Robertson, Whitney take division titles at 3A tourney
by Drew Chowbay
The Times-Independent
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Grand County senior Kayden Robertson earned a 3A regional title at 138 pounds by winning a major decision over Carbon. 
						    Photo by Drew Chowbay
Grand County senior Kayden Robertson earned a 3A regional title at 138 pounds by winning a major decision over Carbon. Photo by Drew Chowbay
​ The Red Devils wrestling team showed out in the 3A divisional match in Richfield, with senior Kayden Robertson winning his championship match at 138 pounds and freshman Carson Whitney winning in the 106-pound class.

​ 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.

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