Athlete of the Week: Myah Arrieta

Central freshman Myah Arrieta is hopeful for next season.

"Hopefully next year I can be on varsity," said Arrieta.

With her teammates set to compete for a state title she's already accomplished such a feat in the girls tournament.

"When the ref hit the mat I was thinking 'she's a state champ, she's the first girls state champ,'" said Central head coach Laurence Gurule.

Arrieta became the first female Western Slope wrestler to win a state title at the the girls tournament in the 118-pound weight class.

"When all of my teammates were all like excited and cheering me on then that's when it hit and I realized how big it was," said Arrieta.

Arrieta went 31-5 on junior varsity this season. She didn't lose to a female wrestler all year.

"When we went to the girls tournaments she just dominated them," said Gurule. "Wrestling with the boys has made her that much better."

Earning a varsity spot is the immediate goal for next season. But so is more state titles.

"I'm a lot better than I thought I was," said Arrieta. "I can push myself a lot farther than what I have been in the past."

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