Wrestlers Impact State Tournament
By Greg James | email@example.com
West Jordan - The state high school wrestling season is over and Copper Hills and West Jordan had several wrestlers qualify and have an influence at the state tournament.
The Grizzlies’ Joey Revelli placed third overall at 132 lbs. Revelli finished his senior season 27-7 overall.
In the quarterfinals of the state tournament, Revelli faced Cameron Hunsaker from American Fork, the eventual state champion in his weight class. Revelli got on the bottom end of a reversal in the second period and fell behind 2-0. Hunsaker then took him down to go ahead 4-0, but Revelli failed to give up and scored a one-point escape. It was not enough, as time ran out and Revelli lost 4-1.
In his third-place match he faced Jaden Mayers from Mountain Crest. Revelli got two takedowns and won the match 4-1.
Copper Hills senior Jordan Marshall placed fourth at the state tournament in the 113 lbs weight class. He finished his season with a 40-8 overall record.
Marshall wrestled Colton Eden from Syracuse in his final state tournament match. They were tied 2-2 heading into the second period. Marshall got taken down and eventually lost 5-2 for his fourth-place finish.
The Grizzlies had six other grapplers qualify for the state tournament. They were sophomore Scott Krelo, juniors Spencer Wheeler and Brodee Henderson, and seniors Jonathan Olson, Mason Van Wagenen and Alema Sagapolu.
The Grizzlies clinched their second straight region championship. They defeated Cottonwood 76-6 to clinch the championship. They also defeated Brighton 59-18, West Jordan 61-15 and Taylorsville 62-12. Their two closest matches were a 38-31 victory over Jordan and a 45-33 loss to Riverton.
West Jordan also had two wrestlers qualify for the tournament.
The Jaguars’ Trace Birch closed out his season with one win in the state tournament. He defeated Layne Blake from Syracuse to advance in the 182 lb consolation bracket 7-2. He finished his season with a 22-11 record.
Hector Arroyo lost his two matches in the 220 lb bracket. He placed sixth at the divisional to qualify for the state tournament.
Jaguars Jon Earl and Mason Merriam placed second and fifth respectively at the JV state tournament.
West Jordan defeated Bingham to close out their season 41-35. This was their first season under new head coach Zan Elder.