A total of 343 wrestlers were entered in this tournament and the local wrestlers made a very good showing, according to coaches.
Little Devils who took first place were: Aiden Allred, Austin Paris, Breckin Shepherd, Ean Ellis, Landon Moralez, Lane Peterson, Patrick Reilly, Peyton Hatathley and Trace York. Little Devils who placed second were: Andrew Jones, Ayden Ceniceros, Brenden Dowd, Caden Swasey, Cash Ruggeri, J.T. Dowd, Jake Mason, Liam Mallory, Rodney Martinez, Ruston Peterson, Ryker Ault and Travis Hirschfeld.
Little Devils placing third were: Braxton Martinez, Cadmus Pappadopoulis, Calvin Striblen, Connor Swasey, Dallas Kerby, Dayton Robertson, Isaac Robinson, Kristopher Harrison, Michael Mallory, Preston Young and Rowan Phillips. Little Devil fourth-place finishers were: Aaron Stewart, Anthony Chacon, Brayden Althoff, Brayden Hughes, Christian Nelson, Collin Randall, Cooper Swasey, Gannon James, Jason McKinney, Jaxon Carroll, Keaton Page, Kyler Rodman, Landen Young, Lucas Caylor, Oscar Martinez, Ryen Martin, Trevin Stewart and Zane Mayer-Young.
“Seven of our Junior Devils wrestled in double brackets,” said coach Eddie Guerrero. “In their second bracket they had to move up an age group and all of them wrestled very well.”
In the fourth- through sixth-grade division for the Junior Devils, wrestlers who placed first were: Dane Glencoe, Carson Sheets and Maison Moyle. Fourth- through sixth-grade wrestlers who placed second were: Caison Ault, Dylan Harrison and Trea Meyer. Carson Whitney placed third and Joe Sanders placed fourth in this division.
In the seventh- through ninth-grade division, two Junior Devil wrestlers placed first: Kayden Robertson and Trea Meyer. Placing second were Carson Whitney, Tigis Glencoe and Carson Sheets. Placing third were: Caison Ault, Dane Glencoe, Corbin Arbon and Maison Moyle. Dylan Harrison and Gregory Stubblefield took fourth.
“All of our wrestlers have made coach Sheets and I very proud,” said coach Guerrero. “I know that I say how well they do after every tournament, but I enjoy watching these kids grow and learn with each match. Some may not agree with me when I say that wrestling is the hardest sport you will do, but all you have to do is watch how hard these kids work and you will understand. This tournament was the toughest one for me as a coach. I am so thankful that I have parents to help me. Our next tournament will be on March 1 in Monticello.”