TCJHS: "a mean, green wrestling machine"

Entire TCJHS wrestling team places at recent meet

Winning TCJHS Wrestling Team: All placed in the recent 2007 Tuba Boarding School Wrestling Invitational. Pictured from L to R: Jason Begay, Cordell Claw, Stephanie Savusa, Austin Scott, Bavatya Dawavendewa, Lyghton Butler, Urian Lee, Dariul Shorty with assistant coach Ace Black, center Head Coach Sanora Isaac, assistant coach Brandon Wilson (Photo by Byron Poocha).

Winning TCJHS Wrestling Team: All placed in the recent 2007 Tuba Boarding School Wrestling Invitational. Pictured from L to R: Jason Begay, Cordell Claw, Stephanie Savusa, Austin Scott, Bavatya Dawavendewa, Lyghton Butler, Urian Lee, Dariul Shorty with assistant coach Ace Black, center Head Coach Sanora Isaac, assistant coach Brandon Wilson (Photo by Byron Poocha).

TUBA CITY-TC Junior High head wrestling coach Sanora Isaac was thrilled with her junior high wrestlers who all placed from first to fifth at the recent Tuba City Boarding School Wrestling meet last weekend.

Isaac along with her assistant coaches Brandon Wilson and Ace Black have trained diligently in preparation for this final big meet and were not disappointed with the final results.

Isaac, who during the day is a science teacher at TCJHS, also holds a local area distinction of being the only female wrestling coach in the western reservation school area for the past seven years. Her assistant coach (Black) is a special education paraprofessional at Tuba City Junior High during the day and is in his second year of coaching. Assistant coach Brandon Wilson is a former wrestler at TCJHS and is in his first year of assistant coaching.

Isaac states, "These eight young wrestlers represented our district well as the Tuba City Junior High School Wrestling Team. They have shown great commitment and dedication to the wrestling sport. The wrestlers have shown that once they committed, they were ready to see the season to the end. Character also counts. They have shown respectability, humility and good sportsmanship both on and off the mat."

Student wrestlers placement:

Jason Begay, 176 lbs., Navajo Nation, 7th grade. Second TCBS Wrestling Invitational, 2nd Place Mt. Elden.

Cordell Claw, 142 lbs., Navajo Nation, 8th grade. First TCBS Wrestling Invitational, 2nd place Mt. Elden, 4th Place Page.

Stephanie Savusa, 133 lbs., Navajo Nation, 8th grade. Second TCBS Wrestling Invitational.

Austin Scott, 125 lbs. Navajo Nation, 8th grade. First TCBS Wrestling Invitational, 2nd Mt. Elden.

Bavatya Dawavendewa, 125 lbs., Hopi Tribe, 8th grade. Fifth TCBS Wrestling Invitational.

Lyghton Butler, 98 lbs., Navajo Nation, 8th grade. Third TCBS Wrestling Invitational.

Dariul Shorty, 83 lbs. ,Navajo Nation, 7th grade. Third TCBS Wrestling Invitational.

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