Snow Canyon wrestlers and coaches after Warriors win Iron Town Duels tournament, Cedar City, Utah January 8, 2022 | Photo courtesy of Dallas Lowry, St. George News / Cedar City News
CITY OF CEDAR – The Snow Canyon Warriors took top honors in the Iron Town Duels wrestling tournament held at Canyon View High School on Friday and Saturday.
The Warriors racked up a total of 546 game points winning nine doubles games during the two-day event, which drew 21 high school teams large and small from across the region. Most of the teams were from Utah, but there were also schools from three other participating states.
Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas was second with 437 match points, while host team Canyon View placed third with 415. See the full list of team results at the bottom of the story.
“Everyone fought hard and we had great sportsmanship from all of the teams,” said Canyon View head coach Dallas Lowry.
Meanwhile, a separate women’s tournament was also held across town at Cedar High. Since most high schools do not have a full women’s roster, the women’s events have been organized as round robin matches for each weight class.
The winners for the girls were as follows (a few weight classes have been combined): Megan Robinson, Cedar (110 pounds); Genesis Diaz, Pine View (120); Michaela Renber, Canyon View (125); Corrie Williams, Company (130); Trina Bennett, Page, Arizona (140); McKelle Jeppson, Pine View (145); Georgina DeCasas, Dixie (155); Megan Allred, Snow Canyon (170); Aja Curley, Page, Arizona (190); and Maitea Cardenas, Canyon View (235).
In the boys’ matches held at Canyon View, a number of athletes went undefeated on both days. Here’s a recap of some of the top performing students in southern Utah’s high schools, broken down by weight category (full results available at trackwrestling.com):
106 pounds: Asher Farr of Snow Canyon and Eli Baeza of Crimson Cliffs were both 8-0. Six of Farr’s victories were by pin (fall).
113 lbs: Snow Canyon’s Kaden Guymon was 8-0 with five pins.
120 pounds: Jaren Marx of Pine View went 8-0.
126 lbs: Seth Armstrong of Hurricane went 8-0 with five pins, while Hagen Mayer of Milford went 8-0 with six pins.
132 pounds: Canyon View’s Jake Olsen and Desert Hills’ Nate Fordham were both 8-0, with seven wins each.
138 lbs: Hurricane’s Mikah Murphy went 8-0 with five pins.
144 lbs: Piute’s McKray Gayler went 5-0, while Cedar’s Cooper Anderson went 7-1, his only loss coming in a 9-7 decision to Gayler.
150 pounds: Quaid Thompson of Milford went 8-0 with seven pins, while Trystin Dennett of Hurricane went 8-0 with eight pins. Snow Canyon’s Brayden Jones went 7-1, his only loss to Dennett. Additionally, Cedar’s Jancen Payne was also 7-1, his only loss to unbeaten Bishop Gorman’s Colin Kirkpatrick (Las Vegas) in the fall.
157 lbs: Desert Hills’s Keagan Boyce went 8-0, with six wins per pin.
175 pounds: Panguitch’s Cael Houston and Milford’s Blake Barnes were both 8-0. They had five and seven wins in the fall, respectively.
190 pounds: Eldon Milton of Crimson Cliffs went 8-0 with seven pins.
215 lbs: Canyon View’s Marc Richardson and Desert Hills’ Noah Fuailetolo were both 8-0. They won five and seven pin wins, respectively.
285: In the heavyweight class, Dawson Bundy went undefeated, with his eight pin wins. Pine View’s Braedon Nomee was also undefeated, 6-0.
Iron Town 2022 duels
Canyon View High School January 7-8
Boys’ team results by total match points
- Snow Canyon, 546.
- Shadow Ridge, Nevada, 437.
- Canyon View, 415.
- Hurricane, 413.
- Purple Cliffs, 376.
- Panguitch, 375.
- View of the pines, 362.
- (tie) Cèdre, 347.
- (tie) Clearfield, 347.
- Desert Hills, 341.
- (tie) Summit Academy, 290.
- (tie) Piute, 290.
- Milford, 287.
- Victor Valley, California, 286.
- Bishop Gorman, Nevada, 260.
- Boulder City, Nevada, 258.
- Page, Arizona, 244.
- Snow Canyon JV, 241.
- JV Canyon View, 191.
- Water canyon, 150.
- Parowan, 145.
This week, Tuesday, a number of southern Utah athletes were invited to compete in the Ross Brunson Utah All-Star Dual at Utah Valley University in Orem. The lineup planned for high school girls includes Ayelin “Ice” Grilli of Cedar High at 135 pounds, Kristie Jensen (115) and Tilisa Matakaiongo (190) of Canyon View; and Corrie Williams (130) of Enterprise.
The Ross Brunson All-Star high school roster includes more than a dozen wrestlers from southern Utah, several of whom have already been mentioned above. To see the full list of scheduled participants, click here.
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