The Red Devils traveled to Blanding on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to face the San Juan Broncos. Grand had defeated San Juan previously in a dual match at Moab on Dec. 19. This time, the match ended in a tie for team points, but Grand was deemed the winner thanks to a tiebreaker.
The following day, Grand traveled to Nucla, Colo. to face two Colorado schools in back-to-back dual meets. Grand defeated host team Nucla by the score of 48-30, then took down Norwood, Colo., by the score of 51-6.
Against Nucla, GCHS senior Trenton White lost to his 152-pound opponent to start the match, but fellow Red Devils Austin Day, wrestling at 195 pounds, Edgar Gomez, competing in the heavyweight division, Dexter Sheets wrestling at 120 pounds, all pinned their respective opponents. Grand also picked up a few additional forfeit wins to claim victory in the overall match.
The Red Devils had an easier time against Norwood, winning all but one of their matches. White, Gomez, and Seth Holyoak all won by pins, and Gage Lindquist, wrestling at 113 pounds, defeated his opponent on points, 11-5. The remaining matches were all decided by forfeit, according to GCHS head coach Dennis Wells.
This week, Grand is scheduled to travel to Dove Creek, Colo., for a dual match on Wednesday, Jan. 23, followed by the two-day North Sanpete Invitational tournament at Mount Pleasant on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26.