*The All-Southern California team is made up of the Los Angeles, Southern Section, San Diego, and the Central Section. The team was chosen on how the athlete finished at the CIF state tournament.
101 – Angelina Gomez (Northview HS, SS) Sr.
The Viking captain claimed her second CIF Southern Section championship and her third overall state championship at 101-pounds. At the CIF state tournament, Gomez recorded three falls and a (3-1) decision over North Coast Champion Lizette Rodriguez of James Logan in the finals. She will be wrestling next season at Emmanuel College.
106 – Marissa Ritchie (ML King HS, SS) Jr.
After wrestling for one season at state power Corona High as a freshman, Ritchie is becoming the face of the ML King wrestling program. During the 2017-18 season, Ritchie became the first girl’s wrestler from ML King High to claim a CIF Southern Section championship, and two advanced to the state finals on a second occasion. Only a junior, Ritchie should be one of the top lower weight grapplers in the state and the country.
111 – Alleida Martinez (Selma HS, CS) Sr.
Along with Gracie Figueroa, this Selma native broke all kinds of records for the Bears. Martinez accumulated more than 100 plus wins without suffering a defeat to any foe from California during her scholastic career. She also captured her fourth straight Central Section and state championship to wind up with a 24-0 record on the season. Martinez will stay locally and compete for the Oaks of Menlo College this fall.
116 – Alyssa Valdivia (Frontier HS, CS) Fr.
As a Frontier freshman, she finished with a 35-3 overall record and won a Central Section Masters Championship. Valdivia entered the state tournament as one of the favorites at 116-pounds. After losing to the eventual state champion Rory Coscia (Enochs), Valdivia won two additional matches, including pinning Melanie Mendoza (Selma) in the third-place bout.
121 – Gracie Figueroa (Selma HS, CS) Sr.
Gracie “Queen Bee” Figueroa was the other half of the one-two-punch for the Bears. With the help of her teammates, Figueroa led Selma High to their third consecutive CIF team state title. Individually, Gracie won her fourth Central Section and state championship to finished with an overall record of 193-0, including 33-0 this season. She will also attend Menlo College with hopes of becoming a national champion in college.
126 – Cheyenne Bowman (Rowland HS, SS) Fr.
Cheyenne Bowman won her first state high school title as she pinned Cerritos’ Desiree Estrada early in the second period of their 126-pound championship match. It capped a dominating weekend as she pinned all of her opponents and didn’t allow an opponent to take her down in any of her bouts. Bowman was also a CIF Region and Southern Section champion this season.
131 – Genesis Miranda (Moreno Valley HS, SS) Sr.
Miranda accomplished the dream of every wrestler that joins our sport– to place at the coveted state tournament! After two consecutive years finishing in the blood round, Miranda engraved her name on the record books as she placed third in a rugged weight class. This upcoming fall, Miranda will join the Stars at Oklahoma City University.
137 – Aine Drury (Westminster HS, SS) So.
After finishing second at the state tournament as a freshman, Drury was determined during the 2017-18 season to walk away from the Visalia Convention Center as a state champion. As the No. 2 seed at 137-pounds, Drury pinned her first four opponents, before defeating No. 1 Destiny Lyng (Helix Charter) 9-4 to earn her first individual state championship.
143 – Julia Padilla (Northview HS, SS) Sr.
Just like her siblings (Chris, Tatiana, and Ricky) Julia was triumphant during her junior and senior seasons to have medaled at the rugged CIF state tournament. Despite not being seeded due to her being upset at the section tournament, Julia had a tremendous state tournament that saw her pinned her first opponents, including No. 1 McKenna Hutchinson (Upland) in the semifinal round. Julia placed second at the state tournament and will continue her wrestling career at Emmanuel College.
150 – Jerzie Estrada (Selma HS, SS) Jr.
Estrada was all business during the CIF state tournament as she outwrestled the competition at 150-pounds by earning four falls and an (8-0) major decision. Estrada gained her second state title as she was the state champion in 2016 at 131-pounds. Estrada should be one of the top seniors entering the 2018-19 season in the country and the state.
160 – Katja Osteen (Chaminade College Prep, SS) Fr.
Only a freshman for the Eagles, Katja won a regional, CIF Southern Section championship, and a state title with little or no challenge from the competition. At the state tournament, Katja pinned three of the four opponents she faced. In fact, she obtained a 49-second fall over the Sac-Joaquin Section champion Yelena Makoyed (Bella Vista) to claim her first CIF state title. Just weeks after capturing a state championship, Katja was triumphant at the USA Wrestling’s Girls Folkstyle Nationals, winning titles in both the Cadet and Junior divisions at 164 pounds.
170 – Adelina Parra (San Fernando HS, LA) So.
Adelina Parra became the second athlete for the always strong San Fernando wrestling team to conquer a CIF state championship. At the state tournament finals, Parra defeated North Coast Section champion Emily Sandoval (James Logan) 4-2 to claim her first state title. Parra went on to compete at the USA Wrestling’s Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma and conquered the field in the Cadet division at 180-pounds.
189 – Alexandra Castillo (Birmingham HS, LA) Sr.
The heart and soul of Birmingham’s girl’s wrestling team was victorious in claiming her second CIF state title at 189-pounds. Prior to defeating Fola Akinola (Menlo-Atherton) 6-1 in the state finals, Castillo had spent a total of seven minutes and fifty-four seconds on the state mats. A multiple time Folkstyle and Fargo All-American, Castillo will compete this upcoming fall for the Tigers of Campbellsville University.
235 – Christina Santoyo (Monroe HS, LA) Jr.
After placing fifth at the Los Angeles City Section tournament during the 2016-17 season and not advancing to the state tournament, Santoyo was determined to do so the following year. She accomplished the feat by placing second at the L.A. City Section and at the state tournament to become the first ever state medal winner for the Vikings under coach Jean Ramirez. She is only a junior and will have the opportunity to claim both a section and state championship during the 2018-19 season.
101 – Sofia Martinez (Ayala HS, SS) Jr.
106 – Sugey Ceja (Corona HS, SS) Sr.
111 – Ashley Venegas (Mt. Whitney HS, CS) Jr.
116 – Melanie Mendoza (Selma HS, CS) So.
121 – Caitlin Cardenas (Corona HS, SS) Sr.
126 – Desiree Estrada (Cerritos HS, SS) Sr.
131 – Yazmin Gonzales (Camarillo HS, SS) Sr.
137 – Destiny Lyng (Helix Charter, SD) Sr.
143 – Gianna Anaya (San Fernando HS, LA) So.
150 – Sasha Medvidovic (Mira Costa HS, SS) Sr.
160 – Anatli Smalley (Northview HS, SS) Sr.
170 – Emma Reusing (Hillcrest HS, SS) Sr.
189 – Sierra Adams-Gregory (Millikan HS, SS) Sr.
235 –Madlyne Navarro (El Camino HS, SD) Jr.
101 – Genesis Quairte (Ridgeview HS, CS) So.
106 – Justine Barredo (Walnut HS, SS) Jr.
111 – Roslyn Chang (Corona HS, SS) Sr.
116 – Gloria Gonzales (Paramount HS, SS) Jr.
121 – Karla Rivera (Birmingham HS, LA) Sr.
126 – Jessica Rodriguez (Ridgeview HS, CS) Sr.
131 – Alyssa Gomez (Walnut HS, SS) Sr.
137 – Lauren Camp (Kennedy HS, SS) So.
143 – Lorena Egea (University HS, SS) Sr.
150 – Daisy Garcia (Artesia HS, SS) Sr.
160 – Tia Barfield (Victor Valley HS, SS) Jr.
170 – America Lopez (Valencia/Valencia HS, SS) Fr.
189 – Emily Velasquez (San Pascual HS, SD) Sr.
235 – Brittany Milligan (Covina HS, SS) Sr.