Duran Wrestlers killed the New Mexico National Showdown. This was a showing of dominance. Every match was intense every match was hard fought win or lose were here to Bang. Bang we did. 11 Wrestlers Step on the mat and represented there team and each other. 6 Wrestlers earned a shot to be called the national champion. I have never seen so many overtime matches in my life. Felt like every championship match was a overtime win or loss. Great job to our entire wrestling families. Parents did a great job, wrestlers were amazing as they each cheered for one another and all wrestled very hard. Thanks to Coach Angelo, Tarango , and Andrada. Our family is stronger then ever.
Urijah Duran --- 8u Outstanding Wrestler Award ---- Urijah earned his 15th National Championship this weekend. He showed that a match is never over till its over. He was losing the quarterfinals match 0-4. He didn't panic and didn't cry, instead he took a deep breath and continued to wrestle to a 5-4 Victory. Great job.
Deven Lopez -- 2nd --- Lopez did what he always does and killed the competition. He fell short on a judgment call that could have went either way in an overtime loss. Great Job Lopez
Dez Melendez --- 2nd --- See Pride Wrestler of the Week Award
Slade Linton --- 2nd --- See Pride Wrestler Award
Andrew Tarango -- 2nd --- Andrew did a great job and loss a thriller. He almost tied the match several times and sent it to overtime. Great job Andrew you did an amazing job and you will beat that guy. Continue to work hard.
Damien Reyes -- 1st --- 3rd --- Damien was risky as he would do two brackets earning a gold medal and a bronze. He would feel the full effect after wrestling back to back matches several times. Way to be a competitor and push your body to the limit. Great Job Continue to learn continue to earn Gold.
Daniel Apodaca -- 3rd -- Daniel was sick throwing up before matches and after. He didn't let that stop him as he made it to the finals just ran out of gas. Great Job Delicious. Continue to Dominate.
Brenden Andrada -- 3rd --- Brenden did a great job he lost a semi finals match and would come back to wrestle for true second. great job on the day
Jonathan Neilson --- 3rd -- JJ wrestled very hard just like he always does. Losing to the number two seed in the final second of the first round. Having to wrestle all the way to third what an amazing job
Jack Doughty --- 3rd --- The team would rally behind Jack who also lost the first round and need to make it all the way to third. Jack had a wrestle back and the team needed him more then ever he gave it all he had and we are proud of you and the effort you continually give. Great Job Jack
Kate Doughty ---6th --- Kate did an amazing job aswell. Seems to be the theme of the tournament. Kate wrestled hard and boys that were two years older. Great job kate.
Blitz Coleman. --- 1st -- Blitz did a great job earning his gold medal we are excited to see you on our team and be part of the best team in Colorado.