Wasatch edges Payson in battle of defending 5A and 4A wrestling state c

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The two-time 5A defending champion Wasatch Wasps don’t want to give up the 5A title without a fight and this past weekend Wasatch met up with Payson, last year’s 4A state champs that have moved up a classification. Wasatch won an epic dual meet, coming from behind to slip past Payson 34-33 to defeat the Lions at the Wasatch Intermountain Duals in Heber City on Saturday.

With Payson ahead 33-27, Declan Kelly (126 pounds) and River Wardle (132) secured a major decision and decision victory respectively to give the Wasps the dramatic victory.

The bouts started at 138 pounds and Wasatch’s Sammy Heywood, a two-time returning state champion, secured a victory over Trey Hiatt, 7-2.

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