2018/19 preview

Taos Tigers Wrestling at a glance

By Sheila Miller
sports@taosnews.com
Posted 11/28/18

The team is filled with talented athletes, many of whom have past experience at state. In his three visits to the state tournament.

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2018/19 preview

Taos Tigers Wrestling at a glance

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Colors: Orange, black, white

Coach: Robert Valencia

Key Wrestlers: The team is filled with talented athletes, many of whom have past experience at state. In his three visits to the state tournament, Christopher Valencia has taken fourth and third once each and has been the state champion once. Tyler Valencia has also been state champion as well as earning third and fourth place finishes at state. State champion Estevan Valerio has also placed third once and second once. Jessie Ayala took first place at state, and senior transfer student T.J. "Jimbo" Clarkson twice qualified for state in Texas. Also keep an eye out for Clayton Demas and Jonathan Garcia, each of whom have previously placed third at state, and for heavyweight Dominic Lopez.

Tigers Wrestling Roster: The roster is not yet complete due to the extended football season. Look for a complete roster with the first wresting story of the season.

2018/2019 Outlook

This year the Tiger wrestlers won't host a tournament or dual. The athletes would still appreciate support, of course, especially at the district duals, district individual tournament and state.

Coach Valencia hopes to see continual growth throughout the season that culminates in a team win at state with multiple individual champions. To accomplish this, the student-athletes will need to remain injury-free and eligible to compete.

2018/2019 Tigers schedule

Bold- denotes home meet

* - denotes a District 2-4A meet.

(No home meets for wresting scheduled this year.)

Dec. 1 at Rocky Ford Dual Meet (V) 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 8 at Pueblo East Tournament (V) 9 a.m.

Dec. 15 at Tucumcari Tournament (V) 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 22 at Roswell H.S. Tournament (V) 9:30 a.m.

Jan. 5 at St. Michael's Tournament (JV/V) TBA*

Jan. 12 at Pagosa Springs Tournament (JV/V) 10 a.m.

Jan. 19 at Trinidad Tournament (JV/V) 9 a.m.

Jan. 25-26 at Robertson (V) 10 a.m.

Feb. 9 at Rio Rancho 9th/10th Tournament (JV) 9 a.m.

Feb. 16 District Tournament at Los Alamos H.S. 9 a.m.*

Feb. 22-23 NMAA State Wrestling Championships (V) TBA

Scheduled game dates, times, opponents and locations are subject to changes, updates, postponements, delays and cancellations.

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