With only nine wrestlers on their team, the Junior Devils finished sixth out of eight in the team race at last weekend’s ARL Mustang Invitational in Blanding.

If all 15 of the Moab Junior Devils attended this tournament, head coach Kelly Sheets predicted that the team would have most likely finished in the top five.

“They wrestled very well and everyone earned at least one win on the day, showing continuing progress for the young team,” Sheets said.

Kyle Meyer and J.C. Hall coached the team on Jan. 24, and Sheets thanked them for stepping up and helping out this year.

“They have greatly lightened the burden of coaching a youth team, and have become a valuable asset to the youth wrestlers,” he said. “And another big thanks goes out to the parents of the wrestlers for all of the support they give to help their wrestlers and the program.”

Individual finishes from the Saturday, Jan. 24 event in Blanding are as follows:

Caison Ault-4th

Dylan Harrison went 1-2

Joe Sanders went 1-2

Carson Whitney – 2nd

Maison Moyle – 1st

Trent Elmore – 3rd

Reuben Goldtooth -1st

Trevor Martinez went 1-2

Trea Meyer – 1st

Sheets also traveled with son Carson “Sharky” Sheets to the Utah Nationals Beehive Brawl.

Carson finished third place in the 12 and under 100 pound division. His only loss came from the eventual champion, Tyler Scheurn from North Summit.

“This is a very tough tournament with wrestlers from nine states competing. It is one of Carson’s main goals each year to place in this tournament,” he said.

Coach says wrestlers show progress