Mountain View’s wrestling team clinched a spot in the state dual tournament, which was held on January 26, with a win over crosstown rival Orem High School on January 19th, with the win coming from Orem High territory.
With that win, MVHS also clinched the Region 7 wrestling title, going 7-0 in duels.
Wrestler Kyle Hyden talked about the season this year, saying, “(Our) success is a byproduct of focusing on practice, teamwork, making sure everyone is showing up and putting in the work, and more hustle and more dedication.”
That being said, when asked about the season, Brigham Miyazawa, a senior and state placer, said it was “full of ups and downs.” It’s been “hard work,” and as more events continue in the next two weeks, they need to “keep believing in the coach and the team for the future,” Miyazawa said.
With many of the wrestling team being seniors this year, I asked Isaac Barrera, another senior, about the future of MVHS wrestling. He had this to say: “Keep fighting, keep winning and not giving up, and work on building on those incoming sophomores.”
Dual state took place on January 26 at the Legacy Center and consisted of a team effort. After dual state comes individual state, which starts with divisionals, where you see if you qualify for state competition, which will take place in February.