Local fifth-grader competes in youth wrestling tourney
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Carson Sheets, a fifth-grade student at Moab’s Helen M. Knight Elementary School, recently competed in the Timpview Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Provo, Utah on Saturday, Dec. 8.

  According to Carson’s father Kelly, Sheets wrestled two brackets at the event: a loaded 16-man bracket in the fifth- and sixth-grade division, and a four-man round robin in the seventh through ninth grade division. He competed in the 75-pound weight category in both events.

  In the fifth and sixth grade bracket, Sheets finished 3-2, coming one match short of placing for a medal.

  “He then placed second in the seventh- through ninth-grade bracket, losing narrowly to a ninth grader from Salina,” Kelly Sheets said, adding that Carson went 2-1 in that bracket, 5-3 overall in his eight matches for the day.

  So far this fall, Sheets has competed in five little league tournaments, posting an overall record of 15-10.

  Traveling to Provo last weekend with Sheets was Monticello’s Brayson Wilcox, who placed second in the 95-pound weight class in the seventh- through ninth-grade division.

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