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1A wrestling: Foy brothers again lead Altamont to title

Published February 16, 2013 10:12 pm

1A wrestling • Senior leaves as a "four-timer" at state.
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Orem •Â Kyle Foy couldn't keep his feet on the floor.

No, he wasn't wrestling for his fourth consecutive state championship just yet — the Altamont star was watching younger brother Rylee wrestle for a chance to win his second straight title.

The elder Foy screamed instruction and shook his limbs in nervousness. When Rylee Foy eventually wrapped up his 160-pound victory, Kyle Foy sprinted toward the mat and grabbed his brother and did what big brothers do. Kyle told Rylee just how proud he was.

"I really look up to him," Rylee said. "He just really pushes me in practice and makes me go hard."

Then the lights went dark, and it was Kyle's turn to write his name into the record books in the 170-pound final.

All it took was 35 seconds for it to end in a pin.

Kyle Foy completed his high school career the way he's always dreamt of: another team title, four individual championships and watching his younger brother continue on his path to living up the standard he's set in 1A wrestling.

"It's fun while it lasted," Kyle said. "I'm glad we made the best of it."

The Longhorns defended their 1A state title for the third year in a row Saturday in Day 2 of the wrestling tournament at the UCCU Center, finishing with 181 total team points, 19 points ahead of second-place Monticello.

For Kyle Foy, his stellar career at Altamont comes to an end. Earlier this fall, he rushed for 451 yards — in one football game. Saturday night, he completed his dream on the mat.

"Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to be a four-time state champion," he said.

Now, the baton is passed down to Rylee, who already has his sights on achieving what his older brother did in Orem on Saturday night.

"I want to be a four-timer," he said.

What will it take to match Kyle?

"Work harder," he said.

ckamrani@sltrib.com

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Storylines Longhorns win

R Rylee Foy wins the 160-pound competition, and older brother Kyle wins the 170-pound final.