However, several individuals from both sides performed very well in the tournament, held last Friday and Saturday at Bountiful High School.
For the Braves, who finished fourth in the tournament, only two wrestlers made it to the finals of their respective weight classes, with both finishing in second place.
At 119, Davis Nicholas of Bountiful squared off against Highland’s Skyler Lloyd, with Lloyd winning by decision 6-2.
David Coffman at 189 was the other finalist for the Braves at 189, facing off against East’s Aaron Kuttler.
Coffman lost a close battle with Kuttler 7-6 to finish in second.
However, the Braves also had four wrestlers finish in third place during the tournament, including Justin Maxwell (112), Joey Barnett (125), Austin Trujillo (140) and Junior Hamilton (285).
For the Wildcats, Sasha Prosence took home first place in the 103 pound class, dominating through the bracket.
Prosence first took care of Tooele’s Tyler Behunin via tech fall, then pinned Highland’s Dyllan Holmes to reach the finals against Tooele’s Nick Porter.
He beat Porter 16-9 to take first place.
“Prosence just continues to dominate,” said Wildcats’ coach Mason Milligan. “He walked through the first day with no problems, then battled through some sickness and really fought hard for his win.”
The Wildcats’ other top finishers included Tony Mendez (third), Trase Simpson (fourth) and Ryan Peterson (fourth).
Mendez started with a bye then moved on to face Tooele’s Thomas Jensen.
After pinning Jensen in the third round, Mendez lost via tech fall to move into a match with Olympus’ Landon Olson, where he won a 15-7 major decision to move into the third place match with Highland’s Justin Weaver.
Mendez won the closest battle for himself that match, a 10-9 decision, to finish with the only other top finish for the Wildcats.