BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre – January 25, 2021
Three Bear River High School wrestlers for the boys’ team took first place at the High Country Classic tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23, at South Summit High School, with 13 Bears taking a spot on the podium during another weekend of wrestling.
Max Miller, a sophomore at Bear River High, pinned Justin Goodrich of Altamont High in the 106-pound championship match.
Two Bears went face-to-face in one final match. Dilon Wright took first place pinning his teammate and opponent, freshman Caleb Korth, in the championship match at 126.
Bear River High senior Cael Wilcox topped the podium taking first place after defeating Weston Mullins from Altamont High in the finals. Wilcox pinned Mullins during the 170-pound championship match.
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Finishing in second place at the High Country Classic – and making it through the tournament with just one loss, was Korth (126), Josh Shaw (132) and Justice Dworshak (195).
Third place finishers for the Bears included Carson Pond (285), Brayden Morgan (132) and Kayden Ward (113).
Representing Bear River High on the podium also included River Smith (145) in fourth place. Landon Cabral (182) in fourth place, Dustin Douglas (138) in fifth place, Kwade Kosoff (170) in fifth place and Braxton Christensen (220) in fifth place. Brendon Wolfe (152) finished in sixth place as did Hunter Gines (120).
Bear River finished in second place overall with 226 points, just 10 points behind first place finishers Altamont High.
On Jan. 21, the Bears hosted Ridgeline High in a Region 11 dual meet. The Bears won 46-27 with the following individual wins:
* Max Miller (106)
* Trenton Ward (113)
* Ty Hawkes (120)
* Dilon Wright (126)
* River Smith (152)
* Cael Wilcox (160)
* Landon Cabral (170)
* Kaeson Burn (182)
* Braxton Christensen (220)
This week the Bears will travel to Davis High on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and take on Logan High on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Logan.