TCW Wrestler of the Week – Jose Fernandez III (Upper Lake HS, NCS)

Upper Lake’s Jose Fernandez III with teammates Adriana Lopez and Christina Wilson, all 2017 Lou Bronzan Invitational Champions.



This weekend at the Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty High School in Brentwood, Upper Lake’s Jose Fernandez III dominated his competition in the 132 pound weight group to capture his third Bronzan championship belt. A junior, Fernandez registered four technical falls and a pin to earn the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler in the lightweight divisions. To date, Fernandez is a two-time North Coast Section medalist and qualified to the prestigious CIF State Championships last season after reaching the NCS finals. In addition, he has spent his off-seasons competing throughout the state, western region, and internationally as a member of a cultural exchange program to Japan. Moreover, Fernandez has earned multiple championship titles at the Cadet and Junior State Championships, as well as the Western Regionals. Currently, he is ranked #5 in the state by the TCW. Congratulations on a great tournament.