Cedar Coach Chris Hone spoke about his team’s effort with most basic description.
“They were executing everything that we’ve been practicing on,” Hone said. “They’re getting in wrestling shape and they looked good tonight.”
The duel started with a well-matched battle in the 126-pound division between Hurricane’s Chris Moss and Cedar’s Jeremy Williams. Moss gained a 2-1 advantage after the first period and increased it to 5-2 after two. Then both wrestlers showed urgency and scored well in the last period but after it was over, Moss picked up an 11-5 win.
Cole Corral (132 lbs) and Kolby Lloyd (138) scored consecutive pins for Cedar and gave their team the lead at 12-3. Lloyd executed his skill-set quickly by scoring his pin in the first round. Some of Hurricane’s premier wrestlers were up next and didn’t let the Cedar lead hold for long.
Justin Post of Hurricane pinned his opponent at the 1:24 mark in the first round at 145 pounds and two-time state champion Zach Prince (152 lbs) scored a 10-5 decision in a great match with Cedar’s Braiden French. Post and Prince’s wins tied the score at 12-12 after five matches.
Another Moss (Brenston) from Hurricane took the center of the mat in the 160-pound match against Cedar’s Cody Parkinson. Parkinson was outpointing Moss 8-7 and the two were trading positions and counters well, but Moss ended up getting the upper hand and scored a pin making the score Hurricane 18-12.
Despite his team coming out on the losing side after the duel, Hurricane Coach Kerry Prince was especially pleased with what he saw from the brother tandem.
“I thought the Moss boys looked good,” he said. “They really came through “He [Brenston] did a couple of really good firemans (moves). He got his guy into the Saturday night ride and pinned him.”
After that, it was a Cedar run of five straight wins. At 170 pounds, Cedar’s Rocky Dettamanti earned a second period pin, Mason Williamson (182) got a pin (first period), Cameron Williamson (first round pin), Michael Beck (win by forfeit), and heavyweight Kahi Eldridge showed an awesome display of speed and power in his pin at the 1:03 mark in the first round, giving Cedar the lead at 42-18. Eldridge is one of many Region 9 football players who are trying to work out of their football nature and regain their wrestling form.
“It’s taking a few weeks to get the muscle memory going again,” Eldridge said.
His attack was deliberate and unhesitant—like his blocking that he did this past season on the football field.
“I just always try to get around my opponent, said the 285-pounder. “I try to get around him, hit his elbow, and work around him and pick him up if I can.
“If that doesn’t work, then I’ll try to drive him over, but my main goal is to get around him. I’m just trying to turn the corner on my opponent.”
Eldridge’s coach had praise for him.
“He’s built a little bit shorter that most guys his weight, but he’s very strong and very fast,” Hone said. “There’s not many guys as fast as him.”
Cedar’s 24-point lead at that point (three matches remained) did not mean quality wrestling was over.
Hurricane’s Josh Pettus (106 lbs), the preseason No. 1 ranked wrestler in that division, went out and showed his impressive talent. He earned a quick pin at 1:34 of the first period.
Following Pettus was Cedar’s No. 2 preseason ranked Cody Hone (113 lbs) and he didn’t let down either. Hone built a 10-0 lead on his opponent before making his pin at the 1:18 mark of the second period. Then Ty Bulloch closed out the duel with his first period pin (0:24) in the 120-pound match and secured the Cedar win.
126 pounds Christopher Moss (HHS) 11-5 over Jeremy Williams (CHS)
132 Cole Corral (CHS) pin over Dusty McLeod (HHS)
138 Kolby Lloyd (CHS) pin over Stephen Zitting (HHS)
145 Justin Post (HHS) pin over Shawn Savage (CHS)
152 Zach Prince (HHS) 10-5 over Braiden French (CHS)
160 Brenston Moss (HHS) pin over Cody Parkinson (CHS)
170 Rocky Dettamanti (CHS) pin over Chase Thompson (HHS)
182 Mason Williamson (CHS) pin over Joey Fiso (HHS)
195 Cameron Williamson (CHS) pin over Fa amasion Sefita (HHS)
220 Mike Beck (CHS) won by forfeit (HHS no wrestler)
285 Kahi Eldredge (CHS) pin over Wyatt Lee (HHS)
106 Josh Pettus (HHS) pin over Brady Stratton (CHS)
113 Dusty Hone (CHS) pin over Aaron Barnum (HHS)
120 Ty Bulloch (CHS) pin over Kolby Mills (HHS)
IN OTHER REGION 9 WRESTLING
Desert Hills Thunder won 51-24 over Snow Canyon in the "Grapple for the Gold"
106 Joe Mondragon (DHHS) pin over Austin Davis (SCHS)
113 Brandon Parry (DHHS) 7-1 over Mitch Taylor (SCHS)
120 Dillon Jones (DHHS) pin over DJ Whitehead (SCHS)
126 Tagan Johnson (SCHS) pin over Spencer Hanks (DHHS)
132 James Suwyn (DHHS) 10-9 over Curt Wilde (SCHS)
138 Devin Webb (DHHS) pin over Hans Lounsbury (SCHS)
145 Dustin Roberts (DHHS) pin over Caleb Wright (SCHS)
152 Israel Perez (DHHS) 11-8 over Kimball Leavitt (SCHS)
160 Kevin Webb (DHHS) wins by Forfeit
170 Sil bundy (DHHS) pin over Stetson Reed (SCHS)
182 Nokoni Slivers (SCHS) pin over Richard Tauoa (DHHS)
195 Tavish Nelson (SCHS) pin over Cody Stevenson (DHHS)
220 Curtis Bulloch (SCHS) pin over Tyler Stevenson (DHHS)
285 Kalob Stevenson (DHHS) pin over Sheydon John (SCHS)
Canyon View defeated Pine View 52-20 at Canyon View
106 Blake Robinson (CVHS) pin over Drew Hansen (PVHS)
113 Kenny Lopez (CVHS) pin over Drew Mayfield (PVHS)
120 Jesse Mackelprang (CVHS) pin over Sam Salisbury (PVHS)
126 Travis Robinson (CVHS) 9-0 over Hunter Smith (PVHS)
132 Trevor Bass (CVHS) 4-2 over Garrett Smith (PVHS)
138 Anthony Castaneda (CVHS) pin over Jaden Peterson (PVHS)
145 Phillip Duncan (CVHS) forfeit win
152 Cody Miller (CVHS) pin over Harrison Spriggs (PVHS)
160 Austin Manuele (PVHS) pin over Dallin Tripp
170 Jerome Nelson (PVHS) 8-5 over Rhett Jensen (CVHS)
182 Alvino Baldivino (CVHS) 9-6 over Mikaio Schwalger (PVHS)
195 Mike Kauvaka (PVHS) pin over Joe Bosquez (CVHS)
220 Mario Calderon (CVHS) pin over Jacob Heaton (PVHS)
285 Wes Kauvaka (PVHS) pin over Duncan Campbell
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