At the 5A Divisionals Feb. 1-2, Davis placed seventh out of 14 teams with six wrestlers qualifying for the state tournament.
Junior Trendon Dunn placed third in the 160-lb. weight class to lead Davis. Dunn had to defeat Fremont’s Damien Hendrix twice during the tournament.
Junior Dan Waddoups (145 lbs.) came in fourth place and also had to face a wrestler twice – Pleasant Grove’s Nick Lund – but lost both matches.
“Dan is wrestling well and remains upbeat and positive,” head coach Bo Roundy said.
Junior Dalton Adams placed sixth at 182 lbs. Roundy said Adams “wrestled well, especially against Ryan Paine of Pleasant Grove.”
Sophomore Parker Coffey was seventh in the 113-lb. division and was able to exact some revenge against Hunter’s Brayden Warner who had pinned him earlier this season by defeating him this time around.
Sophomore Cambridge Bingham, who came in unranked at 285 lbs. pulled off some upsets to place eighth. Sophomore Trace Dunn, wrestling at 220 lbs., rounded out the state qualifiers for Davis with an eighth place finish.
“Trace was wrestling the match of his life against an opponent that pinned him earlier in the season [Thomas Irvine of Viewmont], beating him 5-3 when he hurt his shoulder,” Roundy said. “He was unable to finish the match and defaulted to eighth place.”
Other Dart wrestlers who placed at the tournament were Korbin Derr (152 lbs.) – 10th, Paden Memmott (126) – 10th , Heston Percival (160) – 10th, Zack Edgmon (138) – 12th, Kaleb Hyde (126) – 12th, Eli Knowlton (152) – 12th, Porter Linford (106) – 12th and Trevor Zimmerman (132) – 12th. Wyatt Ellis (120 lbs.), Hayden Vance (126), Porter Richmond (145) and Ethan Earnshaw (220) also scored points towards Davis’ seventh place finish.
“The team experienced some ups and downs in the two days of battle,” Roundy said. “The exciting news with this is that they are all younger and return next year.”