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July 24, 2021

Congratulations to both of New Mexico's ALL-AMERICANS!!

These two wrestlers both stepped it up big time while representing Team New Mexico! The 16U & Junior Nationals is the largest and toughest tournament on the planet for this age division!

Jonny Gurule 4th

(69 man bracket)


Junior 120 lbs

Tristain Martinez 7th

(32 lady bracket)

Woman's Freestyle

Junior 180 lbs

Team New Mexico has a Greco-Roman All-American!! Jonny Gurule battled a stacked field to go 6-2 finishing at 4th in the nation!

Other notable performances came from Santiago Lopez and Adan Benavidez both going 2-2.

This concludes the 9 day event in Fargo, North Dakota!


Jonathan Gurule 4th 6-2

Santiago Lopez 2-2

Adan Benavidez 2-2

Naithan Gurule 1-2

Brendon Olsen 0-2

Diego Snell-Martinez 0-2

Connor Cole 0-2

Noah Gurule 0-2


Noah Gurule 1-2

Connor Cole 0-2

July 20

Team New Mexico has an All-American!! Tristian Martinez went 4-1 today placing her in the top 8 of her bracket! 

She will continue to compete in the morning on her quest to battle back for 3rd place.


Tristain Martinez 180 4-1

Yele Aycock  132 2-2

Lorianna Piestewa 106 1-2

July 19

Today Team New Mexico finished its run in the Juniors Men's Nationals in Freestyle. The elite competition was very tough and all participants learned valuable lessons! Everyone who wrestles here is better for it.

Tomorrow is Junior Woman's Nationals and NM will have three wrestlers competing. 


Jonny Gurule 2-2

Adan Benavidez 1-2

Brendon Olsen 1-2

Rys Sellers 1-2

George Piestewa 1-2

Diego Snell-Martinez 0-2

Santiago Lopez 0-2

Day One in Fargo concluded with Team New Mexico's three cadets(16U) going a total of 2-6.

Today 8 Juniors are competing in the first day of their Freestyle Nationals. 

16U Freestyle Day 1 

Lorianna Piestewa 1-2

Noah Gurule 1-2

Connor Cole 0-2


USA Wrestling's Kids Nationals has concluded and Team New Mexico has one All-American in Freestyle!

This very competitive field, comprised of wrestlers from 43 states, came together in Wisconsin Dells, WI. These athletes either qualified through Regional Championships or their respective State requirements.

Saturday's competition was very challenging and provided valuable lessons to all the New Mexico National Team members.

Congratulations to All-American Tyler Reinhardt (Cornerstone WC) and the other 4 competitors (505 WC) Valentine Popadiuc, Vivienne Popadiuc, Cash Bachicha and Maddox Martinez for stepping up against the best in the nation to represent New Mexico!


Team New Mexico finishes the Greco-Roman Kids Nationals with 3 All-Americans!

The outstanding performance of the day was from Tyler Reinhardt of Cornerstone WC. Reinhardt made it to the Semi-finals before finishing 5th overall.

Good luck to these five athletes who are competing in Freestyle today!

Greco-Roman Results:

Tyler Reinhardt 14U 5th

Valentine Popadiuc 14U 8th

Cash Bachicha 14U 8th

Maddox Martinez 14U DNP

Vivienne Popadiuc 12U DNP


Today Team New Mexico competes at the USA Wrestling Kid's Nationals in Greco-Roman wrestling!

Best of luck to the NM athletes wrestling in the most prestigious Freestyle and Greco-Roman event in the country!

Vivienne Popadiuc 12
505 WC 

Valentine Popadiuc 14
505 WC

Maddox Martinez 14U
505 WC

Cash Bachicha 14U
505 WC

Tyler Reinhardt 14U
Cornerstone WC

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Jennesis Martinez - 101# All-American - 4th @ Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships for Colorado Mesa (Manzano)


Daniel Vargas - All-American - 5th @ NAIA National Championship for Doane (Rio Rancho)

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