BRIGHAM CITY – By Cari Doutre – Jan. 12, 2020
Two big dual meets and one trip to Brigham City for the annual Richardson Memorial tournament kept the Bear River wrestling team busy this week.
Not done just yet, three wrestlers will be representing Bear River High on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the All Star Duals at Utah Valley University in Orem. Senior Maverik Skinner (170), junior Trenton Ward (106) and freshman Jeshua Koch (285) will all represent the Bears at the event.
The Bears lost to Mountain Crest on Thursday, Jan. 9, in their first Region 11 dual. The Mustangs hosted the matchup and won 49-13. Bear River also lost to Box Elder on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 33-30. For a full recap on the Box Elder meet, see our earlier published story.
Between both varsity and junior varsity teams, the Bears took home four individual first place wins at the Richardson Memorial held Jan. 10-11, at Box Elder High.
Junior wrestling sensation Trenton Ward continues his dominance in the world of competitive high school wrestling, earning a first place finish at the Richardson Memorial. Trenton Ward (106) got the win 4-1 in the finals and is currently undefeated this season.
Maverik Skinner (160) finished in second place falling to Jeremy Evans from Viewmont. Skinner maintains a 26-2 overall record so far this season. Junior Cael Wilcox (145) took fourth place while both Tyler Howard (182) and Paxton Smith (195) took fifth place. Senior Logan Fraser (285), Dilon Wright (120) and Brayden Wolfe (132) finished sixth.
The varsity team took third place overall behind Payson and Box Elder.
In the junior varsity tournament for the Bears, freshman Max Miller (106) beat his teammate, Kayden Ward (and younger brother to Trenton Ward) 8-0 in the finals. Tavish Miner (152), a senior from BRHS, beat Zack Scholes from Mountain Crest 4-2 in the finals. Braxton Christensen (195) took first at defeating Tate Christensen from Payson.
Taking second in the tournament was Kayden Ward (106) while there were plenty of third place finishers from Bear River. Kaaola Southwick (113), Dustin Douglas (120), Corbin Kierstead (138),
The junior varsity team took second place overall with 213 points while Payson took first with 224 points.
This week the team will host Sky View on Thursday, Jan. 16, with junior varsity starting at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m. Both teams will attend The Rumble, one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the state Jan. 17-18, at the Legacy Event Center in Farmington.