Buckaroo wrestlers come home from state tournament in seventh
The Monticello Buckaroo Wrestlers closed out their season at the 2A state tournament in Richfield this past weekend with a seventh-place finish, just one point behind sixth place Enterprise.
Senior Brevin Olson added his name to the elite list of Buckaroos who have earned three state championships for MHS. He won by first period fall in round one before defeating teammate Javlin Robison by major decision in round two.
In the semifinal round Olson dominated his Millard opponent with a first period win by fall. In the finals he defeated Tezlin Winn of Gunnison Valley in a hard fought 6-3 decision. Olson won championships in 2018 and 2019.
Senior Tuff Adair also battled his way to the championship match, winning by first period fall in round one and third period fall in round two. In the semifinals he defeated his opponent with a fall in the second period.
In the finals, Adair took on Cash Robb of Altamont and fought hard in a loss, earning a well-deserved second place finish.
Three Buckaroos earned sixth place medals at the tournament. Treydon Harris fought back from a first-round loss to put three wins by fall on the board before being defeated in the final match by 12-3 major decision.
Robert Musselman earned a win by major decision in round one before a loss sent him to the consolation rounds. He earned two wins by fall to make it to the medal round where he was defeated by Bryton Langston of Beaver in a 5-1 decision.
Oakley Adams win by fall in round one before being defeated in the quarterfinal round. He came back with two strong wins by fall before a loss by fall in the final round.
Also earning wins for the Buckaroos at the tournament were Paxton Christensen with a fall and a 6-0 decision, Zac Thayn and Chandler Henderson each with a win by fall, and Javlin Robison and Logan Draper each with two wins by fall.
Also competing hard for the Buckaroos were Tyler Thayn who suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss, Thomas Fullmer, and Cameron Bailey.
The Buckaroos graduate four seniors this year and will rejoin the 1A ranks in 2021-22.