Photos and Story courtesy of Tisha Thornley
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, twenty-three wrestlers from Emery County traveled to Salina, Utah to compete at the South-Central Utah Little League State Wrestling Tournament held at North Sevier High School.
The Emery All-Star team, coached by Hugh and Kirk Christiansen, Justin Thornley and a number of dads took 3rd place overall in the 2A division, earning them a team trophy. Emery earned 242 points with 23 wrestlers, Millard placed 2nd with 244 points, 36 wrestlers, and Beaver placed 1st with 449 points, 59 wrestlers.
Nineteen of the twenty-three Emery All-Star wrestlers made it to the podium earning medals. The following are state champions in their weight divisions for the South-Central Utah Little League:
Byron Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Jess Christiansen, Monty Christiansen, Damon Farley, Thomas McElprang, Bryar Meccariello, Hazen Meccariello, Mason Stilson, and Easton Thornley. They received a hoodie, bracket sheet, and medal. Placing 2nd in their weight divisions were: Dwain Farley, Tyler Stilson and Mason Thornley. Placing 3rd in their weight divisions were: Jarin Allen and Merritt Meccariello. Placing 4th in their weight divisions were: Hesston McArthur, Sam Allen, Sid Christiansen and Orrin McElprang. Other participants who attended this event were Ty Christiansen, Korby Christiansen, Jayston Justesen, and Luke Thomas.