Youth wrestlers take the mats

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Lawrence Toledo, wrestling in the 90-pound weight class works on his opponent as he and other Ignacio Youth Wrestlers competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) at the Bloomfield Youth Wrestling Invitational, Saturday, March 5 at the Mesa Alta Junior High School in Bloomfield, NM.
Keelyn Reynolds, 6, 40-pounder, one of many girls who compete in AAU wrestling, tries to take down her opponent, during her first match of the day. She went on to medal in her first-ever wrestling meet.
Joshua Kerrigan, 7, works to stand against his opponent in the 50-pound weight class.
DJ Valencia, 7, wrestling for Bayfield tries to ties up his opponent in a half-nelson, in the 70-pound weight class.
Keeyon Austin, 4, works hard at securing his opponent during 45-pound action.
Nakai Box, 6, moves to get a point with a takedown against his opponent in the 75-pound weight class.
Ignacio Bobcat's AAU wrestlers and coaches get together prior to afternoon action in Bloomfield, Saturday, March 5.
Ryland Maez, 10, wrestling in the 75-pound weight class puts his opponent in a head-lock.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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Ignacio Youth Wrestlers competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) at the Bloomfield Youth Wrestling Invitational, Saturday, March 5 at the Mesa Alta Junior High School in Bloomfield, NM. The next meet will be Saturday, March 19 in Durango. Check the AAU website (www.aau.com) for future meets, with dates, times and locations.

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