Athlete focus: Strong and smart

Chyna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018

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Dyanna Gutierrez started wrestling as a freshman because her father had really got into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and decided to sign up his daughters for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He did it to “to give us exposure to something new,” s...

Athlete focus: League is just a wish away

Chyna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018

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Steven Brandt does not tip the scales at high numbers but he has found his place in the 114/108 weight range. He started wrestling as a freshman but his interest in the sport started by watching his brother wrestle. “I wanted t...

Athlete Focus: More than mat time

January 15, 2018

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Chyna Rodriguez started wrestling six years ago, when she was in seventh grade. Not only has she participated on the Armijo Wrestling team, but she also wrestled for an Oakland team, Wan Tu Wazuri. The team’s name means “beautiful peo...

From Wrestler to Coach

Chantelle Corsiga, Staff writer

January 15, 2018

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Coach Cesar Correa teaches IB history HL 1 and 2. He is also an Armijo Alumni who graduated in 2000. When he was a freshman, he joined the wrestling team because he was interested in it. When people walk into the small gym, they can ...

Athlete Focus: On his way up

Chyna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018

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As a wrestler in the 220/195 range, Tommy Nguyen was a Senior Monticello Empire League (MEL) runner-up last year as well as a Masters Qualifier. His goal this year is to take league and have place at Masters. “I joine...

Coach feature: Leading the girls to victory

Jalin Washington, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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From the time he was eight years old, Coach DJ Bowen was on the court, playing basketball. He played on school teams throughout high school, but now he is living his dream that started when he was 13, working as coach. The students he c...

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