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Rio Rancho Scramble

NM USA Wrestling

Rio Rancho High School 

301 Loma Colorado, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Michael Santos, Wrestling Coach​

Wrestling Office: 505.962.9509​Fax: 505.896.5903

Dates:    ​April 23 Elemantary/Middle School Wrestlers

              ​April 25 High School Wrestlers

Times: ​6pm – 6:30pm – Freestyle/Greco Clinic (Clinician TBA)

​6:30pm – 7:30pm – Scramble (Live wrestling in groups)

Wrestling:​Coaches are encouraged to Come and help Organize weight groups and to officiate within the groups. We will group up kids closest to weights. Styles will be Freestyle and Greco Wrestling. 

Admission:​Free, however this will be held in our wrestling room space is limited please be mindful that this is an opportunity to get our kids better and have a better understanding of Freestyle/Greco.

Location: ​Rio Rancho High School Wrestling Room: There is some renovations going on outside the gym please enter in the rear. 

Contact:​Coach Santos if you have any questions. 505.962.9509

This is a FREE EVENT; however, you must still have a USA Membership card. Please get your USA Card online prior to the event.

There is no online registration required.

New Mexico Wrestling - USA

Seeking a PAID staff member to support the organization.

Temporary employment with possible continuing employment after a SIX month evaluation period.

Duties to include (but not limited too):

Staff Member Responsibilities:

Be the “Point of Contact” for NM Wrestling - USA

(NMW-USA to provide phone/phone stipend $50/month)

Help with membership registration

Lead schedule creation for Winter and Spring Seasons (Folksytle/FS/Gr)

Attend ALL events/organization meetings (95% or more or get penalized) 

Days off would be Monday/Tuesday

Help maintain School District to Club relationships

Make sure school districts have all paperwork they need

Make sure school districts get required fees

Be assistant Tournament Director for Freestyle/Greco State

Be “support” for all other local events

    Flyers, communication, coordination

Know or Learn “Trackwrestling and FloWrestling” to support events.

Attend regional and national events (SP, Kids, Cadet, Junior Nationals)

(Duals if we get a team together)

Be coordinator for regional and national events.

Make travel arrangements, collect $, set itinerary, etc.

Coordinate purchase of “National Gear”

Coordinate awards for events

Coordinate Coaches education

Maintain web site (may migrate to another part time position) Min. once a week update


Communications with membership

Report to “Board of Directors”/ State Director Bi-weekly

Help identify potential national team members.

Non profit taxes / yearly and/or monthly filings

Other responsibilities TBD

Applications due on or before 4/20/19.

Send resume / qualifications to or 1820 Atrisco SW Alb., NM 87105 or Fax (505) 877-1261

Projected start date: 5/1/19

Compensation $962 bi-weekly (1099) from non-profit

Call 505-235-9547 with questions or email:

2019 USAW Silver Coaches Clinics

Option 1 of 2

Silver College, June 5-7, Ewing NJ (before the June 8 Final X Trials at Rutgers)

Coaches must be USA Wrestling – Wrestling Leader Members

Coaches must be either Copper or Bronze Certified (both are required as a part of full Silver)
Cost $350 (includes clinic fee, gift, and coaches social). 

Sign up at – select “USAW Events” and “Camp Registration”

First 50 to sign up and pay will be accepted.

Email Mike for info at


Option 2 of 2

Silver College, Aug 10-13, USOTC Colorado Springs CO (before the Aug 14 State Leader’s Summit)

Coaches must be USA Wrestling – Wrestling Leader Members

Coaches must be either Copper or Bronze Certified (both are required as a part of full Silver)


*Each state association has one (1) guaranteed spot in the clinic.

State Chairs, or their designated representative, can approve one (1) coach by emailing Mike Clayton the coach’s name and USAW ID.

If you have more than one coach that would like to attend, please rank those interested in attending by priority and we will 
offer as many spots as are available on a first come, first serve status.  

States can pay for the coach’s attendance or the coach can pay directly (depending on state policy).


Cost of the clinic this year is $350 and covers the clinic, room and board, all sessions video, a gift, and a coaches social. 

Email Mike for info at

Please call/email us if you have any questions

Thanks for supporting your National Coaches Education Program!  


Mike Clayton

Manager, National Coaches Education Program (NCEP)

USA Wrestling

6155 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

USA Wrestling Main: 719.598.8181
Mike Direct: 719.265.3631

Cell: 862.754.2743

Twitter: @ClaytonUSAW

USA Wrestling Educational Resources

"On the opposite side of fear is a love of learning. Fear is fertilizer to future growth.

Embrace it and quit wasting time mulling around in your comfort zone."

-Brett Bartholomew, TeamEXOS

APRIL, 2019




Coaches and Leaders,

            I hope you February was everything it could be, and that you enjoyed the wonders of March.  It’s pretty cool to have a native Southern Plains Kid win the Hodge Award.  Congrats and Thanx to All the other Southern Plains kids, men and women who made us proud in March.

            I’m sure you’ve kicked off your local Spring Season, in the Olympic Styles.  One of the things I’ve attached is a brief synopsis of rules, provided by Coach Mayabb.  If you already have it, great.  I just wanted to make sure.

            The BIG DEALI wanted to get to you is about Beach Wrestling. Look for an article, on, this week.  There are some great opportunities for athletes in this rapidly developing style. 

            This October, the United States will host the ANOC World Beach Games, in San Diego.  Beach Wrestling will be center stage.  As host, the U.S. is entitled to full representation, meaning Four Women and Four Men.  This event is designed for Seniors, but athletes born as late as 2001 may qualify and compete with Medical Release.

            A special Qualifier, just for Women, is scheduled for the Sunday after the FS finals, in Vegas. Have your women jump on this opportunity !  If you’re driving, it’ll be easy.  If you’ve already booked airline tickets, it may cost you a few bucks to delay departure. Should be done early afternoon.

            The Men’s Qualifier, along with a Womens’ Last Chance, will be in Carolina Beach, NC, 

May 17 – 19.  You can fly into Wilmington and be there, or fly into Raleigh/Durham and drive three hours. The Seniors, in this event can qualify for San Diego, but there are also Age Group Qualifiers.

            The Cadet and Juniors World Championship will be in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9 - 11.

This is in conjunction with the Third Leg of this year’s Beach Wrestling World Series.

            The second leg of the World Series is coming up soon…  Rio de Janeiro, May 10-11.  Airline tickets are pretty affordable, but the Visa takes some time. 

            As an interesting aside, FloWrestling has the broadcast rights to UWW’s Beach world Series.  In an effort to encourage US participation (rumor has it) that Flo will send Reece Humphrey to the Pan Am event in Rio.  I’m a simple guy but, if it’s good enough for an athlete of Humphrey’s caliber, it’s good enough for Southern Plains athletes. Think about it !

            Since Christmas, you National Coaches Council have spent quite a bit of our time developing Separation Procedures for the U15 age group.  We’ve been successful and we’ll qualify a U15 World Team, this weekend, in Omaha.

            We have a Face-to-Face Coaches Council meeting during the Open, in Vegas.  If you have something… anything… on your mind, please get it to me. I’ll make sure it gets addressed.

            As we prepare for our Regional Championship, in Mulvane, I’ll get you what I learn and ask for your input.  I look forward to seeing a great many of you in Vegas.

            On a very sad final note, the Southern Plains lost a Great one, today.  Please Keep Mo Babi’s Family, in Colorado, in your thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully Yours,


Team NEW MEXICO USMC Girls folk style National Championships


WEIGHT            NAME                                      PLACE 

144 LBS            Destiny Bailey-Aztec                  8th Place                       

180 LBS            Rayana Vigil -Atrisco                  7th Place


122 LBS            Makayla Munoz-                       8th Place

180 LBS            Tristian Martinez-Grants            Runner Up


127 LBS            Cristen Martinez                       4th Place


118 LBS            Jaden Meadows                        3rd Place   


45 LBS              Izabella Pacheco                       6th Place

Congratulations to New Mexico NHSCA High School All-Americans:

Freshman Division

120 Avery Atma - 8th

Senior Division

160 Javier Tapia - 8th

160 Fabian Padilla - 6th

285 Austin Roman - 6th

2019 New Mexico Spring & Summer Events

Mar 16                       NM Wrestling - USA Meeting - 1512 Coors SW @ 2 pm

March 21-24             Girls Folkstyle Nationals - Ok City, OK(Lorenzo Martinez)

March 23-24             Middle School Duals - Danville, IL

Mar 29 - 31                Folkstyle Nationals - TBD (Nathaniel Augustson)

Mar 31                       Volcano Vista (Ahren Griego)

April 6                        Socorro - Freestyle/Greco - Canceled

April 13                       Open

Apr 20                        Easter Weekend (Open)

Apr 23                       Rio Rancho Scramble - Elem @ 6

Apr 25                       Rio Rancho Scrambe - HS @ 6

Apr 27                        Open

                                   US Open / Western Regionals - LV, NV

May 4                         Los Alamos - Greco/Freestyle (James Hatt) 

May  11                         ? - Open in NM

May 18                         Rio Rancho (Mike Santos)

May 25                         NM Freestyle/Greco Roman State Championships - Rio Grande (Loren Vigil)

Jun 1                              Camp?

June 7-9                        Southern Plains - Wichita, KS 

                                       12-16 Schoolboy Duals - TBD

June 16-18                    Turf Wars - Pocatello, ID (Adam Benavidez)

June 20-23                    NM Nationals Camp @ Bloomfield

June 28-July 1               Kids Nationals, Wisconsin Dells, WI (Jason Lester)

July 1-11                          Cadet/Junior Nationals Camp

July 12-20                      Cadet/Junior Nationals, Fargo, ND (Loren Vigil, Nathaniel Augustson, Evan Copeland, Adam Benavidez)

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