Category: Wrestling

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 team accomplishes groundbreaking and record setting season

Five wrestlers headed to NCAA Championships Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics UVU’s wrestling team broke the top 25 and are sending five members of the squad to the NCAA Championships — both are firsts in program history. Taylor LaMont, Demetrius Romero, Kimball Bastian, Dustin Dennison and Tanner Orndorff have all earned the right to participate in national competition March 15-17 in Cleveland, Ohio. “We feel like these guys are setting a new standard for UVU wrestling; on and off the mat, their integrity is incredible. They’re just great young men,” said Coach Greg Williams. LaMont, a 125 pounder from...

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