The Morgan High wrestling team traveled to Weber High in North Ogden to compete in the Jody Warren Duals December 14-15. Over the course of two days, the varsity and JV wrestlers faced eight other teams and received valuable mat time against Bear River, Sky View, Weber, Fremont, Tooele, Copper Hills, Star Valley (WY), and Rock Springs (WY). Freshman Will Korth (106lbs) finished the tournament undefeated with two pins, two tech falls, two major decisions, a forfeit, and a 12-5 decision.
“Will had a great tournament. He was our only undefeated varsity wrestler,” Coach Dustin Rock praised.
As a varsity team, Morgan gave up a number of forfeits as Coach Rock chose to wrestle his younger, newer wrestlers in the JV tournament. “It was a good tournament for a lot of our young kids. Everyone got better. Some of our freshmen who have been wrestling varsity got to get some good JV mat time,” he explained.
Morgan only entered eight athletes on their varsity team and forfeited the other six weights. By Saturday morning, they were down to six wrestlers after Holden Petty (160lbs) and Waylen Pentz (113lbs) were injured in matches on Friday evening.
“Our varsity wrestled well. I was very impressed with Spencer Belinski, and both of the Campbell brothers wrestled well,” he explained.
Junior Spencer Belinksi (145lbs) recorded a 6-2 record with his only losses coming to Bear River and Star Valley. He won five matches by fall and one by a 6-3 decision. Sophomore Tanner Belinski (152lbs) was only one match behind his older brother, finishing with a 5-3 record. Tanner fell to Star Valley, Weber and Tooele. He pinned four of his opponents.
The other set of brothers, Brennan and Jarron Campbell, also performed well. Brennan, a 138-pound junior, finished with a 5-3 record, only losing to Bear River, Copper Hills and Rock Springs while his younger brother, Jarron, weighing in at 132 pounds, broke even with a 4-4 record.
JV Jody Warren Results
The JV team wrestled well with Montana Cragun finishing 8-0, and two wrestlers—Canyon Lane and Jaxon Larsen—finishing with 6-2 records
113-Zaxton Zuech (5-3); 120-Garrett Myers (5-3); 132-William Lance (3-5); 138-Montana Cragun (8-0); 145-Isaas Rees (6-2); 152-Ryker Adams (4-4); 160-Cade Galbraith (3-5); 170/182-Canyon Lane (6-2); 195-Jaxon Larsen (6-2); 220-Ryan Sazma (5-3).