The Richfield High School and South Sevier High School wrestling teams competed in the 3A divisional tournament held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield Friday and Saturday. RHS’s Wildcats finished in third place overall with 206.5 team points. SSHS’ Rams secured fourth place with 192 team points. 

“We thought our team wrestled well this past weekend,” said Joe DeLuca, ’Cats head coach. “We struggled with illness running through the team for more than a week before the divisional tournament, so we had some concern about how sharp we would be and where our conditioning would be. Fortunately, we were able to work past the illness and perform.”

Top five finishers for the ’Cats by weight class are as follows ­–

• 106, Dayson Torgerson won four of four matches and finished in first place. Two wins were by fall, one by technical fall and one by decision, 5-0. 

• 113, Zachary Sweitzer won four of five matches and finished in third place. One win was by fall; one by technical fall; one by major decision, 14-5; and two by decision, 12-9 and 10-7. The loss was by technical fall to Juab’s Keaton Sperry, 14-5. 

• 113, Garrin Lord won three of four matches and finished in second place. One win was by major decision, 13-0; one by technical fall, 15-0; and one via a bye. The loss was by major decision to Juab’s Keaton Sperry, 12-4. 

• 120, Denim Torgerson won four of four matches and finished in first place. Three wins were by fall and one via a bye. 

• 138, Jaren Marquardson won four of six matches and finished in fourth place. Three wins were by fall and one by major decision, 14-0. His two losses were by fall. 

• 145, Dominic Rolph won four of six matches and finished in fourth place. All four wins were by fall. One loss was by fall and one by decision, 13-9. 

• 152, Jordan Snyder won four of five matches and finished in third place. One win was by fall and three by decision, 7-0, 5-3 and 6-0. His loss was by fall to Juab’s Cade Bowring. 

• 160, Carston Jensen won four of five matches and finished in third place. Two wins were by fall; one by major decision, 13-2; and one via a bye. His loss was by fall to Juab’s Will Harmon.

• 160, Cameron Hyde won four of six matches and finished in fourth place. Three wins were by fall and one via a bye. Both losses were by fall. 

• 170, Wyatt Harvey won four of six matches and finished in fifth place. Two wins were by fall; one by technical fall, 16-0; and one via a bye. One loss was by fall and one by decision, 12-5. 

• 195, Lex Leany won four of five matches and finished in third place. One win was by fall, one by injury default and two via byes. His loss was in a tie breaker, 7-6, to Juab’s Talon Holdaway.

“Saturday’s rounds were a lot of fun to be a part of,” DeLuca said. “We had a 30 minute time period with wrestlers on multiple mats, wrestling tough exciting matches and coming out on top.”

Top five finishers for the Rams by weight class are as follows ­–

• 113, Mason Gardner won four of six matches and finished in fifth place. All four wins were by fall. One loss was by major decision, 13-0, and one by decision, 12-9. 

• 120, Cole Peterson won four of six matches and finished in fifth place. One win was by fall; one by major decision, 11-3; one by decision, 8-4; and one via a bye. Both losses were by fall.

• 126, Parker Brian won five of six matches and finished in third place. One win was by fall; one by technical fall, 22-6; and two by decision, 9-3 and 8-6. His loss was by fall to Delta’s Maverick Caldwell. 

• 132, Triston Fillmore won three of four matches and finished in second place. Two wins were by fall and one by decision, 3-2. His loss was by decision, 9-6, to Juab’s Conner Ingram. 

• 145, Jett High won three of five matches and finished in fifth place. Two wins were by fall and one by technical fall, 18-2. One loss was by fall and one in a tie breaker, 2-1. 

• 160, Jaxin Torgerson won three of four matches and finished in second place. Two wins were by fall and one by major decision, 15-4. His loss was by decision, 5-4, to Juab’s Will Harmon. 

• 182, Taylor Hunt won four of four matches and finished in first place. One win was by fall; one by major decision, 15-1; one by decision, 7-5; and one via a bye. 

• 220, Christopher Good won four of six matches and finished in fifth place. Two wins were by fall and two via byes. One loss was by decision, 5-3, and one by injury default. 

• 285, Kemmer Jones won three of four matches and finished in second place. All three wins were by fall. His loss was by decision, 5-3, to Juab’s Shan Jackson. 

“Heading into the state tournament next week, we are looking to get healthy first,” DeLuca said. “The two week break should help us clear the illness out of the room. 

“This past weekend set us up well heading into the state tourney, we wrestled well against some tough competition and in the process gained confidence in our abilities, as well as trust in ourselves,” said DeLuca. “I am excited to see what our guys can do next week, they are peaking at the right time.”

The ’Cats and the Rams will travel to the Utah Valley University in Orem for the 3A state tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. 

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