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A dozen Falcon grapplers qualify to compete at State

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Beky Beaton | Lehi Free Press

The Skyridge wrestling team wrapped up a busy couple of weeks by finishing fourth at the Division A regional meet, conducted Feb. 2-3 at Westlake High School, and also qualified 12 individuals for berths in the 6A state tournament, scheduled for Feb. 19 at Corner Canyon High School.

To no one’s surprise, Pleasant Grove was the dominant winner. Westlake was second, Davis third, and Skyridge fourth with 241 points in a field of 13. The top eight finishers in each weight class advance to the state meet.

“The great thing is all 12 of these qualifiers are underclassman and will be with the program for a while,” said Falcon Coach Lyle Mangum. “We look forward to placing well as a team at State. The kids are really wrestling well.”

Falcon Josh Millward won the meet title in the 145 weight class and was named Outstanding Wrestler for his efforts.

Also finishing first for Skyridge in their respective brackets were Mahkyi Smith in the 160 weight class and Cayaen Smith in the 170 weight class.

Here’s a complete listing of the results by weight class. The Falcons benefitted from having multiple wrestlers competing in some of the brackets, some of whom contributed to the team point total while getting more experience in competition. Names of state qualifiers are shown in bold.

At 106, Aaron Fox placed seventh and moved his season record to 15-8.

At 106, Erol Yellowhair placed third and moved his season record to 35-10.

At 113, Nikolas Jepperson placed eighth and moved his season record to 18-21.

At 113, Easton Josie finished the season with a 3-7 record.

At 120, Brayden Jacobson placed sixth and moved his season record to 25-14.

At 120, Lance Roberts earned 8 points and finished the season with a 10-12 record.

At 126, Ryan Reay finished the season with a 3-8 record.

At 126, Tyler Rex placed eighth and moved his season record to 22-16.

At 132, Stephan Teriipaia finished the season with an 0-4 record.

At 132, Caylan Miller finished the season with a 3-11 record.

At 138, Rhett Collins placed ninth, earned 6 points and finished the season with a 14-10 record.

At 138, Broc Bond earned 4 points and finished the season with a 2-4 record.

At 145, Joshua Millward placed first and moved his season record to 44-1.

At 145, Billy Ferguson placed eighth and moved his season record to 21-20.

At 152, Dodge Collins finished the season with a 2-6 record.

At 152, Carter Perkins earned 7 points and finished the season with an 11-10 record.

At 160, Fotu Moea’I finished the season with an 0-4 record.

At 160, Mahkyi Smith placed first and moved his season record to 33-5.

At 170, Jaxson Robson placed eighth and moved his season record to 20-16.

At 170, Cayean Smith placed first and moved his season record to 22-3.

At 182, Rocky Nelson earned 4 points and finished the season with an 8-10 record.

At 182, Samuel Creed Enniss earned 3 points and finished the season with a 10-18 record.

At 195, Matthew Taylor placed fourth and moved his season record to 34-12.

At 195, Chance Peterson finished the season with a 2-7 record.

At 220, Parker Elswood placed 10th and finished the season with a 13-16 record.

At 220, Elijah Teriipaia placed sixth and moved his season record to 13-9.  He was unable to compete in his final two bouts due to injury.

At 285, Garrett Smith earned 3 points and finished the season with an 11-8 record.

At 285, Brenner Healy earned 4 points and finished the season with a 15-15 record.

In earlier matches, Skyridge hosted Westlake on Jan. 21 and wrestled well but lost 46-31 to finish the region schedule with a 3-2 record.

“We were the only team in Region 4 to complete all of the region matches, which was a goal of mine,” Mangum said. “I thought it helped the kids out to get all of those matches. 

“Then we finished second at the 6A dual championships to Westlake. We defeated Fremont, which just won the Division B championship, as well as Northridge, Cyprus and Granger and barely lost again to Westlake.”

On Jan. 27, the Falcons defeated Bingham on Senior night. “With a lot of JV in the lineup I thought we performed well that day,” the coach said.

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