Trujillo earns All-American status at TOC
RENO, Nev. — Alamosa wrestling was on the road at the Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Reno, Nevada on December 13th and 14th.
The Tournament of Champions plays host to some of the best wrestlers the nation has to offer every year. According to the website, “The Reno Tournament of Champions and College Invitational was created by a group of wrestling enthusiasts during the summer of 1994 who wanted to establish a tournament unlike any other–this “Toughest Tournament in the USA” would bring together the best of the best to raise funds for youth sports programs.”
At the high school level, the tournament allows for students to get a chance to face a strong level of competition and have the possibility of earning All-American status. Of nine wrestlers Alamosa registered for the Nevada tournament Austin Trujillo was the lone wrestler to make the quarterfinals and beyond. Wrestling at 220 pounds, Trujillo picked up three straight wins in the first three rounds one by fall and two by decision.
Trujillo locked up a podium spot with a win in the quarterfinals over Macintyre Thacker of Altamont, Utah by a 1-0 decision. Trujillo went on to take sixth place and All-American Status at the weekend tournament. Alamosa wrestling is currently at the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction. The Moose will be in Alamosa Gymnasium for the Alamosa Duals and Invite Jan. 10th and 11th.