Monticello High School wrestlers win 40 matches, finish fifth at Red Rocks Invitational
by Anna Fredericks
The Monticello Buckaroo wrestlers took to the mat for their first outing of the 2022-23 season at the Red Rocks Invitational in Moab this Friday and Saturday, December 2-3.
Senior Javlin Robison led the way for the Bucks with a perfect 9-0 record. He won six matches by fall and one by major decision 11-0.
Senior Treydon Harris and junior Zac Thayn each earned third-place medals for Monticello. Harris was 3-2 and finished with three wins by fall. Thayn was 7-2 on the weekend, earning all seven wins by fall.
Senior Josh Wheeler finished in fourth place with a 6-3 record. Wheeler had six wins by fall and a technical fall win, 15-0.
Tyson Wheeler earned a fifth-place finish for the Bucks with a 6-3 record including three wins by fall and an 11-3 major decision.
His fellow sophomores, Tavon Black and Camren Carpenter, each earned seventh-place finishes. Black earned two wins including a fall, and Carpenter earned a win by fall.
The MHS freshmen competed well in their first outing. Ronnie Harris finished in fifth place followed by Landon Shumway, each earning three wins by fall. Gideon Dilts also worked hard for the Buckaroos.
Robison had the fastest Buckaroo fall at the tournament with a 20-second pin. Josh Wheeler wasn’t far behind with a pin in 22 seconds.
Thayn was fourth overall for the most pins in the least amount of time, with seven in a total of ten minutes.
Robison was ninth overall for most match points scored on the weekend with 52. As a team, 33 of the Buckaroos’ 40 wins came by fall. Monticello earned a total of 165.5 points to finish fifth at the tournament.
The team travels to Price for the Carbon Tournament this Friday and Saturday, December 9-10. Fans will get their first chance to see the Bucks at home on the orange mat next Tuesday, December 13 when they host Norwood, Nucla, and Dolores at 6 p.m.