Two Monticello Buckaroo wrestlers were selected to compete at the Utah All Star Match on January 9 at Utah Valley University.
Zac Musselman wrestled Brayden Stevens of Brighton (5A). Musselman earned an exciting 5-3 win for the 1A/2A team.
Brayson Wilcox took on Tyler Scheurn of North Summit (2A) on the Wildcard team. Wilcox was up 2-0 in the second period when Scheurn took an injury default with Wilcox earning the win.
Wilcox and Musselman are the only 1A wrestlers who were invited to participate in the event and represented MHS and the 1A classification well.
Over the weekend, the team competed in Gunnison at the Battle at the Pound. The team finished in fourth place, behind Millard, Gunnison Valley and Spanish Fork.
The Wilcox brothers finished atop the podium, bringing home a pair of championship medals.
Brayson Wilcox added four technical fall wins, and is making a run at the MHS record for technical falls in a season. He also earned a 12-6 win.
Gage Wilcox was nearly perfect, earning seven wins by fall and adding an 11-3 win to his weekend.
Kayden Draper finished in second place, with four falls and a 9-1 win.
Finishing in third place are Zach Cecil, Brevin Olson and Wyatt Fullmer.
Olson won four by fall and an exciting 8-6 sudden death victory. Fullmer earned six wins by fall, and Cecil had three falls and two points wins.
Finishing in fourth place are Tyler Draper, Thomas Anderson, Justin Cecil, Tuff Adair and Paxton Christensen.
Draper earned two of his five wins by technical fall, Anderson had three falls and two points wins, Cecil earned three falls, Adair had two falls and a technical fall, and Christensen earned three falls.
Mark Beh and Paul Reay finished in fifth. Matt Beh, Alan Pettit, Dillan Wheeler and Robert Musselman earned sixth place.
Reay had five wins by fall; Pettit had three by fall. Wheeler, Musselman, Beh and Beh each earned two wins on the weekend.
On January 11, the Buckaroos took on the Millard Eagles in a dual. The Buckaroos won four matches and lost seven.
Brevin Olson and Tyler Draper earned wins by fall, with Zach Cecil earning a 6-0 win and Brayson Wilcox with a 13-0 win.
Also wrestling for the Buckaroos are Paxton Christensen, Matt Beh, Mark Beh, Kayden Draper, Thomas Anderson, Justin Cecil and Gage Wilcox.
This week, the varsity travels to the Rockwell Rumble at UVU, while the remainder of the team is at the Aztec Tournament.
On Wednesday, January 24, the Buckaroos will be in Moab to take on the Red Devils at 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 25 is the last home match of the season, as the Bucks take on San Juan, Whitehorse and Monument Valley. The action begins at 7 p.m. Senior wrestlers will be honored at the match.