Family rivalry has, and will be a big part of the Utah County wrestling scene. Already this season fans have seen a brother vs. brother and father vs. son coaching competitions.
In the Battle of the Forks, Eric and Kip Spencer led American Fork and Spanish Fork into battle with the older brother Eric and his American Fork Cavemen besting the Dons. Then at the Wrestling Against Cancer Duals, Skyridge head coach Lyle Mangum faced off against Salem Hills led by son his Blake. Skyridge came out on top in this first intergenerational meeting.
Another interesting dynamic will be how the new realignment will impact the team races. The aforementioned Skyridge will move up to 6A and the Falcons will hope to contend for a trophy. Last year the Falcons finished fourth in 5A.
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