Erin Aragon Named Apprentice School Athlete of the Year

Erin Aragon Named Apprentice School Athlete of the Year

Aragon, a junior on the wrestling team was named the 2019 Apprentice School Athlete of the Year. She is the first female wrestler in school history to receive the award. Aragon will receive this recognition at the 70th Annual Peninsula Sports Club Headliner's Night program.  

During her junior year the Holbrook, Arizona native and welder apprentice earned National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) All-American honors. She reached the finals of the NCWA National Duals, eventually falling to 4x national champion, Marina Goocher. Aragon will be a strong favorite to take the crown next season. Wrestling at 123, Aragon finished the season 5-3 with 5 pins.  

"With her jiu-jitsu background, Erin already had the drive and physical gifts to become a successful wrestler.  All she needed was the support from teammates and coaches to adapt to a very similar, yet very different sport.  

With the right work ethic, attitude and commitment anyone can be a great wrestler.  From no previous participation in the sport, to reaching the center stage at the collegiate level within eight months of starting, I can think of no better example than Erin's story," said Will Harcum Assistant Coach.