Category: News

…And then there were seven

All photos courtesy of Chris Mora Out of the 57 grapplers that traveled to compete at the USMC/USAW Cadet Freestyle tournament, only seven will return with All-American status. Incoming freshman, Ryan Franco of Clovis North(126), was the lone athlete from the golden state to advance to the finals. Franco will take on a familiar foe in […]

California women receive draws for Grand Prix of Spain

All photos courtesy of Simon Frazier University All four California athletes received their draws to compete at the Grand Prix of Spain at the Pabellón Exterior del CSD in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday the 16th. Anthony Victoria 48 kg), who is a first time World team member, was a four-time WCWA Women’s College Nationals champion […]

Fresno State Wrestling adds Joe Colon as volunteer assistant coach

Article by Travis Blanshan / Fresno State Assistant Director of Communications FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State wrestling head coach Troy Steiner announced the addition of volunteer assistant coach Joe Colon to the Bulldog coaching staff on Thursday. A 2014 graduate of Northern Iowa, Colon arrives in Fresno State after spending a year at NAIA Grand View University in Des […]

California Women’s Fargo Team

All photos courtesy of John Sachs (Tech-Fall) Once again Team California will be bringing the heat to Fargo this year. The women’s Junior team is loaded with great individuals that could emerge as champions. Leading the pack are Selma’s one-two-punch of Alleida Martinez (117) and Gracie Figueroa (122). Figueroa will be attempting to make history […]

California Boys Fargo Team

All photos courtesy of John Sachs (Tech-fall) California USA Wrestling has provided The California Wrestler with a list of all male wrestlers that will be competing at Fargo. Michigan State signee Jaden Enriquez (138) will be looking to win his first Freestyle National Championship in the Junior Division. In 2014, he was a Freestyle Cadet […]

Getting to know Jaden “Baby Face Assassin” Le

All photos courtesy of Duke Le and Eljay Pena (Tri-Titans Wrestling) Jaden Le is a highly respective wrestler who will be entering his sophomore season at Rancho Bernardo High in the San Diego area. He began his freshman campaign by dominating all foes he faced and winning such prestigious tournaments as the Hamada Invitational and […]

Nate Engel Wins Bronze at World Maccabiah Games

Nate Engel is the one on the right Team U.S. who won 12 medals at the annual World Maccabiah Games was coached this weekend by 2006 California Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee Chris Feder. Mr. Feder represented the U.S. at the 8th & 13th World Maccabiah Games in 1969 and 1989, respectively, winning a silver […]

Women’s Fargo Champions from California

All photos courtesy of John Sach 2002 was the year that team California won a Fargo Championship in the women’s Division for the first time. As a matter of fact, two of our wrestlers were crowned champions – Malinda Ripley (110) and Lindsay Owens (128). Since them, we have had 24 female wrestlers win titles […]

CCCAA State Champion Keanu Tom Signs with Concordia University

The Concordia University coaching staff officially announced today the signing of 2014 CCCAA state champion Keanu Tom (Cerritos College/Los Alamitos) to their up and coming program. During the CCCAA state tournament, Tom’s win in the finals over his opponent from Fresno City helped the Falcons clinch their four-state championship in the school’s rich wrestling history. […]