Tiger Takedown 2018-19 #7


Tiger Takedown: Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #7 2018-2019 1/21/19

Aztec becomes only the 3rd New Mexico team to win one of the oldest and most prestigious wrestling tournaments in Arizona. The 55th Doc Wright Invitational hosted 33 teams from in and around the Four Corners area and after 2 days of tough wrestling Aztec came away with a decisive 76.5 point margin win. A total of 8 Aztec Wrestlers walked away with medals and all 13 wrestlers who participated in the tournament scored points towards the total team effort. Our two girl wrestlers, 125# 8th grader Makayla Munoz and 160# 9th grader Princess Altisi, were entered in the first Doc Wright Girls Wrestling Tournament; each earned a Championship.

Top 10 Team Results: 10/33

1st Aztec 243 2nd Chino Valley 166.5

3rd Mountain View 158 4th Basha 153.5

5th Mesa 147 6th Show Low 143

7th Morenci 129 8th Camp Verde 129

9th Piedra Vista 9th Sandra Day O’Conner 127

Aztec Wrestlers' Results:

106# 10th Jaren McBride 6-2 22.5 pts 5th place

113# 10th Kaydon McElroy 1-2 1.0 pt no place

120# 10th Dylan St. Vrain 2-2 7.0 pts no place

126# 12th Christian Robison 5-1 25.0 pts 3rd place

132# 11th Garrett Birzer 6-1 25.0 pts 3rd place

138# 12th Cody Candelaria 5-0 32.0 pts CHAMPION

145# 12th Hunter Medina 5-0 28.0 pts CHAMPION

152# 11th Bode Wooley 5-2 24.0 pts 4th place

160# 11th Zane Chapman 3-2 10.5 pts no place

170# 10th Malcolm Altisi 4-2 20.0 pts 4th place

182# no entry

195# 10th Caleb Varzeas 4-0 31.0 pts CHAMPION

220# 12th Zack Roberts 4-2 11.0 pts no place

Hwt 11th Ty Ashley 2-2 7.0 pts no place

125# 8th Makayla Munoz 5-0 CHAMPION

160# 9th Princess Altisi 3-0 CHAMPION

No Fear Wrestlers of the Week: Girl Makayla Munoz Varsity Caleb Varzeas

Next Events: Thursday, January 17th, 6 pm District Dual in Kirtland Friday, January 18th, 1st Annual Aztec All Girls Invitational, 3:00 pm. Saturday, January 24th, Varsity and JV, High Desert 37th Annual Tiger Duals

Side Notes: While in Winslow over the weekend, Coach Stinson was greeted by Clint Mortensen, a 1992 Aztec Grad and wrestler whose son wrestles on the Winslow Wrestling Team at 182#. Tonya Stinson, 1991 grad and 1987-1991 Aztec Wrestling manager and Secretary for the Building Board received the coveted “Citizens of the Year” for Farmington.


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