Author: Zach Burkart

Historic five wrestlers compete at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Photo by Mike Smith/ Courtesy of Matshots Taylor LaMont was one win shy of an All-American finish at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, March 15-17. Demetrius Romero and Kimball Bastian followed LaMont, making it to the second day of competition. LaMont started off the tournament as the highest ranked wrestler that UVU has ever had, going into the tournament with a No. 7 seed. He went 2-0 on the first day of competition with defeats over Brock Hudkins of Northern Illinois and No. 10 seed Sebastian Rivera of Northwestern, which advanced LaMont to the quarterfinals. He then...

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Wrestling with the season to remember

Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics The Wolverines season was one to remember as they made history being ranked in the top 25 for the first time and have several ranked wrestlers to represent them in the postseason. Dustin Dennison, Taylor LaMont, and Demitrius Romero led the team to much success this season. Each of the three wrestlers had 20-plus wins to help the Wolverines achieve an 8-6 record. The three wrestlers are also ranked in their respective weight classes with LaMont at No. 7, Demetrius at No. 16 and Dennison at No. 26. The team ended with six wrestlers ranked...

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Volleyball: UVU routes GCU in straight sets

Photo by Byron Harward The UVU volleyball team took care of Grand Canyon University in straight sets Saturday behind the power of the defense. The Wolverines’ undefeated weekend moves them to 12-13 overall and 7-3 in conference play. UVU is now one game behind New Mexico State at 8-2 for the WAC lead. In the first set, the Wolverines got off to a fast start with an early three-point lead. GCU and the Wolverines continued to go back and forth staying pretty even throughout the set. Madison Dennison kept the Wolverines close with five kills early in the set....

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Volleyball: UVU downed by UTRGV 3-1 in WAC home opener

Photo by Cody Glassett The UVU volleyball team hosted its first WAC match of the season Thursday night in the Lockhart Arena, but the upfront blocking for the Wolverines (7-12, 2-2) was not enough to slow down UTRGV (10-7, 4-0) as the Vaqueros prevailed 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-12, 25-21). The first set started off strong for UVU. The Wolverines opened the set with three straight points, but UTRGV capitalized on errors made by UVU as they kept the set close early. The set continued to go back forth with neither team leading by more than two. The Wolverines had...

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Volleyball: UVU falls to #9 Kansas

Photo by Byron Harward The UVU volleyball team gave a tough test to the No. 9 team in the nation, Kansas, as they opened the Wolverine Invitational Thursday night. The Wolverines ultimately fell in a 3-0 sweep but kept each set close in the first home game of the season. The Wolverines kept it close all throughout the beginning of the first set. Lexi Thompson kept the Wolverines in the first set with four kills. The Wolverines stayed close through the first set but the Jayhawks continued to use their upfront dominance to win the first set 25-20. In...

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