BR WRESTLING - "Skinner, Ward take first in Division B, Bears take second"

HYRUM – By Cari Doutre – Feb. 8, 2020


A total of 25 Bear River wrestlers have qualified for the 4A state tournament next week while today’s Division B championships crowned two individual Bear River champions.

The final day of Division B competition, held at Mountain Crest High in Hyrum on Saturday, Feb. 8, was a strong enough team performance from the Bears that they took second place overall with 457.5 points. Mountain Crest, the 2019 4A state champs, took first place in Division B today with 534.5 points. Stansbury, Canyon View and Green Canyon finished in the top five.

While 13 Bear River wrestlers went into today’s event undefeated, seven made it to the final match for a shot at first place.

Bear River junior Trenton Ward (106) continues his massive winning streak this season claiming a first place Division B medal. Ward pinned Daxton Darley from Green Canyon in the finals. Ward’s overall record this season is 46-1.


Trenton Ward

Senior Maverik Skinner (160) beat Wyatt Larsen from Mountain Crest in the finals, 17-2. Skinner was also named Outstanding Wrestler for the heavier weight divisions. Skinner’s record is currently at 45-5.


Maverik Skinner

Skinner and Ward will be joined by 23 of their Bear River teammates that have qualified to the 4A state tournament to be held Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Utah Valley University in Orem.


Individual Bear River wrestlers qualifying for 4A state include:


River Smith (120) 2nd place
Easton Winward (152) 2nd place
Porter Tackett (170) 2nd place
Tyler Howard (182) 2nd place
Jeshua Koch (285) 2nd place
Kamryn Rees (132) 3rd place
Cael Wilcox (145) 3rd place
Zach Phillips (220) 3rd place
Kayden Ward (113) 4th place
Kaeson Burn (152) 4th place
Max Miller (106) 5th place
Dilon Wright (120) 5th place
Brayden Wolfe (132) 5th place
Logan Fraser (285) 5th place
Zack Folkman (126) 6th place
Braxton Christensen (195) 6th place
Carson Pond (220) 6th place
Tyson Hirschi (113) 7th place
Corbin Kierstead (138) 7th place
Kwade Kosoff (160) 7th place
Brayden Morgan (138) 8th place
Tavish Miner (145) 8th place
Rusty Smith (195) 8th place
Trenton Ward

River Smith

Trenton Ward

River Smith


River Smith

Easton Winward

Maverik Skinner

Maverik Skinner

Maverik Skinner

Maverik Skinner

Porter Tackett

Porter Tackett

Jeshua Koch

2019-2020 Bear River High wrestling team. Division B second place finishers.

Maverik Skinner - Outstanding Wrestler



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