If you are looking for a place to get fit, the SHS Wrestling team is the place to be. Springville has almost a dozen people on our team and we can always use more.
Gunther Snodgrass is one of the Seniors on Springville’s Wrestling team. He is a heavyweight wrestler; his favorite match was at the American Fork Rumble. During Snodgrass’ match he almost knocked out his opponent. His “special move” is a head throw. His favorite moment of any match is when the center judge lifts your hand in victory. He hopes to wrestle after high school, but isn’t sure if he will.
“It’s a great sport that keeps you in shape,” said Snodgrass.
The other Seniors on the team include Justin Crookston, Sean McQueen, and Ammon Christensen.
Adam Dockstader is the only Junior on the team. His weight class is 132, and his favorite match so far has been one in Provo in which he pinned his opponent in 13 seconds. His “special move” is the hip toss. He plans on wrestling after high school if there is a scholarship opportunity.
“You will succeed in wrestling if you work hard and you are mentally and physically tough,” said Dockstader.
Dallin Giatras’ favorite match was the Uintah match.
Giatras said, “I got a good ‘reshot’ with a special move in which you step in between your opponent’s legs and drive over.”
His favorite part about being on the wrestling team is simply being with the team. It’s a fun sport and a great experience says Giatras. Sophomore wrestlers include: Jessica Rojas, Enrique Quezada, Carson Davis, and Dallin Giatras.
Come and support the Springville High Red Devil Wrestling Team at State on Thursday, February 11, at Utah Valley University.
2015-2016 Springville High wrestling team:
Ammon Christensen, Gage Crookston, Justin Crookston, Carson Davis, Adam Dockstader, Dallin Giatras, Simote Iloa, Sean McQueen, Colten McQuivey, Aaron Mele, Enrique Quezada, Jessica Rojas, and Gunther Snodgrass
Managers: Tersadie Nuttall, Chalise Nuttall, Chloie Wimmer, and Kylee Simpson
photos by Jeff Porcaro © 2016