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By Coach Stinson



January 5, 2018


It is amazing to watch a young Wrestling team go through a transformation. It happened in Upland, California during the 49th annual Black Watch Invitational Tournament. By transformation, we witnessed some of the best team Wrestling by an Aztec team in years. We outscored 62 other teams by 63.5 points and nine Tigers placed, while the others scored towards the Championship. Senior Josiah Griego was awarded light weight Outstanding Wrestler along the way. On day 3, Bella Wells defended her 106# title, beating California 5th-in-state Justine Barredo of Walnut HS 6-5 in the semis and pinning Maya Souza of El Monte HS in the finals. This was all accomplished after riding the Amtrak train all night; arriving just in time to weigh-in and start. Along the way we received accolades for our politeness and tough Wrestling.

Team scoring top 12/63, Black Watch invitational:

1st Aztec HS 244.5

2nd Roosevelt HS 177

3rd Birmingham HS 176

4th Carter HS 160

5th Exeter HS 157

6th Palm Desert HS 138

7th Montclair 137

8th Rancho Mirage 136

9th Etiwanda HS 123

10th San Clemente 117

11th Colony HS 115

12th Chico Hills HS 111

Aztec Individual placing and scoring:

9th, 106#, Jaren McBride, 5-1, +26.5, 3rd place finish

9th, 113#, Dylan St. Vrain, 5-2, +13, 7th place finish

12th, 120#, Josiah Griego, 5-0, +33.5, Champion

11th, 126#, Christian Robison, 5-1, +25, 3rd place finish

10th, 132#, Garrett Birzer, 4-2, +23, 4th place finish

11th, 138#, Cody Candelaria, 5-0, +31.5, Champion

12th, 145#, Dominic Dufur, 3-2, +11, no place finish

10th, 152#, Bode Wooley, 5-2, +21, 5th place finish

11th, 160#, Hunter Medina, 4-1, +25, Runner-up

11th, 170#, Logan Thorpe, 0-2, 0, no place finish

9th, 182#, Malcolm Altisi, 4-3, +16, 8th place finish

9th, 195#, Caleb Varzeas, 3-2, +10, no place finish

12th, 220#, Jared O’Toole, 3-2, +12, no place finish

Varsity Wrestler of the Week: Malcolm Altisi for his best performance of the year


Next events:

Thursday at Koogler Mid School dual vs Bayfield @ 6, Varsity & JV

Saturday Varsity @ Pagosa Springs Tournament

Saturday JV @ Durango JV Tournament


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