Bayfield High School junior Aaron Velasquez was named the outstanding wrestler at the annual Bloomfield Tournament on Saturday.
Velaquez won the 160-pound weight class at the 11-team invitational tournament.
He wrestled well on his feet, BHS head coach Herb Stinson said. He did a good job (on the mat). He was tough.
Stinson said Velasquez was effective with takedowns through the entire tournament, particularly in the finals against Bloomfield.
BHS teammate Tanner McGhehey won the 152-pound division, giving the Wolverines two individual champions.
I was very pleased with the way we wrestled (Saturday) morning, Stinson said. We had a spark, and we really got after it.
The Wolverines finished fourth in team scoring with 145.5 points.
Piedra Vista, the team that finished second to Bayfield last weekend at the Wolverine Classic, won Saturdays tournament with 190 points.
Moriarty was second and Bloomfield third.
Sonny Salazar of Bayfield finished second in the 112-pound class. He was leading in the championship match when Ryan Ruybalid of Piedra Vista came back for the win.
Sonny ... was wrestling a good match, but then he got caught (in the third period), Stinson said.
That Ruybalid is a good kid ... his dad wrestled for me, said Stinson, who built a wrestling legacy at Aztec before taking over in Bayfield 10 years ago.
Cameron Shablo of BHS was second in the 145-pound title match. Teammate Jon Roberts was second at 171.
Jon had a very good tournament for us, Stinson said.
Bayfield also had third-place finishes from Clay Crawford (103) and Austin Shupe (119).
Drake Rhodes (125), Ian Sandrey (130) and Matt Eckstein (heavyweight) finished fourth for the Wolverines.
We felt like we stepped up from last week, and thats what we want, Stinson said.
Next week, well have our hands full again, Stinson said of Bayfields next action.
BHS will see several top New Mexico teams, including Los Lunas, Belen and Valencia, at next weekends tournament at Piedra Vista High School.
The tournament is called the Herb Stinson Challenge, in honor of Stinson who formerly coached the members of the Piedra Vista coaching staff.