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High school wrestling: Layton boys, Westlake girls grab Day 1 leads at 6A state tournament

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Corner Canyon’s Tyler Vivanco, left, beats Pleasant Grove’s Jacob Carson, right, in the 113-pound finals match at the 6A wrestling state championship in 2021.

Corner Canyon’s Tyler Vivanco, left, beats Pleasant Grove’s Jacob Carson, right, in the 113-pound finals match at the 6A wrestling state championship at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Pleasant Grove’s got some company in the 6A trophy chase.

Layton’s boys wrestling team leads the perennial power Vikings 113 to 111 after the opening day of the state tournament at UVU on Friday.

Pleasant Grove has won 10 of the past 11 state titles. The one year during that streak it didn’t win was 2017, which Layton won.

Regardless of the narrow first day deficit, Pleasant Grove is still in great shape with eight wrestlers participating in Saturday’s semifinals, while Layton has six.

The championship matches are scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m.

Defending state champs who are participating in Saturday’s semifinals are: Corner Canyon’s Tyler Vivanco (113), Westlake’s Brayden Robison (132), Corner Canyon’s Brigham Bagley (138), West’s Drew Lang (144) and Skyridge’s Joshua Millard (150).

On the girls side, Westlake is in great shape to repeat as 6A champs.

Westlake qualified 11 wrestlers into Saturday’s semifinals to open up a 30-point lead over second-place Copper Hills, 132 to 102.

Nine individual state champs from a year ago are back in the semifinals this year: Westlake’s Jamie Barton (105), Copper Hills’ Brooklyn Pace (115), Westlake’s Celeste Detoles (125), Hunter’s Neida Valle (130), Westlake’s Elizabeth Shunn (140), Westlake’s Emmy Finlinson (145), Pleasant Grove’s Brooklyn Hays (155), Copper Hills’ Anya Hatch (170) and Taylorsville’s Cheyenne Ruiz (190).

6A boys state tournament

Day 1


Team scores

  1. Layton, 113
  2. Pleasant Grove, 111
  3. Westlake, 89.5
  4. Corner Canyon, 80
  5. Fremont, 79
  6. Syracuse, 59
  7. Mountain Ridge, 50.5
  8. Lone Peak, 45.5

Saturday’s semifinals


  • Cole Fenwick, Layton vs. Korbin Chuchran, Westlake
  • Layne Kleimann, Mountain Ridge vs. Zack Anderson, Syracuse


  • Tyler Vivanco, Corner Canyon vs. Jason Worthley, Fremont
  • Geronimo Rivera, Layton vs. Hudson Palmer, Farmington


  • Jacob Carson, Pleasant Grove vs. Isaac Price, Copper Hills
  • Jace Lemons, Layton vs. Jacob Waddoups, Davis


  • Israel Gonzalez, Pleasant Grove vs. Sutton Brown, Syracuse
  • Kyison Garcia, Mountain Ridge vs. Quinn Bedell, Corner Canyon


  • Damian Neuwirth, Pleasant Grove vs. Dallan Hunsaker, American Fork
  • Brayden Robison, Westlake vs. Payden Woolsey, Corner Canyon


  • Koda DeAtley, Pleasant Grove vs. Logan Hancey, Fremont
  • Preston Stevens, Mountain Ridge vs. Brigham Bagley, Corner Canyon


  • Drew Lang, West vs. Tucker Butler, Westlake
  • Kaden Olson, Riverton vs. Max Benson, Pleasant Grove


  • Joshua Millward, Skyridge vs. Corbin Platt, Fremont
  • Jace Brower, Westlake vs. Ty Carman, Herriman


  • Sam May, Farmington vs. Jacob Green, Westlake
  • Jordan Faifai, Syracuse vs. Carson Neff, Bingham


  • Tanner Giatras, Weber vs. Zachary Phipps, Syracuse
  • Kael Bennie, Layton vs. Corbin Baumgartner, Lone Peak


  • Cayaen Smith, Lone Peak vs. Jacob Keblis, Fremont
  • Geovanni Thomas, Davis vs. Trevyn Gates, Pleasant Grove


  • Mahkyi Smith, Lone Peak vs. Ethan Hearne, Layton
  • Ridge Lindley, Fremont vs. Luke Evans, Pleasant Grove


  • Teancum Mitchell, Corner Canyon vs. Skyler Armenta, Cyprus
  • Damon Armenta, Cyprus vs. Bradley Critchfield, Corner Canyon


  • Kort Wilkinson, Pleasant Grove vs. Davis Pickett, Clearfield
  • Noah Linford, Layton vs. Cooper Mumford, Lone Peak

6A girls state tournament

Day 1


Team scores

  1. Westlake, 132
  2. Copper Hills, 102
  3. Pleasant Grove, 78
  4. Mountain Ridge, 61
  5. Riverton, 55
  6. Syracuse, 55
  7. Cyprus, 53
  8. Granger, 50

Saturday’s semifinals


  • Kristina Kent, Davis vs. Ulyssa Peterson, Weber
  • Sherlyn Orduno, Granger vs. Mailien Tran, Bingham


  • Jamie Barton, Westlake vs. Athena Oro, Granger
  • Isabelle Fisher, Pleasant Grove vs. Kaaulani Hew-Len, Hunter


  • Marlie Rigby, Layton vs. Jenna Olsen, Hunter
  • Lexus Bertagnolli, Roy vs. Aleena Navarrete, Weber


  • Bella Butterfield, Riverton vs. Aly Larson, Corner Canyon
  • Brooklyn Pace, Copper Hills vs. Samantha Memmott, Layton


  • Ashley Cannon, Westlake vs. Cheyenne Cummings, Cyprus
  • Kimberly Fowers, Copper Hills vs. Olivia Barton, Syracuse


  • Celeste Detoles, Westlake vs. Valentin Martinez, Davis
  • Gracie Borchardt, Pleasant Grove vs. Brylee Roennebeck, Syracuse


  • Neida Valle, Hunter vs. Ava Krebs, Pleasant Grove
  • Brinlee Gines, Fremont vs. Ameris Jensen, Westlake


  • Quincy Peterson, Westlake vs. Kara Noyce, Copper Hills
  • Meleana Fager, Corner Canyon vs. Kate McNeill, Mountain Ridge


  • Elizabeth Shunn, Westlake vs. Taylor Martin, Pleasant Grove
  • Kacey Mecham, Cyprus vs. Hailey Pigg, Westlake


  • Emmy Finlinson, Westlake vs. Leticia Garcia, Kearns
  • Bella Morgan, Corner Canyon vs. Agela Van Valken, Bingham


  • Haley Diaz, Layton vs. Bailee Nelson, Cyprus
  • Brooklyn Hays, Pleasant Grove vs. Ellyana Shaner, Weber


  • Adel Roennebeck, Syracuse vs. Tayleigh Robertson, Copper Hills
  • Anya Hatch, Copper Hills vs. Jesse Harrison, Westlake


  • Mikaylee Sticher, Bingham vs. Tori Poulsen, Cyprus
  • Cheyenne Ruiz, Taylorsville vs. Rachel Johnson, Riverton


  • Keilikki Rarick, Westlake vs. Zoie Nerch, Copper Hills
  • Bethany Gardner, Granger vs. Makaylee Huntsman, Westlake