Tiger Takedown 2018-19 #12

February 25, 2019

 

Tiger Takedown:  Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #12      2018-19     2/25/2019

 

“State Champions Again!”  The Tiger Wrestling Team successfully defended their State Title, with a 42 point margin win, placing 10 wrestlers in the 4-A Championships held at the Star Center in Rio Rancho over the weekend.  All 13 wrestlers contributed points to the 2019 Championship. Three individual Champions were crowned, bringing Aztec’s total to 111.  This did not happen without some controversy. There should have been a fourth State Champion but a hard to swallow call gave the title to a defensive wrestler, as our 106 pounder was in total control only to find out after the call was made that the other wrestler received a defensive pin.  This gave the title a little tainted feeling, as the Star Center crowd all felt that Aztec had won the match.

 

Top 10 Team State Results:  9/26

1st  Aztec   225                   2nd Silver City   183                       

3rd  Los Lunas    171         4th  Taos  140                   

5th  Belen    108.5              5th  Bloomfield  108.5 

7th   Los Alamos 106.5      8th Kirtland   88   

9th  Valencia        79  

 

Aztec Individual State Wrestlers:

106#    10th      Jaren McBride             24 points                     3-1       36-8                 Runner-up

120#    10th      Dylan St. Vrain             13 points                     4-2       35-14               5th place

126#    12th      Christian Robison        27 points                     4-0       42-3                 STATE CHAMPION

132#    11th      Garrett Birzer              22 points                     3-1       39-9                 Runner-up

138#    12th      Cody Candelaria          28 points                     4-0       43-1                 STATE CHAMPION

145#    12th      Hunter Medina            29 points                     4-0       39-8                 STATE CHAMPION

152#    11th      Bode Wooley               24 points                     3-1       36-8                  Runner-up

160#    11th      Zane Chapman            11 points                     2-3       31-12               6th place

170#    10th      Malcolm Altisi             15.5 points                  3-2       36-17               5th place

182#    11th      Logan Klepac                  4 points                    1-2       22-10               no place

195#    10th      Caleb Varzeas             17.5 points                  4-1       39-10               3rd place

220#    12th      Zack Roberts                 6 points                     2-2       15-12               no place

Hwt        8th      Josh Hannah                  4 points                     1-2       17-7                 no place

 

Aztec had two girls in the 2nd New Mexico State High School Girls Exhibition State Tournament, over the weekend.  As a team, our young ladies were 5th out of 33 teams represented, scoring 31 points.  They were both outstanding in representing Aztec at the State Tournament.

126#    8th       Makayla  Munoz    3rd place
160#    9th       Princess Altisi       2nd place
 

Wrestler of the Week:         2019 New Mexico 4-A State Champions   Aztec

Next Event:    2019 Aztec Wrestling Awards Banquet High School and Middle School

 

                                    March 4th at 6:30 at the MPR Aztec High School

 

Aztec Wrestling Nation Trivia:         2019 is Aztec’s 17th State Wrestling Championship and 18th State trophy, when you include the 2002 State Duals Championship. No other program in New Mexico has this many State Championships.                         

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