High school wrestling: Box Elder dominates Layton Invitational

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  • Particulars of no Consequence Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    It is still a little early to be sure, but you have to put Maple Mountain's team as the best in state right now. They have already taken two of the toughest tournaments (Ironman Duals and Wasatch Duals) and they have beaten both of the next best teams (Box Elder by 37-24 and Pleasant Grove by 47-21). I would also be careful saying that Box Elder is #2 - PG beat them head-to-head at Wasatch Duals 36-32. Box Elder was missing one starter with injury, but it may not have mattered as the PG wrestler at that weight is very good.

  • USC Fan in Utah Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 10, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    Looks like MM beat Box Elder up at Wasatch. Wixom knocked off Gunter.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    They could/should also meet in the Jaguar Duals in Jan...

  • mjm75 Heber City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    They'll meet at the Wasatch Intermountain Duals this weekend in Heber

  • USC Fan in Utah Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 10:52 p.m.

    Where will Box Elder and Maple Mountain Dual this year?

  • binghamalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Box Elder has JV ranks as well, they have 3 defending title guys back,

    They wrestle against Mt Crest who we all know is a top 5 program, so
    I believe that region forces Box Elder not to take as many people.

    But this year with what I saw from the Bees at the layton tourney, I was excited for the 4 new guys who won that tourney, to go along with all 3 guys who won state last year easily winning them selves, and Box Elder had someone in the top 6 of every single weight class, and won from 130 to 190 every weight class, thats 6 wrestlers in a row!

    BE and MM should be a fun state tourney,

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 9:11 p.m.

    Box Elder is way good but Maple Mountain has too much depth in the JV ranks this year, as they ultimately did last year. Varsity vs. Varsity the two stack up well but it will be Maple Mountain's JV team that makes the difference this year.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    Agfan- Sorry, you are mistaken. MM is the best and they will prove it. I'm not a fan of the way they have built their program. But you take what the law allows I guess and hope for the best. East and Timpview had problems with it in football, and I'm gonna go out on a limb and say if the UHSAA actually cared about wrestling, they would look into the blatant recruiting that they do at MM. But I know they won't so MM will keep having kids from out of boundary show up their freshman year like clockwork. Ya, I know it's legal by the letter of the law. But it's not ethical by any means. Some schools keep having "open houses" to show off their trophys and facilities. Others just entice kids by giving mom and dad a place to live closer to their "new Job".

  • AggieFan82 OGDEN, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 10:35 p.m.

    16 points separated Maple Mountain and Box Elder at state last year. No disrespect to Maple Mountain but if Box Elder competed in the easy region 8 and could qualify 25 for state as opposed to 17 from the toughest region, region 5, Box Elder would have taken state. To me, Box Elder is the best team in all the state regardless of classification.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    Thanks for the wrestling coverage. Box Elder is probably the second best team in the state regardless of classification but unfortunately they are in 4A with Maple Mountain. But those two teams appear head and shoulders above anyone else in the state.