Season 10 for the Titan Grapplers had its ups and downs, but ultimately the program has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. The Titans ended with a 6th place Dual State finish, and 8th place tournament finish out of 28 teams. Individually the team had 4 state placers: Mitch Parker 3rd, Jayden Burton 4th, Jaden Nelson 5th, and Tucker Bartels 6th. Kelby Kendall and Bridger Ostler both finished with losses in the blood round. Sam Sprehn, Kaden Montano, and Tyler Stark all won matches at state for the team. The program is in great shape with 3 state placers returning, 8 returning qualifiers, and a youth program that finished 3rd in all classifications.
The Titans finished 6th (out of 28 teams) at the 5A State Dual Tournament. This was a bittersweet outcome. We were shorthanded with 4 varsity wrestlers out with injury. Our backups were great however and helped us go 3-1 on the day to come back and finish 6th. Maybe with a little better health and performance we could have finished higher, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
The team is looking to get healthy and finish strong at the individual tournaments the next two weeks. The state qualifier (divisionals) will be Wednesday and Thursday at the Legacy Center. See here for a divisional schedule. The 5A State Tournament will be the following Wednesday and Thursday at UVU. See here for a tournament schedule.
The Titans are set to put their hard work on the line over the next few weeks. The high school team is prepared to battle at the 5A Dual State meet at Jordan High on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Our first round opponent will be American Fork. The Titans dominated the Cavemen earlier in the season, but AF has improved a lot since December and the Titans may be without a few of their best wrestlers that are battling injuries. Though potentially shorthanded, we expect the team to fare well at the Dual State Tournament and hope to make a run deep into the tournament. We will post results and next round opponents on our facebook page if you are interested in following our results. The following two weeks will include a chance for the individual wrestlers to accomplish their goals at divisionals, jv state, and the individual state tournament. Click here for a complete three week schedule.
Our youth wrestlers are also getting ready to put their hard work on the line as they prepare for the Utah Youth Super State Tournament on Feb. 3-4 at the Legacy Center. Our youth wrestling team has proven to be a force worthy of our 2016-17 moto TITAN ARMY. We have had over 100 wrestlers compete at every local tournament we participated in. We also finished 4th place as a team at the prestigious Beehive Brawl down in Richfield last weekend. The future is bright for Syracuse Wrestling.
Click here for a 3 week practice and competition schedule for the high school team.
The Titans are headed to the Hammerhead Invitational in Bremerton, WA this upcoming weekend. First, we will be taking in an NFL game on Thursday as the Seahawks take on the Rams on Thursday night. On Friday and Saturday the Titans will battle 48 Washington and Oregon teams at the Hammerhead Invitational.
We wrestled great in our first tournament of the year at the Syracuse Scuffle. Finished with a 6-2 dual record with close losses to highly ranked Mt Crest and 3A’s #1 ranked Bear River. Undefeated for the Titans was Mitch Parker, Jayden Burton, and Tucker Bartels. The JV team did great as well finishing 2nd out of 12 teams. JV Champions for the Titans were Ryker Craythorne, Zac Lawson, and Kaden Montano.
Thank you so much to everyone that volunteered to help at the tournament. It takes a lot of great people to run a wrestling tournament, especially one that starts on time and ends early.
Next up for the Titans is the Winter Sports Festival on Tuesday against Mt View. Please come support all three programs: wrestling at 3 pm, girls basketball at 5:15 pm, and boys basketball at 7 pm. $6 for all three events. An Xbox one will be given away at all three events. You must be present to win.
The Titans are prepared to hit the mat this week. We will be hosting the Syracuse Scuffle this Friday and Saturday. 11 other teams will converge to grapple one another. Some outstanding teams will take the mats including 3A state champs Bear River, 5A’s 3rd place team American Fork, and traditional power Mountain Crest. If you are interested in seeing the Titans in action, you could come anytime 3-9 on Friday, and 9:30-4 on Saturday and catch the varsity team on Mat 1.
Team members can view the following schedule that include everything team related for the next 5 weeks: 5 week schedule
Tomorrow starts season 10 of the high school wrestling program. Our youth wrestlers have been grappling for a couple weeks now, but it’s time to get the high school team on the mat. The team has been hitting the weight room hard since September and we are excited to see their hard work pay off. Here is a 3 week schedule to help everyone get organized: three week schedule
We are now accepting registration for youth wrestling. This is a recreation program for boys and girls grades pk-9. This is a great opportunity to introduce beginners to the sport or get brushed up on the basics for experienced wrestlers. It is a four week program that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on Oct. 25. We also have an advanced program for serious wrestlers that continues after Thanksgiving and runs until the Youth Super State Tournament in February. More information on that program will be provided later.