BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre – January 20, 2021
A full schedule of dual wrestling meets, and weekend tournaments have kept the Bear River High School boys’ wrestling team busy throughout January – and there’s no break for the team anytime soon.
Last week the Bears hosted their first home meet of the season on Jan. 14, and it just happened to be against the defending 4A state wrestling champions from Mountain Crest High School.
The Bears lost to the Mustangs, 50-21.
For a video recap of the Bear River vs. Mountain Crest Region 11 meet, including interviews from three Bear River wrestlers, check out the January 18, 2021 weekly newscast - “The Valley Headliners” with BRVNEWS.com HERE VIDEO - Valley Headliners: January 18, 2021 (brvnews.com)
Following up their region meet against the Mustangs, the Bears traveled to Layton High School on Jan. 16, for the L.I.T. wrestling tournament.
Going up against 17 other teams in the tournament, Bear River High finished in sixth place overall while sending two varsity wrestlers into the finals that day.
Landon Cabral, a senior at Bear River High wrestling at 170, took second place in his weight division after taking a loss to Caleb Marx from Box Elder High, 9-5, in the finals.
At 106, sophomore Max Miller took second place after a 9-4 loss to Jace Lemons from Layton High School in the finals.
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Also competing at 106 was junior Kayden Ward for the Bears. Ward finished the tournament in third place. Senior Cael Wilcox took third place at 160 and junior River Smith (145) also took third place at the L.I.T. tournament. Also earning a spot on the podium at the tournament was Justice Dworshak. He finished in fifth place at 195.
While the varsity team was in Layton that weekend, the junior varsity wrestlers from Bear River High dominated at the Rumble in Orem. The Bears took first overall and had two wrestlers take home a first place individual win - junior Dustin Douglas (138B) and sophomore Kwade Kosoff at 170.
Coming up this week, the Bears will host Region 11’s Ridgeline High School on Thursday, Jan. 21. Varsity matches are set to begin at 7 p.m. Following up that meet, the Bears will attend the High Country Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23, at South Summit High School.
L.I.T. tournament: Jan. 16, 2021 - Layton High School - Photos provided by Shelley Wilcox
Bear River vs. Mountain Crest dual meet: Jan. 14, 2021 - Photos by Melanie Smith
Bear River vs. Mountain Crest dual meet: Jan. 14, 2021 - Photos courtesy of John Hurley