|Tournament results for June 21, 2014 :|
|Juan Minjarez - 2nd place|
Daniel Guillen - 2nd place
Eduardo Garcia - 2nd place
Alex Noone - 1st place
Matt Mejia - 3rd place
Korben Uhler - 2nd place
Israel Minjarez - 2nd place
Gabriel Minjarez - 3rd place
Skyler Pike - 2nd place
Hayden Uhler - 2nd place
Israel Caballero - 3rd place
Angel Minjarez - 2nd place
West Phillips - 2nd place
Brody Townsend - 4th place
Ryan Allred - 1st place
Noah Allen - 3rd place
Ote Allsup - 4th place
Heath Lawton - 4th place
Racer Uhler - 2nd place
Alex Sipe - 3rd place
Tyler Froust - 3rd place
Trinton Froust - 3rd place
Caleb Bahe - 3rd place
New Breed Wrestling coach
Once again Weekend Wars attendance records were huge. We had four out of state teams; Bayfield, Colorado, Aztec, New Mexico, Delores, Colorado and Koogler, New Mexico come up and enhance the day's activities. They brought different styles with them, which help Arizona wrestlers learn and grow.
Statistics show that kids are more likely to stay in school, graduate, and become more productive citizens when they are involved in extracurricular activities and after school programs like sports and community service. You can mold their technique; you can shape their work ethic and their decision-making when you start working with the younger ages.
Our kids learn that it is important to set goals, to follow their dreams and reach for the stars. We teach them that they need to pursue their visions, as well as take risks that may be foreign. To take every chance or opportunity that comes their way, because they go fast, and regret is the one thing that can never be made up for. We tell them, "in everything you do, think about it and how it affects you and everybody around you."
To "stay safe and realize that the choices you make today will affect the rest of your life." They both really hit on how important their every move is, and how your life can strongly impact those around you. This is the quality of mentorship provided daily while in their journey through our New Breed Wrestling program.
Our future depends on our kids exhibiting thoughtfulness, love and care for another person's well being, especially for those in our community who support and sponsor our efforts. The satisfaction and pride you feel when helping others are important reasons to volunteer. When you commit your time and effort to an organization you care about or a cause you feel strongly about, the feeling of fulfillment can be endless.
I commend all the parents and coaches who volunteered bringing kids up to Weekend Wars. It is efforts like yours that have a huge impact on kids today. Your willingness to provide kids with quality time and provide the support system they need is commendable.
You are people of distinction and honor, and have taken on the mantel of leadership and distinguished yourselves.
In the elementary division, Eduardo Garcia, Israel Caballero and Daniel Guillen earn the wrestlers of the week award. One can have success without working hard, but one cannot reach their full potential unless they find the desire and dedication needed to become a hard worker. This truly describes these boys. Although this is their first year, they have overcome the lack of experience with a hard work ethic. They have shown steady improvement each and every week. They also have great balance, core strength and quickness. They make us very proud.
The Minjarez boys, Angel, Juan and Israel did it once again. These boys have exhibited brotherhood, character, loyalty, sportsmanship and attitude. There's no doubt the Minjarez's have been blessed with athletic gifts. Even though they have only been in our program for six months, their incredible ability and poise under pressure continues to amaze wrestling fans everywhere and will continue to draw more fans to the sport. The Minjarez brothers possess a highly extraordinary natural ability that allows them to perform at an exceptional level. That coupled with a unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power and an unquenchable competitive desire, the Minjarez boys prove they will be top contenders when they reach their Middle school years.
With champion-like qualities of courage, fortitude, determination, tenacity and perseverance, Heath Lawton proves that if you rise above your fears, you will succeed. He had a 50 percent winning streak on his debut this weekend. Success in wrestling is something that an individual can accomplish and feel good about themselves after they're done. It builds self-confidence, they grow, mature and you can see through the season, and their careers - it's watching boys become men. And it's one sport that really develops character in the individuals. Good job Heath!
Korben Uhler continues to impress during the summer competition. Uhler outmaneuvered and out finessed all his foes for the easy wins. If he continues to excel through the remainder of the off season, he could become our next candidate for an Arizona Interscholastic Association's Middle School State Championship at Camp Verde. We are excited to have such an outstanding individual. Besides being a phenomenal wrestler, Korben Uhler has great passion for the sport, teammates and his coaches. He is unbelievable in the neutral and top positions.
Alex Noone gave a stellar performance this weekend. His coach-ability and work ethic have made him a very good wrestler. Constant improvement and dedication will help him achieve his dream of a state championship this coming year. This young man makes many sacrifices to achieve his goals and I am extremely proud of him. For his tournament efforts, Alex Noone was named the outstanding wrestler in the lighter-weight division.
The stars of this program, were and always will be our sponsors. Many thanks to Stacey Barker, Tracy Tudor, Bob Weir, Charlie from Sol-Air, Gabriel Chagolla, Tread Lightly Barefoot Equine Services, Camp Verde Journal, The Cliff Castle Casino, Josh McReynolds, Jack Young, Jonora Mejia of Verde Valley Ambulance CO, John McReynolds, Robert Lake of Salt River Project, Greg Elmer Bashas' food store, Harkins Theatres, Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde School District, Bill Schwartz from Bashas', Bill Geyer of BG Automotive, Fry's Food Store, Steve Lobaugh of Salt River Materials Group (Phoenix Cement), Ron and Lori Paul of Paul Insurance Agency, Brenda Mann Harrison of Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program and most importantly the Lord Jesus Christ for without him, none of this would have been possible.