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State Wrestling Tournament

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:53
by: Laura Carter

Two Spanish Fork Junior High wrestlers place at the State Tournament held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, Utah, recently.  Jaxon VanTassell is in 7th grade and is a first-year wrestler, he picked up the sport very quickly.   He placed 4th in his division.  Jaxon’s overall record of 21 wins and 19 losses plus placing in 5 tournaments this year is a great achievement! 

Jess Barclay, a eighth-grader, placed 3rd at the state tournament in the 138 weight division.  There were 16 wrestlers in his bracket and he had 4 matches in one day!  Jess is an amazing student-athlete who excels  in the classroom and on the wrestling mat as well. 

Congratulations to both of these fine students!  It is very difficult to place in the state tournament and we are so proud of their accomplishments.