UVU Intrasquad will be on October 30th at 6:30pm at the Lockhart Arena. Free admission for all. We will have UVU shirts, singlets and hoodies for sale at the event.
The 2019-2020 season has very high expectations for the Wolverines. This is the season that they have been building for and they have plenty of talent to turn some heads. They have five wrestlers ranked in the top 20, more than ever before. They have more All American potential than ever before. Only two wrestlers in the history of UVU Wrestling have ever reached All American status and now in one year UVU could surpass that number and get 3 or 4 guys on the podium. The key to UVU having success will be staying healthy, injuries have killed them in the past. Their strongest weights will be 149, 165, 174, 184, & 285. They should be very solid at 157 and 197. The question marks come at 125, 133 and 141. They have the potential to be solid at each of those weights, but they will be young and will need to improve throughout the season. As a team they are better than they were a year ago and probably the best team in the history of the program.
125 Projected Starter: Josiah Nava (Freshman) or Will Edelblute (Freshman)
Credentials: Last year both Josiah and Will were redshirts in the UVU wrestling room. Josiah went 12-6 on the season. In high school he placed 3rd at the High School nationals while also winning the Doc B in 2016, he wrestled in Colorado. Will is from Idaho where he was a 2x state champion. Last season as a redshirt Will went 10-3 on the year.
133 Projected Starter: Isaiah Delgado (Sophomore)
Credentials: Went 7-17 overall last season while starting for the Wolverines at 133lbs.
141 Projected Starter: Cameron Hunsaker (Freshman) or Nick Rino (Freshman)
Credentials: Cameron is from American Fork and was a 2x state champion and was a 2x All American. Nick Rino is from New Mexico and was a 4x HS state champion and 2x Folkstyle National Champion. Last season as a redshirt he did not compete in any matches.
149 Projected Starter: #13 Matt Findlay (Junior)
Credentials: NCAA Qualifier and went 17-4 last year losing in the round of 12 at the NCAA tournament. Currently ranked #13 in the country
157 Projected Starter: Jed Loveless (Sophomore)
Credentials: Transfer from Wyoming, wrestled at Payson HS here in Utah. Went 11-12 last season for Wyoming competing at both 149 and 157lbs.
165 Projected Starter: #8 Demetrius Romero (Senior)
Credentials: Went 28-5 overall last season, is a 2x NCAA Qualifier and Big 12 Champion. Starting the season ranked #8 in the country.
174 Projected Starter: #10 Kimball Bastian (Senior)
Credentials: 2x NCAA Qualifier, 19-12 last season
184 Projected Starter: #14 Tanner Orndorff (Senior)
Credentials: 3X NCAA Qualifier, went 20-14 as a Junior and went 2-2 at the NCAA Tournament last season
197 Projected Starter: Jayden Woodruff (Freshman)
Credentials: Undefeated as a redshirt at 10-0, HS All American
285 Projected Starter: #12 Tate Orndorff (Sophomore)
Credentials: As a freshman went 26-9 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Went 2-2 at the NCAA Tournament