Talon News - Good Local News

By Coach Stinson



January 12, 2018

Joel Priest

Aztec sophomore Bode Wooley increases his pressure on 3A Bayfield, Colorado's Jason Schneider, hoping to turn the Wolverine down to the mat, Thursday night, Jan. 4. Wooley won via 17-1 technical fall, officially stopping the 152-pounders' match 41 seconds into the third period.


We traveled to the always -tough Rocky Mountain Invitational in Pagosa, and, as always, saw a solid day of very good Wrestling. Pagosa, with a much improved Wrestling team, won their home event with a solid performance followed by Aztec. Our performance was good; just not good enough on that day. On Thursday we hosted Bayfield in a dual held at Koogler. We were able to put Bayfield away early, with a 63-9 win. Our JV team traveled to the Demon Round Robin in Durango and came away with 3 Champions and 2 runner-up wrestlers.

Demon JV round robin results:

106# 11th, Bella Wells, 4-0, Champion

106# 9th, Justin Hargus, 3-1, Runner-up

113# 9th, Sammy Minton, 3-1, Runner-up

120# 9th, Demetre Dufur, 1-3, 4th place

126# 8th, Garrett Kirby, 4-0, Champion

138# 10th, Zane Chapman, 4-0, Champion

Rocky Mountain Invitational:

Team Results top 6 of 19

1st Pagosa Springs, 253

2nd Aztec, 195.5

3rd Monticello 165

4th Centauri 143

5th Bloomfield, 113

6th Taos, 111

Aztec Individual Place Winners:

106# 9th, Jaren McBride, 15 pts, 4th place

113# 9th, Dylan St. Vrain, 8.5 pts, 6th place

120# 12th, Josiah Griego, 21 pts, Runner-up

126# 11th, Christian Robison, 21 pts,


135# 10th, Garrett Birzer, 8.5 pts, 7th place

138# 11th, Cody Candelaria, 28 pts,

Champion (19-0)

145# 12th, Dominic Dufur, 13 pts, 4th

place (injury default)

Joel Priest

Aztec junior Hunter Medina glances at the media while controlling 3A Bayfield, Colorado's Geron Goring on Thursday night, Jan. 4, during their match at 160 pounds inside Koogler Middle School (Lillywhite Gymnasium at AHS was being used for the "Rumble in 'The Jungle'" basketball tournament). Medina won by pin 31 seconds into the third period, and the 5A Tigers-who totaled six pins-prevailed handily, 63 to 9. AHS also won three weights by forfeit and at one point late in the dual led the guests 57-0

152# 10th, Bode Wooley, 4.5 pts, 7th place

160# 11th, Hunter Medina, 21 pts,


170# 11th, Logan Thorpe, 15 pts, 5th place

182# 9th, Malcolm Altisi, 17 pts, 3rd place

195# 9th, Caleb Varzeas, 13 pts, 5th place

220# 12th, Jared O'Toole, 10 pts 5th place

******************************Next Events: Thursday dual vs Durango @ home, 6:00 PM, Teacher Appreciation night

Friday/Saturday, Varsity to Winslow Doc. Wright Tournament

Saturday, JV @ at Garrison Spencer Memorial in Shiprock


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