LAHS Wrestlers Take 2nd At Pojoaque Girls Invitational

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Topper Girls Wrestling team takes 2nd place Saturday at the Pojoaque Girls Invitational. Back row from left, Head Coach Emily Tew, Molly Castille, Natalie Crawford, Wendy Sheppard, Xylin Patterson, Olivia Van De Water, Claire Bullock, Coach Ben Stone. Front row from left, Gala Nelson, Emmeline Weaver and Jade Blackhart. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Jade Blackhart claps her fists and secures her grip as she overtakes her opponent on the way to victory. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

LAHS Girls Wrestling News:

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Hilltoppers shined this past weekend at the Pojoaque Girls Invitational finishing second among tough competition.

“The Hilltoppers wrestled tough the past two days at the Pojoaque Invitational!” Head Coach Emily Tew said. “Many of the girls made massive adjustments from day 1 to day 2 to avenge losses which helped the ladies come in second place as a team this weekend. Coach Stone and I are proud of these girls and all of their hard work. Things are looking good as we head to the State Qualifying tournament in Farmington this weekend. GO Hilltoppers!” 

Pojoaque Invitational individual Hilltopper Girls Wrestling Team results:

  • Gala Nelson – 2nd
  • Emmeline Weaver – Champion
  • Claire Bullock – 4th
  • Molly Castille – 3rd
  • Wendy Sheppard – Champion
  • Jade Blackhart – Champion 
  • Natalie Crawford – 4th
  • Olivia Van De Water – 2nd

“The Hilltoppers also faced some tough competition from Albuquerque area schools during the Atrisco Heritage Tournament on Friday, Jan. 20,” Tew said. “They fought hard and made the needed adjustments.”

Atrisco Heritage Tournament individual Hilltopper Girls Wrestling Team results:

  • Jade Blackhart – 1st
  • Wendy Sheppard – 3rd
  • Xylin Patterson – 3rd

Emmeline Weaver is ready to take on her opponent. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Olivia Van De Water breaking down her opponent as referee gives her a point and LAHS coaches and teammates cheer her on. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Wendy Sheppard performs a Half Nelson on her way to victory as the ref watches closely. Photo by Julia Sheppard

Claire Bullock takes charge of her match. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Gala Nelson prepares to pin her opponent as referee watches closely. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Xylin Patterson stays in control during her match. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Natalie Crawford keeps steady and holds her opponent. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Molly Castille cradles her opponent. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

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