Derek Thomas
 Derek Thomas

Layton, Utah

High School:
Layton HS




UVU lands 14 wrestlers on WWC All-Academic squad

Chase Cuthbertson, Avery Garner, Abel Gomez, Sam Mecham, Bracken Nipko and Monte Schmalhaus made the All-Academic Team while eight others were named to the Coaches' Honor Roll.


Six UVU wrestlers named all-conference

Senior Avery Garner led the way by being named to the first team.


Three Wolverine wrestlers punch tickets to NCAA Championships

The three grapplers ties a program best for Utah Valley.


UVU to host NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships on Saturday

The NCAA qualifying tournament will take place at noon on Saturday in the UCCU Center.


WWC announces West Regional pre-seeds for Saturday

UVU will host the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships on Saturday at the UCCU Center.

At Utah Valley University ...
SOPHOMORE ~ (2013-14): 18-15 overall record (7-8 duals) ... named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll ... tabbed Third Team All-WWC after placing third at the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships on March 8 with a 3-1 record ... posted strong outings at both the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Midlands Championship by going 3-2 at each tournament ... recorded dual wins over Gardner-Webb's Terry Hendreson (fall, 1:02), Stanford's Michael Sojka (7-1), Grand Canyon's Marcus Haughian (6-2), Arizona State's Luke Bean (3-1), Boise State's Cody Dixon (5-3), SDSU's Trey Hable (6-4) and Northern Colorado's Cole Breigel (9-7) ... recorded one win by fall and 17 by decision.

FRESHMAN ~ (2012-13): 9-20 overall record (2-8 duals) ... named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll ... placed fourth at the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships with a 1-2 record on March 9 ... placed fourth at the UVU Open on Jan. 5 with a 2-2 mark ... also went 2-2 at the Cowboy Open on Nov. 3 and the Wolfpack Open in Raleigh, N.C. on Nov. 11 ... picked up dual wins over Stanford's Ryan Davies and Northern Colorado's Keith Johnson ... won three bouts by fall, two by major decision and four by decision.

REDSHIRT ~ (2011-12):Redshirted the season and went 12-8 while competing unattached at 184 pounds ... named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Layton High School in Layton, Utah ... finished 4th in state as a sophomore, first in state as a junior with a 44-1 record, and first in state as a senior after going 45-0 ... finished eighth at Junior Nationals and seventh at Senior Nationals ... team took second at state and had six finalists and four champions ... also played football at Layton High.

Personal ...
Born on March 24, 1993, in Ogden, Utah ... graduated from Layton High School in 2011 with a 3.7 GPA ... son of David Thomas ... was recruited by Southern Utah University and Snow College to play football ... is an only child.