Charles Dugan, 18, prays before the Westernaires enter the arena for their final performance on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Sandoval County Fair.
       
     
 Justice Johnson of St. Michael’s school, lays on the tarmac after losing by two milliseconds to Isaiah Paiz for the 3A 800 meter run. Johson finished at 1:58.86 and Paiz finished at 1:58.84.
       
     
 Piedra Vista players wait on the sidelines during their match against the Albuquerque High Bulldogs on Oct. 6, 2018. Despite a tie in the first half Piedra Vista continued with a strong defense in the second half eventually beating AHS 42-14.
       
     
 Anne Juveland, 16, hugs her horse before she enters the arena for the Western Pleasure portion of the competition at Stanley Cyclone Indoor Arena.
       
     
 Hazel George, 15, competes in the Weight for Distance highland traditional games at the Celtic Festival Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 in Edgewood. George has been training and active in highland games since she was twelve years old. George is primarily coached by her father.
       
     
 Contestants take a fall in the mud at the Dirty Dash held at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM on August 18. Participants left in heats and received participant medals at the finish line.
       
     
 UFC MMA fighter Michelle Waterson observes Holly Holm train in the Octagon Tuesday afternoon at Jackson Wink Academy. Waterson has trained with Coach Wink for ten years.
       
     
 UNM center Jaisa Nunn stops the ball from going out of bounds during UNM’s match against Wichita State on Nov. 24, 2017. The Lobos beat Wichita State 76-62.
       
     
 A Cirques Du Soleil performer swings on the trapeze during their show “Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience” at the Santa Ana Star Center on Feb. 7, 2018.
       
     
 Melrose players celebrate their victory over Mora with a score of 63-51 at the WisePies arena on March 12, 2016.
       
     
 Melrose players celebrate by running up the ramp after their victory to Mora for the High School State Championships.
       
     
 Joe Furstinger, No. 5, and Antino Jackson, No. 3 comfort their fellow teammate after their loss against NMSU at Dreamstyle Arena on Dec. 9, 2017. The Lobos lost 65-62.
       
     
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 Charles Dugan, 18, prays before the Westernaires enter the arena for their final performance on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Sandoval County Fair.
       
     

Charles Dugan, 18, prays before the Westernaires enter the arena for their final performance on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Sandoval County Fair.

 Justice Johnson of St. Michael’s school, lays on the tarmac after losing by two milliseconds to Isaiah Paiz for the 3A 800 meter run. Johson finished at 1:58.86 and Paiz finished at 1:58.84.
       
     

Justice Johnson of St. Michael’s school, lays on the tarmac after losing by two milliseconds to Isaiah Paiz for the 3A 800 meter run. Johson finished at 1:58.86 and Paiz finished at 1:58.84.

 Piedra Vista players wait on the sidelines during their match against the Albuquerque High Bulldogs on Oct. 6, 2018. Despite a tie in the first half Piedra Vista continued with a strong defense in the second half eventually beating AHS 42-14.
       
     

Piedra Vista players wait on the sidelines during their match against the Albuquerque High Bulldogs on Oct. 6, 2018. Despite a tie in the first half Piedra Vista continued with a strong defense in the second half eventually beating AHS 42-14.

 Anne Juveland, 16, hugs her horse before she enters the arena for the Western Pleasure portion of the competition at Stanley Cyclone Indoor Arena.
       
     

Anne Juveland, 16, hugs her horse before she enters the arena for the Western Pleasure portion of the competition at Stanley Cyclone Indoor Arena.

 Hazel George, 15, competes in the Weight for Distance highland traditional games at the Celtic Festival Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 in Edgewood. George has been training and active in highland games since she was twelve years old. George is primarily coached by her father.
       
     

Hazel George, 15, competes in the Weight for Distance highland traditional games at the Celtic Festival Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 in Edgewood. George has been training and active in highland games since she was twelve years old. George is primarily coached by her father.

 Contestants take a fall in the mud at the Dirty Dash held at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM on August 18. Participants left in heats and received participant medals at the finish line.
       
     

Contestants take a fall in the mud at the Dirty Dash held at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM on August 18. Participants left in heats and received participant medals at the finish line.

 UFC MMA fighter Michelle Waterson observes Holly Holm train in the Octagon Tuesday afternoon at Jackson Wink Academy. Waterson has trained with Coach Wink for ten years.
       
     

UFC MMA fighter Michelle Waterson observes Holly Holm train in the Octagon Tuesday afternoon at Jackson Wink Academy. Waterson has trained with Coach Wink for ten years.

 UNM center Jaisa Nunn stops the ball from going out of bounds during UNM’s match against Wichita State on Nov. 24, 2017. The Lobos beat Wichita State 76-62.
       
     

UNM center Jaisa Nunn stops the ball from going out of bounds during UNM’s match against Wichita State on Nov. 24, 2017. The Lobos beat Wichita State 76-62.

 A Cirques Du Soleil performer swings on the trapeze during their show “Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience” at the Santa Ana Star Center on Feb. 7, 2018.
       
     

A Cirques Du Soleil performer swings on the trapeze during their show “Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience” at the Santa Ana Star Center on Feb. 7, 2018.

 Melrose players celebrate their victory over Mora with a score of 63-51 at the WisePies arena on March 12, 2016.
       
     

Melrose players celebrate their victory over Mora with a score of 63-51 at the WisePies arena on March 12, 2016.

 Melrose players celebrate by running up the ramp after their victory to Mora for the High School State Championships.
       
     

Melrose players celebrate by running up the ramp after their victory to Mora for the High School State Championships.

 Joe Furstinger, No. 5, and Antino Jackson, No. 3 comfort their fellow teammate after their loss against NMSU at Dreamstyle Arena on Dec. 9, 2017. The Lobos lost 65-62.
       
     

Joe Furstinger, No. 5, and Antino Jackson, No. 3 comfort their fellow teammate after their loss against NMSU at Dreamstyle Arena on Dec. 9, 2017. The Lobos lost 65-62.

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