In the season opener for both the Morgan and North Summit wrestling teams, the Trojans edged the Braves for the 42-39 victory. Morgan, who had six freshmen wrestling varsity, recorded six falls and a forfeit while North Summit registered six falls and a win by decision.
“I was just very pleased with our freshmen and first year wrestlers that stepped in nicely for us,” Coach Dustin Rock shared. “This was a great win for such a young team!”
Freshmen Will Korth (106lbs) and Ryan Sazma (220lbs) both recorded pins in their first varsity outing for Morgan High. Senior Montana Cragun (145lbs) and juniors Jarrett Jorgensen (132lbs), Spencer Belinski (152lbs), and Canyon Lane (182lbs) also recorded falls Tuesday night. Junior Holden Petty (160lbs) won his match by forfeit.
Freshman Blake Woolsey, wrestling up at 113lbs, avoided the pin and only surrendered three points, which proved to be the winning margin, in his 6-3 loss by decision to Brensen Richins. Other freshmen on the varsity mat were Jaxon Larsen (195lbs), Garrett Myers (126lbs), and Zaxton Zuech (120lbs).
Junior Taufui Fonua handled the heavyweight (285lbs) duties during the match while fellow junior Brennan Campbell wrestled 138lbs, and sophomore Chance Toone filled the 170lbs weight class.
The young Trojan squad features 12 freshmen, five sophomores, seven juniors and a lone senior. It will be an exciting year to watch the team develop and gain experience. Addition freshmen who didn’t wrestle varsity on Tuesday are William Lance (138lbs), Jarron Campbell (138lbs), Everett Gilson (152lbs), Ryker Adams (160lbs), Joshua Pentz (160lbs) and Cade Galbraith (170lbs). Returning sophomores include Waylen Pentz (106lbs), Tyler Chase (145lbs), Tanner Belinski (152lbs), Isaac Reese (152lbs) and Toone. Junior Dexter Gilson is a newcomer to the team this year at 160lbs.
The Trojans wrestled Wednesday night, November 28, at Wasatch and will compete at the Layton Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 30-December 1. Mark your calendars now to not miss Morgan’s four home meets this year! December 5-Syracuse @Morgan; December 19- Bear River and Evanston @Morgan; January 16- Summit Academy @Morgan and January 24 (Senior Night)- South Summit @ Morgan. All home matches will begin at 5:30 with JV followed by varsity at 7:00 pm. The Tri-Dual with Evanston and Bear River will commence at 4:00 pm.
Box Score: Morgan 42, North Summit 39
220: Ryan Sazama (MHS) over Dylan Richins (NSHS) (Fall 1:26) 285: Matagi Faavale (NSHS) over Taufui Fonua (MHS) (Fall 5:46) 106: William Korth (MHS) over Tristan Smith (NSHS) (Fall 2:16) 113: Brensen Richins (NSHS) over Blake Woolsey (MHS) (Dec 6-3) 120: Gavin McCowen (NSHS) over Zaxton Zuech (MHS) (Fall 1:26) 126: Kaden Tinkham (NSHS) over Garrett Myers (MHS) (Fall 3:17) 132: Jarett Jorgensen (MHS) over Jackson Prescott (NSHS) (Fall 3:09) 138: Ryker Pentz (NSHS) over Brennan Campbell (MHS) (Fall 0:17) 145: Montana Cragun (MHS) over Adam Hendry (NSHS) (Fall 1:58) 152: Spencer Belinski (MHS) over Michael Green (NSHS) (Fall 3:10) 160: Holden Petty (MHS) over (NSHS) (For.) 170: Tyler Scheurn (NSHS) over Chance Toone (MHS) (Fall 1:09) 182: Canyon Lane (MHS) over Skyler Rees (NSHS) (Fall 4:34) 195: Brett Rees (NSHS) over Jaxon Larsen (MHS) (Fall 1:03).