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MMS wrestler Chase Trussell takes state championship

Article Date: 
3 February, 2012 (All day)

 

Morgan County has a long tradition of producing outstanding wrestlers and this year was no exception.  January 27 and 28 The Morgan Wrestling club sent 10 wrestlers to the 1A/2A/3A State Championships at Richfield and they all did a very good job representing our community.

Our wrestlers were: Hayden Stuart and Brody Ashby both represented Morgan Wrestling Club at 108 lbs. 

We were well represented in some tough matches at 104 lbs by Cooper Trussell.

Conley Breshears was last year’s State Champion and this year placed 4th at 100 lbs. Owen Pentz was last year’s State Champion but was robbed in a controversial decision against Delta in the final moments of a difficult match to place 3rd in the 104 lb bracket. At 120 lbs we were represented well by Sidney Christiansen who defeated 4 of his six matches.

Brewer Snedden placed 5th in the Middle School bracket at 119 lbs.

 Our big man Wyatt Ekblad had some tough matches and was awarded the 4th place medal in the 190 lb. division. 

Chase Trussell was undefeated in the 125lb. Division and soundly pinned all who opposed him. Chase was awarded the Utah 3A Middle School State Championship Medal. 

Andrew Allen also pinned all opponents in the 32 man bracket at 138 lbs. He was awarded the 3A Junior High School Champion Title and medal.

The Morgan Wrestling club wants to especially thank our devoted coaches Adam Toone, Quinn Toone and Clay Thompson and their wives and families who donated countless hours in unselfish devotion to the boys and the great and ancient sport of wrestling. Our coaches were all wrestling champions in their own right and their names can be seen enshrined in the Morgan Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Morgan High School. They have been in the sport a long time, are very knowledgeable and we are certainly grateful that they are willing to pass on that expertise to these young men. Thanks coaches!

So who recruited the coaches? We must thank Richard and Kristen Korth and Krissy Pentz for their love of the sport and the great amount of effort they put forth to keep the wrestlers and their parents notified of the practices and tournaments.  

For more information about signing up for wrestling go to morganwrestling club.com.