The Española Valley Junior Wrestling Team participated in the New Mexico State Championships February 26th & 27th with a successful demonstration of athletic skill. State Champions: Devin Atencio, Elijah Martinez, Jonathan Romero; State Runners Up: Cruz Sandoval, Adryan Triana, Damian Gonzales; 3rd place: Izzy Maestas; 4th place: Stephen Montoya, Noah Maez, Andrew Gonzales. Members of the team also participated in National Wrestling Tournaments in El Paso, Texas and Denver, Colorado. 2015 – 2016 National Champions: Elijah Martinez (2 time); Devin Atencio, Jonathan Romero. Other National Placers: Cruz Sandoval (2nd place – 2 time); Devin Atencio (2nd place); Adryan Triana (3rd place); Landon Atencio (6th place – 2 time); and Noah Maez (5th place).