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Athletes of the Week


Dec. 16, 2006

Aprende Middle School

Katie Tripp is an eighth-grade student at Aprende and a leader on the undefeated (2-0) 2006/07 girls’ softball team.  Katie was a member of Aprende’s seventh-grade softball team that finished in second place at last year’s conference tournament. 

She has done an outstanding job pitching, playing third base, and is a valuable asset at bat (she hits both right- and left-handed). 

Katie has also played volleyball at Aprende for two years.  In her spare time, Katie plays on a club softball team, enjoys hanging with friends, and talking.

Ryan Cox is an eighth-grade student at Aprende Middle School and a team captain on the 2006/07 Jaguar wrestling team.

This is his third year as a Jaguar varsity wrestler and he has been a conference champion in both sixth and seventh grades.

Ryan is undefeated this year (3-0); all three wins have been pins. 

Outside of school, Ryan participates in the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Academy, wrestling both freestyle and Greco-Roman, and was a member of Team Arizona at the Freestyle Regionals in Oregon. 

Ryan has also participated in tackle football for the Southeast Valley Youth Football League the past four years.


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