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Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8 2022-23

Aztec Wrestling Nation Newsletter #8 2022-2003 1/29/2023

Wow, what a week it has been, again with its highs and lows. On Friday, we had our Senior Appreciation Night,

against always tough Cedaredge, CO and came away with a tough 44-21 win. Our two senior boys wrestled lights

out. The girls were involved in two tournaments and showed the steady improvement that is expected of them,

by placing 4 th out of 13 at Piedra Vista and placing 3 rd out of 9 at Ignacio. With injuries and sickness, we could only

send four JV wrestlers to Piedra Vista, who managed an 11 th place finish. The Varsity went to the always tough

Butch Melton Invitational very short handed, taking only nine wrestlers and placing 4 th out of 16 teams with 3

champions, 1 runner-up and a 3 rd place finisher. This wasn’t too bad considering who was out of the lineup and six

weights uncovered. Next week will determine the District Championship and Bloomfield has an eye on taking


Girls at the Piedra Vista Panther Showdown:

100# 9th Seriah Cornish placed 3rd, 6.5 pts

107# 11th Tiahnna Philips placed 4th, 7.0 pts

114# 10th Nadya Duran placed 3rd, 12.5 pts

120# 11th Delaney Tanner placed 3rd, 16.5 pts

145# 12th Makayla Munoz placed 1st, 25 pts

152# 11th Marie Fatte placed 4th, 3 pts

165# 8th Ava Poyer NP 3 pts

Girls at Ignacio’s Butch Melton Invitational:

100# 9th Seriah Cornish placed 5th, 0 pts

107# 11th Tiahnna Philips placed 4th, 6 pts

114# 10th Naydya Duran placed 2nd, 15.5 pts

120# 11th Delaney Tanner placed 4th, 8 pts

145# 12th Makayla Munoz placed 1st, 24 pts

*Makayla voted O/W, giving her 7 on the season

JV Boys at the Piedra Vista Panther Showdown:

121# 9th Gavin Miller NP, 3 pts

127# 9th Ean Whitaker NP, 0 pts

133# 11th Loagan Whitaker 4th place, 12 pts

160# 11th Evan Lane NP, 2.5 pts

Varsity Boys at the Butch Melton Invitational:

107# 9th Joaquin Duran 3-1, 2 pts 10th place

133# 11th Logan Whitaker 0-3, 0 pts NP

138# 11th Tony Thompson 5-0, 23 pts Champion

145# 10th Zach Sanders 3-1, 11 pts 3rd place

160# 11th Evan Lane 0-4, 0 pts NP

172# 11th Logan Barboa 4-1, 18 pts Runner-up

189# 12th Jacob Greyeyes 4-0, 22.5 pts Champion

215# 11th Jaylen Ignacio 5-0, 26 pts Champion

285# 10th Deegan Keenom 1-2, 2 pts NP

Events this Week:

Wednesday: Varsity Boys Duals at Miyamura 3:00pm

Friday: Varsity Boys Duals in Aztec 6:30pm

Saturday: Varsity Boys Duals in Kirtland 6:00pm

Saturday: JV/C Basin Championships 8:30am

Friday/Saturday: Girls Region 1 State Qualifier in Farmington, 5:30pm/9:00am

McDonald’s Wrestlers of the Week:

Varsity Boys: Zach Sanders

Girls: Nadya Duran for 2nd and 3rd place finishes this week

Aztec Wrestling Trivia:

In 1994, Aztec lost 5 Varsity wrestlers, including a State Champ, in January and went on to

win the State Championship that year.

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