This past week, our Utah National Team was in Fargo, ND for the 2019 USMC 16U & Junior National Championships. This year, 5 of our Utah athletes were crowned All-Americans. Sage Mortimer lead the way becoming a 3x time Fargo National Champion winning the 16U and Junior women's Freestyle at 100 lbs. Sage is now a 4x Fargo All-American.
Our 4 other athletes that earned All-American this past week are Elleni Johnson, Quade Smith, Kyison Garcia and Talmage Carman. Kyison Garcia was a double AA placing 7th place in both styles at 16U 88 lbs. Quade Smith was a double AA placing 8th place in freestyle and 6th place in Greco at Junior 106 lbs . Elleni Johnson was a double AA placing 4th in women's 16U and 8th in women's Junior at 132 lbs. Talmage Carman placed 8th place in freestyle at 16U 182 lbs.
We are proud of all our wrestlers this past weekend as they represented Team Utah very well and wrestled very hard. We want to give a special congratulations to our 5 All-Americans!!!
The UHSAA Executive Committee has just passed a new contact rule for wrestling that was proposed by the coaches association.
Starting in the 2017-2018 wrestling season each high school team will be able to utilize 16 contact points. Each dual meet will count as one contact point. Each tournament will count as one contact point. Teams will not be able to compete in more than 6 tournaments before the post-season qualifying and state tournaments. Teams may not compete in more than 3 dual meet style tournaments.
Please pay Utah Coaches Association dues at the above link at $25 per coach. Each team at the state tournament will receive 2 votes for MOW but you must have your coaches association dues paid to be able to vote.