Whitney has had a tremendous year thus far — and that success continued throughout the tournament. Whitney’s record sits at a near-perfect 33-1, and he placed first after pinning all four of his opponents. He toppled Manti’s Fidel Sanchez (fall at 2:10) in the first round before moving to the quarterfinal, where he beat Manti’s Robert Larsen (fall at :15).
Whitney then faced off against American Leadership Academy’s Cash Canto in the semifinal, winning by fall at 3:01. He took the championship match by fall over ALA’s Sage Mortimer at 3:44.
Senior Kayden Robertson also found success at the tourney. Robertson boasts a record of 38-2, and contributed a total of 38 team points for Grand County. He bested North Sanpete’s Dylan Couch by fall at 3:13, then beat Manti’s Kyle Seely by fall at :46.
In the semifinal, Robertson toppled Union’s Wyatt Richards by fall at 4:32, then won by major decision over Carbon’s Bradley Judd (17-7) to take first place.
The red-hot Red Devils now head to the UHSAA Championships at Utah Valley University in Orem, which will be held Feb. 9 and 10.