A Closer Look at California’s Top 2 Teams; Buchanan and Clovis

Buchanan HS – Ranked #1 CA/#2 Nation

 

106 – Josh Poore (Soph) HM State Rankings
113 – Mathew Olguin (Soph): #1, #2 Nation/State Champ ‘16
120 – Ethan Leake (Jr): #1/State Champ ‘16
126 – Tyler Dean (Soph) #6 CA/New Mexico State Champ
132 – Wyatt Perverill (Jr) #10 CA
138 – Brett Villarreal (Jr) #2 CA/4th CA State/2x All-American
145 – Chris Gaxiola (Jr) #11 CA/2x State Qualifier
152 – Tristan Zamilpa (Jr) #8 CA/State Qualifier/Cadet Folkstyle All-American
160 – Joel Romero (Jr) #2 CA/3rd CA State/NHSCA All-American
170 – Jake Levatino (Sr) #11/State Qualifier
182 – Anthony Montalvo (Jr) #1 CA/2nd CA State/NHSCA All-American
195 – Trevor Ervin (Jr) #16 CA/2x State Qualifier
220 – Cade Belshay (Sr) #1 CA/5th CA State
285 – Isaiah Ortiz (Sr) HM State Rankings

 

Clovis HS – Ranked #2 CA/#6 Nation

 

106 – Giano Petrucelli (Frosh) #9 CA
113 – Brandon Paulson (Soph) #8 CA
120 – Wyatt Cornelison (Sr) #16 CA, 8th CA State ‘16
126 – Justin Mejia (Sr) #1 CA/#3 Nation/3x CA State Champion
132 – Brandon Rhoades (Jr) #18 CA/State Qualifier
138 – Max Anderson (Soph) HM CA State
145 – Mikelli Chiaramonte (Frosh) HM CA State
152 – Tyler Giankopulos (Frosh) #17 CA
160 – Brandon Martino (Sr) #1 CA/5th CA State
170 – Victor Vargas (Sr) #3 CA/State Qualifier (top 12)
182 – Jacob Good (Soph) #13 CA/State Qualifier
195 – Ruger Wyneken (Sr) #9 CA/State Qualifier
220 – Joey Jaramillo (Jr) HM State Ranking
285 – Seth Nevills (Jr): #1 CA/#2 Nation/2x State Champion

 

HISTORY OF BUCHANAN AND CLOVIS

 

Buchanan HS (founded in 1991)

TOP 5 STATE FINISHES: 10
1st – 2006, 2016
2nd – 1998, 2002, 2009
3rd – 2007
4th – 2015
5th – 1996, 2000, 2008
INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS SINCE 1973: 10
INDIVIDUAL STATE MEDALIST SINCE 1991: 63
STATE RECORD FOR MOST MEDALISTS AT A SINGLE STATE TOURNAMENT: 10 (2016)
2X CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS
Ryan Flores, 2006, ‘07
Adam Tirapelle, 1995, ’96 (won first state title at Hiram Johnson HS in Sacramento)
3X CALIFORNIA STATE MEDALIST
Durbin Lloren, 2013 – ’15 (5, 5, 1)
Damien Arredondo, 2009 – ’11 (4, 6, 3)
Justin Arredondo, 2006 – ’08 (3, 7, 1)
Ryan Flores, 2005 – ’07 (5, 1, 1)
Telly Sanders, 1996 – ’98 (4, 2, 1)

Adam Tirapelle – school’s first state champion

NHSCA SENIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Jason De La Cruz, 2014
Chris Done, 2007 (National Champion)
Ryan Flores, 2007
Josh Betancur, 2006
Gerrard Contreras, 2002
Logan Ingram, 2002
Ben Fox, 1999
Telly Sanders, 1998
Adam Tirapelle, 1996 (National Champion)
NHSCA JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Kyler Hansen, 2014
Conner Francis, 2014
Young Woo An, 2014
Stephen West, 2008
NHSCA SOPHOMORE ALL-AMERICANS
Durbin Lloren, 2014
Greg Gaxiola, 2014
Abner Romero, 2014
NHSCA FROSH ALL-AMERICANS
Mathew Olguin, 2016 (National Champion)
Nathan Roberts, 2007
Kyle Papendorf, 2007
FLO ALL-AMERICANS
Durbin Lloren, 2013
ASICS ALL-AMERICANS
Mathew Olguin, 2016 (HM)
Ryan Flores, 2007 (HM), 2006 (2nd Team)
Telly Sanders, 1998 (HM)
Adam Tirapelle, 1996 (3rd Team)
USAW FOLKSTYLE ALL-AMERICANS
Dawson Sihavong, 2016 (Cadet Division)
Durbin Lloren, 2015 (Junior Division)

 

 

Clovis HS (est. 1899)

 

TOP 5 STATE FINISHES: 28
1st – 1974, ’75, ’76, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’03, ’08, ’11, ’12, ’13, ‘14, ’15
2nd – 1973, ’00, ’04, ’16
3rd – 1981, ’89, ’93, ’99, ’02, ’10
4th – 1986, ’94, ’07, ’09
5th – 2001
INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS SINCE 1973: 36
INDIVIDUAL STATE MEDALIST SINCE 1973: 154
STATE TEAM SCORING RECORD: 276.5 (2015)
STATE RECORD FOR MOST MEDALISTS AT A STATE TOURNAMENT: 10 (2012, ’15)
3X CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS
Justin Mejia, 2014, ’15, ‘16
Nick Nevills, 2011, ’13, ‘14
Troy Tirapelle, 2002, ’03, ‘04
Alex Tirapelle, 1999, ’00, ‘01
Jimmy Aguirre, 1989, ’90, ‘91
2X CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS
Seth Nevills, 2015, ‘16
Daniel Gayton, 2011, ‘12

Nick Nevills – 3x State Champion/4x medalist

4X CALIFORNIA STATE MEDALIST
Isaiah Hokit, 2012 – ’15 (4, 6, 3, 5)
Nick Nevills, 2011 – ’14 (1, 3, 1, 1)
Daniel Gayton, 2009 – ’12 (4, 3, 1, 1)
Zach Nevills, 2009 – ’12 (5, 2, 3, 1)
Nick Zinkin, 1989 – ’92 (4, 5, 4, 3)
3X CALIFORNIA STATE MEDALIST
Justin Mejia, 2014 – ’16 (1, 1, 1)
Josh Hokit, 2014 – ’16 (5, 2, 1)
AJ Nevills, 2014 – ’16 (7, 2, 1)
Jonas Gaytan, 2011 – ’13 (5, 2, 3)
Adrian Salas, 2011 – ’13 (7, 4, 1)
Tommy Buriel, 2008 – ’10 (6, 8, 2)
Troy Tirapelle, 2001 – ’04 (1, 1, 1)
Jason Williams, 2002 – ’04 (2, 8, 2)
Gabe Flores, 2000 – ’03 (2, 8, 2)
Alex Tirapelle, 1999 – ’01 (1, 1, 1)
Jimmy Aguirre, 1989 – ’91 (1, 1, 1)

Alex Tirapelle – 3x State Champion/National Champion

NHSCA SENIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Madison Gambrell, 2009
Scott Sakaguchi, 2009
Troy Tirapelle, 2004
Gabe Flores, 2003
Alex Tirapelle, 2001 (National Champion)
Chad Mast, 1993
Jimmy Aguirre, 1991 (National Champion)
NHSCA JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Scott Sakaguchi, 2008
NHSCA SOPHOMORE ALL-AMERICANS
Jared Hill, 2014
NHSCA FROSH ALL-AMERICANS
Brandon Paulson, 2016

Justin Mejia – 3x State Champion

FLO ALL-AMERICANS
Brandon Betancourt, 2016
Justin Mejia, 2016, 2014
Isaiah Hokit, 2015
Josh Hokit, 2015
Khristian Olivas, 2014
Nick Nevills, 2013, 2012
Jonas Gaytan, 2012
Zach Nevills, 2012
ASICS ALL-AMERICANS
Justin Mejia, 2016 (2nd Team), 2015 (3rd Team), 2014 (HM)
Nick Nevills, 2014 (1st Team), 2013 (HM)
Scott Sakaguchi, 2009 (HM)
Troy Tirapelle, 2004 (2nd Team). 2003 (2nd Team)
Gabe Flores, 2003 (HM)
Alex Tirapelle (1st Team)
Chad Mast, 1993 (2nd Team)
Jimmy Aguirre, 1991 (2nd Team), 1990 (HM)