Undefeated, Gomez takes first place in divisional wrestling tournament
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GCHS wrestler Edgar Gomez (left) takes the podium with other medal winners during previous action this season. Gomez is undefeated this season in the heavyweight category and won the 2A divisional title last weekend.          Photo courtesy of Ron Dolphin
GCHS wrestler Edgar Gomez (left) takes the podium with other medal winners during previous action this season. Gomez is undefeated this season in the heavyweight category and won the 2A divisional title last weekend. Photo courtesy of Ron Dolphin
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Grand County High School’s wrestling team’s three seniors all made it to the finals of the 2A Divisionals on Feb. 7 and 8 in Richfield.

Grand’s Edgar Gomez won all three of his matches in the heavyweight division and took first place. He beat Brenz Staples of North Summit 3-2 in the finals to remain undefeated this season at 42-0.

Wrestling at 138 pounds, Jacob Francis of Grand lost 9-6 in the finals to Logan Johnson of Millard. Francis is now 42-3 on the season.

Gage Lindquist, wrestling for the Red Devils at 126 pounds, lost in the finals to Weston Larson of Manti. Lindquist’s season record is now 35-6.

Six other Red Devil wrestlers also placed at the divisional meet and qualified for the state meet, which is scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15 at the Maverik Center in West Valley. Also placing for Grand at division were Gage Moore, who took eighth place at 106 pounds), Justin Moore, who placed sixth at 120 pounds, Andrew Hugentobler, who took eighth place at 126 pounds, Robert Allred, who took fourth place at 132 pounds, Seth Holyoak, who placed sixth at 138 pounds and Tyler Shepherd, who finished in seventh place at 195 pounds.

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