As expected, the first day of the 5A boys and girls state wrestling tournaments at UVU on Wednesday was very competitive, with the team titles very much still up in the air heading into Thursday’s final rounds.

In the boys team standings, Uintah holds a narrow lead over Payson, 144.5 to 135. Uintah has a slight leg up as it has 11 wrestlers participating in Thursday morning’s semifinals, while Payson has eight semifinalist remaining.

Payson and Uintah wrestlers will go head to head in three semifinal matches on Friday — 126, 144 and 190. Those matches could go along way in determining the eventual state champion.

Both teams coming into this year’s 4A state tournament as a defending state champion. Payson won last year’s 5A title, while Uintah won the 4A title.

On the girls side, Maple Mountain leads Uintah 81.5 to 73 in the battle for the inaugural 5A state championship.

Maple Mountain won last year’s combined 5A/3A/2A/1A state championship as 5A didn’t have enough teams to fill out its own classification. This year it does, and Maple Mountain has eight wrestlers who will participating in Thursday’s semifinals.

Uintah will have six semifinalists, but no head-to-head match-ups with Maple Mountain.

The championship matches for boys and girls will begin at 4:15 p.m.

5A Boys State Tournament

Day 1


Team scores

  1. Uintah, 144.5
  2. Payson, 135
  3. Wasatch, 105
  4. Viewmont, 53.5
  5. Lehi, 53
  6. Box Elder, 45
  7. Mountain View, 44
  8. Spanish Fork, 42.5

Thursday’s semifinals


  • Karson Shelley, Spanish Fork vs. Tyler Khoundet, Stansbury
  • Connor Knudsen, Timpanogos vs. Breyton Banks, Salem Hills


  • Michael Alexander, Uintah vs. Glade Harman, Mountain View
  • Aaron Garcia, Payson vs. Parker Hansen, Tooele


  • Bridger Ricks, Box Elder vs. Parker Hayes, Wasatch
  • Jared Miller, Park City vs. Eduardo Cabrera, Payson


  • Spencer Lee, Viewmont vs. Heath Clyde, Wasatch
  • Ethan Boulton, Payson vs. Raiden Harrison, Uintah


  • David Wetzel, Spanish Fork vs. Cody Burr, Mountain View
  • Ryder Robinson, Wasatch vs. Jackson Ricks, Box Elder


  • Jaxon Johnson, Uintah vs. Austin Kelly, Wasatch
  • Colton Theobald, Payson vs. Bridger Warren, Spanish Fork


  • Brady Merkley, Uintah vs. Layne Osborn, Payson
  • Colton Erickson, Woods Cross vs. Jacob Rhoades, Uintah


  • Luke Degraffenried, Salem Hills vs. Alex Koyle, Spanish Fork
  • Dillon Dick, Uintah vs. Isaac Orrock, Murray


  • Moses Espinoza-Owens, Viewmont vs. Kelton Smith, Payson
  • Christian Slack, Wasatch vs. Chandler Thompson, Murray


  • Marcus Espinoza-Owens, Viewmont vs. Cameron Williams, Mountain View
  • Charlie Fassold, Wasatch vs. Dustin Rhoades, Uintah


  • William Price, Uintah vs. Josh Olson, Stansbury
  • Landen Shurtleff, Payson vs. Joshua Biesinger, Maple Mountain


  • Austen Richens, Uintah vs. Chandler Loveless, Payson
  • Will McCleary, Lehi vs. Andrew Jensen, Maple Mountain


  • Monson Morley, Salem Hills vs. Stone Combs, Park City
  • Cash Henderson, Woods Cross vs. Jeff Swain, Uintah


  • Gage Howard, Uintah vs. Austin McNaughtan, Wasatch
  • Isaac Terrell, Lehi vs. Nathan Bulpitt, Lehi

5A Girls State Tournament

Day 1


Team scores

  1. Maple Mountain, 81.5
  2. Uintah, 73
  3. Northridge, 66
  4. Springville, 61
  5. Tooele, 58
  6. Mountain View, 55
  7. Jordan, 51
  8. Stansbury, 47

Thurssday’s semifinals


  • Jakailei Lujan, Uintah vs. January Langston, Payson
  • Emeri Mortimer, Springville vs. Rhiannon Towers, Olympus


  • Addyson Van Cott, Stansbury vs. Elle Jensen, Maple Mountain
  • Lindsay Hansen, Tooele vs. Ivory Cazier, Mountain View


  • Taileigh Lujan, Uintah vs. Maria Marin, East
  • Cecibeth Santos, Northridge vs. Lilly Lake, Maple Mountain


  • Chandley Green, Uintah vs. Eliza Zimmerman, Hillcrest
  • AnnaLee Wright, Cedar Valley vs. Ariana McGee, Maple Mountain


  • Mikalah Whitehouse, Northridge vs. Valery Ethington, Springville
  • Alexia Woods, Cedar Valley vs. Sydnie Dick, Uintah


  • Isla Baeza, Mountain View vs. Julissa Miranda, Tooele
  • Izzy Clements, Springville vs. Hailey Holton, Northridge


  • Katelyn Wolf, Provo vs. Hadlie Hood, Bonneville
  • Kaianne Sabagala, Timpview vs. Kathryn de Groot, Woods Cross


  • Ester Han, Mountain View vs. Maycee Young, Uintah
  • Cassandra Farnsworth, Maple Mountain vs. Annie Clanton, Northridge


  • Amelie Ledesma, Salem Hills vs. Jocelyn Dean, Mountain View
  • Feelicie Kobryn, Maple Mountain vs. Maeli Howard, Bountiful


  • Eleni Johnson, Murray vs. Ajah Rajvong, Lehi
  • Briona Love, Hillcrest vs. Savannah Malmgren, Tooele


  • Sierra Fairbanks, Jordan vs. Madison Mayes, Cedar Valley
  • Hotaia Valeti, Springville vs. Alize Acosta, Stansbury


  • Hannah Babinski, Jordan vs. Casey Harris, Maple Mountain
  • Taimane Fiatoa, Timpview vs. Hayley Harris, Springville


  • Nya Seiuli, Maple Mountain vs. Riley Winters, Northridge
  • Angie Aguilar, Stansbury vs. Aurellia Ramos, Maple Mountain


  • Karla Pa Zapeda, Northridge vs. Katelyn Edgell, Brighton
  • Arianah Congur, Jordan vs. Maddison Tenney, Uintah