Wrestlers take fifth

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School wrestling team recently finished fifth at a tournament in Albuquerque. Several Tucumcari wrestlers placed well against competition from big schools that included Albuquerque High School, Bernalillo High School and Highland High School. Coach Eddie Encinias said Brian Lopez is undefeated this season and heavyweight Justin Garcia pinned three opponents [...]

Wrestlers grapple in own tournament

TV Hagenah Saturday saw the reintroduction of a wrestling tradition that had slipped away in recent years. The Tucumcari Invitational Wrestling Tournament took place Saturday and saw wrestlers from five different schools competing for the top positions in the different weight categories. The schools were: Moriarty, Roswell High School, New Mexico Military Institute, Goddard High [...]

Wrestlers prepare for tourney

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School Wrestlers go into today’s tournament with two solid performances under their belts having competed in the Randall High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Amarillo and in a series of duals in Dumas, Texas. According to Tucumcari High School head wrestling coach Eddie Encinias, the two contests have honed his wrestlers [...]

Encinas named coach of year

William Thompson Tucumcari High School wrestling coach Eddie Encinias was recently named wrestling Coach of the Year for class A -AAA by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Encinias said he was surprised by the news. “I called up some of the other wrestling coaches around the state and asked them how this had [...]

Wrestlers place in Tournaments

Tucumcari High School wrestlers placed well in the district tournament, but did not place as well as expected in the recent state tournament, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. “Michael Baca finished fourth in the state tournament which began Feb. 19,” said Encinias. “John Sewell placed sixth, but other than that no one else on our [...]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all [...]