Aztec Welcomes You in Style!
April 20 – 21, 2019 – Farmington, NM
By Bill X. Barron, RMN Events Writer
Wrestlers from all over the country trek to beautiful Farmington, New Mexico, every April where visitors are always welcomed in style – and where wrestlers can compete in folkstyle on Saturday, then grapple on Sunday in freestyle and Greco. The Aztec Warrior National Championships live up to its native battle-born origins!
For the past 7 years, our great hosts for this annual event – Nichole, Paul, Taylor, and Alexis Atencio – treat every participant, coach, parent and sibling as if they were one of the family. They make sure everyone’s needs are well-taken care of and that the table crews are on top of every match. At times, they have even hosted a Saturday evening barbecue for coaches and officials.
While here, go to the intersection of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Visit the Four Corners National Monument, where you can trek back thousands of years and walk through miles of Native American ancient pueblo dwellings. Explore the marvelous rock formations at the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Go on the Chaco Canyon tour which includes the Salmon Ruins homes and museum.
Other attractions include walkthroughs at the Three Rivers Brewery, Farmington Museum, and B-Square Ranch (if you love old cars, this is the place!) and taking walks around the Berg/Animas Trail, Chokecherry Canyon and Farmington Lake.
For Easter Sunday, there will be an 8:00 am nondenominational service at the McGee Park Coliseum along with a real Easter egg hunt for the child in all of us (3000 eggs to be found!).
Compete for custom-made medals in all three styles! If you are competing in multiple styles, you only have to make weight one time. Weigh in early from 1-2 pm on Friday (bring $20 in cash). All divisions except round robins are double elimination.
Freestyle & Greco competitors see the update rules documents and rules video: https://www.rmnevents.com/freestyle-greco-rules.