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January 20, 2017

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is success. The results last weekend were a little mixed, but to have been there and seen the level of competition was great. Not to say that a few of our young men could not have done better, or didn’t make that slight mistake that cost them wins, but rather gain an understanding that the process of working with a young team that has an average grade level of 10 has its ups and down. The season to this point has had many team challenges, from injuries, immaturity, and the loss of top wrestlers. The one constant is our “no excuses” attitude as we see the end of the season coming up and the promise of an exciting finish in mid February. The 53rd Doc Wright Tournament held in Winslow, was a solid example of the type of competition we continue to push our young men in. Thirty-three schools on 6 mats and two days of constant pressure will only help us as we return to host our 35th Tiger Duals. Our shorthanded JV team at the Varsity Garrison Spencer Memorial Duals came out 6th in a field of 14 teams.

Junior Varsity member’s dual records:

106# Sammy Minton, 3-2

112# Dylan St. Vrain, 2-3

132# Acea Murch, 3-2

145# Rylan Hubbard, 3-2

160# Logan Thorpe, 4-1

220# Jared O’Toole, 2-3

Hwt Josh Cowden, 4-1

53rd Doc Wright Tournament:

1st, Show Low, 223 pts

2nd, Piedra Vista, 185.5 pts

3rd, Morenci, 180.5 pts.

4th, St. Johns,160.5 pts.

5th, Basha, 152.5 pts. 6th, Page, 141 pts.

7th, Campo Verde, 131.5 pts. 8th, Mesa, 130.5 pts.

9th, Aztec, 127.5

10th, Peoria, 115

Aztec Individual results:

* 106#, C.D Simkins, 2-2, no place

* 113#, Josiah Griego, 4-2, 4th place

* 120#, Garrett Birzer, 3-2, no place

* 126#, Cody Candelaria, 4-0, Champion

* 132#, Bode Wooley, 0-2, no place

* 138#, Logan Klepac, 1-2, no place

* 145#, Dominic Dufur, 2-2, no place

* 152#, Austin Littlefield, 5-0, Champion

* 160#, Hunter Medina, 2-2, no place

* 170#, Zach Schmidt, 2-2, no place

* 182#, Caleb Varzeas, 0-2, no place

* 195#, 9th Ethan John, 0-2, no place

* 220#, Isaac Lucero, 2-2, no place

Events this week: Thursday Dual @ Kirtland V & JV

Saturday 35th Annual Four Corners Orthodontics Tiger Duals V and JV

Wrestlers of the week: JV Logan Thorpe going 4-1, V, Cody Candelaria, Champion @ Doc Wright

Trivia Answer from last week: What year had the most Champions? 7 in 1997 Trivia question for next week: Which Team had the highest National ranking?


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