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Beehive Top 25 Teams

By USAUT, 02/18/20, 3:00PM MST

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February 18, 2019

At the close of the season, here is where we think the teams stand.  A lot of this has to do with the State tournament, and where teams ended up.  Peaking in February is what it's all about.  

 

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#1 Juab (1)

Juab was dominant in 3A.  they crown 7 State champs, that is 50% for you stat guys.  They graduate some great wrestlers in Ingram, Bowring, Mangleson, and  Watts.  The wasps had 2 Freshman win titles and they will reload with a solid group next year and Coach Joel Holman will have them ready to roll come November.

#2 Wasatch (2)

Wins a tight race in arguably the toughest division.  They outlasted a tough Payson team and came through in the end as a new crop of Wasps emerges to propel Wasatch to glory yet again.  The future remains golden for the boys from Heber.  Can they develop over the offseason to come back and resume their place atop the 5A?

#3 Payson (4)

The Lions pushed Wasatch to the brink but fell short.  It will be a long offseason of what-ifs and maybes.  Luckily for us as fans, the Lions will be back, with one of the best freshman classes in the state and a chip on their shoulders.  

#4 Mountain Crest (3)

The Mustangs roll again in the postseason and stampede to the 4A title.  The tradition of excellence that was Mountain Crest Wrestling is alive and well in Hyrum.   

#5 Pleasant Grove (5)

The Vikings lived up to their namesake and like the Great Heathen Army of yore ran rampant on the 6A competition and decimated the field.  Pleasant Grove wrestles better in February under the lights than any other team in Utah and has for years. 

#6 Uintah (6)

The Utes performed well in 4A.  They had some stellar performances and some guys fell short of their goals.  Be ready, because those guys will be hungry because they fell short and the utes will be on the warpath in 2021

#7 Box Elder (7)

Ricks and Cochran get #2 and the Bees place 3rd in 5A.  Box Elder returns most of their points and will be 1 year better under Coach Craner's leadership.  Could they challenge for a title next year?

#8 Duchesne (13)

The 2A champs had a very good season, beating some of the best teams in any classification.  The Eagles are always tough, but this might be the best team they've ever had.  

#9 Layton (9)

Layton put it together when it mattered and Coach Adam Fager brought home a trophy in his first year at the helm of the Lancers.  Can future Lancers repeat the recent past and unthrone the Vikings?  

#10 Bear River (17)

The Bears finished in third in 4A.  The Bears always bring a tough squad that come out ready to fight in February.  

#11 Viewmont (19)

Jeremy Evans finishes his career as a State Champion.  His dominant relentless style will be missed.  I for one look forward to seeing it in college.  The Espinoza-Owens twins will look to pick up the torch and return the Vikings to prominence.

#12 Altamont (15)

Altamont finished strong.  the Longhorns will continue to contend in 2A and be a factor in the statewide conversations for years to come.  

#13 Delta (20)

Coach Skyler Porter had the Rabbits ready at State.  definitely the best performance of the year for Delta.  Look for the Rabbit numbers to multiply on the mat in the spring and summer and a resurgence come next year.  

#14 Morgan (8)

Morgan will miss Jarret Jorgenson, the Senior ends his Trojan career with 3 titles.  Korth, Woolsey, and Pentz will pick up where Jorgenson left off (hopefully at 3 different weights) and Coach Rock will have the rest of the team ready to take another run at a trophy in 3A

#15 Fremont (UR)

Mason Denton wins #2 and Fremont places 3rd in a tough 6A.  The post season in the big school division is tough and the Silverwolves will look to regroup and come back strong next year.  

#16 Corner Canyon (24)

Corner Canyon will miss Kade Carlson, but Coach Eure proved that the Chargers have elite-level potential as a team.

#17 Emery (UR)

The Spartans rallied to impressive finishes at the Rumble and then they place 4th in 3A.  Dalton follows in his brother's footsteps with a State Title and becomes the youngest in Emery history to win one.  

#18 Syracuse (11)

Rassi brings home a title and the Titans place a few more in 6A. Watch for Josh to be bombing guys in Greco his favorite style.  

#19 Westlake (12)

The Thunder roll and lightning strikes, Finlinson wins another in the match of the night!

#20 Mountain View (23)

Ross Taylor has the Bruins winning.  Can they continue to improve over the summer and climb the ranks? 

#21 Beaver (16)

The Beavers take 3rd in the 2A and will look to continue to improve.  That trophy is still ahead of them.   

#22 Skyridge (21)

Coach Mangum continues to build in Lehi.  the Falcons will be tough for years to come.  

#23 MIllard (18)

Not the finish the Eagles are accustomed to.  Look for Millard to stay busy and be back with a vengeance next season.  

#24 Bingham (14)

Mason Christiansen ends a storied career as one of the best Miners ever to set foot on the Mat.  Where will he end up at the next level?

#25 Farmington (UR)

Anderson wins a deep 5A field at 195 and becomes the first Phoenix to rise to the top of the podium.  Frasure ends his HS career in the finals and Gillette a 3rd.  What is on the horizon for Farmington?