Tyson Carter was the Lions’ only state champion Saturday night. But Payson celebrated as a team on top of the podium thanks to five runners-up and four wrestlers who lost in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning to win.
Zak Kohler won his fourth state title, and six Wasatch wrestlers won individual championships to help the Wasps cruise to their fourth team title in five years Thursday night at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in Orem.
The consensus top-two teams in 6A — champions of each of the past eight seasons — dominated the opening day of the tournament, placing an astonishing 20 combined wrestlers past the quarterfinals Wednesday at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley Univ
Wasatch placed nine wrestlers through to Thursday’s semifinal round of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at Utah Valley University, helping the Wasps surge to a 12-point advantage on the preliminary day of the event.
The wristbands are part of an initiative by Utah officials, and backed by the Utah High School Activities Association, designed to promote an atmosphere of sportsmanship at all activities during the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Jan 20th - 11:10am
The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Sagapolu committed to Oregon during the first half of the all-star event, pulling on a green Ducks hat while standing amid family and friends, who all chanted “Go Ducks” in front of a CBS Sports Network camera.
The Tigers have been fined $500 and head coach Jeremy Hill suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season for a "lack of institutional compliance" after the UHSAA discovered uniform violations in the Tigers' championship game.