Led by individual champs Colton Griffiths (135) and Nate Black (171), Hunter won the Region 3 title by edging West Jordan 385.5-370 on Thursday at West Jordan. Bingham was third with 334 points.
Despite only getting wins from two of its 10 finalists, Hunter won its second straight region meet by qualifying 15 wrestlers for state, including at least one in every weight class.
West Jordan had a strong showing. Retiring coach Larry Jaramillo was named Region 3 coach of the year; and 125-pound champ Nicko Paraso (lower weights) and 275-pound champ Justin Blackmore were honored as the Region 3 meet's outstanding wrestlers.
Freshman Jacob Falk (103), Collin Grant (130), Chase Burns (135), Jared Hall (160) and Tyler Wallace (189) also won individual championships for West Jordan.
Other Region 3 champs included: 215-pounder Eli Feildon of Riverton; and Ryker Vandertoolen (112), returning state champ Kade Moss (119), Kieth Sasine (140) and Andrew Park (152) of Bingham.
REGION 1: At Kaysville, with nine wrestlers advancing to championship matches on the second day of the Region 1 wrestling tournament, Viewmont didn't need to do much to secure yet another region team title.
Like they have done much of the season, the Vikings dominated on the mat and collected 390 points to earn top team honors at Davis High on Thursday evening. Overall, Viewmont qualified 19 wrestlers for next week's 5A tournament at Utah Valley State College.
"Coming from this region, anytime you can get 15 or more, I think that's pretty remarkable," said Vikings coach Brandon Ripplinger.
Weber, the defending 5A champion, finished second with 319 points. Davis tallied 276 points for third place.
Viewmont wrestler Nate Larsen and Layton wrestler Adam Fager both kept season-long undefeated records intact with championship match victories. Larsen came from behind to edge Weber's Bracken Nipko 8-7 in the 112 final. Fager dominated Fremont's Austin Storey from start to finish for a 12-2 win in the 189 final.
REGION 2: For the fourth consecutive year, and the fifth time in six years, the Alta Hawks won the Region 2 wrestling tournament with 410 team points compared to second-place Brighton's 364.
The Hawks had five individual champions in the 14 weight classes including the two outstanding wrestlers for the meet. Carson Kuhn is undefeated at 103 pounds and took the award for the lower weights. Jordan Pierson was voted the best at the upper weights at 189 pounds.
The Bengals had four individual champions and Jordan finished third and with three individual title winners. Alta qualified 12 wrestlers for the state tournament while both Brighton and Jordan pushed through 11.
REGION 5: The Mountain Crest Mustangs claimed their third consecutive Region 5 championship by a surprising margin on Thursday night, outscoring second-place Box Elder by 38 points.
The Mustangs and Bees each had five individual region champions, but the difference in the meet was Mountain Crest's superior depth. The Mustangs had a handful of junior varsity wrestlers earn points to help them get past Box Elder.
The five wrestlers who claimed individual titles for the Mustangs were Zabinadi Smethurst (103 pounds), Raider Lofthouse (112), Jake Morrill (130), Justin Kohler (135) and Ethen Lofthouse (160). Ethen Lofthouse was named the meet's outstanding wrestler in the upper weights.
Roy's Wyatt Ray (125) was the outstanding wrestler in the lower weights.
REGION 6: The 4A Region 6 Wrestling Championship was held at East High where Olympus ran away with the title for the eighth consecutive year scoring 349.5 points.
Cyprus was a distant 2nd with 282 but provided the outstanding wrestler in the upper division weights. Matt Brown scored a technical violation win after jumping out to a 16-1 lead over Highland's David Lawrence. The Outstanding Wrestler in the lower division was awarded to Kevin Sierer of Murray in the 103 division.
Olympus Coach Theros Johnson walked away with the Outstanding Coach award and expressed his jubilation saying, "I thought it would be a tough tournament. We just work hard and show up everyday."
The first five finishers in each weight division qualified for the state tournament.
REGION 10: At Park City, wrestling powerhouse Wasatch held on to beat Uintah 324.5-319 to win the region title.
The two top teams battled the whole tournament as a Wasp or Ute won 13 of the 14 individual championships.
The only other individual title went to Union, which took third place with 103 points. Park City was fourth with 32 points.