Prep 1A wrestling: Foy brothers lift Altamont to front of pack

1A state wrestling • Kyle, a senior, needs just 27 seconds to register pins in each of his rounds.
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Orem • Kyle Foy sat alone on a folding chair in the corner of the arena.

A pair of big, red headphones draped over his bleached blond hair and pumped Eminem into his ears. He let his eyes wander up for a minute to the stands, filled with as many people as live in his hometown of Altamont.

"It's fun," he said. "It gets you up, gets you going."

The 170-pound senior has been here before — twice claiming a state championship — so he doesn't need a lot of time to prepare for a match.

Even if he did, his younger brother, 160-pound Rylee Foy, wouldn't have given him much. The sophomore, who won a state championship as a freshman, pinned his semifinal opponent in 1 minute, 35 seconds.

Kyle Foy wasn't about to be outdone.

The elder Foy shot the right leg of Duchesne's Kaleb Litster, chopped him down and turned him over. As Lister struggled, Foy wrapped a leg around his opponent's shoulder. The referee slapped the mat after just 27 seconds.

"I don't want to hear it from my little brother," said Foy, who also pinned Panguitch's Hunter Owens in 27 seconds in the first round.

The Foy brothers are two of Altamont's top wrestlers, and have helped lift the Longhorns to a 132-113 lead over second-place Monticello after the first day of the Class 1A championships. Wayne sits in a distant third place after Day 1, with a score of 68.5.

"I expect a championship out of this," Kyle Foy said of his team's goals.

The Longhorns are without 138-pound Chance Goodrich. The senior, who won a championship at 145 pounds last year, was injured in a car crash.

"We've stepped it up and we're doing this together," Kyle Foy said. "We're doing this for him."