High School: Slam Academy (Sports Leadership and Management)
Sports: Tackle Football, 7 v 7 Football, Soccer, Wrestling Positions: QB, Safety, Wing & Striker (Soccer)
Accomplishments: A-B Honor Roll Student, 7u Denver CO AAU State Champions, 8u NYFC National Champions, 9u NYFC National Champions, 10u Islands Best All Star Champions, 6th grade flag offensive MVP, 2021 SWAC 7th&8th Grade Champions, 12u Vegas Sports Foundation League Champions
Cayden "The Wolf '' Jones started football at the age of 5 in flag in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 6 he was introduced to tackle football and hasn't looked back since. He started out as a Safety on a 7u team and won a championship his 1st season. He then moved to Las Vegas and joined a team and won his 2nd championship. Once he turned 8 he was introduced to the QB role and has been playing that position to this day. He picked up soccer in 7th grade during the covid time and played that for 2 years. Now that HS Football has ended he has now picked up wrestling for the 1st time and is enjoying it a lot. He's part of the top wrestling program in the state of Nevada and looks to earn scholarships in football and wrestling to go along with his good grades.
Elementary School: Slam Academy (Sports Leadership and Management)
Sports: Tackle Football, Flag Football, Track 7u ATH Henderson Cowboys Tackle Team & 7u Apex Predators Flag Team
Positions: Running Back, Wide Receiver, Linebacker, and Safety
Accomplishments: A Honor Roll Student, Fall 2021 Team MVP
Royal "Little Cheetah" Jones started his youth sports career when he was 4 playing flag football. He watched his older brother playing football since he was a baby and couldn't wait to step on the field and show what he could do as an athlete. He started playing tackle football at the age of 5 and played with older team divisions so he would get better. He always played hard and gave everything he could when asked by the coaches. He finally got to play with kids his own age (currently) and is a dominating force on the field. In the last 3 seasons he has run for more than 1,284 yards with 13 touchdowns. He currently hopes to play college football and then make his way to the NFL.
High School: Hamilton High School
Sports: Flag Football, Softball
Positions: Quarterback, Short Stop, Catcher, 3rd Base
Accomplishments: 2022 Flag Football State Championship
Catarina “CC” began her athletic career when she was 8 years old playing softball for multiple club teams and different leagues. As a high school student athlete she plays both sports in the spring. Balancing between both sports in one season is difficult for some but CC enjoys the day in day out grind of playing both. While her focus has recently shifted to focus more on her Flag Football career she has recently been nominated to attend the prestigious Elite 11 camp that has now been open to girls. She capped off her 2022 campaign with an undefeated state championship leading her team the first ever championship in the state of Arizona. Her parents Michael and Stefanie, her brother Michael have all been an important part of her career thus far and are all proud of her and her accomplishments.
9U ATH – Southwest Stampede
Tackle: 2x 7U NYS Az State Champion, 7U 2020 MVP (Stampede), 8U Duel in the Desert MVP & Champion, 8U NYFCA Az State Champion, 8U AZ All Star Champion
Cade started his football career at 5 years old playing flag football. After a few seasons and advancing while playing competitive travel ball, tackle would be next. His parents, Sean and Nicole Lanzarotto, owners of the semi-pro Southwest Stampede expanded their brand to include a youth division in 2019 so naturally started his tackle journey with the youth Stampede. He plays multiple positions (QB, WR, RB, LB and Safety); as long as he’s on the field and anywhere to help his team. His coaches say he is very cerebral for his age and extremely competitive; never wants to fail and you can’t coach the “WANT TO”. He’s got it. He hopes to play college football and maybe one day in the NFL. He is a gifted athlete and am sure we will continue to hear more about this athlete and his football career as he matures.
High School: West Wood, Mesa, Arizona
Weight Class: 145
Accomplishments: 2020 Arizona State Champion - 2X Sectionals Champion
Taliyah started her wrestling career in 7th grade where she quickly moved up the ranks in a sport not many girls her age participate in. As a high school athlete balancing home work and sports she has proven to be a formidable opponent with a current season record of 29-0 and the prestigious title of 2020 Arizona State Champion. Her father Anthony Armstong has been the backbone of her career supporting all her endeavors. Cactus Fuel is proud to sponsor such a gifted athlete.