2019 was a banner year for wrestling in Utah County

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It was an eventful year for wrestling in Utah County. Let’s take a look at the top 10 stories for 2019.

10. Provo High School hosted the 10th Annual Wrestling Against Cancer Duals

The event raised money for seven year-old Abel Hervias who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. It was incredible to see the wrestling community rally around Abel and his family. In regards to the wrestling itself, it was the largest Wrestling Against Cancer Duals event as 11 teams took part in 12 duals. Mountain View won all three of its duals while Westlake went 2-0. Father and son coaches did battle as Lyle Mangum, the head coach of Skyridge defeated Salem Hills coached by his son Blake. Beyond that, the event featured the first all-girls dual between Westlake and female wrestlers from other competing schools. The Thunder prevailed in this match 36-24.

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