Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #2 4/19/2021

Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #2 2021 4/19/2021


The High School wrestling team was finally able to get its feet wet after a lengthy hiatus! Although shorthanded, due to COVID, we came away with second place at the Battle for Honor Duals Tournament at Miyamura High School in Gallup. The day was challenging for the young Tiger wrestlers, giving up as much as 36 points in forfeits in each dual due to missing 6 team members. We were able to come away with two very important District wins towards defending our District title.


Our low-in-numbers Middle School team showed improvement once again on Friday at the Hermosa Scramble. Our developmental Youth program continues to practice at the YFL field, as life in the COVID era continues to make things hard. We, as a wrestling program, are thankful for the opportunity to wrestle.


Aztec Middle School Place Winners:

118# 7th Taner Olguin Champion

125# 7th Ean Whitaker 4th place

133# 7th Michael Colson 4th place

154# 8th Zach Sanders Champion

240# 8th Deegan Keenom Champion


Battle for Honor Duals Tournament Team Results:

1st place Rio Rancho High School 60 Aztec 21 (24-21 in matches wrestled)

2nd place Aztec High School

3rd place Bloomfield High School 36, Aztec 42

4th place Miyamura High School 24, Aztec 54

5th place Capital High School 18, Aztec 52

6th place Gallup High School 6, Aztec 42


Aztec Individual Records on the Day:

120# 12th Jaren McBride 4-1

132# 12th Sammy Minton 4-1

152# 12th Hunter Riddick 4-1

160# 9th Logan Barboa 4-1

171# 10th John Villarrial 5-0

195# 12th Malcolm Altisi 5-0

220# 11th Brody Dalton 2-3

HWT 12th Caleb Varzeas 5-0


Aztec Girls Results:

126# 10th Makayla Munoz 3-0

145# 11th Princess Altisi 2-2

145# 11th Brynn Kirby 2-0


Princess had the best matches of the day. She beat Miyamura’s 145# varsity boy by fall and then lost a great match to Miyamura’s college signee State Champion Aycock 5-3, in a last second takedown.


Wrestlers of the Week: John Villarrial who went 5-0 / Princess Altisi for her performance.

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Upcoming Events: Saturday, District Dual vs Shiprock @10 am. Girls to Bloomfield Scramble.

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