Wrestlers Win State Tournament

Article by Haley Dixon
2015 Wrestling State Champs
Josh Jensen, State Wrestling Champion

Back to Back State Champions

How did you spend your Valentine’s day? While many people were spending time with those they care about on February 14th, our wrestling team spent it (along with February 13th) wrestling for/winning their second consecutive state title!  

Payson had a phenomenal seven wrestlers compete in the finals, Josh Jensen, Jed Loveless, Chayce Loveless, Riley Loveless, Brian Hoschouer, John Harmon, and Payden Osborn! These wrestlers would compete for individual state champion titles on Saturday evening, with exciting results to follow.

Three of our seven finalists won their matches to be medaled as state champions! These individuals include Josh Jensen, Riley Loveless, and Brian Hoschouer. Riley’s second state title fell on the date of his father’s 25th anniversary of his own state title. Jed Loveless lost his match with a disappointing early pin. Chayce, John, and Payden also placed second.


The final results of the tournament declared Payson as obvious State Champions with a score of 228.5 points with second place (Juab) scoring 161.5 points! Be sure to congratulate the team on this accomplishment!