Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #6 2021 5/16/2021
The ups and downs of this Corona season goes on and on, but the regular season is finally over. Friday was
the 39th Annual High Desert Community Credit Union Tiger Duals. Although somewhat smaller, and held
outdoors at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium, it showcased plenty of great wrestling and tons of action. Three
mats were place in a row on the football field and the center mat was for the 3rd Annual Lady Tigers
Scramble. Four teams battled each other in dual action, while eight girl teams battled for weight class
dominancy and medals.
In the dual versus Farmington, who is the 2nd ranked 5-A team in New Mexico, we once again sported a
team with 4 forfeits, giving up 24 points. The good news is we went on to win 7 of the 10 matches wrestled.
Unlike last week, where everything went wrong, we managed to pull together and wrestle to our abilities.
A revived and more confident Aztec team will head into the State Qualifier next Saturday.
Tiger Duals Team Results:
1st Place Farmington High School
Farmington 42 Aztec 39
Farmington 48 Piedra Vista 24
Farmington 76 Kirtland 3
2nd Place Aztec High School
Aztec 68 Kirtland 6
Aztec 51 Piedra Vista 24
3rd Place Piedra Vista High School
PV 58 Kirtland 18
4th Place Kirtland High School
Aztec Tigers Records: Duals Record for the Season 16-7-1
106# 9th Bryson Valdez 3-0 15-0
113# 9th Talan Olguin 2-1 13-1
120# 12th Jaren McBride 3-0 15-3
126# 8th Zach Sanders 2-1 2-1
132# 12th Sammy Minton 2-0 9-1
145# 9th Tony Thompson 3-0 14-1
152# 12th Hunter Riddick 3-0 20-3
160# 9th Logan Barboa 2-1 15-7
170# 10th John Villarrial 2-0 15-6
182# 12th Malcolm Altisi 3-0 11-1
220# 11th Brody Dalton 1-2 15-8
HWT 12th Caleb Varzeas 3-0 17-0
Girls Placing at Lady Tigers Scramble:
132# 10th Makayla Munoz 3-0 Champion 15-0
145# 11th Princess Altisi 3-0 Champion 10-1
160# 11th Brynn Kirby 0-3 4th place 4-3
Wrestlers of the Week: Boys, Hunter Riddick Girls, Makayla Munoz 3 falls in 4:12
Next Events: Girls State Qualifier Thursday 5/22 @ La Queva Boys State Qualifier Saturday @ Aztec
Schlotzsky’s of Farmington for providing the hospitality meals for the Tiger Duals.
John & Lacey Knight of the Burnt Nailer for the Senior wrestler’s recognition gifts.
High Desert Community Credit Union for their continued sponsorship.
Aztec Wrestlers for doing a great job in moving all the mats to the football field.
On Sunday, the wrestling team did their annual community service by cleaning the wrestling median.