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Morgan wrestler Josh Wilson ranked 8th in the Nation

Article Date: 
27 January, 2012 (All day)

Josh Wilson from Morgan, who is the son of Kelly and Lisa Wilson and a graduate of Morgan High School is on the wrestling team at Utah Valley University. Wilson has been wrestling for over 12 years and recently ranked 8th in the Nation.

Wilson was born and raised in Morgan, and has been wrestling  since he was in the 6th grad, and Coached by Greg Williams. He brings to UVU a record of excellence in Wrestling, such as two State Championships, a three time  Region Championship and a National Champion. 

Despite all the success that Wilson has been having this season, he does not let the success get to his head. “A month ago I wasn’t ranked,” Wilson said. “I worked my way up there by wrestling.” When asked if there is any added pressure because he is ranked eighth in the nation, Wilson said. “No.” 

Coach Williams  shared the kind of caliber of person Josh Wilson is. “It’s not just about effort, it’s about doing everything you can to be your best and Josh Wilson is one of those kids…,” said Coach Wilson. “ Wilson expects a lot from himself. He has set a high bar. But he has a great work ethic.”  Wilson is a fan favorite at UVU, His InterMat ranking on top of his overall record is putting UVU on the Map. Josh Wilson, doesn’t give in to all the credit, but quickly always credits his team. 

“I don’t feel like I’m in the spotlight.” Wilson said,, “ We are still young, We’re all still talented, we’ll continue to grow. 

On a side note, Josh’s dad Kelly, and uncle Kyle  also excelled in wrestling in high school, so this second generation of wrestlers in the Wilson family is remarkable.

Story provided by UVU newspaper.