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Ten Years of: Utah Valley Wrestling (2013-22)

2x Big 12 champion Demetrius Romero (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Utah Valley!

NCAA Qualifiers (35)

2022


#21 Taylor LaMont (125 lbs), #17 Haiden Drury (133 lbs), #24 Evan Bockman (197 lbs)


2021

#7 Taylor LaMont (125 lbs), #28 Ty Smith (133 lbs), #33 Cameron Hunsaker (149), #2 Demetrius Romero (174 lbs)


2020

#17 Taylor LaMont (133 lbs), #19 Kimball Bastian (174 lbs), #8 Tate Orndorff (285 lbs)


2019

#20 Matt Findlay (141 lbs), #9 Demetrius Romero (165 lbs), #14 Kimball Bastian (174 lbs), #20 Will Sumner (184 lbs), #19 Tanner Orndorff (197 lbs), #15 Tate Orndorff (285 lbs)


2018

#7 Taylor LaMont (125 lbs), Demetrius Romero (165 lbs), Kimball Bastian (174 lbs), Tanner Orndorff (197 lbs), Dustin Dennison (285 lbs)


2017

Tanner Orndorff (197 lbs), Dustin Dennison (285 lbs)


2016

Chasen Tolbert (125 lbs), Jade Rauser (133 lbs)


2015

#15 Chasen Tolbert (125 lbs), Jade Rauser (133 lbs), Ethan Smith (174 lbs)


2014

Jade Rauser (125 lbs), Avery Garner (141 lbs), Abner Cook (165 lbs), Adam Fager (285 lbs)

2013

Jade Rauser (125 lbs), Josh Wilson (149 lbs), Adam Fager (285 lbs)


NCAA Champions

None


All-Americans

2021: Taylor LaMont (125 - 5th), Demetrius Romero (174 - 6th)

2016: Jade Rauser (133 - 8th)


NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

Matt Findlay (2019 - 141)

Demetrius Romero (2019 - 165)

Taylor LaMont (2018 - 125)


Conference Champions

Big 12


2021: Demetrius Romero (174)

2019: Demetrius Romero (165)


West Region/WWC

2015: Jade Rauser (133)

2014: Avery Garner (141)

2013: Josh Wilson (149), Adam Fager (285)


Dual Record

2021-22: 5-6

2021: 2-4

2019-20: 3-11

2018-19: 10-14

2017-18: 8-6

2016-17: 5-6

2015-16: 4-10

2014-15: 2-9

2013-14: 6-9

2012-13: 6-4


Conference Tournament Placement

Big 12


2021-22: 12th

2021: 10th

2019-20: 11th

2018-19: 6th

2017-18: 8th

2016-17: 9th

2015-16: 8th


West Regional/WWC

2014-15: 4th

2013-14: 4th

2012-13: 3rd


NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 52nd-tie (2 points)

2021: 21st (20.5 points)

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: 29th-tie (11.5 points)

2017-18: 43rd-tie (4 points)

2016-17: 53rd-tie (1.5 points)

2015-16: 38th (8 points)

2014-15: 58th-tie (1 point)

2013-14: 64th-tie (0.5 points)

2012-13: 46th-tie (3.5 points)


Head Coaching History

Greg Williams (2006 - present)


Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

125 - Taylor LaMont: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#7 x2, #17 seeds), 2021 NCAA All-American (5th), 2021 Big 12 Runner-Up, 2018 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

133 - Jade Rauser: 4x NCAA Qualifier, 2016 NCAA All-American (8th), 2015 West Regional Champion, 2016 Big 12 3rd Place

141 - Matt Findlay: 2019 NCAA Qualifier, 2019 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

149 - Josh Wilson: 2x NCAA Qualifier, 2013 West Regional Champion

157 - Danny Snediker

165 - Demetrius Romero: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#2 and #9 seeds), 2021 NCAA All-American (6th), 2x Big 12 Champion

174 - Kimball Bastian: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#14 and #19 seeds)

184 - Will Sumner: 2019 NCAA Qualifier

197 - Tanner Orndorff: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#19 seed)

285 - Tate Orndorff: 2019 NCAA Qualifier (#15 seed), 3x NCAA Qualifier and 2021 NCAA All-American (8th) for Ohio State


Recruiting

Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


2022: #176 Abel Nava (WA), #217 Mark Takara (CA)

2021: #234 Yusief Lillie (WA)

2020: #85 Braxton Mikesell (WA)

2016: #26 Taylor LaMont (UT), #96 Durbin Lloren (CA), #131 Gary Jantzer (UT)

2014: #47 Kimball Bastian (UT), #53 Roy Nash (UT)

2013: #45 Dalton Brady (AZ), #66 Grant LaMont (UT), #130 Jed Mellen (UT)

For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

Arizona State

Army West Point

Binghamton

Bloomsburg

Brown

Bucknell

Buffalo

Cal Poly

Campbell

Central Michigan

Chattanooga

Clarion

Cleveland State

Columbia

Cornell

CSU Bakersfield

Davidson

Drexel

Duke

Edinboro

Franklin & Marshall

Gardner-Webb

George Mason

Harvard

Hofstra

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kent State

Lehigh

Lock Haven

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Missouri

Navy

NC State

Nebraska

North Carolina

North Dakota State

Northern Colorado

Northern Illinois

Northern Iowa

Northwestern

Ohio

Ohio State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Oregon State

Penn

Penn State

Pittsburgh

Princeton

Purdue

Rider

Rutgers

Sacred Heart

SIU Edwardsville

South Dakota State

Stanford

The Citadel

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