Tiger Takedown #11


Tiger Takedown Newsletter #11 FINAL 2015-2016 2/22/2016

The main event of the season is over, and the hard work has paid off with solid dividends. The tough schedule through the season has proven to help the young tigers grow up. They wrestled a very solid State Tournament. The goal of returning place winners into next season’s room was accomplished, as 6 wrestlers with a State Medal will be in the room. Last year’s 77 point and 10th place finish was replaced with a 139.5 and a 5th place finish. It was good to see them wrestle at a higher level of confidence. Wrestling is one of the last high school sponsored sports that pushes a young person to learn that you only get out of it worthy of what you are willing to put into it. There is nowhere to hide out on the mat, one on one, and if you slacked in practice or cut any corners; your outcome and your teams, will, and should be affected.

Top Ten Team Placing out of twenty two:

1st Belen 272 points 2nd Piedra Vista 222.5 points

3rd Capital 197 points 4th Los Lunas 156 points

5th Aztec 139.5 points 6th Valencia 85 points

7th Academy 78 points 8th Farmington 73.5 points

9th Los Alamos 71.5 points 10th Goddard / Del Norte 66 points

Aztec Individual results:

106# Josiah Griego 10th 38-13 record scored 17 pts 3rd place

112# Tommy Fletcher 9th 19-21 record scored o pts lost 2 by 2 points total

120# Cody Candelaria 9th 35-10 record scored 21 pts 3rd place

126# Ruben Teasyatwho 10th 23-23 record scored 5 pts one match from placing

132# Brandon Trennepohl 11th 29-19 record scored 10 pts 5th place

138# Dominic Dufur 10th 25-18 record scored 5 pts one match from placing

(Has a 5th place medal from 2015)

145# Austin Littlefield 10th 43-7 record scored 22.5 pts State Runner-up

152# Zane Bradshaw 11th 9-16 record scored 0 pts no place

160# Josh Snow 12th 34-14 record scored 12 pts 5th place

170# Trenton Tom 11th 14-17 record scored 0 pts no place

182# Melvin Benally 12th 27-12 record scored 11 pts 6th place

(Had to be with drawn due to injury after qts)

195# Dylan Sutherland 12th 31-14 record scored 15 pts 5th place

220# Jared O’Toole 10th 8-22` record scored 0 pts no place

285# Tyler Robeson 11th 23-6 record scored 18 pts 4th place

(Due to some untimely injuries, our point production was somewhat hampered.)

Wrestler of the week: Austin Littlefield for his 22.5 points and leadership after a tough loss

*************************************************************************************Next Event: March 16th @ 6:30 Aztec Wrestling Nation Wrestling Awards Banquet EVERYONE is invited. Come listen to our guest speaker Lt. Commander Jacob Saiz -1995 Aztec Graduate and wrestler.


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