UV Goes 3-1 at Tracy Borah Duals
by Brent Johnson
Gunnison, Colo. — Utah Valley State got back to its
winning ways as the Wolverines won three of four duals at
the Tracy Borah Duals. UV got a strong performance from
freshman Justin Morrill who went a perfect 4-0 on the day.
"Overall, it's nice to get some wins," UV head coach Greg
Williams said. "We saw some progression and that's what we
want to see."
Utah Valley opened the day with a 35-10 victory over Mesa
State. Justin Rawle pinned Kirk Piatt (3:57) to highlight
the dual for the Wolverines. Marc Fenwick and Eric
McAllister earned major decisions in their respective
matches and Brock Jardine won by decision.
In the second dual, UV lost to Western State, 41-3.
Morrill is the only Wolverines who won his match, earning
a 5-2 decision over Chris Feije.
"Western is a good team," Williams said. "But we want to
be at the point where we beat good teams. We lost a number
of closely fought matches."
UV responded in its third dual, beating Western Wrestling
Conference foe, Air Force, 26-9. Morrill pinned the
Falcons Juan Carlos Pino (3:33) to score big for the
Wolverines. Jardine and McAllister also registered major
decision victories for Utah Valley. UV beat Air
Force in every match the Wolverines competed in except for
in the 165 class.
To finish the day, Utah Valley State beat New Mexico
Highlands, 30-15. Jardine was the big scorer for the
Wolverines as he pinned Jesse Valdez (2:21).
The Wolverines will return home for three consecutive
weeks. Next week, UV will take on Wyoming at 5 p.m. in the
Shurian Activities Center.