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Utah high school wrestling state championships held at UVU

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 00:30:25-05

OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University played host to the Utah state wrestling championships this weekend, and, for many, it came down to a battle.

The 1A title was expected to go to Altamont, but Duchesne rallied with 5 victories, resulting in a 3.5-point difference, and a trophy.

113 lb champion: David Vantassell (Duchesne)
145 lb champion: Stockton Moat (Duchesne)
152 lb champion: Steven Skewes (Duchesne)
170 lb champion: Gatlin Thompson (Duchesne)
182 lb champion: Shaydon Summarell (Duchesne)

In 2A, the 7-time state champs Delta were de-crowned by South Summit. Although they only secured two individual titles, the Wildcats’ depth got them the win.

126 lb champion: Matt Lee (South Summit)
170 lb champion: Broughton Flygare (South Summit)

But it was in 3A where history was made. Bear River earned the trophy for the first time since 1966. 285-pound Josh Madsen sealed the deal in a match that went into overtime. He said the fans helped him keep fighting.

126 lb champion: Holden Richards (Bear River)
138 lb champion: Cooper Skinner (Bear River)
145 lb champion: Kaygen Canfield (Bear River)
285 lb champion: Josh Madsen (Bear River)

Wasatch High School took home their second straight 4A state title.

113 lb champion: Trevor Cluff (Wasatch)
120 lb champion: Zak Kohler (Wasatch)
132 lb champion: Corbin Smith (Wasatch)
152 lb champion: Jakob Discher (Wasatch)
170 lb champion: Ritchie Heywood (Wasatch)
285 lb champion: Ben Bos (Wasatch)

In the 5A division, Pleasant Grove dominated, securing their sixth straight championship.

152 lb champion: Benjamin Anderson (Pleasant Grove)
170 lb champion: Koy Wilkinson (Pleasant Grove)
285 lb champion: Walker Wolfgramm (Pleasant Grove)