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By Coach Stinson
Special to TALON 


Aztec Wrestling Newsletter #8 2017-2018


January 26, 2018

n Thursday the Tigers defeated Kirtland by a score of 51-19, on 1st Responders appreciation night.

On Saturday we hosted the 36th Annual Tiger Duals, and were able to run away with it. Going 5-0 on the day, we had solid performances by all 14 wrestlers. The Aztec Junior Varsity won their division as well.

Aztec JV Team results:

Aztec 42 Monticello 9 Aztec 42 Kirtland 18 Aztec 34 Durango 18

Aztec 39 Capital 18 Aztec 37 Farmington 30

Aztec Varsity Team results:

Aztec 82 Espanola 0 Aztec 66 Capital 6 Aztec 58 Bloomfield 18

Aztec 54 Manzano 20 Aztec 51 Pagosa 19

Aztec 5-0

Aztec Varsity Individual Results:

106# 9th Jaren McBride 5-0

112# 9th Dylan St. Vrain 4-1

120# 12th Josiah Griego 4-1 received: Justin Hunt Outstanding Wrestler Award

126# 11th Christian Robison 3-2

132# 10th Garrett Birzer 4-1

138# 10th Zane Chapman 5-0

145# 10th Bode Wooley 4-1

152# 12th Austin Littlefield 5-0

160# 11th Hunter Medina 4-1

170# 11th Logan Thorpe 4-1

182# 9th Malcolm Altisi 4-1

195# 9th Caleb Varzeas 4-1

220# 12th Jared O'Toole 2-3

285# 10th DeAngelo Padilla 3-2

Total wins/losses 55-15 78%

Events This week: Friday: Youth Wrestling and Senior parent appreciation night vs Cedaredge High

Saturday: Varsity and JV to Butch Melton Invitational in Ignacio

Wrestlers of the Week: Varsity Josiah Griego for defeating 2x State Champ from Capital

Junior Varsity: The JV Team for Winning their Tournament

At the 36th Tiger Duals it was announced just prior to the finals, through the hard work of Justin Hunt and Dr. Toni Pendergrass, that a Scholarship fund was established in the name of Casey and Paco, our fallen students from the December 7th tragedy.

The scholarship fund in conjunction with San Juan College will give out 4, $1,000 dollar scholarships. Two will go to a boy and girl from Aztec High School while the other two are open to anyone from San Juan County.

It was an emotionally packed moment, as both Casey's mom and Paco's dad were in attendance. The emotions rose as Pacos' dad said Thank You to the Aztec community.

This was followed by an emotionally charged win by our Aztec Tigers to seal the tournament win.


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