Monticello claims first state wrestling team title since 2014

David Anderson | The Richfield Reaper Monticello’s Zac Musselman wrestles Saturday during the Class 1A state tournament in Richfield. Musselman won the 145-pound state title.

Eight Monticello wrestlers claimed Class 1A state championships Saturday to help the Buckaroos cruise to the team state title.

Steven Robinson claimed the 132-pound title at the Sevier Valley Center in overtime. He scored the 4-2 win over teammate Zach Cecil.

Monticello’s Zac Musselman took home the 145 title by pinning Piute’s Reese Fautin in 3 minutes, 46 seconds in the title match. Brayson Wilcox also won a state title with a pin for the Buckaroos, taking down Wayne’s Luke Dahl in 4:31 at 160.

Gage Wilcox wrapped up the Monticello champions by pin when he defeated Rich’s Wyatt Weston in 1:19 at 195.

Panguitch finished second with 142 points. Kaden Beckstead (120) and Zackary Julander (138) earned championships for the Bobcats.

CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONS <br>Team scores • 1. Monticello 252; 2. Panguitch 142; 3. Wayne 131; 4. Milford 101; 5. Piute 96; 6. Rich 75; 7. Whitehorse 39; 8. Bryce Valley 37; 9. Monument Valley 32; 10. Diamond Ranch 10.5. <br>106 • Jax Westwood, Piute, major dec. Porter Schoppe, Panguitch, 14-4 <br>113 • Brevin Olson, Monticello, dec. Karson Wunderlich, Milford, 4-1 <br>120 • Kaden Beckstead, Panguitch, p. Matt Beh, Monticello, in 4:00 <br>126 • Mark Beh, Monticello, dec. Wade Jeffery, Wayne, 4-2 <br>132 • Steven Robinson, Monticello, SV-1 Zach Cecil, Monticello, 4-2 <br>138 • Zackary Julander, Panguitch, SV-1 Kayden Draper, Monticello, 5-3 <br>145 • Zac Musselman, Monticello, p. Reese Fautin, Piute, in 3:46 <br>152 • Barlow Pace, Wayne, p. Tyler Draper, Monticello, in 3:45 <br>160 • Brayson Wilcox, Monticello, p. Luke Dahl, Wayne, in 4:31 <br>170 • Thomas Anderson, Monticello, dec. Bryson Barnes, Milford, 9-3 <br>182 • Justin Cecil, Monticello, major dec. Marquez Hathale, Whitehorse, 18-6 <br>195 • Gage Wilcox, Monticello, p. Wyatt Weston, Rich, in 1:19 <br>220 • Trae Williamson, Milford, p. Shad Julander, Piute, in 1:17 <br>285 • Brandon Jones, Bryce Valley, p. Daniel Ayala, Wayne, in 5:49

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