Bucks win divisional wrestling championship
In their first year back in the 1A ranks, the Monticello Buckaroo wrestlers made their presence known at the divisional tournament on Friday, January 28 in Milford.
The Buckaroos finished the day in first place, besting the host Tigers by 30 points to earn the Division Championship trophy. It was a strong day for Monticello as they qualified 13 wrestlers for the state tournament.
Bucks Head Coach Kent Adair summed up his feelings on the day. “Nobody gave us much of a chance to win the division. I told the kids that if they wrestled like they can we could win it.
“We had some great individual performances that turned into a great team win. I couldn’t be happier or prouder of this group of fine young men. Great day to be a Buckaroo.”
Monticello had the most wrestlers in the finals, with eight Buckaroos earning the chance to compete for a championship title. At the end of the day three Bucks earned individual Division Championships.
In the finals, Treydon Harris was quick with an early takedown and earned a first-period fall. Javlin Robison won by fall in the semifinal round and dominated his opponent to a 10-1 major decision win in the championship.
Thomas Fullmer earned falls in the first two rounds to earn his spot in the finals, where he threw his opponent to his back very quickly to earn a pin in the finals.
Finishing with strong second-place medals were Zac Thayn, Josh Wheeler, Tyler Thayn, Oakley Adams, and Cameren Carpenter.
In the semifinal round, Zac Thayn earned a win by fall and Wheeler earned an 8-1 win to advance to the finals where Thayn was defeated by fall and Wheeler in a 5-2 loss.
Tyler Thayn was dominant in the first two rounds, earning wins with first-period falls.
In the finals he fought hard but came up short in a 7-0 loss.
Adams earned a third-period fall in the semifinals before being defeated by fall in the finals. Carpenter earned an exciting first-period fall in the semifinals before a loss by fall in the finals.
Buckaroos earning third-place medals are Chandler Henderson, Logan Draper, and Jarum Robison. Henderson earned a win by fall in the consolation finals.
Draper suffered a tough first-round loss but came back strong, winning by first-period fall in the second round to earn a spot in the consolation finals where he defeated his opponent by second-period fall. Robison wrestled hard in his match but was defeated by fall.
Tavon Black earned a fourth-place medal after winning his second-round match by fall. Cameron Bailey was defeated in his first two matches but came back to win by fall, earning a fifth-place finish.
The Bucks travel to the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield for the 1A state tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12.