Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8

Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8 5/31/2021


It’s amazing, just eight weeks ago we started this COVID season and now it is in the history books.


On Thursday, they boys proved once again we are one of the premier wrestling programs in New Mexico, year in and year out. They outscored 21 other 4-A teams to win the State Championship for the 4th straight year and now Aztec has 20 State Championship trophies in its room. Twelve out of 13 Aztec wrestlers brought home a state medal, while all 13 scored points towards the 40-point win over the second-place teams. Four Aztec wrestlers were individual State Champions and 8 state placing wrestlers will return to form next year’s team. We say goodbye to five seniors who have been there for the 4-year State Championship run. Our girls, under the power of only three wrestlers, scored enough points to bring home yet another State trophy. Green is the color this year but it was better than 31 other schools.


Top 6 Boys Team Scores: 6/21

1st Aztec 224 points

2nd Los Alamos 186 points

2nd Silver City 186 points

4th Belen 175 points

5th Bloomfield 168 points

6th Miyamura 99.5 points


Aztec’s Individual Placers and Scores:

106# 9th Bryson Valdez 19-0 26 points State Champion

113# 9th Talan Olguin 17-1 25 points State Champion

120# 12th Jaren McBride 17-6 18 points 4th at State

126# 8th Zach Sanders 4-4 1 point State Qualifier

132# 12th Sammy Minton 13-4 11 points 5th at State

145# 9th Tony Thompson 17-2 20 points State Runner-up

152# 12th Hunter Riddick 25-3 29 points State Champion

160# 9th Logan Barboa 19-11 13 points 6th at State

170# 10th John Villarrial 17-9 9 points 5th at State

182# 12th Malcolm Altisi 16-1 26 points State Champion

195# 10th Jacob Greyeyes 6-3 13 points 5th at State

220# 11th Brody Dalton 17-13 9 points 6th at State

HWT 12th Caleb Varzeas 22-1 24 points State Runner-up


Top 6 Girls Team Scores: 6/34

1st Miyamura 50 points

2nd Atrisco Heritage 49.5 points

3rd Aztec 48 points

4th Volcano Vista 47 points

5th Las Cruces 42 points

5th West Mesa 42 points


Aztec’s Individual Placers and Scores:

126# 10th Makayla Munoz 20-0 24 points 2x State Champion

145# 11th Princess Altisis 16-1 24 points 2x State Champion

160# 11th Brynn Kirby State Qualifier

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Upcoming Event: Drive by awards presentation, June 10th at 6:30pm at Minium Park.

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Summer Workouts: Lifting and wrestling on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – noon, starting June 8th. Open to 8th grade through High School.