The Grand County wrestling team defeated the Carbon Dinos 24-6 on Thursday, Jan. 24. It was the last regular season meet for the team, which honored seniors for their years of dedication to the wrestling team.
The Red Devils were on fire right out of the gate. Carbon brought more wrestlers to the meet, but Jarom Shumway, 220 pounds; Jimmie Johnson, 132 pounds; and Chris Thompson 145 pounds picked up three victories in a row for Grand County and they put the team ahead 18-0.
Senior Trent Elmore, 185 pound class, also picked up a win for the Red Devils in what was the most exciting match of the night. Elmore picked up points and got out in front of his opponent, but he could not wrap up the match
The animated hometown crowd cheered on Elmore, but his opponent always wriggled away at the last split second. Elmore locked up the victory in the second round at the 2.58 mark, much to the relief and delight of the crowd. “Trent looked good,” coach Dennis Wells said. “He hurt his knee and he came back. He looked strong.”
Jeremiah Perman, 160 pounds, earned an exhibition match win for Grand County. Dylan Harrison, normally in the 138-pound class, had a tough night. He lost a regular match and an exhibition, but he wrestled out of his weight class in the 145 and 152 pound classes.
“Dylan Harrison wrestled two in a row. He wrestled two matches and he only had a 10-minute break,” Wells said. “The last kid he wrestled, he could have beat that kid, but he was just so tired from the match before. We’re trying to get him in shape for regions next week, so I threw him back out there one more time and I told him: ‘Just think of it as practice for next week.’”
The Red Devils wrestling team competes at the 3A Divisional Qualifier in Richfield on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2.