Top 40 Men’s Wrestlers in the Class of 2019

The California Wrestler has released our list of the top 40 wrestlers in the class of 2019. The rankings were based on how the individual did during the CIF state tournament and not the regular season or current results. Please feel free to contact Pablo Di Maria at for corrections or questions. Rank Name […]

Jose Mendoza Named New Assistant Coach at Fresno City

Fresno City Head Coach Paul Keysaw has told The California Wrestler that former Cal State Bakersfield wrestler Jose “Pepe” Mendoza would be part of his coaching staff for the 2018 season. Mendoza arrives on Fresno after a distinguished four-year career at Cal State Bakersfield, where the Selma, California native finished in fourth place at the PAC-12 […]

CIF State Championship teams since 1973

  CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS  Clovis (CS): 1974, ’75, ’76, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’03, ’08, ’11, ’12, ’13, ‘14, ’15 Calvary Chapel (S): 1993, ’94, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’00, ‘01 Buchanan (CS): 2006, ‘16, ’17, ’18 Bakersfield (CS): 2002, ’04, ‘10 Poway (SD): 1986, ’99, ’05, ‘09 Clovis West (CS): 1983, ’84, ‘89 Vacaville (SJ): […]

Selma Coach Alex Perez Shines at UFC 227

LOS ANGELES, CA. – Former Lemoore grappler and Selma High wrestling Coach Alex Perez (21-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC), demolished undefeated prospect (16-0) record Jose Torres with am unleashed blow after blow until Torres dropped to the mat in a knockout victory for Perez. It is his second UFC bout. Alex Perez earned a UFC spot […]

Bellarmine Prep’s Jaquez Jr. Commits to Cal Poly, SLO

One of the top upper-weight wrestlers in the golden state, Victor Jaquez Jr., announced via Twitter on Saturday evening his intentions to compete for Coach John Sioredas at Cal Poly. About to enter his senior season for the Bell’s, Jaquez was triumphant during the postseason in capturing his second Central Coast Section Championship and placed […]

Q&A with Life Pacific College Assistant Coach Brady Bersano; Beginning of a Tradition by Al Fontes

“BEGINNING OF A TRADITION” Earlier this year, Life Pacific College in San Dimas announced the fielding of a newly established wrestling program in the Southern California area, which as of this writing is scheduled to begin competition in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (aka, NAIA) division during the 2018 – ’19 season. Leading this […]

03T Recap USS: Ultimate Summer Series II Week

Leonard Ashley (Red Wave) A week ago, Leonard was competing in a national tournament in Michigan wrestling against the best from the Midwest. This past weekend, he was back in his home state winning championship banners. Leonard competed in Folkstyle and Freestyle and was triumphant in winning both events at 76-pounds. In the finals of […]

High School Spotlight: Aaron Nagao from Esperanza High

The California Wrestling got the opportunity to sit down and speak with California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state runner-up Aaron Nagao of Esperanza High, which is situated in Anaheim, California. About to become a Junior in High School, Aaron has advanced twice to the state tournament where he has returned to his hometown with All-State honors. […]

Collegiate National Champions – All Divisions (Since 1952)

    NCAA DIVISION I 174 – Zahid Valencia (Arizona St./St. John Bosco, S), 2018 133 – Nahshon Garrett (Cornell/Chico, N), 2016 157 – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois/Lemoore, CS), 2016 157 – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois/Lemoore, CS), 2015 125 – Jesse Delgado (Illinois/Gilroy, CC), 2014 125 – Jesse Delgado (Illinois/Gilroy, CC), 2013 197 – Jake Varner (Iowa […]