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Grant LaMont head shot

GRANT LAMONT, Maple Mountain, wrestling: This junior wrestler continued his dominating season last weekend by beating Springville's Josh Campbell 20-1 in the 138-pound championship match of the Region 8 championship meet.

According to wrestleutah.com, LaMont is the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the state of Utah regardless of weight heading into next week's state tournament.

LaMont, who beat Layton's ranked wrestler Ken Astle at the All-Star Duals last month, was a big part of the Golden Eagles' dominant showing at the Region 8 tournament last weekend as they racked up 524.5 points.

LaMont is a defending 4A state champion, and will look to defend his title at state next week.

DAINIA PARKER, South Sevier, drill team: When Dainia Parker told her coaches that she was struggling with a painful injury, no one even suggested she miss the state drill competition.

"There was never a question," said South Sevier drill head coach Kelli Barton. "She works so hard, she just did everything she could to push through. … That's just how motivated and how dedicated she is."

The honor student, student body secretary and track athlete has earned the respect of her teammates because she is talented and yet humble. Her versatility and work ethic made her an asset to the squad, which won the 2A state championship last weekend.

"She's an amazing dancer," said Barton. "Anything we ask, she can do. She's just been amazing."

Note: To nominate a prep athlete of the week, contact prep editor James Edward at [email protected]