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January 18, 2019


by Coach Herb Stinson, Special to TALON

2018-2019 1/14/2019

On Thursday the Tigers traveled 2 ½ hours to dual the Utah State Champions, Monticello, Buckaroos. This was the first time since 1978 that Aztec has wrestled them in Monticello. Aztec came away with a 52-12 win making the drive home much easier. On Saturday, our JV's won the Garrison Spencer Memorial Invitational, beating 2 varsity and 2 JV teams along the way to the Championship. The Varsity showed both promise, and the need for more improvement while at the always tough Rocky Mountain Championships in Pagosa Springs. We placed third, which was both gratifying and unsatisfactory, as far as our overall performance throughout the long day.

Garrison Spencer Memorial invitational Team results: 14 teams

Pool play: Aztec JV 66 Shiprock 18 Aztec JV 66 Wingate 18

Gold round: Aztec JV 40 Farmington JV 29 Aztec JV 51 PV JV 24

Rocky Mountain invitational Team Results: top 8/16

1st Pagosa 237 2nd Silver City 230.5 3rd Aztec 218.5 4th Monticello 162

5th Bayfield 123.5 6th Centauri 102 7th Bloomfield 99 8th Kirtland 90

Aztec place winners:

106# 10th Jaren McBride 3-1 24 pts Runner-up

113# 10th Kaydon McElroy 2-2 9 pts 7th place

120# 10th Dylan St.Vrain 3-1 11 pts 5th place

126# 12th Christian Robison 4-0 30 pts Champion

132# 11th Garrett Birzer 3-1 15 pts 3rd place

138# 12th Cody Candelaria 4-0 29.5 pts Champion

145# 12th Hunter Medina 3-1 24 pts Runner-up

152# 11th Bode Wooley 3-1 15 pts 5th place

160# 11th Zane Chapman 3-1 22 pts Runner-up

170# 10th Malcolm Altisi 1-2 15 pts 4th place

182# open

195# 10th Caleb Varzeas 4-1 13 pts 5th place

220# 12th Zack Roberts 0-3 1 pts 8th place

Hwt 11th Ty Ashley 1-2 11 pts 4th place

No Fear Wrestlers of the Week: JV Justin Hargis Varsity Christian Robison

Events of the week: Friday and Saturday Varsity at the Doc Wright Invitational in Winslow, Arizona

Side note: Your Aztec Wrestling Nation Wrestlers are now into their 2nd week of full blown State conditioning. State conditioning consists of Monday and Wednesday 6 am 17 station circuit lifting, then 2 miles of running and drilling while tired. Tuesdays, at 7:00 am, it is quickness training along with normal hard practices. This has been an Aztec Wrestling staple for generations, and has produced winning results. We take pride in being the hardest working Wrestling program in New Mexico.


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