Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8 2021-22

Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8 2021-2022 1/31/2022

The wrestling team has shown steady improvement and is feeling the effects of its tough early schedule, as we start down the final stretch of the season. The regular season has come to an end and the 1-4A District duals are this Saturday in Bloomfield.

On Friday night, we hosted the always tough Cedaredge Bruins, who are currently ranked #2 in Colorado. The outcome of the tough dual went our way, as our wrestlers came alive to beat the Bruins 46-31 at Parent and Senior appreciation night, held in Lillywhite Gym. On Saturday, we traveled to the perpetually tough Butch Melton Invitational and wrestled against 14 other schools and came away with second place. Once again, our arch nemesis Farmington beat us for the Championship, but this time we lead the entire day until the upper weights of Farmington proved to be too much for us and they pulled away for the victory. Our young men wrestled hard and proved that we will be capable of defending our classification at the State Tournament. Two of our young ladies wrestled in Ignacio, as well and both won their weight class. Two of our wrestlers were voted Outstanding Wrestler of the event, Makayla Munoz for the females and Bryson Valdez for the males.

Aztec Individual Female Winners:

126# Makayla Munoz Champion OW

152# Brynn Kirby Champion

Butch Melton Invitational Wrestling Tournament Team Results: Top 6/14

1st Farmington 194 pts 2nd Aztec 168 pts 3rd Cedaredge 135 pts

4th Montrose 106 pts 5th Bayfield 72 pts 4th Pagosa 71 pts

Aztec Individual Male Place Winners:

106# 8th Taner Olguin 4-0 24 pts Champion

113# 10th Bryson Valdez 5-0 24 pts Champion OW

120# 10th Talan Olguin 3-1 22 pts Champion

132# 9th Zach Sanders 4-1 13 pts 3rd place

138# 12th Jacob Adame 3-2 6 pts 5th place

145# 11th Izaiah Sanchez 1-2 2 pts no place

152# 10th Tony Thompson 5-0 23 pts Champion

160# 10th Logan Barboa 3-2 16 pts 2nd place

170# 12th Garrett Kirby 2-3 4 pts 7th place

182# 11th John Villarrial 3-2 16 pts 2nd place

195# 12th Brody Dalton 1-4 2 pts no place

220# 10th Jaylen Ignacio 3-1 16 pts 2nd place

Events this Week: Thursday Girls Triangular at FHS at 5:30pm

Saturday District 1-4A Championships at 10am in Bloomfield

Academic Wrestler of the Week: Brody Dalton, Senior for maintaining a 3.5 GPA