Uintah Wrestling Honoring Fallen Officers

What's happening off the mat is taking the spotlight tonight at the home opener for Ute Wrestling. The team is honoring fallen Utah officers in a meaningful way by not only holding a special ceremony before the dual tonight, but by wearing the names of fallen Utah officers on their jerseys that will stay on all season long. The families of many of those officers will be in attendance tonight and the price of admission plus any additional donations will all go to the Blue Haven Foundation, an organization that helps families of fallen officers. “These people have died in service to us,” shares Coach Gregg Stensgard. “We need to be giving back. If we are always taking as a society, soon there is nothing to take. We've been talking about this with our wrestlers...because of these officers and their commitment to keeping our society safe, we owe them this.” The wrestlers are bought in now and know about the officers that they are honoring on their jerseys, shares Stensgard. “They know what they did and they will be wrestling for them this year.” A special ceremony to thank the families of the officers will be held tonight at 6:30, followed by introducing the teams and the biggest home dual of the year against Maple Mountain starting at 7:00pm.

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