According to coach Kelly Sheets, several of Moab’s wrestlers were among the top competitors in their respective weight categories in the fifth and sixth-grade division at the tournament.
In the 70-pound true beginner division, Caison Ault took first place, winning three matches. Maison Moyle, in his first wrestling experience, took second place in the 105-pound true beginner category, winning two matches and losing one.
Competing in the 85-pound advanced bracket, Carson Sheets took third place, winning four matches and losing one.
“His performance helped earn him a fifth place ranking at his age and weight in the USA Wrestling Utah rankings,” said his father and coach, Kelly Sheets.
In that same 85-pound advanced category, teammate Dane Glencoe also posted two wins and two losses in the competitive 16-man bracket, coming up just short of qualifying for the medal round, coach Sheets said.
Also for Moab, Isaiah Williams placed third in the 146-pound true beginner class, winning one match and losing two.
In the seventh- through ninth-grade division, Austin Johnson, in his first-ever meet, placed fourth in the 105-pound true beginner bracket. Teammate Corbin Arbon, wrestling competitively for the first time in three years, took third place in the 90-pound true beginner bracket, winning one and losing two matches.
Tigis Glencoe of Moab went 1-2 in the 85-pound advanced bracket, just missing the medal round when he lost a close 11-9 decision in his final match. Kayden Robertson, competing in the 95-pound advanced bracket, went 3-2 in his matches and placed fourth.
Shortly after finishing his fifth- and sixth-grade bracket, Carson Sheets, a sixth-grader, also competed in the seventh- through ninth-grade division in the 16-man double elimination 85-pound advanced bracket. In that bracket, Sheets won three matches and lost two, coming one match short of the medal round. Sheets lost his final match in overtime, 7-5, to a top-ranked wrestler from the Vernal area, coach Sheets said. Carson Sheets finished the day with seven wins and three losses.
Also, independent of the team, Ean Ellis took first place in the first- and second-grade division, winning three matches, coach Sheets said.