DRAPER – Wyatt Koelling and Jacob Naylor of the Davis Darts wrestling team took their talents to last weekend’s Super State tournament at Corner Canyon High School.
The Super State tournament, which takes all of the podium placers from the state tournament and puts them into one bracket per weight class, was held at Corner Canyon for the first time in its short history, and didn’t fail to entertain those in attendance as champions were crowned throughout the day.
Koelling, who won an individual state title at 182 pounds for the Darts, also took home an individual title at this tournament.
Koelling’s day started with a victory pin over South Summit’s Ty Clegg in the second period.
In the championship round, Koelling went up against Manti’s Dylan Brown, and won a decision 7-2 to claim his second individual championship in as many weeks.
Naylor, who finished second at the state 5A tournament, improved on his performance by winning an individual title at 145 pounds.
Naylor started the bracket with a match against Enterprise’s Jesse Williams. Naylor pinned Williams before the match could reach the second period, and moved onto the finals against Clearfield’s Ben Bolingbroke.
The hard-fought, very close match ended with a 2-1 decision in favor of Naylor, giving him an individual title to go along with his podium finish at state.
Also at the wrestling tournament were Viewmont’s Ryan Winger, David Kim and Jordan Bagwell, who all finished in the top six at the state tournament in their respective weight classes.
Winger, who finished fourth at state, placed fifth in the Super State tournament after beating Kenyon Green of Beaver in the fifth place match.
Winger lost his opening round match to Marshall Curtis of Maple Mountain in overtime.
In the consolation semi-finals, Winger lost to Dallin Denton of Fremont before claiming the win over Green.
Bagwell also finished fifth in the tournament after beating Hayden Pentz of Morgan in the consolation bracket via major decision.
Bagwell started his bracket with a win over Clearfield’s Haden Phillips, but lost in the semi-final to Manti’s Dylan Brown.
He then lost to Dixie’s Kyler Kelsch via pin in the third period before beating Pentz for his podium finish.
Kim was unable to place at Super State, losing to American Fork’s Jackson Wilson and forfeiting to Owen Pentz of Morgan.
Davis as a team finished seventh at the 5A tournament; Viewmont was ninth.