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The New Breed Wrestling Weekend Wars, which are held throughout the summer in Camp Verde don’t just benefit the athletes, but also the town’s economy, according to the event’s director.Korbin Uhler, of Camp Verde’s New Breed wrestling team, puts a hold on Austin Blomquist of Yuma during a match at Weekend Wars [above]. The ongoing competition, held in the Camp Verde Wrestling Complex every other weekend through the summer. Wrestlers from across the Southwest come to hone their skills for the regular season.

“Many volunteers from all over Arizona, as well as from out of state, representing different schools and wrestling clubs, are coming together bimonthly for kids. They all demonstrate how team spirit, a top-notch wrestling facility and innovative marketing can translate into sport tourism dollars, bringing spectators, athletes and their families to local hotels, restaurants and shops,” said Mario Chagolla Sr., who is also Camp Verde High School assistant coach.

Vance Tewawina, a Camp Verde High School senior and the top golfer for the Cowboys, shot his lowest score in a two-day invitational to finish his career tied for 24th at the Division III state championships Saturday, May 14.

Alyssa Watkins looks to leave her track and field career Thursday, May 12, on top of the Camp Verde High School record books as well as Division IV in discus.

Although many pieces will return next year from a Camp Verde High School baseball team that finished this season ranked eighth and made it to the Division IV quarterfinals, outgoing senior Logan Conrad will not be among them.

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