The Sugar-Salem High School wrestling team finished a mere 18 points behind Teton last year for first place in the 3A District 6 tournament. The Diggers avenged that outcome in decisive fashion Thursday on Teton’s home mats.
Sugar-Salem won this year’s district tournament with 317 points, and it will send 14 wrestlers to next week’s 3A state tournament: Jonathan Marin (98-pound champion), Logan Tingey (second at 106 pounds), Dylan Glider (third at 113), Caleb Norman (third at 120), Seth Price (second at 132), Paul Pickering (third at 132), Colby Ingram (second at 138), Connor Wood (first at 152), Ace Chritstensen (third at 152), Wolf Bennion (first at 160), Browning Bennion (second at 160), Jace Hansen (third at 182), Kael Wasden (first at 195) and Kenneth Copley (first at 285).
Teton finished 43 points behind the Diggers in second place, and it will send 10 wrestlers to state. Hunter Hill (106 pounds), Denton Moulton (126), Austin Wilhite (138) and Alan Moulton (220) won district individual titles for Teton.
Shelley finished one point behind Teton, and it will also send 10 wrestlers to state. Darrick Stacey (113), Caleb Call (132), Braxton Balmforth (145) and Diego Pena (182) won titles for the Russets.
Finally, South Fremont finished fourth and will send nine wrestlers to state. Trenton Hackworth (120) and Sawyer Hobbs (170) each won titles for the Cougars.
3A District 6 tournament
At Teton High School
Team scores: 1. Sugar-Salem 317, 2. Teton 274, 3. Shelley 273, 4. South Fremont 253
(Top 3 to state. Statewide at-large berths to be determined)
Championship match: Jonathan Marin (SUG) pin Kyle DeRoache (SHE), 0:51
Third-place match: Parker Bleggi (TET) over Timothy Price (SUG), inj.
Championship match: Hunter Hill (TET) dec. Logan Tingey (SUG), 6-3
Third-place match: Beau Hackworth (SOU) pin Connor Scholes (TET), 1:52
Championship match: Darrick Stacey (SHE) dec. Easton Banta (SOU), 2-0
Third-place match: Dylan Glider (SUG) pin Colton Ward (SHE), 2:29
Championship match: Treston Hackworth (SOU) sudden victory Tanner Klingler (TET), 14-12
Third-place match: Caleb Norman (SUG) dec. Christian Lamb (SHE), 9-8
Championship match: Denton Moulton (TET) maj. dec. Jace Hughes (SOU), 15-1
Third-place match: Cesar Tavarez (SOU) dec. Kaden Fullmer (TET), 7-5
Championship match: Caleb Call (SHE) dec. Seth Price (SUG), 3-2
Third-place match: Paul Pickering (SUG) dec. Taylor Balmforth (SHE), 3-0
Championship match: Austin Wilhite (TET) dec. Colby Ingram (SUG), 11-9
Third-place match: Bridger Weston (TET) dec. Cutter Orchard (SOU), 3-2
Championship match: Braxton Balmforth (SHE) by forfeit over Hunter DeRize (TET)
Third-place match: Aliczander Challis (SHE) dec. Aiden Walters (TET), 7-3
Championship match: Connor Wood (SUG) pin Ben Hale (TET), 5:35
Third-place match: Ace Christensen (SUG) pin Jed Blanchard (SOU), 0:28
Championship match: Wolf Bennion (SUG) over Browing Bennion (SUG), othr1
Third-place match: Gabe Butler (SHE) dec. Scott Wilson (TET), 5-3
Championship match: Sawyer Hobbs (SOU) pin Jeff Sammons (SHE), 3:07
Third-place match: Chris Fullmer (TET) pin Carson Roberts (SUG), 4:08
Championship match: Diego Pena (SHE) pin Carlos Flores (SHE), 2:09
Third-place match: Jace Hansen (SUG) dec. Keegan Kearsley (TET), 5-4
Championship match: Kael Wasden (SUG) pin Fabian Morillon (SOU), 1:19
Third-place match: Tanner Batton (SOU) pin Zane Morris (SHE), 1:31
Championship match: Alan Moulton (TET) pin Joey Mockler (SOU), 5:59
Third-place match: Shad Foster (SHE) over Kenyon Butler (SHE), othr1
Championship match: Kenneth Copley (SUG) pin Chad LaRose (TET), 5:45
Third-place match: Jordan Dodge (SOU) dec. Martin Smith (SHE), 1-0