Utah drill team state titles up for grabs

Jan 30 2012 - 9:53pm

The best drill teams in regions 1, 5, 6, 11 and 17 will take aim at state championship titles this weekend at Utah Valley University's UCCU Center.

The 5-A and 4-A championships will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday, the 3-A, 2-A and 1-A teams take to the floor from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Defending 4-A champion Bountiful will face strong challenges from 2011 runner-up Bonneville, as well as Mountain Crest, Box Elder, Sky View and Logan from Region 5, as well as Clearfield out of Region 6.

In the 5-A meet, defending state champion Bingham will face challenges from traditional Salt Lake-area schools, while Region 1 powers Syracuse, Davis, Fremont and Northridge, along with Viewmont out of Region 2, will battle for state supremacy.

In the 3-A competition, Canyon View is the defending state champion while Bear River finished fourth a season ago. The Bears are back for more, along with fellow Region 11 schools Ben Lomond, Morgan and Ogden.

In the 1-A competition, St. Joseph will battle the rest of the state's best for the title.

Duchesne is the defending 1-A champion, while Millard is the defending 2-A champion.

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