Girls Wrestling Takes State by Storm

Upon the eve of February 17th, the Juab Girls Wrestling team valiantly had two girls raise their hands in the state final championship at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield this last weekend. The state tournament is the tournament that all girls looked forward to when they began this season. To place meant glory. Although their numbers were small, the girls team was determined to place on that lovely podium. After two days of wrestling and many long, hard matches, the Juab girls team ended 3rd out of all the teams present, even though they only had 11 girls. 

Every girl placed 6th or higher; no one got beat out. Of the 11 girls, 5 made it to the finals. 

Placements are as follows, by weight order:

(100) Attilee Neilson: 6th Place

(105) Emily Shoemaker: 2024 State Runner Up

(110) Andelynn Stephensen: 3rd Place

(120) Kyra Pay: 4th Place & Makynlee Watkins: 6th Place

(125) Addison Johnson: 2024 State Champion

(130) Tashra Pay: 2024 State Runner Up & Morgan Holdaway: 5th Place

(135) Kyra DeFino: 4th Place

(140) Samantha Reynolds: 2024 State Champion

(190) Macee Ercanbrack: 2024 State Runner Up

Along with the amazing placements of all of the girls, two of which being first-time wrestlers, coach Billy Cox earned the Coach of the Year Award. Addison Johnson received Outstanding Wrestler for the lower weight classes. Overall, these girls worked hard and their results showed with this tournament through the weekend. Circumstances on the podium don’t tell all of their stories; give them all a good job if you see them wandering around!