; 7. Ian Hall, Desert Hills; 8. Jaxon Davis, Dixie.

220 — Championship, Aaron Dick, Uintah def. Logan Baker, Dixie, Pin 0:53; 3. Joseph Takau, Dixie; 4. Tyler Stevenson, Desert Hills; 5. Wyatt Lee, Hurricane; 6. Drew Sowards, Desert Hills; 7. Noa Moeai, Pine View; 8. Adam Murry, Juan Diego.

285 — Championship, Cole Mair, Uintah def. Welsey Kauvaka, Pine View, 5-0; 3. Jesse Paz, Desert Hills; 4. Jacob Nelson, Juan Diego; 5. Kolton Guffey, Union; 6. Michael Murray, Juan Diego; 7. Sam Smith, Dixie; 8. Joshua Flinton, Dixie.

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