The season has only a few weeks left, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of wrestling coming your way.

Duel vs. Canyon View– Thursday, Jan. 22



On Thursday, January 22, the Snow Canyon Warriors will travel north to Cedar City for the last duel of the season.  We will take on the Canyon View Falcons.  This final Region 9 duel is likely to come down to the wire, but we like our chances and anticipate a victory.

As always, the JV begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity begins at 7:00 p.m.  Warrior Nation, come and cheer the Warriors on to victory.

Page Sun Devil Invitational – Friday, Jan. 23 – Saturday, Jan. 24


The Page Sun Devil Classic is a team favorite, and we believe we have the potential to come home with a team trophy this year and several tournament champions.

The Classic is a Varsity-only Double Elimination Tournament.  It takes place at Page High School (434 Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ).  JV and Extra wrestlers will not be traveling with the team.

Friday, January 23 – The bus will leave for Page at 7:30 a.m. Please be on time.  Wrestling will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the high school.

Saturday, January 24 – There are two sessions on Saturday.  The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. After the final match of the first session, the gym will be cleared for the third and final session, which will begin approximately one hour after the second session ends.

We’ll leave Page in the late afternoon or early evening and  we’ll be back home in the late evening.

The holiday break is over and we are back to full steam ahead.  This week we have a couple of meets.

Home Duel vs. Hurricane – Thursday, Jan. 8


On Thursday, January 8, the Snow Canyon Warriors will take on the Hurricane Tigers.  This Region 9 duel is sure to be packed with action.  As the first meet after the break, it will be interesting to see if Hurricane can keep up with the conditioning (check out the latest I Am A Warrior episode on the subject) that we’ve been putting in over the holiday and all this week leading up to the match.

As always, the JV begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity begins at 7:00 p.m.  Warrior Nation, come out and cheer the warriors on to victory.

Iron Town Duels – Friday, Jan. 9 – Saturday, Jan. 10


The Iron Town Duels is a Duel Format Tournament hosted by both Canyon View High School and Cedar City High School. The tournament is hosted at Canyon View High School (166 West 1925 North, Cedar City, UT ) this year, and as always, it promises to be two days of great wrestling.  All wrestlers, Varsity, JV and Extras will wrestle.

Friday, January 9 – The bus will leave for Cedar City at 11:30 a.m. Wrestling starts at 3:00 p.m. and will end around 9:30.  We plan to be back home between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 10 – The bus will leave for Cedar City at 5:45 a.m.  PLEASE be on time, we don’t want to leave anyone behind.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 a.m. and will finish around 4:30 p.m.  We’ll be back home around 5:30 p.m.

Team trophies for 1st through 3rd will be awarded.  Undefeated Varsity wrestlers will receive an “Undefeated” t-shirt.  They must wrestle all matches to be eligible.

We’d love to see the stands at Canyon View high school filled with the Warrior Nation.  Make the short drive to Cedar City and support the team.

Both the Varsity and the JV teams had lots of mat time with the Desert Hills Dual (SC 29, DH 38) and the Thunder Holiday Duals.  The Varsity wrestlers got 10 matches in and most of the JV got 5 or more.  This week the trend continues.

Pine View Dual


On Thursday, December 18, at Pine View High School, the Snow Canyon Warriors will test their mettle in the third Region 9 Dual of the season.  Pine View is always a tough opponent, but we have been working hard in the room and we like our chances.  We hope that the Warrior Nation will be out in full force at the Pit to see all the action.  JV begins at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity starts at 7:00 p.m.

Desert Storm Invitational

Desert-Storm-Wrestling-Tournament-Logo copy


The Desert Storm Invitational is a traditional double elimination tournament where some of the best in the state come to test themselves.  We feel the Snow Canyon Warriors will be right in the thick of it.  The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 19TH 2014 – Wrestling will start at 3:00 pm.

Saturday, December 20TH 2014 – Wrestling will start at 9:00 am.

The Tournament will run straight through until completion.  Wrestlers will compete until they have lost twice.  Come out for one or both days to cheer on the Warriors.  You can follow along with the team on for this one.

The Snow Canyon Warriors battled a tough dual in the annual “Grapple for the Gold” against the Desert Hills Thunder.  Giving up two forfeits late in the match proved too much to overcome for the Warriors as we went down 38 to 29, but overall, the team did great.

Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 will bring more mat time for the team.  The Thunder Holiday Duals will give those wrestling on the Varsity team another 10 matches and plenty to go around for the JV as well.  The action begins on Friday at 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Thanks so much to the family, friends and fans who support us.  We’d love to see the Warrior Nation out in full force at the Thunder Holiday Duals.

I AM A WARRIOR is a web series that follows the Snow Canyon Warrior Wrestling Team throughout their season.  This is the second episode featuring what it’s like to get ready for the first dual of the year.  If you like the series, be sure to share it with your family and friends through the Social Media Icons at the top right side of this page.

Parker Bates pins his opponent at the Syracuse Scuffle

Parker Bates pins his opponent at the Syracuse Scuffle

Congratulations to the team on a great week of wrestling.  The varsity wrestled 10 duals and won many, many matches.  You can visit the team facebook page for some excellent photos of the action.  The team gave up four forfeits each dual and yet were still able to win several of them.  See the results below:

Syracuse A defeated Snow Canyon 54-18
Snow Canyon defeated Lone Peak 45-27
Snow Canyon defeated Highland 39-33
Granger defeated Snow Canyon 42-36
Snow Canyon defeated Kearns 43-33
Logan defeated Snow Canyon 53-24
Snow Canyon defeated Olympus 47-30
Snow Canyon defeated Cyprus 52-27
Snow Canyon defeated Northridge 30-27
Mountain Crest A defeated Snow Canyon 68-6

You can view full results on Track Wrestling.  Just do a search for Syracuse Scuffle.

With a record of 9 and 1 and with five pins, Christian Case (10) at the 120 lb. weight class was awarded the varsity team MVP

The JV team did extremely well in the JV Tournament at the Scuffle.  Everyone got plenty of matches and, once again, we won a bunch of them. See the top results below:

Hunter Mitchell (10) – 6 and 0 with six pins – First place and JV Team MVP
Rhett Boatwright (10) – 5 and 1 – First Place
Chris Stoddard (10) – 5 and 1 – First Place

You can view the full results for the JV Tournament on Track Wrestling as well.  Do a search for Syracuse Scuffle JV.

This week the action continues with a home dual against Desert Hills on Thursday, December 11.  The JV meet begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity ramps up at 7:00 p.m.  Come out and support these awesome young men at our first home dual of the season.

Following that, we have the  Thunder Holiday Duals on Friday, December 12 – Saturday, December 13, at Desert Hills High School. Both JV and Varsity will compete and there will be plenty of wrestling to go around.  You won’t want to miss this great tournament either. More information to come.

Syracuse Scuffle

The Snow Canyon Warrior Wrestling team is once again competing in the Syracuse Scuffle.  This is a great season opening tournament for us with many of the wrestlers getting 8 to 10 matches over a two day period.  This tournament will be managed on Track Wrestling.  You can follow the action as it happens.

Dec. 5-6  (Fri. & Sat.), 2014

Syracuse High School
2000 West 665 South
Syracuse, UT 84075

The hotel where we are staying will provide breakfast on Saturday Morning.  Other than that, the wrestlers are responsible for their own food / snacks.  They can either bring money to buy food or they can pack enough for the trip.

The team will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express – Layton, 801-773-3773

American Fork, Cyprus, Granger, Kearns, Highland, Logan, Lone Peak, Mt. Crest A, Mt. Crest B, Northridge, Olympus, Snow Canyon, Syracuse A, Syracuse B


6:00 AM – The bus leaves the Snow Canyon Senior parking lot at 6:00 AM.  All wrestlers are expected to be in their seats on the bus by 5:55 AM

We will travel as a team to and from the tournament. Tentative travel plan is to stop for a short break in Fillmore, and again at the Layton Hills Mall around 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

1:00 PM – Weigh-ins [Remember the weights are Scratch +2 each day (108, 115, 122, etc.)]

3:00 PM – 8:15 PM Wrestling

8:30 AM – Weigh-ins (Scratch +2 (108, 115, 122, etc.))

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Wrestling

Approx. 11:30 PM – Arrive back home

Varsity: -Varsity teams will wrestle 8-10 duals.  4-5 duals on Friday, 4-5 duals on Saturday.  Periods will be 1:30, 1:30, 1:30.

JV and Extras:   -All JV and Extras will be placed in pools of 5-8 based on actual weight (not necessarily weight classes) and will wrestle a round robin.  Periods will be 1:30, 1:30, 1:30

Varsity: Trophies for teams finishing 1st, 2nd

  • Medals for wrestler with least amount of losses (only 1 medal per weight) with >7 matches
  • One MVP award for each team.  Coach chooses the award for his own team.
  • One outstanding wrestler award. Undefeated with most pins in least amount of time.

JV and Extras:  Trophy for first place team only. Team with most round robin winners

  • Medals for pool winners.  Following Trackwrestlings default criteria for round robins
  • One MVP award for each team.  Coach chooses the award for his own team.
  • One outstanding wrestler award. Undefeated champion with most pins in least amount of time

Spectator Entrance Fees (tentative):

                                                First Day    Second Day    Tournament Pass

Adults                                           $6                $8               $12

Students (with id) (k-12)          $5                $6                $10

Family Pass (2 adults / 4 children) $15    $25               $30

Kids 5 and under                      free              free                free


Sample Packing List for Wrestlers

for Over-night 2-Day Wrestling Tournament

__ Wrestling Bag

__ Warm-ups (Top & bottom)

__ Singlets (both if you have 2)

__ Head Gear

__ Wrestling Shoes

__ Running shoes or other comfortable shoes for traveling

__ 2 pairs of socks for Wrestling (optional: Extra socks for traveling to and from)

__ 2 pairs of Underwear or compression shorts for wrestling each day (recommended extra pair for traveling)

__ Towel, soap, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, other personal hygiene

__ $30 or more Cash  (not required if you bring your own food but recommended just in case)

__ Coat, beanie, hoodie & change of clothes for bus ride

__ Pillow & blanket for bus ride

__ Re-usable water bottle


Optional – (but highly recommended)

__ Medium sized cooler

__ Food (protein shakes, protein bars, bread, peanut butter, honey, jam/jelly, fruit, jerky, granola bars,   healthy snacks)

__ Homework, Books/magazines to read, music/headphones, other entertainment.

__ Power cables for re-charging electronic devices

__ Memorize 2 “Clean” Jokes to share on the bus ride home :)

Snow Canyon

Little League Wrestling

We are changing the start date for our Little League Wrestling Program. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience that this may cause.

We feel that this is a necessary move to enhance our program and most importantly, to provide the greatest benefit for the greatest number of children.

See reasons for the move below…

Pro’s for Little League Wrestling in the Spring
-Won’t have to compete with high school boys and girls basketball for gym space.
-Little League Football players can participate (Many Little League Tackle Football players do not wrestle in the fall because it conflicts with football practice and games.)
-Match up with the rest of Southern Utah counties, Clark County, Nevada, etc. This will give us a larger competition pool by competing with teams outside of our little St. George area group.
-Allows for greater focus on youth by not having high school coaches trying to run little league and high school pre-season conditioning and early regular season at the same time.
-Let the local club teams run their Fall and Winter practices and traveling competitions without conflicting with our Spring schedule.
-Greater number of potential participants in the program as well greater number of competitors at local tournaments by being available for more than just St. George area youth athletes.

Please help spread the word that our Little League Wrestling start date has been moved to sometime after the high school season concludes (TBA – sometime shortly after Valentine’s Day next February, 2015).

In the meantime, we will keep you informed of any other changes or announcements.

Stinson’s Tilting to

Win Wrist Tilt Series

Coach Herb Stinson put on a Wrestling Clinic for us this Summer. Here are the highlights…



Stinson’s Tilting to Win Wrist Tilt series

Pinching: (wrist control) Pinching to stop the stand­up Crowd him as much as possible.

Drilling Proper tilting in up base position (drill dive tilt) drill only

(key! Wrist control and head down inside) (hips tight to a body cradle)

*Proper tilting in up base position (wrist tilt)

(key! Wrist control elbow and head down inside. Hips tight to the body, elbow and knee together)

*Proper tilting in flat position (reverse lift wrist tilt)

(key! Wrist control, control elbow, step over knee @ the hip, outside foot under knee lift into position Hips in, elbow and knee together)

*Proper tilting in the short sit position (sit wrist tilt)

(Key! Wrist control, sit under elbow inside roll over)

*Proper tilting in the standing position (standing spiral wrist tilt)

(Key! Wrist control, control elbow inside hip out in front and up to ceiling, run hard and pull down Into your lap, elbow and knee together)

Front way & back way take what he gives you.

Key to learning this tilt series is drill drill drill drill!!!! Don’t force a tilt;

rather load it and dig hard with your feet and hips


Coach Herb Stinson Past Head Coach Aztec New Mexico 1978­-2000

Past Head Coach Bayfield, Colorado 2000­-2012 presently back at Aztec High School

40 years of Coaching experience

12 State Championship Teams, 8 Nationally Ranked Teams

65 Individual State Champions , National Coach of the Year 1991, 1995, 2000

Inducted into 3 Hall of Honors, Southern Utah University Graduate


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