We had a great 3A Southern Divisional Tournament with 13 Warriors qualifying for state, the most state qualifiers ever from Snow Canyon. Congratulations to (front left) Chris Stoddard, Mikaera Puriri, Dane Bulloch, Kody Hafen, Seth Rogers, (top left) Desmond Wise, Reese Jones, Colton Davis, Christian Case, Weston Jeppson, Trent Wilson, Tanner  Nelson and Tanner Wilde. These young men will represent their families, community and the Warrior Nation at UVU this Friday and Saturday.

The next two weeks are what we’ve been leading up to. Everything up to this point has been practice for the next two weeks: Southern Divisionals and the State Championships.

First steps first. This weekend, at Cedar City High School is the 3A Southern Divisional Tournament. The top EIGHT placers will advance to compete at the State Championships.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 5
Bus Leaves Snow Canyon High School – 7:30 am (Don’t be late)

Weigh-ins – 9:00 am

Round 1 – 11:00 am – Championship (32 Man Bracket) – 3 Mats

Round 2 – 12:30 pm – Championship and Consolation – 3 Mats

Lunch – 2:00 pm

Round 3 – 2:30 pm – Consolation – 3 Mats

Round 4 – 4:00 pm – Champ Quarters – 2 Mats, Consolation – 1 Mat (Matches will be moved to all mats at the conclusion of all quarter final matches)

Round – 5 – 5:30 pm – Consolation – 3 Mats

Saturday, February 6

Weigh-ins – 9:00 am

Round 1 – 10:30 am – Champ Semifinals – 2 Mats, Consolation Quarters – 1 Mat

(Matches will be moved to all mats at the conclusion of all semifinal matches. 9th place semifinal matches will be wrestled here)

Round 2 – 12:00 am – Consolation Semi – 3 Mats (7th & 8th along with 9th & 10th places will be wrestled here as well) NOTE: 11th & 12th place matches will not be wrestled.

Lunch – 1:30 pm

Round 3 – 2:00 pm – Placement Matches (3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th) – 3 Mats (This includes true 8th if needed.)

Round 4 – 4:00 pm – Championship Matches – 1 Mat

This weekend the varsity team will travel to Page, Arizona, for the traditional Sand Devil Classic. This tournament has been a perennial favorite for the Warriors and we anticipate a strong showing. The schedule follows:

Friday, January 22

7:00 AM – Bus leaves Snow Canyon (Do not be late)
11:00 AM – Weigh – ins
1:00 PM – Wrestling Begins

Saturday, January 22

7:00 AM – Weigh – ins
9:00 AM – Wrestling Begins

Individual placing for 1st – 6th place

Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 2016, the Snow Canyon Warriors will travel to Orem for the Rockville Rumble, held at the UVA. One of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the the western United States, the Rumble features a 64 man, double elimination bracket. We look for our wrestlers to upset a few competitors along the way. This is a Varsity only event. Family and fans that are unable to make the trip can follow along on trackwrestling.com.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, January 15

Leave Snow Canyon High School: 4:00 AM (Yes, you read that right, that is 4:00 in the morning. Don’t be late)
Weigh-in: 9:00 AM
Round 1 (Championship Round of 64): 11:00-2:30 (12 mats)
Round 2 (Champ Round of 32 and Consolation Round 1 & 2): 2:30-6:00 (12 mats)
Round 3 (Champ Round of 16 and Consolation): 6:30-8:30 (12 mats)
Round 4 (Consolation): 8:30-9:30 (12 mats)

Saturday, January 16

Times listed are approximate time rounds will start and end; however, if a round is complete before the scheduled time the next round will begin immediately. The tournament will take a 1/2 hour break after Round 6 to allow tournament workers, officials and event staff appropriate rest time if the tournament is running ahead of schedule. The final round will start at 5:30.
Weigh-in: 8:00 AM
Round 5 (Championship Round of 8 and Consolation): 9:00- 11:00 (8 mats)
Round 6 (Consolation): 11:00- 12:30 (6 mats)
Round 7 (Semifinals and Consolation): 1:00-3:00 (4 mats)
Round 8 (Consolation Semifinals & 7th Place): 3:00-4:00 (4 mats)
Finals (1st, 3rd 5th place matches): 5:00-7:00 (3 mats)

Second Chance Single Elimination Tournament (Saturday, January 17):
Round 1 (Round of 16): 10:00-12:30 (As mats become available)
Round 2 (Round of 8): 1:00-2:30 (As mats become available)
Round 3 (Semifinals): 2:30- 3:30 (As mats become available)
Round 4 (Finals): 3:30- 4:30 (As mats become available)
Brackets will be divided into either 8 or 16 if necessary to ensure that we finish in time for the finals of the main event.

Note: Second Chance Single Elimination Tournament is for wrestlers that are beat out after all rounds wrestled in Friday’s Varsity Rumble. All wrestlers beat out on Friday and that weigh-in on Saturday morning will be entered in the Second Chance Tournament!!! Weigh-ins will be matside weigh-ins for 2nd Chance Tournament.


Don’t miss the chance to support these awesome young men in their last home dual. Before the dual begins, each of these young men and their parent / guardian will be recognized.

Thanks to Dane Bulloch, Kody Hafen, Weston Jeppson, Kaleb Montez, Nick Ochoa, Luis Orduña, Trent Wilson and Desmond Wise for their examples, their dedication and for being part of the Warrior Wrestling family.

The JV starts at 5:30 and the Varsity will begin at 7.

After a long holiday break, the team experienced a disappointing loss to a very tough Cedar High last night. But now we regroup and move on.

Today we will travel to Cedar City for the Irontown Duals. This meet is a long-standing tradition for the Snow Canyon Warriors, one where we have usually preformed very will. Last year, Kody Hafen, Christian Case and Parker Bates all went undefeated and the team took second place. We hope for something similar this year.

The event trades locations each year between the two high schools in Cedar City. This year, we wrestle at Cedar High (703 W 600 S, Cedar City, UT 84720) and it is a Varsity-only tournament. JV will stay for their school obligations on Friday and are expected to accompany the team on Saturday.

The schedule follows:

Friday, January 8

11:30 AM – Bus leaves Snow Canyon High School. (Do NOT be late)

1:00 PM – Weigh-ins – We get scratch +2 for weigh ins each day (106 is now 110 with the +2 growth allowance and the +2 for other athletes 2 consecutive days of competition).

3:00 PM – Wrestling begins

Approximately 10:00 PM – Return home

Saturday, January 9

6:00 AM – Bus leaves Snow Canyon High School (Wrestlers need to be at the school at 5:45 AM, Do NOT be late)

7:30 AM – Weigh-ins – Still Scratch +2

9:00 AM – Wrestling begins

View the team match-ups here.



The weather in St. George might be mild in comparison to some other places, but there is a storm brewing for this weekend: the Desert Storm Invitational. This is a big one for the team, sure to be challenging both at the individual and team level. But the Snow Canyon Warriors love a good challenge and we’ve been working hard to be ready. You will be able to follow the tournament action at trackwrestling.com. There are 31 teams scheduled to compete from all around Utah, Nevada and even New Mexico. If you are a wrestling fan, this is the tournament for you. We’re looking for some good things from our young men. Come and support the team at Dixie High School (350 East 700 South).

Here are the details on the tourney:

Friday, December 18

7:30 AM – Weigh-ins at Snow Canyon High School

12:30 PM – Bus leaves Snow Canyon High, DO NOT BE LATE

3:00 PM – Wrestling begins

Tournament Format
Varsity – Double elimination bracket tournament placing top four
JV Day 1 – Scramble and round robin, for next day seeding.
JV Day 2 – Bracket tournament; “A” bracket will place top four wrestlers.

Saturday, December 19

6:30 AM – Bus leaves Snow Canyon High, DO NOT BE LATE

7:00 AM – Weigh-ins

9:00 AM – Wrestling begins

Deseret News Prepstats Wrestler of the Week Nominee from Snow Canyon’s Coach Lang – 120 pound Kody Hafen


Snow Canyon’s 120 pound Kody Hafen finished a solid week going UNDEFEATED with 10 wins!

7 of those wins came by Tech Fall, and when his team needed 6 points he put the other 3 away by Fall!

Kody is a Senior and 2nd year team captain. He is the returning 3A Southern Division Champion and placed 5th in State last year at 120 pounds.

Kody’s record for the season is an impressive 16-1 with his only loss coming from a very close and action packed 1-0 match with Utah’s 4A 2-time State Champion Brandon Meikel from Kearns High School. Meikel is the #1 ranked 4A wrestler in his weight class and is ranked #23 on the 2015 Beehive Top 25. Yet Meikel had his hands full as he squeaked out the win against Kody Hafen.

With a vise-like grip, Kody is a Nearfall specialist relying on a variety of relentless tilts that frustrate and wear down his opponents.

Kody has not given up a single takedown this season and has spent less time in the bottom position than a snow ball in a hot oven with his explosive escapes and reversals.

Kody has outscored his opponents by 191-7 match points so far this season with 6 of those opponent points being intentional releases so he could work on takedowns.

Expect great things from this young man in the 2015-16 wrestling season!


Fresh off a successful outing in the Syracuse Scuffle in northern Utah, this weekend, December 11 & 12, we’ll compete in another dual tourney, this time closer to home at Desert Hills High School. The Varsity wrestlers will each get 8 to 10 matches over two days. It’s a pretty brutal schedule, but we’re in shape and we’re up for the challenge. We’ll test ourselves against teams like Tooele, Kanab, Faith Lutheran, North Sevier, Pine View, Carbon, Diamond Ranch, Wayne, Union, Enterprise, Richfield, Desert Hills, Dixie, Piute and maybe a few others.

Weigh-ins on Friday will be at 1:oo PM. Varsity matches will begin at 3:00 PM and JV will begin around 4:00 PM.

Saturday starts early with a 7:00 AM weigh in and the action beginning at 9:00 AM.

It’s going to be a lot of wrestling, and you won’t want to miss it.


Come watch the Snow Canyon Warrior Wrestlers take on the Pine View Panthers this Thursday at Pine View High School. This will be our first regional dual of the season. The JV action will begin at 5:30 PM and the Varsity will take the mat at 7:00 PM. The bus leaves Snow Canyon High School at 3:30 PM and all wrestlers are expected to ride the bus as a team.

We anticipate a victory, so please join us and cheer on the team.

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