|Wade Bohn wrestles for Emery.|
After participating in the 8-team Carbon Duels at Carbon High School, the Emery Spartan wrestling team returned to Castle Dale to host the North Sanpete Hawks in the opening of region action. North Sanpete, a perennial wrestling power, overpowered the younger Emery team 58-15.
Wrestling well for Emery against the Hawks were Steven Giles and Jex Jensen, as each had a second round pin of their opponent. Mike Jones decisioned his opponent 9-2. Luke Stoddard was decisioned 10-9 and Tyler Swenson was decisioned 8-4. All other Spartan wrestlers were pinned by their Hawk opponent.
In Price the previous weekend, Emery opened the season going 4-4 against their opponents in the tournament.
Emery defeated Monticello 42-36, North Sanpete JV 69-6, Grand 54-30 and Milford 48-9. Emery lost to Duchesne 45-18, Logan 37-36 and Carbon 45-33.
|Jex Jensen works to get the advantage in this round against Carbon.|
Steven Giles, at 130 pounds, led Emery as he pinned all seven of his opponents. He had three pins in the first round, three pins in the second round and only his Carbon opponent made it into the third round before being pinned.
Three Emery wrestlers went 6-1 in the tournament. Jex Jensen, at 135 pounds, had four pins and was decisioned by Logan in his loss. Luke Stoddard, at 171 pounds, had five pins and was also decisioned in his loss at the hands of a Milford wrestler. McKay Allred, at 103 pounds, had three pins and was also decisioned in his loss to a Duchesne wrestler.
Wade Bohn, at 189 pounds, had pinned his opponents from Monticello, Duchesne and Logan all in the first round. He decisioned his North Sanpete to take his record to 4-0 before he had to forfeit his last three matches as he dislocated a knee.
Three wrestlers finished with 4-3 records. Landon Huntsman at 140 pounds, Tyler Swenson at 145 pounds and Mike Jones at 152 pounds each won four.
Others wrestling for Emery were Jaden Bagley at 112 pounds, Waldo Espino at 119 pounds, Justin Miller at 160 pounds, Ty Thomas at 215 pounds and Jacob Begay at 275 pounds. Bagley and Miller each won three matches and the others won two each.