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Boys Varsity Wrestling, Girls Varsity Soccer · December-January Athlete of the Month


Article Written by ASB Athletics Commissioners

Congratulations to Jen Rose and Josh Tarango for earning the December-January Comanche Athlete of the Month! These two athletes have performed above and beyond expectations, and we would like to recognize their tremendous accomplishments! Here is a rundown of what these two athletes have achieved in December and January:

Jen Rose: Jen is a senior at Canyon and a phenomenal soccer player. She is a four year varsity athlete and is leading her team as captain for the second year in a row. She made six goals and seven assists this season, helping the team claim first in league and advance to CIF. Last week she was named OC Varsity’s Athlete of the Week and signed to play at Texas Tech.  In the past three years, she has won two league titles and an MVP award.  Jen first started playing soccer when she was five because “I wanted to play a sport and it looked fun.” Her favorite thing about soccer is the feeling she gets while playing. “Nothing matters when you’re on the field. You get lost in the moment and just have fun.” Her favorite memory of playing at Canyon is winning league this year after everyone doubted them. She feels blessed to be part of a team with so much heart and dedication. We wish Jen the best of luck in the rest of her season and all her future endeavors!
Josh Tarango: Josh had an outstanding senior season as a wrestler for Canyon High School. Yes, this football star is also a wrestler. Josh is currently ranked number 1 in Orange County and 5th in the state of California. Over the December and January months, he dominated the Southern Section. He won the Westminster, La Costa Canyon and Servite Mann Classics and was named MVP of the Westminster and Mann tournaments. He then took 4th place at the Tournament of Champions at Cerritos, a tournament of over 75 schools. Josh’s best placing was 3rd at Battle for the Belt, the 2nd hardest tournament in the state. He also took 2nd at the Joe Rios in Chico only losing to nationally ranked #9 wrestler. He capped January with winning the Laguna Hills Classic and being Century League champion. Josh started wrestling in his freshman year, with the encouragement from his mother. Josh states his favorite thing about wrestling is “enjoying jokes with my teammates while waiting during tournaments”. He also thanked his coaches for helping shape him into the athlete he is today. Canyon is lucky to have an athlete with a huge work-ethic and a determination to win.
Congratulations to these tremendous athletes!