In the heavyweight matchup, Hurricane’s Joe Takau won 8-3 over Wes Kauvaka to put the Tigers on top. Pine View had a one-point lead, 36-35 entering the match, but Takua’s victory earned the three points that Hurricane needed take the final lead.
The Tigers built a 29-12 lead after Zach Prince earned a pin (2nd) at 152 pounds. Then Pine View’s Austin Manuele got the momentum swinging the other way with his pin in a 160-pound match to make the score 29-18. Jerome Nelson won a forfeit at 170 pounds, Mikaio Schwalger (182 pounds) scored a first round pin, and Mike Kavuaka won a forfeit (2nd) when Hurricane’s Daniel Bulloch was injured and could not finish. The Panthers had a 36-29 lead at that point.
Brian Scott (220) had a 11-1 lead in his match with Jake Heaton before he secured a second round pin, making the Pine View lead a single point, 36-35.
Hurricane got some important efforts from Tyler Stout and Dusty McCleod in the win. McCleod (132) got a second round pin to put the Tigers up 17-9 at one point.
“Right off the whistle I was trying a double-leg, and he fought hard, but I finally got it,” said McCleod. “He was hard to breakdown.
“I got him in a basket cradle, he got out of that, then I put him in a regular cradle and then I pinned him.”
Hurricane coach Kerry Prince was especially pleased with the two grapplers.
“He’s been phenomenal,” Prince said. “That’s what you hope you get out of the seniors. He’s been stepping up.”
Stout earned his pin in the third round with 37 seconds on the clock putting Hurricane up 23-12.
“Tyler Stout’s coming on huge, he’s coming off winning a tournament, he knows how to wrestle,” Prince said. “He’s a tough one. He stayed in position in that match the whole time.
“I told him in practice that he’s peaking right now; he picked the right time to peak.”
Sandwiched in between Stout and McCleod’s wins was another impressive win, however, it was Pine View’s Zach Worlton. The 138-pounder won a 6-4 decision over Justin Post and earned praise from Panthers coach Brett Gifford.
“He’s been hurt for part of the season, and to wrestle the Post kid, and get a win like that, I am real proud of Zach’s effort,” Gifford said. “He’s a promising sophomore, I’m excited for him. He’s going to get better.”
Hurricane 38 Pine View 36
106 Josh Pettus (H) 15-0 (2nd) Aaron Torres (PV)
113 Sam Salusbury (PV) 6-3 dec. Tristan Prisbey (H)
120 Colby Mills (H) pin (1st) Javeri Jensen (PV)
126 Hunter Williams (PV) pin (2nd) Truman Madsen (H)
132 Dusty McCleod (H) pin (2nd) Jaden Peterson (PV)
138 Zach Worlton (PV) 6-4 dec. Justin Post (H)
145 Tyler Stout (H) pin (3rd) Tyler Hartman (PV)
152 Zach Prince (H) pin (2nd) Baylen Pentz (PV)
160 Austin Manuele (PV) pin (3rd) Chase Thompson (H)
170 Jerome Nelson (PV) forfeit
182 Mikaio Schwalger (PV) pin (1st) Johan Pekkgri (H)
195 Mike Kauvaka (PV) forfeit (2nd) Daniel Bulloch (H)
220 Brian Scott (H) pin (2nd) Jake Heaton (PV)
285 Joe Takau(H) 8-3 dec. Wes Kauvaka (PV)
OTHER REGION 9 WRESTLING
Snow Canyon 45 Canyon View 30
106 Austin Davis (SC) pin Blake Robinson (CV
113 Kenny Lopez (CV) 7-0 dec. Mitch Taylor (SC)
120 Jesse Mackelprang (CV) forfeit
126 Travis Robinson (CV) 5-3 dec. Tagan Johnson (SC)
132 Curt Wilde (SC) pin Anthony Castaneda (CV)
138 Hans Lounsbury (SC) 8-3 dec. Ivan Lopez (CV)
145 Cody Miller (CV) pin Tyler Clarkson (SC)
152 Kimball Leavitt (SC) pin Dallin Tripp (CV)
160 Eli Hanson (CV) forfeit
170 Alvino Baldivino (CV) pin Stetson Reed (SC)
182 Nokoni Slivers (SC) pin Vince Lopez (CV)
195 Tavish Nelson (SC) pin Billy Barney (CV)
220 Curtis Bulloch (SC) pin Mario Calderon (CV)
285 Sheydon John (SC)pin Tanner Torres (CV)
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