Valencia named winner of The Hammer Award by AWN

John Hoke, Amateur Wrestling News 3/25/2019 Amateur Wrestling News will present The Hammer, its annual award, to Arizona State’s 174-pounder Zahid Valencia. The award is presented to the wrestler who wins the national title at what the writers at AWN decide is the most competitive weightclass every season. Valencia won the 174 pound title this […]

2019 USAW Folkstyle Nationals – Team California

Cadets – 41 Participants 88 lbs Grigor Cholakyan Jeremy Lee Oani 94 lbs Santino Sanchez Tyler Riley 100 lbs Beau Mantanona Logan Robinson 106 lbs Allan Hendricks Cisco Cabrera Dominic Mendez Jack Gioffre (2nd Ca State, 2019)* Logan Valledor Raymond Lopez Travis Ewing 113 lbs Carter Bailey Justin Rodriguez Marc Le Gaspe Reggie Raiz Sebastian […]

Flores Chosen to Relaunch Vanguard Wrestling Program

Wrestling – Sun, Mar. 24, 2019 Vanguard University is pleased to name Caleb Flores as the Head Coach of the revived Vanguard Wrestling program. After a 39-year hiatus, the “Matmen” will once again return to The Pit behind Flores, who has spent the last eight years as the Assistant Coach at Mt. San Antonio College […]

NCAA National Champions (California)

174 – Zahid Valencia (Arizona St./St. John Bosco HS, S): 2018, ’19 133 – Nahshon Garrett (Cornell/Chico HS, N): 2016 157 – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois/Lemoore HS, CS): 2015, ‘16 125 – Jesse Delgado (Univ. of Illinois/Gilroy HS, CC): 2013, ‘14 197 – Jake Varner (Iowa St./Bakersfield HS, C): 2009, 2010 141 – Derek Moore (UC […]

2019 NCAA Division I Qualifiers from California

133 – Gary Joint (Fresno State/Lemoore, CS) 133 – Sean Nickell (CS Bakersfield/Bakersfield, CS) 133 – Devan Turner (Oregon State/Dixon, SJ) 133 – Mason Pengilly (Stanford/Porterville, CS) 149 – Khristian Olivas (Fresno State/Clovis, CS) 149 – Russell Rohlfing (CS Bakersfield/Sonora, S) 157 – Justin Thomas (Oklahoma/Calvary Chapel, S) 157 – Christian Pagdilao (Arizona State/Santiago, S) […]

2019 NCWA Women’s Nationals – Final Results

Women’s results 101 1st – Cecilia Saavedra (Grays Harbor) F Alexis Perez (Univ of North Texas), 4:43 3rd – Mai Xiong (Fresno State) F Gissel Avellaneda (Texas A & M), 5:47 109 1st – Maria Reyes (Big Bend CC) F Alicia Messer (Schreiner Univ), 4:04 3rd – Marina Aguayo (UCLA) DEC Kiana Herder (Dixie State […]