The Thunder built a 34-17 lead at one point, but the Tigers raced back to make the score 34-29 after Hurricane’s Kolby Mills (120) and Chase Moss (126) both earned second round pins.
Hurricane was going to pick up another six points on a forfeit in the 138-pound class, so only one match remained and the dual’s outcome came down to Desert Hills’ Devan Webb against Hurricane’s Dusty McLeod at 132 pounds.
Webb embraced the moment in front of a well-filled Thunder gym—his older brother let him know what hung in the balance.
“Before I headed out there, my brother said, ‘okay, you know you have to win this one,’’ Webb said. “I said allright.
McLeod didn’t mess around with his approach. He immediately got advantage on Webb and forced him to do some counter or be pinned quickly.
“I went to take him down with a single leg, from neutral, and he wizard me. . . he bounced me off, caught me off guard and he had me in a headlock. So I ran toward his legs, rolled him back over, and started to do what I’ve been knowing how to do.
“He definitely gave me a wakeup call.”
With the match tied 4-4 in the second round, Webb earned the pin with 42 seconds remaining in the round, securing the dual win for the Thunder.
“That was fun, we have never beat Hurricane in a dual before,” Thunder coach Warren Richins said. “We’re kind of excited, that means our program is going in a good direction.
“In duals this season, we are 14-1. Our only dual loss is to Cedar, and we lost to them by three points.”
Desert Hills 40 Hurricane 35
106 Josh Pettus (H) 5-1 dec.Joe Mondragon (DH)
113 Brandon Parry (DH) pin (1st) Tristan Prisbey (H)
120 Kolby Mills (H) pin (2nd) Dillon Jones (DH)
126 Chase Moss (H) pin (2nd) Spencer Hanks (DH)
132 Devan Webb (DH) pin (1st) Dusty McLeod (H)
138 Stephen Zitting (H) forfeit
145 Dustyn Roberts (DH) 11-2 dec. Justin Post (H)
152 Zach Prince (H) 12-4 dec. Israel Perez (DH)
160 Kevan Webb (DH) pin (2nd) Brenston Moss (H)
170 Sil Bundy (DH) pin (1st) Chase Thompson (H)
182 Hunter Neville (DH) forfeit
195 Daniel Bulloch (H) pin (1st) Cody Stevenson (DH)
220 Tyler Stevenson (DH) pin (3rd) Matt Lee (H)
285 Brian Scott (H) 11-0 dec. Kalob Stevenson (DH)
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