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Preston Stephenson

By, 04/29/15, 10:15AM MDT


Wayne High School

Preston Stephenson has been named "Athlete of the Week" for April 29th, 2015.

Each week, will select two "Athletes of the Week." One for the PreK-9th grade age groups, and one for the high  school  and above  age group  which will include high  school , college, coaches and teams. The selection committee will consider and choose from nominees based upon performance within wrestling that week.

Preston Stephenson was wrestling before he could walk. He grew up with 3 older brothers who wrestled, a Dad who coached, a Mom who cheered loud and 2 younger sisters who wondered why every family vacation was centered around a wrestling tournament!!

Preston is very competitive and has worked hard to be a 4 time Jr. High Champ, 4 time High School Region Champion and 2 time State Champion. He placed 3rd at the Rockwell Rumble and was this year’s Super State Champion at 160. He ended his Senior year with a 62-2 record.

Preston was awarded the academic all-state award with a 3.93 GPA.
Preston is Wayne High School’s Student-body President and was very instrumental in getting football into Wayne High this year.

Preston plans to wrestle and attend 1 year of college before serving a 2 year mission, then coming back and wrestling while obtaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
He has visited several colleges and has, at this point narrowed it down to the states of Wyoming and Iowa!

If Preston is not wrestling he enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing, riding his horse and motorcycle and reading.

The Stephenson’s have enjoyed being a part of the Utah Wrestling Family the past 16 years and will always cherish the friendships they have made!

To nominate someone for the "High School Athlete of the Week," please submit your nominations to