Mountain Top Classic
2013 Tournament Flier
The Mountain Top Classic
was started to provide more opportunities for young athletes to
learn, develop and grow. From the beginning, the tournament
was intended to be different from other tournaments in Utah,
awarding athletes for excellence for placement from 1st through 6th
place, as well as offering Outstanding Wrestler trophies, Fastest
Pin trophies and Team trophies for the freestyle competition.
In 2007, the format was
expanded, offering Outstanding Wrestler, Fastest Pin and Team
trophies in the Greco-Roman competition, as well. That year,
Sportsmanship Awards were also added to the list.
This formula for success
also led to the formation of the
Champion Series in 2007. Tournament Director Bill Kilpack
co-founded the series with Lani and Terry Wall of Boise, Ida., to
recognize the accomplishments of athletes in the Intermountain West.
Through the series, Intermountain Champions are recognized, using a
point system for the tournaments in the series. This has
increased the appeal of these tournaments and drawn athletes from
more and more Mountain States.
The first series
consisted of the Mountain Top Classic and the Idaho Express
Invitational. In 2008, the series expanded to include the Box
Elder Tournament in Brigham City, Uta., and the Kuna Classic in
Kuna, Ida. In 2009, the series includes the Mountain Top
Classic in Sandy, Uta., the Kuna Classic in Kuna, Ida., and the
Bonneville Classic in Idaho Falls, Ida.