Cody Stubbs said winning the 138-pound Utah State Wrestling title was beyond thrilling. He qualified for state with an impressive second place at the 2A Divisional meet in Beaver.

In Cody’s first match at the 2A State Tournament at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, he pinned his opponent. Second match – the same. The third round was a little tougher when he faced his nemesis Graydee Warren from Millard.

“I beat him,” said Stubbs, “but we went all three rounds.”

The finals found Stubbs against Brock Edwards from Beaver!

“It was different going into the match,” said Stubbs. “I wasn’t nervous at all. I felt I could win.”

And win, he did!

“It was awesome!” said Stubbs. “I’ve been working for it since kindergarten. It’s an awesome feeling.”

Stubbs was also honored by being named the Outstanding Wrestler in the whole 2A State Tournament.

Stubbs feels his accomplishments are in part due to the support of his parents. Kelly and Brandon have always been behind him, with dad being Kanab High School’s wrestling coach.

“My dad is a huge part of my success,” commented Cody. “He pushed me to be the best wrestler I can be.”

According to Stubbs, the sport of wrestling has much life value. “I think it teaches kids mental toughness and dedication. I think if you can succeed in wrestling, you can succeed in life.”

Congratulations Cody!