Junior Devils, Little Devils compete in Blanding, Richfield, Montrose
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Seven members of the Moab Junior Devils wrestling team traveled to Blanding for a junior high wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25.

According to coach Kelly Sheets, individual results for Moab were as follows: Joe Sanders placed fifth at 75 pounds, Gregory Stubblefield placed fifth at 125 pounds, Dane Glencoe placed fourth at 90 pounds, Trea Meyer took third at 160 pounds, Maison Moyle placed second at 105 pounds, Dylan Harrison took first at 70 pounds, and Kayden Robertson placed first at 95 pounds. All brackets were in a five-man round robin format. Out of 10 teams overall, the Moab Junior Devils came in eighth place, Sheets said. He thanked fellow coach Eddie Guerrero and all the wrestlers’ fathers who helped cover for him at the Blanding tournament. Sheets attended a different tournament with five Moab wrestlers in Richfield.

On Jan. 24 and 25, coach Sheets accompanied four Little Devil wrestlers and one Moab Junior Devil to the Utah Nationals Beehive Brawl in Richfield. That tournament featured about 1,100 participants from 10 different states, ranging from pre-kindergarten to 14 years old, Sheets said.

On Friday night, the age 6 and under and the age 8 and under groups competed. In the 6 and under division, wrestling for the Little Devils were Austin Peris in the 49-pound bracket, who won one and lost two, Lane Peterson in the 55-pound bracket, who went 2-2 and finished with a sixth-place medal, and Ean Ellis in the 70-pound bracket, who went 2-1 and finished in third place. 

On Saturday, for the Little Devils in the age 10 and under division, Landon Morales “wrestled his heart out” but went 0-2, Sheets said. Also on Saturday for the Junior Devils, 12-year-old Carson Sheets competed in the 12 and under 84-pound division, consisting of 31 other wrestlers from five different states. 

“This was Carson’s fourth year at the Brawl, and it has been a longtime goal to bring a medal home from this tournament,” said coach Sheets, who is Carson’s father. “This was his year. Carson went 4-2 on the day, earning a fourth-place medal and avenging a couple losses from years past.”

On Jan. 18, eight members of the Little Devils wrestling team traveled to Montrose, Colo., where they competed against wrestlers from 21 other programs in the Bradshaw-Snyder Memorial Tournament. 

In the age 6 and under 40-pound class, Cooper Swasey took fifth place. Austin Paris placed second in the age 6 and under 50-pound division and Ean Ellis also placed second in the age 60-pound division for the same age bracket.

In the age 8 and under 45-pound class, Breckin Shepherd took sixth place. In the age 8 and under 55-pound division, Lane Peterson took third and Connor Swasey took fourth place.

In the age 8 and under 65-pound class, Caden Swasey took second place, and in the age 10 and under 55-pound class, Landon Moralez took second place. 

“I tell the kids that winning or losing doesn’t matter if you don’t go out on the mat,” said coach Eddie Guerrero. “As a coach I am very proud of the fact that these kids don’t quit.”

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