Tiger Takedown 2017-18 #5


Tiger Takedown: Aztec Wrestling Newsletter #5 2017-18 1/1/2018

It is amazing to watch a young wrestling team go through a transformation. It happened in Upland, California during the 49th annual Black Watch Imitational Tournament. By transformation, we witnessed some of the best team wrestling by an Aztec Team in years. We outscored 62 other teams by 63.5 points and 9 Tigers placed, while the others scored towards the Championship. Senior Josiah Griego was awarded light weight Outstanding Wrestler along the way. On day 3, Bella Wells defended her 106# title, beating California 5th in state Justine Barredo of Walnut HS 6-5 in the semis and pinning Maya Souza of El Monte HS in the finals. This was all accomplished after ridding the Amtrak train all night; arriving just in time to weigh in and start. Along the way we received accolades for our politeness and tough wrestling.

Team scoring top 12/63, Black Watch invitational:

1st Aztec HS 244.5 2nd Roosevelt HS 177 3rd Birmingham HS 176

4th Carter HS 160 5th Exeter HS 157 6th Palm Desert HS 138

7th Montclair 137 8th Rancho Mirage 136 9th Etiwanda HS 123

10th San Clemente 117 11th Colony HS 115 12th Chico Hills HS 111

Aztec Individual placing and scoring:

9th 106# Jaren McBride 5-1 +26.5 3rd place finish

9th 113# Dylan St. Vrain 5-2 +13 7th place finish

12th 120# Josiah Griego 5-0 +33.5 Champion

11th 126# Christian Robison 5-1 +25 3rd place finish

10th 132# Garrett Birzer 4-2 +23 4th place finish

11th 138# Cody Candelaria 5-0 +31.5 Champion

12th 145# Dominic Dufur 3-2 +11 no place finish

10th 152# Bode Wooley 5-2 +21 5th place finish

11th 160# Hunter Medina 4-1 +25 Runner-up

11th 170# Logan Thorpe 0-2 0 no place finish

9th 182# Malcolm Altisi 4-3 +16 8th place finish

9th 195# Caleb Varzeas 3-2 +10 no place finish

12th 220# Jared O’Toole 3-2 +12 no place finish

Varsity Wrestler of the Week: Malcolm Altisi for his best performance of the year

******************************************************************************Next events: Thursday at Koogler Mid School dual vs Bayfield @6 Varsity and JV

Saturday Varsity @ Pagosa Springs Tournament

Saturday JV @ Durango JV Tournament


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