Chris Ortega And Victor Valenzuela Take Gold In Basketball At Arizona Senior Olympics

image0Long-time Los Alamos basketball champions Chris Ortega and Victor Valenzuela were invited to team up Feb. 15 with four players from Durango and Cortez, Colo., the ‘Four Corner’s to play in the 70-74 years old division of the Arizona Senior Olympics. Team members who took gold in their division are, top row from left, Mark Johnson and Roger Russell. Bottom row: Ortega, Jack Rogers, Dan Marshall and Valenzuela. Ortega and Valenzuela started out their association with the State Senior Olympics in 1997 at aged 50 and have played every year since. They have also played in several Senior Olympics National Tournaments. Courtesy photo

Victor Valenzuela and wife Maria celebrating his gold-medal performance in the 70-74 age group basketball competition at the Arizona Senior Olympics  Feb. 15 in Phoeniz, Ariz. Courtesy photo


Victor Valenzuela, right, demonstrates his amazing vertical skills at the Arizona Senior Olympics Feb. 15 during the Arizona Senior Olympics as a member of the Four Corners team. Courtesy photo