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By COACH Stinson




February 2, 2018


Logan Thorpe hoists 3A Pagosa SpringsColorados IanReinhardt-PHOTO J.Priest


The number one 2A Wrestling program in Colorado, Cedaredge High School, came to town on Thursday and a barn burner of a dual was wrestled in Lillywhite Gym. Aztec came out on top with a 42-30 win. The score went back and forth throughout the evening and it came down to a gutsy performance by Senior Josiah Griego to fight off his back and eventually pin #1 ranked Trey Geyer, to secure the win for Aztec. Geyer took offence to being pinned and his actions led to his ejection and lost 3 team points for Cedaredge. Our JV lost 28-22. Then on Saturday we traveled to Ignacio to the oldest continually run Wrestling tournament in the area, The Butch Melton Invitational. It proved to be a great final regular season event. Aztec placed 3rd, out of 20 schools.

Butch Melton top 6 teams scores:

1st Pagosa 212 2nd Cedaredge 187 3rd Aztec 155

4th Bayfield 95 5th Cortez 54 6th Durango 47

Aztec Place Winners:

106# 9th Jaren McBride 4-1 10.5 pts 4th place

113# 9th Dylan St. Vrain 3-2 3.5 pts 5th place

120# 12th Josiah Griego 5-0 25.5 pts Champion

126# 11th Christian Robison 4-1 16.5 pts Runner-up

132# 10th Garrett Birzer 4-1 16 pts Runner-up

138# 10th Zane Chapman 1-3 2 pts no place

145# 10th Bode Wooley 4-1 22 pts Champion

152# 12th Austin Littlefield 4-1 17.5 pts Runner-up

160# 11th Hunter Medina 3-2 8.5 pts 4th place

170# 11th Logan Thorpe 4-1 18 pts Champion

182# 9th Malcolm Altisi 2-2 7.5 pts 4th place

195# 10th Zach Roberts 2-3 2 pts 6th place

220# 12th Jared O'Toole 1-3 6 pts 4th place

Bella Wells won the Girls Round Robin with 3 pins Champion

Junior Varsity Records:


Aztec senior Austin Littlefield works to uproot and turn 2A Ignacio Colorados Dustin Sanchez-PHOTO J.Priest

Justin Hargis went 2-3 6th place*

Sammy Minton went 1-3 no place*

Drake Dansie went 1-2 no place*

Garrett Kirby went 4-1 2nd place

Demetri Dufur went 1-3 4th place

Hunter Riddick went 3-2 5th place*

Logan Klepac went 0-4 no place* * went varsity side

Wrestlers of the Week: JV Hunter Riddick Varsity Bode Wooley Champion

Events of the Week: Junior Varsity San Juan Basin Championship in Aztec all day Saturday

Varsity District 1-5A Championships in Bloomfield all day Saturday


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