Velasquez’s last gift to Stinson: a title

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Velasquez’s last gift to Stinson: a title

BHS senior sends coach out in style by avenging losses
Aaron Velasquez sent Bayfield head coach Herb Stinson out in style Saturday, winning the 160-pound state title in the final match of Stinson’s 39-year coaching career. “I was the last kid he was going to coach in high school, and I wanted to give him a state championship as a going-away gift,” Velasquez said.
Bayfield’s Aaron Velasquez vanquished the only opponent to beat him in the last two years – Alamosa’s Brandon Bertsch – on Saturday at 160 pounds to pick up his second consecutive state championship at the CHSAA Class 3A State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Bayfield’s Aaron Velasquez wasn’t bothered by his two losses earlier in the season to state finals opponent Brandon Bertsch of Alamosa. “We knew this is the one that counts. This is the one that shows who’s a true state champion,” Stinson said.
With another state championship, Aaron Velasquez became the first Bayfield wrestler since Marshall Hahn to win multiple titles. Hahn was Bayfield’s assistant coach in wrestling and coached Velasquez as the head coach of the BHS football program in the fall. This year, 38,771 spectators showed up to watch the three-day event.

Velasquez’s last gift to Stinson: a title

Aaron Velasquez sent Bayfield head coach Herb Stinson out in style Saturday, winning the 160-pound state title in the final match of Stinson’s 39-year coaching career. “I was the last kid he was going to coach in high school, and I wanted to give him a state championship as a going-away gift,” Velasquez said.
Bayfield’s Aaron Velasquez vanquished the only opponent to beat him in the last two years – Alamosa’s Brandon Bertsch – on Saturday at 160 pounds to pick up his second consecutive state championship at the CHSAA Class 3A State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Bayfield’s Aaron Velasquez wasn’t bothered by his two losses earlier in the season to state finals opponent Brandon Bertsch of Alamosa. “We knew this is the one that counts. This is the one that shows who’s a true state champion,” Stinson said.
With another state championship, Aaron Velasquez became the first Bayfield wrestler since Marshall Hahn to win multiple titles. Hahn was Bayfield’s assistant coach in wrestling and coached Velasquez as the head coach of the BHS football program in the fall. This year, 38,771 spectators showed up to watch the three-day event.
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