Wellness Center hours starting Feb 16, 2021.

  • 10 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday
  • Wellness Center use is for current NTU students, staff, faculty ONLY
  • NTU Wellness Center will follow CDC guidelines.
  • Please wear a mask at all times in the Wellness Center and stay 6 feet apart.
  • Locker room is closed
  • 30 minute time limit each day of use
  • Max 4 people in Weight Room
  • Max 6 people on Gym court


In an effort to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among student-athletes and athletics personnel (including coaches, equipment managers, etc.), as student-athletes return to campus to participate in individual workouts, group/team activities, and team competitions; the Navajo Technical University Athletics Department has established the following re-entry plan for intercollegiate athletics: Athletic Department Re-Entry Plan


NTU Wellness Center is very concerned with the health, safety and well-being of the students and staff. For this reason the wellness center will reopen with limited usage. The center is following the guidelines of the CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico Health Department, ACHA – American College Health Association, and the Navajo Nation Executive Orders:
Wellness Center/SUB Re-Entry Plan


Navajo Technical University believes that a sound program of athletic activities can provide valuable opportunities for developing physical fitness and overall qualities of character and leadership. The athletic program seeks to enhance our athletes through education and competition that will stimulate a lasting positive attitude of discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, integrity, and leadership.

We believe students have a tremendous opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports and are here to support and help our students achieve their academic and athletics goals.

Navajo Tech is a member of the U.S. Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA), the U.S. Collegiate Archery Association (USCA), the the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).

Skyhawk Force


The rodeo sports program provides students with the opportunity to embrace New Mexico’s rugged landscape and compete in various rodeo competitions as well as represent Navajo Technical University with their dedication and horsemanship skills.

Skyhawk Speed

Cross Country

Winning competitions has always been a part of Navajo Tech and the cross country team is no exception. Student athletes are able to train on some of the best trails around campus and travel to local and national collegiate races throughout the United States.

Skyhawk Precision


With steady hands and precision, NTU’s archery team is rising to the top of collegiate archery sports! The team strives for each win as they face each opponent to represent NTU to their best abilities through their senses of skill and precision.

Wyonna Wilson

My name is Wyonna Wilson, I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona but I grew up on the Navajo Reservation. I started attending Navajo Technical University back when it was known as Navajo Technical College. During my years at Navajo Tech, I have obtained my Associates Degree as well as my Certificate. I have been pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree and I am three years into the program, the school became a university and my program changed their layout and courses. This set me back a few years since I was substituting move of my remaining classes. To help get through the stress I first began sports with starting a wrestling club. That lasted a year and to follow that I joined Cross-County. I completed my four-year collegiate running career. Wanting to stay active I joined archery. I am currently in my second year of archery. Wrestling and cross-country helped to keep my stress levels low and the competition side of the sport made me work hard to have the best grades I know I could get. However, that was not the same with archery. In archery my coached talked about mental focus and having determination. Not just that but to believe in yourself. I took my new training and applied that to my studies, life and the sporty. Making this change, I started to struggle. I find myself wanting to understand more of my topics as opposed to just getting the right answers. This new skill, I am applying to my career search now. I found that I have an interest to work in a machine shop and top be a designer. I have been given an opportunity to apply that intel within their manufacturing branch. I would like to thank Navajo Tech, as well as my coaches for all that I have learned and it wasn’t for the teachings, I may have settled on a different path


Nilsson Wood

I am Nilsson Wood my clans are towering house people born for the mountain cove clan. My Cheii is Dakota Stone and my Nali is Salt Clan. I am in my 4th semester at Navajo Technical University registered as a dual-major in the Electrical Trades Certificate Program and the Associates in Energy Systems. I’ve been on the Dean’s List through the Spring/Fall 2018 Semesters. I’ve been on the NTU Collegiate team for 3 semesters. My hobbies include being outdoors, fishing, 4x4 mudding, fixing cars and studying my courses. I plan to be a student for another year and a half. In that time, I hope to accomplish and establish much more – may it be studying more or developing leadership skills all the way to earning a team championship with NTU’s Collegiate Archery Team (Shout out to the 12 shot archery club, the Skills USA Club, and good luck to each of NTU’s Students) and when the school is over I hope to accomplish much more stay positive and progressive.


Ryan Yazzie

My name is Ryan Yazzie. Maternal Clan is The Water Flows Together, Paternal Clan is Metal People, Acheii Clan is Salt People and Nali Clan is unknown. My hometown is Crownpoint, NM and I am majoring in Information Technology. My plan is to receive my assiocates and continue at Navajo Technical Univeristy to receive my Bachelor’s. I chose information Technology because in the present they rely on technology, no more filling out papers. I graduated from Wingate High School.



Raylan Tallsalt

Ya’at’eeh, My name is Raylan Tallsalt. I am originally from Holbrooke, AZ. My Clans are Naakai Dine, Naasht’ezhi, Chishi, and Tl’aashchi’i. I am currently studying to be a Chemical Engineering to pursue a professional career in the Pharmaceutical industry or any high level position that would direct me to help people. My favorite hobbies are gaming, amateur guitarist, and Archery. I love to be in the outdoors which would make sense because I would follow my grandfather around from the ranch to the cornfield when I was little, which would lead to me getting my bow from my mother. The big factor would be the support from my whole family (and a bunch of Rambo movies). I would have not been able to learn about this great sport, necessity and connection with my surroundings from the plants to the animals then the environment but most of all, for Martin Perry for being a miraculous mentor and any other archer’s by my side and for others for passing on the knowledge, tradition and safety.



Franco Begaye

Hi, my name is Franco Begaye, I am t’ahneezahnii; Born for Nakkai Dine’e. My paternal clan is Kintl’ichiinii and my maternal clan is tl’ogi. I was born in Gallup, NM and was raise in Torreon, NM. Torreon is located in the eastern agency right on the borderline between Navajo Nation and Albuquerque. The high school I attended was Cuba Independent School for all four years until I graduated with my Diploma. I am currently seeking a dual major in my college courses. An A.A.S. degree in environmental science and natural resources and also a certificate program which is focused more on industrial maintenance engineering. My hobbies are comprised of hiking with my dog in the mountains when I have time; practicing my drawing, archery, also working on vehicles and constructing buildings with my father. I like to travel and spend time with family at social events such as pueblo feasts, pow wows, fairs and also attending ceremonies and participating in volunteering efforts for and around my community. This new experience and knowledge I’ll learn and gain will help me in my life by realizing and focusing on my foals more rather than getting frustrated when things get tough and unorganized by chaos and other disadvantages that may happen in my life time.



Nicole T. Wilson

Hometown: Holbrook, Arizona
Major: Early Childhood Multicultural Education

  • 1st Coyote Pass, Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii
  • 2nd Start of the Red Streak People Clan, Deeshchii’nii
  • 3rd The Towering House Clan, Kiyaa’aanii
  • 4th Tangle Clan, Ta’neeszahnii

Graduated from: Holbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Indian School
Parents: Herbert Sr & Juanita Wilson
Granparents: Paternal: Jo & Elizabeth Wilson from Nazlini, AZ
Maternal: Walter & Agnes Kinlicheenie from Lower Greasewood, AZ
I have 3 older sisters, 1 younger sister and 3 younger brothers. I have been in archery since fall of 2017. I attended the AIHEC competition and placed 2nd with team for NTU. I attended and competed in multiple competitions and enjoyed every experience and would like to thank G. LaFrance and my pass and present coach Henderson and Perry for their time and patience with me.



Shayna Secody

My name is Shayna Secody, my clans are Tlogi’ Dine’e, Kyaa’aanii, Kinlichiinii same as first one. I am a student at Navajo Technical University and going to school for AAS degree and my major is Automotive. Im going into Diesel Mechanic. I am from Kaibeto, Arizona, born and raised. My parents are Joann and Jimmie Secody. I am also in Archery, returning archer member also known as a Veteran shooter. My first time shooting a bow kinda sucked but learned alto though the semester. Met a lot of new people with different bows and also they gave me some tips and some secretes about the bows. How to handle a bow and relax my muscles. I would have to clear my mind and focus shooting thinking of this sport is just a job. Used to hit 7’s and 6’s or just missed the whole target. Now I hit X’s, 10’s and 9’s and I would say that I can lead the team and become a professional shooter. That is a good thing for me and a good to anyone who would see me shoot in tournaments and in any outdoor/indoor competitions. I am glad to be taught in this type of way be my coaches, coach Henderson and the most thankful for coach Perry. This is my bio for this year and last year in this school. What I want to get out of archery would be techniques, tips, achieved through the years, experienced by the best coaches everywhere I go. I hope to get level 1 certification and also to teach others older and younger ones. I am hoping to buy my own bow and keep going with my archery and I am happy that I had this experience.



Jeremy Naize

My name is Jeremy Naize. I am born for the Tsenabahitnii (Sleeping Rock People) Clan and Tl’aaschi’l (The Red Bottom) Clan. When I was a child I remember a time my father and I used to shoot arrows. I was drawn to the bow and arrow since then. Since I joined the team I learned about the different parts of the bow, how to shoot and different work outs to build muscle. My hobbies, I like to play golf, play music and go to school. My major here at NTU is IT. Its been about six years since school. This is my second attempt and this time it is different because I know now that a degree will land me better opportunities. I know now how to manage my time and not to procrastinate. Me being on this team I am going to learn how to be a leader, compete and make my school proud.



Eric Holiday

Age: 30 years old
Navajo: Ta’chi’nii and Ashii’ni born for Hawaiian
Major: Construction Technology
Hobbies: Running, weight lifting, Art, Playing guitar, being outdoors
I chose NTU because I’ve lived out of state for 20 years up until 2016. So I didn’t now much about my Navajo side. I enjoy archery because it has taught me to focus and most important patience, not just in archery but outside school as well. My plans are to own my own contracting business within 5 to 10 years after I’ve completed school and build my own cabin away from the city. This is where NTU comes in. I will take these teachings I’ve acquired to build the structures I need and use archery to hunt.

“I believe we as humans have become so dependent on money to get us what we need, that we’ve forgotten how to live if there wasn’t many there to provide for us.”



Martin Perry

My name is Martin Perry, Todich’ii’nii, born for Kin’liichii nii. I am from Crownpoint, NM. I am the Archery Coach for NTU. This is my second year as the archery coach. Being the coach here at NTU has brought my experiences to a new level. I have also grown and learned from my students. I do my best to teach and make sure that my archery students are well aware of their techniques and styles of shooting. I enjoy the environment and sentiments of all my students. Aside from being the archery coach, I am also an entrepreneur in the jewelry business.


Nolan R. Burnside

Hello, my name is Nolan Ryan Burnside. My clan is Kinyaa’aanii (Towering house) born for Dzil t’ahnii (Near the mountain). I was born and raised in Crownpoint, New Mexico. I graduated from Crownpoint High School in 2016. I am enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program and hope to obtain my Associates degree. I compete in the Team Roping event and hopefully I can enter the Steerwrestling. I am a fourth year member of the NTU Rodeo Team. I currently have certificates in welding, construction technology and a CDL. My goals for the year is make top 3 in each event I compete in and continue to keep my grades up.



Kyra Capitan

Yá'át'ééh shí eí Kyra Capitan yinishyé. Naakai Dine'é nishłi (Mexican clan) Tsenabahilnii báshíshchiin (Sleeping Rock clan) Naasht'ézhi Dine'é éí dashicheii (Zuni clan) To'aheedliinii éí dashinalí (Water Flow Together clan). I am 19 years old, I am from Crownpoint, NM. I attended Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico and graduated in 2018. This is my second year at NTU, majoring in Biology. I compete in Breakaway and Team Roping, as a heeler. My goals this year is to improve in my time events and work my way up in the standings, as well as maintaining good grades in my academics.



Freddie Peralto

Ya’ta’teeh, my name is Freddie Peralto. I’m from Tohajiilee, New Mexico. I graduated from Tohajiilee High School. My major is Construction Technology. Haltsooi nishlii, Ashiini bashachiin, Tabaahi shi chaii, Tsenahabilnii shi nalii. I’m in my second year rodeoing for NTU as a Bullrider. My goal is to pass all my classes, keep going with my education, to graduate from NTU for my AA in CT.



Brent Thompson

Ya’ta’teeh, my name is Brent Aaron Thompson. I’m from lukachukai, Arizona. I’m 20 years old. My clan is Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), Totsohnii (Big water clan), Dibe Lizhin (Black sheep clan), To’dich’nii (Bitter water clan). I graduated from Chinle High School. My major here at NTU is Welding. I’m a bullrider and this is my second year on the NTU Rodeo Team. I plan to receive my Certificate in Welding, make it to the CNFR and get my Pro card.



Matthew Jodie

Hello, my name is Matthew Jodie. I’m 19 years old from Crownpoint, NM. I’m graduated Crownpoint High School this past year, 2019. I am a first year member with NTU Rodeo Team. My major is Construction Technology. My clans are Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House), To’aheedliinii (Water flows together), To’ahani (Near the water), Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote pass). I’ve rodeo’d most of life, mainly compete in Steerwrestling and Team Roping. 3x National High School qualifier. My goal is to qualify for CNFR, Win the INFR and do good in school.



Tee Jay Sam

Hello, my name is Tee Jay Sam. I’m from Denver, Colorado but currently reside in Dalton Pass, New Mexico. I’m 18 years old. I am enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program. My clan is Meadow born for Hopi sand snake, Comanche tribe and Water Edge. I am a first year member with NTU Rodeo Team and I’ll be competing in the Bullriding event. In high school I was awarded the NTUA Eagle Award and given the title of Offensive Mention Player for my Sportsmanship in Football. I chose NTU because it’s closer to home and my instructors are really helpful. My goal this year is to cover as many bulls as I can to qualify for the CNFR, also to average at least a 3.0 GPA or higher.


“There is no I in Team, but I control my team destiny” — George LaFrance


Navajo Technical University Student-Athlete,

Welcome to the Navajo Technical University SKYHAWKS Athletic Department.

We want to recruit and help our student-athletes become educated, independent and leaders in society on-and-off the Navajo Nation.

To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics a student-athlete must:

A student athlete must be currently enrolled during any given term of participation in a minimum of 12 institutionally-approved or required credit hours at time of participation. Repeated classes do not count towards the minimum credit hour requirement.

A student athlete must have passed 12 credits or more and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her proceeding term.

To be eligible for the following semester, a student athlete must identify a major in a certificate or degree program, unless they are identified as Non- Major. (NTU Catalog)

We believe that athletes should be well trained physically, mentally, and emotionally. That means no drugs, no alcohol, academically educated, listening to parents, coaches, and helping your community in a positive way and builds character and leadership skills.

We believe in team effort. Practice like it is a contest. Work hard, have fun, control your emotion, and win the contest. Yes, we want to win.

Navajo Technical University is a member of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the U.S. Collegiate Archery Association (USCA), and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).

Intercollegiate sports at Navajo Technical University are:

  • Cross Country (men and women)
  • Archery (men and women)
  • Rodeo (men and women)

Club sports at Navajo Technical University are:

  • Basketball (men, women, and co-ed)
  • Volleyball (men, women, and co-ed)

You have an opportunity to receive your education, as well as participate in intercollegiate and club sports. Our goal for you is to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. We are here to support and help you achieve your academic and athletic goals. Coaches, faculty and staff will challenge you to achieve your goals. The work will be challenging, but the reward will be great.

I encourage you to take advantage of the programs that the university provides to further your development and to attain your degree from Navajo Technical University.

As a student-athlete, you will represent our program not only in competition, but also in the classroom and out in the community. We encourage you to take this responsibility seriously and represent Navajo Technical University and its Athletic Program in a way that is reflected in the overall goals of the school and our Athletic Program.

Welcome to Skyhawk Athletics!


George LaFrance
Director of Athletics

The NTU Athletics Department would like to thank the following 2015 - 2016 sponsors:

Navajo United WayWindow Rock, AZ

ProSource SpecialitiesLewisville, TX

Easton Sport Development Foundation IIVan Nuys, CA

TIC - The Industrial CompanyEnglewood, CO

Martinez ManagementMcDonald's in Pinetop, AZ

CDWGEveron Hills, IL


Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday thru Thursday
8am to 9pm
Court Closed 11AM to 12PM for class
8AM to 5PM

Fall/Spring Break and Summer Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8AM to 5PM

* Gym Hours are subject to change *



The Fitness Program offers a variety of wellness and fitness classes, advanced level classes, and personal training. Contact us for further information.


  • Wellness Center

    NTU promotes the wellness of the body, mind, and spirit and would like to provide a center for students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community to understand, value, and make healthy lifestyle choices.


    The Wellness Center gymnasium is equipped with the most recent exercise equipment. The court will be used for NTU’s men and women basketball teams.


    The strength program is designed for an individual to lift weights at their own pace. To complete this program an individual needs to complete 30 hours of work-outs.


    The cardio program is designed for an individual to walk, jog, run, or cycle at their own pace. To complete this program an individual needs to complete 30 hours of cardio exercise.
  • Collegiate

    NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship, and academic excellence.


    The rodeo sports program provides students with the opportunity to embrace New Mexico’s rugged landscape and compete in competitions.

    Cross Country

    At Navajo Tech, the cross country team is able to train on some of the best trails around campus and travel to local and national collegiate races.


    NTU’s archery team is rising to the top of collegiate archery sports! The team strives for each win with skill and precision.
  • Intramural

    NTU intramural sports programs are designed to offer fun and safe play, increase individual confidence and competence, develop student leadership, and promote lifelong recreation and fitness.

    Mens Basketball

    The mens basketball team is part of the intramural sports program at Navajo Tech. Each year the team competes in the AIHEC basketball competition.

    Womens Basketball

    The women’s basketball team is part of the intramural sports program at Navajo Tech. Each year the team competes in the national AIHEC basketball competition.


    NTU’s co-ed Volleyball teams participate in the annual AIHEC competitions nationally with other tribal colleges.

Skyhawk Athletics

NTU teams have goals to place in their conference, regional, and national championships in a variety of sports. Winning teams have become a tradition at NTU in both men’s and women’s sports. Community support for intercollegiate athletics at NTU has been outstanding. The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship and academic excellence through the University mission.

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