LB - Lamb Auto 0803 Nissan Better Dealership

Home | Classifieds | Place Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Kudos | Obits | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | Villager | Health Directory | Contact Us
The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona

home : sports : regional October 1, 2016


10/23/2012 12:28:00 PM
New Breed places fifth at Megatron national tournament
New Breed wrestlers and coaches pose for a picture with their fifth-place trophy from the Megatron national tournament. The team sent just 12 wrestlers, less than half the number of other teams, but all of them placed. VVN/Sean Morris
New Breed wrestlers and coaches pose for a picture with their fifth-place trophy from the Megatron national tournament. The team sent just 12 wrestlers, less than half the number of other teams, but all of them placed. VVN/Sean Morris
Coach Mario Chagolla poses for a picture with first placers Michael Nelson, Hayden Uhler, and Ryan Allred. VVN/Sean Morris
Coach Mario Chagolla poses for a picture with first placers Michael Nelson, Hayden Uhler, and Ryan Allred. VVN/Sean Morris
New Breed Megatron Tournament placements

1st Hayden Uhler - 95 pounds - (13-15 age)
1st Ryan Allred - 128 pounds - (Varsity)
1st Michael Nelson - 145 pounds - (13-15 age)
2nd Matt Mejia - 108 pounds - (13-15 age)
2nd Korben Uhler - 85 pounds - (11-12 age)
2nd Joel Lobaugh - 145 pounds - (Varsity)
2nd Conrad Noone - 90 pounds - (11-12 age)
2nd Kody Davis - 115 pounds - (Varsity)
3rd Isaiah McReynolds - 133 pounds - (Varsity)
3rd Skyler Pike - 82 pounds - (13-15 age)
4th Alex Casillas - 108 pounds - (13-15 age)
5th Alex Noone - 125 pounds - (13-15 age)



By Mario Chagolla
CV Wrestling Coach

The Camp Verde New Breed Wrestling Team attended the Phoenix Megatron national tournament this past weekend and came through with flying colors.

With less than half the roster size of other teams, New Breed placed fifth in the tournament. These boys make a lot of sacrifices to achieve their goals, and I'm extremely proud of them all.

The relentless attacking, power, and top riding series of Ryan Allred carried him to the top of the podium. He pinned all his opponents regardless of which division or state they were from. He proves that even small town competitors can defeat Goliath type challengers. He was awarded not only the first place medal in his weight class, but was also given the prestigious Magatron's Blue Dominance Singlet Award.

Utilizing his new slick leg attacks and the infamous Spladle, Hayden Uhler proved to be too much for his challengers and easily won the championship title. He dedicated himself over the off-season to fulfill his passion of wrestling. Overcoming many obstacles, Hayden Uhler focused all his ability on achieving his dream of a winning a national tournament. His victories testify of his personal faith and to the Camp Verde spirit of endurance, resilience, and perseverance. The keys to wrestling are the same keys to everything in life. If you want success, you need commitment, discipline and loyalty. That best describes Hayden Uhler. He represented his town with dignity and honor.

If a great athlete is not having her or his best game, or even if they've been in a week-long slump, she or he will not let that discourage them from striving for greatness. A great athlete will stick with it because of the belief that all the hard work and time endured during those lonely times will eventually pay off. As a result of that type of determination, great athletes overcome obstacles and achieve the goals they have set for themselves. That best describes Michael Nelson who also took the championship in his age group.

As Coach Cael Sanderson says, "Wrestling guarantees opportunity for personal victory, physical exertion, extreme fatigue and humility, yet thousands of athletes stay with it through high school, college and beyond. Why? Because wrestlers find a deep significance in how the experience of wrestling defines them. When an athlete musters the self-control required to practice every day, the endurance to last the entire season, the strength of will to finish every practice and match, the integrity to engage in battle and the courage to put his win/loss record on the line every time he steps on the mat he discovers something very valuable about himself. He discovers that he is much more than the score of the match, the outcome of a call or the result of a battle." As Coach Kocher of University of Chicago points out, "wrestlers love wrestling because of what it reveals to them about themselves."

No other sport mirrors life like wrestling. No game is experienced as personally as a wrestling match. Few sports can reach so deep into the soul of its competitors and return personal worth. There is not much glory in wrestling but there is much gain. Wrestlers replace weak bodies with strength; trade insecurity with courage, and exchange anger for honor. Wrestlers have shown me courage, humility, tenacity and bravery.

Wrestling is a teacher and sometimes her lessons are harsh. When we step to the line for battle, knowing that we can be defeated, the message to self in victory is easily apparent and glorious to enjoy.

But when we seek victory and are handed defeat, we are privately taught that both extremes, the ecstasy and the agony, are contrasting mirrors of the same reflection.

For without risk we can never know glory. Without defeat we will never understand humility. Integrity requires that the lessons of manhood be seared on our souls by the furnace of consequence. Wrestling creates consequence every day.



ICT - Lamb Auto 0803 Nissan Better Dealership

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Medical effects of hemp-derived CBD to be explored (2213 views)

•   1st analysis shows successful 2016 Thunder Valley Rally (2182 views)

•   Mingus King & Queen (2082 views)

•   $40K reward for robbery information (1804 views)

•   City Council OK's LeMain decks, annexation plan (1526 views)





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - Sports Facebook Button
HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Cottonwood, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Submission Links
 •  Submit your feedback about our site

Find It Features Blogs Celebrate Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place Ad | Galleries | Kudos | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Find Verde Jobs | Contact Us
LB - Lamb Auto 0726 Chevy Credit

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Verde Independent is the information source for Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, verdenews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved