Autumn Wolfgram, West (Jr.)
The swim season has just begun, but West’s Autumn Wolfram already seems to be swimming in midseason form.
At last week’s Viewmont Invitational, the junior finished with four first-place finishes and was given the High Point Award.
She won the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly and then anchored the winning legs in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.
“Autumn is a joy to work with. She is truly dedicated to school and swimming. She has been the backbone of our team for the last three years,” said West coach Casey Jackson.
Wolfgram is the defending 5A state champ in the 200-yard freestyle.
Tanner Nygren, Lehi (Sr.)
One of the state’s leading scorers as a junior last year, Tanner Nygren is poised for another huge year for the Pioneers.
In last Tuesday’s 117-91 season-opening victory over Taylorsville, Nygren torched the nets for 36 points to go along with his seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Nygren averaged 22.8 ppg last season, and the 36 points he scored against the Warriors was just shy of the career-record 39 points he scored against West last December.
Kennedy Redding, Bountiful (Sr.)
Last year’s 4A MVP picked up right where she left off.
In last week’s 61-58 victory over Weber, the senior post player scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. A year ago she averaged 22 points, 15 rebounds and two steals for the Braves.
Redding is also a star volleyball player, and last month she led the Braves to the 4A state championship.
Michael McCann, Westlake (Sr.)
Started the season with a bang at 160 pounds by beating two ranked opponents.
Last Tuesday, he came from behind to pin Davis’ Wyatt Knowlton at the Wrestling Against Cancer Duals at Davis High school. Knowlton finished second at state last year.
The following night against Layton, he beat his opponent 16-1 to win by technical fall.
“Michael exemplifies what it means to be a Westlake wrestler. He is a leader on the mat and in the classroom. He worked really hard this past offseason and we can see that it's paying off,” said coach Cody Burdett.
The senior also maintains a 3.72 GPA.
Anthony Puertas, Timpanogos (So.)
Opened the season with a solid performance at the Bingham Invitational last week.
The sophomore won the 200 individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. His IM time of 2:02.21 and his fly time of 53.33 are both the top marks in 4A early this season.
“Tony is a very hard worker and a great member of the team. He consistently works hard in and out of the pool. His commitment to academics and swimming is astounding,” said coach Ezra Silva.
Silva’s 100 fly time broke his school record of 54.00, which he set last year.
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