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#7 2018-2019 1/21/19


January 25, 2019

L-R - 138 Senior Cody Candelaria 195 Sophomore Caleb Varzeas and 145 senior Hunter Medina.

#7 2018-2019 1/21/19

Aztec becomes only the 3rd New Mexico team to win one of the oldest and most prestigious Wrestling tournaments in Arizona. The 55th Doc Wright Invitational hosted 33 teams from in and around the four corners area, and after 2 days of tough Wrestling Aztec came away with a decisive 76.5 point margin win. A total of 8 Aztec Wrestlers walked away with medals, and all 13 wrestlers taken scored points towards the total team effort. Our two girl wrestlers 125# 8th grader Makayla Munoz, and 160# 9th grader Princess Altisi, were entered in the first Doc Wright Girls Wrestling Tournament, respectively each earned a Championship.

Top 10 Team scores: 10/33

1st Aztec 243 pts 2nd Chino Valley 166.5 pts 3rd Mountain View 158 pts

4th Basha 153.5 pts 5th Mesa 147 pts 6th Show Low 143 pts 7th Morenci 129 pts

8th Camp Verde 129 pts 9th Piedra Vista 9th Sandra Day O'Conner 127 pts

Aztec place winners and scorers:

106# 10th Jaren McBride 6-2 22.5 pts 5th place

113# 10th Kaydon McElroy 1-2 1.0 pt no place

120# 10th Dylan St. Vrain 2-2 7.0 pts no place

126# 12th Christian Robison 5-1 25.0 pts 3rd place

132# 11th Garrett Birzer 6-1 25.0 pts 3rd place

138# 12th Cody Candelaria 5-0 32.0 pts Champion

145# 12th Hunter Medina 5-0 28.0 pts Champion

152# 11th Bode Wooley 5-2 24.0 pts 4th place

160# 11th Zane Chapman 3-2 10.5 pts no place

170# 10th Malcolm Altisi 4-2 20.0 pts 4th place

182# no entry

195# 10th Caleb Varzeas 4-0 31.0 pts Champion

220# 12th Zack Roberts 4-2 11.0 pts no place

Hwt 11th Ty Ashley 2-2 7.0 pts no place

125# 8th Makayla Munoz 5-0 Champion

160# 9th Princess Altisi 3-0 Champion

Doc Wright Team Champions

"No Fear" Wrestlers of the week: Girls Makayla Munoz Varsity Caleb Varzeas

Events this week: Thursday 6 pm District Dual in Kirtland Friday 1st Annual Aztec all Girls

Invitational 3:00 pm home Saturday Varsity and JV High Desert 37th Annual Tiger Duals

Side Notes: While in Winslow over the week end, I was greeted by Clint Mortensen 1992 Aztec Grad and wrestler who's son wrestled on the Winslow Wrestling Team at 182#. Tonya Stinson, 1991 grad, 1987-1991 Aztec Wrestling manager, and Secretary for the Building Board received the coveted "Citizens of the Year" for Farmington.


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