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BOUNTIFUL—Both Region 2 (Davis, Viewmont) and Region 5 (Bountiful, Woods Cross) held swim meets at the South Davis Recreation Center this past weekend.

Viewmont took first in the boys’ team race with a score of 538. The Lady Vikes took second at 362 points. Viking coach Steve Doman was pleased with his team’s performance, though disappointed that a girls’ relay team was disqualified in an early race, something he “vows to change” before the state meet Feb. 12 and 13.

Kiana Schwendeman of Viewmont won the 100 freestyle in 57.30. The Gassaway twins showed their dominance in winning their specialties—the 100 breaststroke, 500 freestyle and 200 IM. On the boys’ side, the Vikings won all three relays, with Zach Julien, Zach Sannar, Sam Purdy and Drew Bonner taking home firsts. Bonner also won the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Sannar won the 200 IM and the 100 breast in 1:01.66. Andrew Hunt won the 100 backstroke at 54.98, and Julien won the 100 fly in 53.13.

Woods Cross boys took third in Region 5 with 361 points, and the Lady Wildcats also took third with 292 points. Both 200 medley relay teams from Woods Cross won their races. The girls’ team consisted of Amber Nuenschwander, Rebecca White, Cassidy Ralph and Avery Hunsaker. The boys’ team was made up of Robert Steagall, Mitch Nuenschwander, Parker Nielson and Luke Glissmeyer. 

Top performances for Woods Cross included White swimming 1:10.90 in the 100 breaststroke, Addison Morris in the 500 free at 4:59.84 and Glissmeyer swimming the 100 free in 48.98.

(Information supplied to the Clipper by Steve Doman, who coaches both Viewmont and Woods Cross swim teams).

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Viewmont, Woods Cross pick up victories at wrestling meet
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By JOSH McFADDEN
Clipper sportswriter

 With the 5A and 4A state wrestling tournaments just around the corner, Viewmont, Woods Cross and a slew of other schools got a little tune-up last weekend.

In a format identical to what they’ll see Feb. 10–12 at Utah Valley University, 16 Class 5A teams (along with an equal number of 4A teams as well) participated in the Dual Match Championships Jan. 27 and 28.

By virtue of is first-place mark in Region 2, the Viewmont Vikings played a big role in the meet.

In winning its league, the Vikings were granted the right to host a pair of first round matches, as well as the quarterfinal match and the consolation finals. Viewmont High School was the site for the Fremont–American Fork match, won by American Fork, along with its own match against West Jordan. The Region 3 Jaguars came in as the fourth-place squad from its region. 

The match was no contest.

Viewmont dominated West Jordan, winning in lopsided fashion 67-8. It was the biggest margin of victory of any of the eight first-round matchups. 

With the home crowd behind them, the Vikings entertained American Fork just a few hours later. The third place Region 4 Cavemen gave Viewmont everything it could handle and more.

An upset on paper, American Fork edged the hosts 37-34 in a heartbreakingly close loss for the Vikings.

American Fork lost in the semifinals to Herriman, which in turn fell to the meet champions Pleasant Grove 37-29 in the finals.

Viewmont head coach Brandon Riplinger has been pleased with his team’s effort and showing all season. A legitimate threat to place some individual wrestlers in next week’s state tournament, the Vikings have a number of solid contributors. 

“[The wrestlers] have grit and intelligence, and they push themselves,” he said. “It’s a fun group of boys to coach. I’ve known all year this group of boys was going to catch people on their heels.”

Riplinger points out several wrestlers as keys to the team’s success, including Lorince Essig, Ryan Winger, Taylor Money, Shion Abe, Curtis Smith, Nate Christensen and Jorden Nielsen.

Riplinger also said the junior varsity team had success this season, signaling good things for the future. 

Woods Cross qualified for the 4A Dual Match Championships by placing second in Region 5 behind league rival Box Elder. The Wildcats drew Region 6’s No. 3 team, Olympus, in a match played at Mountain View High School. 

The Wildcats were impressive, taking down the Titans is clearly dominant fashion, posting a 69-12 victory. It was part of a one-sided first round in which six of the eight winners scored at least 62 points and won by at least 53 points.

Woods Cross moved on to the daunting challenge of facing Mountain View on his home mat. The Wildcats fought admirably but came up short 39-28. 

State power Wasatch won the tournament on the 4A side.

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