Uintah’s Michael Alexander, along with Payson’s Colton Theobald and Landen Shurtleff, both won their first two matches at the 4A state tournament at UVU on Friday as they chase an individual state championship three-peat.

Along with an individual triumph, all three know that every point they collect will help their team in the tight battle for the 4A state championship.

Uintah tallied 120.5 points during the opening round of competition, and leads heading into Saturday’s final day of competition as it seeks a fourth straight state championship. Payson sits in second place with 103 points. The Lions were runner-up to Uintah each of the past two seasons.

Uintah qualified eight wrestlers in Saturday’s semifinals, which get underway at 10:30 a.m. The final are slated for 4:45 p.m. Payson will have seven wrestlers competing in the semis, while third-place Timpanogos advanced five wrestlers into the semis.

While Alexander, Theobald and Shurtleff chase their three-peat, four other wrestlers are chasing a 4A repeat on Saturday after they each won their first round and quarterfinal matches on Friday: Mountain Crest’s James Rollins, Logan’s Payton Redd, Mountain Crest’s Lincoln Lofthouse and Mountain Crest’s Bridger Thalman.

4A boys state tournament


Team scores after Day 1

  1. Uintah, 120.5
  2. Payson, 103
  3. Timpanogos, 84
  4. Mountain View, 69
  5. Mountain Crest, 56
  6. Ridgeline, 48
  7. Hurricane, 45
  8. Bear River, 44

Saturday’s semifinals


  • Daxton Jolley, Payson vs. Simon Boyer, Timpanogos
  • Ethan Sharp, Uintah vs. James Rollins, Mountain Crest


  • Kruz Allred, Ridgeline vs. Zandon Draper, Payson
  • Benjamin Ploehn, Stansbury vs. Peyton Hogan, Uintah


  • Payton Redd, Logan vs. Brigham Cookson, Mountain View
  • Rykan Hacking, Uintah vs. Jonah Shaw, Payson


  • Jack Semadeni, Ridgeline vs. Caden Andersen, Hurricane
  • Michael Alexander, Uintah vs. Kayson Leak, Sky View


  • Connor Knudsen, Timpanogos vs. Collin Miller, Sky View
  • Glade Harman, Mountain View vs. Kael Theobald, Payson


  • Lincoln Lofthouse, Mountain Crest vs. Isaac Dickinson, Hurricane
  • Kayden Madsen, Crimson Cliffs vs. Cooper Redd, Logan


  • Colton Theobald, Payson vs Myka Love, Jordan
  • Keaton Smith, Bear River vs. Parley Thacker, Sky View


  • Tanner Tolman, Mountain Crest vs. Fisher Jolley, Timpanogos
  • Brody Rhoades, Uintah vs. Carson Smith, Snow Canyon


  • Tyler Payne, Green Canyon vs. Hyrum Stafford, Mountain View
  • Brandon Ploehn, Stansbury vs. Branson Hawkins, Hurricane


  • Quayde Beck, Payson vs. Landon Shumway, Mountain View
  • Mason Holt, Uintah vs. Xander Carlson, Timpanogos


  • Bridger Thalman, Mountain Crest vs. Justin Anderson, Cedar
  • Christain Hartle, Uintah vs. Tegan Whitehead, Snow Canyon


  • Landon Shurtleff, Payson vs. Hyrum Alexander, Timpanogos
  • Isaac Mcgee, Mountain View vs. Luke Stearns, Logan


  • Will Wheatley, Green Canyon vs. Ian Rogers, Stansbury
  • Athanasi Johnson, Murray vs. Porter Kennington, Mountain Crest


  • Tag Gubler, Snow Canyon vs. Preston Smith, Sky View
  • Caden Young, Uintah vs. Bridger Flemming, Desert Hills