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UVU Signs Six Wrestlers
Nov. 11, 2010
OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University wrestling and head coach Greg Williams are excited to announce the signings of six new recruits that will promise to help the Wolverines continue to climb in the rankings.
"We feel great about the level of commitment these six young men bring into our classroom and wrestling room," Williams stated. "They are all accomplished wrestlers on a national level as well as great students."
Kyle and Chase Cuthbertson, twins from Scottsboro, Alabama, were both five-time State Champions in Alabama. Both were ranked high in all high school wrestling polls before heading out and serving LDS Church missions. Kyle was 61-0 his senior year with a record of 58 pins. He is also fourth in the nation in all time victories with 275. Kyle was the runner-up as a junior at the High School Nationals and also was an All-American in freestyle his senior year. Kyle was also one of the four regional Dave Schulz Excellence Award winners, which recognizes top wrestlers who also excel in the classroom and in their communities.
Chase was 58-1 his senior year with 50 pins. He also is on the all-time wins list with 267 victories through his high school career. Chase also was an All-American, placing fourth in freestyle in Fargo his sophomore year in high school. Kyle and Chase will compete at 174 and 165-pounds respectively next season.
Logan Addis is a senior from Mingus High School in Mingus, Arizona. He is a four-time All-American in freestyle and greco-roman wrestling at the Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo as well as a two-time state champion in Arizona. He is currently ranked 13th in the country. Logan will compete at 157 in 2011-12.
Brian Chamberlain is the returning state champion from Moses Lake High School in Moses Lake, Washington. He was also a sixth place finisher as a freshman. He will be seeking his second title this year at 215-pounds.
Chris Mayolo, a senior at La Center, Washington, is a two-time All-American last year, placing fourth in freestyle and sixth if greco-roman at the Junior Nationals in Fargo. He is also a two-time placer in the state of Washington. He is currently ranked 14th in the country. Chris will compete at 149 next year.
Derek Thomas from Layton High School in Layton, Utah, will be seeking his second state title this year for the Lancers at 189-pounds. He will compete at 184-pounds for the Wolverines and will join his past teammate, Adam Fager, who will be returning from an LDS mission next fall. Derek was also a very talented quarterback for the Layton football team and had a tough time deciding which sport to pursue in college.
"Utah Valley wrestling is getting better every year," Williams added. "This group confirms that wrestlers around the country are taking notice and feel that they can excel here. We are very excited about this group of young men. They will fit in great with the leaders we already have in our room. We are expecting great things from every one of them."