Tiger Takedown #13 2019-20

February 24, 2020

2019-2020 Tiger Takedown #13  Aztec Wrestling Newsletter   2/24/20 post season


A historic season was unveiled at the Rio Rancho Star Center, during the New Mexico State Wrestling Championships.


A perfect finals for both the Aztec boys and girls, as Aztec Wrestling went 9 for 9 and came home with 9 new individual State Champions, 6 for the boys and 3 for the girls. This brings our total boys state champions to 117 and our girls to 4. The boys brought home the 19th team State Championship and the girls brought home our very first Runner-up girls’ trophy, on the maiden season for them. The boys were hard pushed by Los Lunas on their last season in 4-A, as Los Lunas will be bumped up to 5-A next year.  Every member of the team contributed important points to winning this State Championship.  It was truly a team effort.


There were many stories inside the main headline: Aztec Wrestling had its second 8th grade State Champion crowned, with a perfect 39-0 season. Our 120# wrestled the last part of the season with a shoulder that would dislocated at any given time and did so during the quarterfinals and had to injury forfeit that match. He was re-taped and was able to put together three extremely courageous matches to battle back into medal placing.  This included a win over a Los Lunas wrestler to help seal the team win before we pulled him from the lineup.  Aztec Wrestling also had its first ever brother and sister State Champions.  Our 138# wrestler had had knee surgery on November 27th and wasn’t cleared to wrestle again until January 15th but went on to win a State Championship. Wrestlers who were willing to wrestle up weight classes, so that a complete team line up was available for the District Duals and State Qualifier Championships. Injuries were rampant at times and adjustments were made to make up holes for a 15-0 undefeated dual season. Never once did our young men and young ladies lose sight of the big picture, as they pressed on to win the ultimate goal.


New Mexico Girls Wrestling State Championship Team Results:   Top 10/38 Teams

1st  Miyamura  88 pts      2nd  Aztec  66 pts  Atrisco   66 pts   4th  Highlands  43 pts   5th  Grants  40 pts

6th  Albuquerque 36 pts 7th  West Mesa 29 pts Sandia 29 pts 9th Onate  27.5 pts  10th Carlsbad  27 pts


Aztec Individual State Team Placers:

120#      12th        Mia Aguirre                        27-3       22 pts                    State Champion

126#      9th           Makayla Munoz                 29-0       22 pts                    State Champion

145#      10th        Katelin Klepac                    7-9           0   pts                  No Place

160#      10th        Princess Altisi                    27-2       22 pts                   State Champion


New Mexico Boys Wrestling State Championship Team Results:    Top 10/26 Teams

1st Aztec  246.5 pts     2nd Los Lunas  215.0 pts     3rd Silver  180.0 pts      4th  Belen  141.5 pts    5th Los Alamos 118 pts                              6th Moriarty 110pts    7th Miyamura  97.5 pts    8th  Bloomfield  88 pts       9th Kirtland  85 pts     10th Academy   81 pts


Aztec Individual State Team Placers:

106#      8th           Bryson Valdez                    39-0       28  pts                  State Champion

113#      8th           Paul Vigil                            17-10       4   pts                  No Place

120#      11th        Jaren McBride                     28-10     18   pts                 4th Place, pulled due to injury

126#      11th        Dylan St. Vrain                    36-10     18   pts                 3rd Place

132#      11th        Sammy Minton                    31-19     3.5 pts                 No Place

138#      12th        Garrett Birzer                     26-4       28   pts                 State Champion

145#      12th        Bode Wooley                       43-5       29   pts                 State Champion

152#      12th        Zane Chapman                   39-8       27   pts                 State Champion

160#      11th        Malcolm Altisi                     38-6       26   pts                State Champion

170#      11th        Hunter Riddick                   33-15     16   pts                 5th Place

182#      12th        Logan Klepac                      30-11     15   pts                 4th Place

195#      10th        Brody Dalton                     Was out due to emergency surgery for a blood clot

220#      11th        Caleb Varzeas                    35-8       28   pts                 State Champion

HWT      9th           Josh Hannah                       19-10       6   pts                 No Place


Next Event:

Annual Aztec Wrestling Awards Banquet on Monday, March 9th in the MPR 6:30pm.  The community is invited to attend and celebrate a very successful wrestling season at both Koogler and Aztec High, as they are all one program.  For a program history, check out www.AztecWrestlingNationNM.com


This banquet will include our Middle School Basin Champions 

Championship awards for all groups will be given out at the annual banquet

Banquet food assignments:                          

  • Koogler wrestlers and freshmen, please bring a main dish

  • Sophomores and Juniors, please bring a side dish

  • Seniors please, bring a dessert  










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