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Cody Dyches

06/01/2017, 11:15am MDT
By wrestleutah.com

Ephraim

Cody Dyches has been named wrestleutah.com "Athlete of the Week" for the week of  June 1st, 2017.

Cody Nathan Dyches is 11 years old and a 5th grader at Ephraim Elementary School. His favorite subject is Science and is looking forward to attend middle school next year.  He wants to pursue a degree in Agricultural Science.  He dreams of having his own turkey farm and being a professional hunting guide.  

Cody has been known as a fighter his whole life.  He was born 6 weeks premature and from day one has had a lot of heart and perseverance.  Cody works hard and has a lot of passion on and off the wrestling mat.  

Cody trains diligently at 2 different wrestling clubs.  The first is at his hometown club in Ephraim with Team Takedown, owned by his dad Spencer.  He enjoys helping coach the younger kids and is a great role model and example to them.  Cody also trains with Champions Wrestling Club year-round in Folk Style, Free Style, and Greco.  A special thanks to his outstanding coaches and mentors: Tucker Ray, Rob Larsen, Craig LaMont, Landon Knudsen, Grant LaMont, and Taylor LaMont for their strive for greatness in the sport of wrestling and also in life.

Cody wrestles 60lbs and has had a great 2016-2017 season.  He placed 1st at the Beehive Brawl, 1st place at the Intermountain Warrior Challenge (Idaho), 2nd place at Super-State, 2nd place at Utah Greco State, and 3rd place at FreeStyle State.  Cody has had the opportunity to wrestle all across the country.  He attended Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa and recently took 2nd place in Folkstyle at the US Open in Las Vegas. He is looking forward to representing Utah and Idaho at the Duals in Michigan this July.  

Cody is a very active boy and also plays football and baseball.  He loves to spend time on the mountain or anywhere in the outdoors. Cody enjoys being a houndsman (chasing mountain lions and bear), shed hunting, four-wheeling, boating, fishing, and camping. Cody is very adventurous and loves to travel.  In 2014 he had the opportunity to tour Europe and plans to serve an LDS mission when he is 18 years old.  Cody hopes to pursue his life-long dream of wresting in college and to stand at the top of the podium at the NCAA National Championships.  

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