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Silverwolves Grapplers Have Stranglehold On Season

Feb 13, 2015 06:04PM ● By Greg James

Riverton junior Simeon Page pins Copper Hills’ Alex Rise in the season’s first match Nov. 25; the Silverwolves lost to the Grizzlies 45-33. Photo courtesy of

Wrestling at Riverton High School is in full takedown mode. The team has several wrestlers with impressive records, and with the state tournament looming, the team’s coaches were hoping for a great finish to the season.

“I am optimistic for our team. We have some wrestlers that have done very well,” head coach Russ Crump said.

Junior and team captain Simeon Page has a sparkling 23-1 record this season. His only loss was to Herriman’s Wade French 4-0 on Jan. 15. He wrestles in the 220-pound weight class. Page placed fourth last season at 195 pounds and is considered a contender in the 5A state tournament by

“This season has been great. I have really enjoyed it. I want to be the best team captain I can and leave the mat knowing that I gave it my best. Wade [French from Herriman] is one of those wrestlers that always gives me a great challenge, and we will battle again for the top spot,” Page said.

Jonah Larsen placed seventh in the Viewmont Invitational Dec. 20. He has recorded eight pins this season and wrestles in the 285-pound weight class.

“I feel we have had a good season. My best match was against the Herriman wrestler when I won in double overtime,” Iszach DeWeese said.

DeWeese is 18-6 this season. He wrestles in the 160-pound weight class. He began the season with four straight wins. He beat Colton French of Herriman 6-5 in overtime Jan. 15.

Billy Ludlow, at 132 pounds, has compiled a 20-5 record. At 138 pounds, Jonathan Roy is 16-10 and took second place at the Stallion Stampede in Stansbury Dec. 13. Dylan Gregerson is wrestling at 145 pounds and has an 18-3 record.

The state wrestling tournament is scheduled for Feb. 11-12 at Utah Valley University in Provo (after press deadline).