BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Mark Hirschi, Headliner Sports Writer, January 25, 2022
Region 11 wrestling for the Bear River High boys’ wrestling team continues as the Bears hosted Green Canyon High on January 20, for a quick 50-18 win over the Wolves with individual wins for the following wrestlers:
Daxton Bingham (106)
Kayden Ward (113)
Chester Kunzler (126)
Tyson Hirschi (132)
Zach Gunderson (144)
Dustin Douglas (150)
Kyle Detwiler (157)
River Smith (175)
Kaeson Burn (190)
Carson Pond (285)
The boys’ and girls’ wrestling teams from Bear River High took on one of the toughest tournaments in the state January 14-15, the Rockwell Rumble. The boys’ varsity and junior varsity wrestled both Friday and Saturday while the girls’ varsity wrestling team wrestled on Saturday only.
River Smith (175) was the standout for the boys’ varsity tournament. He was the only wrestler to find the podium and finished in 5th place. The competition in this tournament is very tough with teams flying in from all over the country to wrestle. The boys wrestled well and had many great matches as many wrestlers went deep into their brackets but were unable to reach the podium.
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On the junior varsity side, the boys’ team excelled winning the tournament with 258 points, well ahead of the 2nd place team from Snow Canyon High to take home the title of JV Rumble champions. The following junior varsity wrestlers were able to place:
1st place: Vincent Fertig (150) and Kwade Kosoff (165)
2nd place: Keaton Smith (106) and Skyler Yeates (165)
3rd place: Ty Hawks (126) and Max Anderson (215)
4th place: Waylan White (113) and Kyle Detwiler (157)
6th place: Owen Hess (165)
Up next for the Bear River High boys’ wrestling team is a home dual against Logan High School on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. Watch it livestreaming courtesy of Bear River Live on the link below.
Photos by Melanie Smith and Ted Richards