Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #11 2021-22

Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #11 2021-2022 2/21/2022

To take a quote from NASA, “Mission Accomplished!” Aztec won a fifth straight State Championship, the 21st overall in the record books. The three-member girls team, who were outnumbered 2-1, brought home yet another State trophy, Runner-up out of a field of 44 teams. As our program stresses every season, the Big Trust of the Process pays off in the end! The total team effort that it takes to bring home any state placing trophy is both extensive and calculated, down to the last minute. All 13 boys and all 3 girls contributed vital team points to their respective team’s ultimate success. The planning is season long, the life lessons that can be learned through gracious winning and humbled losing can stay with you a lifetime. Gratitude for just being able to wrestle can leave you a far better person. Aztec Wrestling has had 21 senior classes of State Championship teams leave, knowing they sacrificed to be a small part of a rich history. The teamwork extends upwards, from the wrestlers who are in the room every day, through the coaching staff, training staff, school teachers, transportation staff and into the administration. This cooperation delivers years of memories and develops future leaders for our community, state and country.

*Three 3X State Champions: 11th Makayla Munoz, 12th Princess Altsisi, 10th Bryson Valdez

New Mexico State Girls Championships: Top 12 Teams/44

1st Miyamura 80 pts 2nd Aztec 64 pts 3rd Atrisco Heritage 53 pts 4th Volcano Vista 49 pts

5th Farmington 45 pts 6th West Mesa 42 pts 7th Cibola 35 pts 7th Socorro 35 pts 9th Los Alamos 51 pts

10th Bloomfield 29 pts 10th Moriarty 29 pts 12th Cleveland 28 pts

Aztec Girls Place Winners:

126# 11th Makayla Munoz 3-0 24 pts State Champion 35-1

138# 12th Princess Altsisi 3-0 24 pts State Champion 36-0

152# 12th Brynn Kirby 3-1 16 pts 3rd at State 25-4

New Mexico State Boys Championships: Top 8 Teams/24

1st Aztec 238 pts 2nd Bloomfield 203 pts 2nd Silver City 203 pts 4th Belen 155 pts

5th Moriarty 116.5 pts 6th Miyamura 116 pts 7th Espanola 102 pts 8th Kirtland 93 pts

Aztec Boys Place Winners:

106# 8th Taner Olguin 3-0 28 pts State Champion 23-2

113# 10th Bryson Valdez 4-0 30 pts State Champion 36-1

120# 10th Talan Olguin 2-1 21.5 pts State Runner-up 31-6

132# 9th Zach Sanders 4-2 16.5 pts 5th at State 28-15

138# 12th Jacob Adame 2-2 7 pts no place 18-17

145# 11th Izaiah Sanchez 4-2 15 pts 5th place 19-15

152# 10th Tony Thompson 4-1 22 pts 3rd place 39-5

160# 10th Logan Barboa 3-2 18 pts 4th place 25-11

170# 12th Garrett Kirby 3-2 18 pts 4th place 21-17

182# 11th Jacob Greyeyes 5-1 24 pts 3rd place 18-9

195# 12th Brody Dalton 2-2 7 pts no place 23-20

220# 10th Jaylen Ignacio 4-0 28 pts State Champion 34-9

285# 9th Deegan Keenom 1-2 3 pts no place 17-16

Next Event: Aztec Wrestling Nation’s 66th Annual Awards Banquet, Monday, March 7th , 6:30pm in the AHS Multi-Purpose Room