Reclaiming The Mat | Vacaville Wrestling Plans Summer Salvation
A Trip To Fargo Will Save A Lost Wrestling Season For Ethan Birch And The Sac-Joaquin Section Powerhouse Vacaville Bulldogs • Vacaville wrestling standout Ethan Birch smiles too much. He jokes, laughs and grins like the world was created just to give him a never-ending line of high-fives. The... Read more
SportStories, Ep. 4 | Ripple Effect: Remembering Mark Halvorson
The Pod Welcomes Its First Olympian As Robby Smith Joined Multiple Wrestlers To Help Us Remember The Late Youth And De La Salle Coach, Mark Halvorson • As the wrestling program director at Concord’s Community Youth Center, Mark Halvorson opened the door of wrestling to countless youth from all... Read more
SV Scuffle High School Girls Wrestling Loaded with State Medalists
On January 23, 2021 at Bakersfield’s Elite Fitness Center, the high school girls wrestling brackets at the SV Scuffle Invitational were loaded with state medalists and qualifiers in action. Many including a state champion with something to prove Returning state qualifiers are identified in green below The 126 weight... Read more
California Wrestlers Now on College Rosters
Mike Cho takes the reigns at The California Wrestler, and as a matter of course, his first post is data-packed! It features a list of previous California prep wrestling stars who find themselves now on college rosters. California Wrestlers Now on College Rosters For over two decades, The California... Read more
Who’s Got Next? | Readers Get Final 2020 SportStars Cover Choice
Vote On The Final 2020 SportStars Cover — What Image Should Represent An Issue Containing Our Favorite Work From A Frustrating Year Paired With A Hopeful Look Forward? So yeah, NorCal high school athletic programs are unlikely to remember 2020 with much fondness. We get it. However, SportStars worked... Read more
Damion Elliott | Del Oro Wrestler Has Singlet, Will Travel
Wrestling In 2020-21 May Just Be A Vision Quest As NorCal Wrestling Stars Like Del Oro’s Damion Elliott Flee State For Chances At Competition • Six months after he seized California Interscholastic Federation stardom by reaching the state finals as a sophomore, Del Oro-Loomis wrestler Damion Elliott found himself... Read more
Al Fontes Lauded Coach, Editor Says So Long to California Wrestling Community
It has been an honor and privilege serving the California wrestling community… After serving the California wrestling community for over 25 years, I am departing from editorship responsibilities with the California Wrestler Newsletter (TCW) and moving on to a new chapter in my life. It has been an honor... Read more
Amit Elor – Girl’s High School Rankings, November 2020
Once again we rank California’s lady wrestlers with the help of SportStars Insiders at The California Wrestler. And, no big surprise here, once again Amit Elor, the College Park wrestling standout comes in as #1 in the Nation! Read (much) more about Elor in SportStars wrestling section. FLO –... Read more
The Open Mat National H. S. Rankings: CA Wrestlers
CA Wrestlers: The Open Mat National High School Rankings – October 28, 2020 The California Wrestler covers high school wrestling and reports on CA wrestler rankings, as provided by The Open Mat. These California wrestler rankings are based nationally. See more California wresting reports on SportStars home page.120 –... Read more
Livermore Elite Wrestling Club Enters Freakshow
Bailey and Cowan place at Freakshow The Livermore Elite Wrestling Club (LEWC) entered nine competitors into the 2020 Freakshow hosted by the Ford Idaho Center and RMN Events in Nampa, Idaho. Dubbed “The Freakshow of Amateur Wrestling,” it is a Halloween-spirited national tournament that attracts the best, most competitive wrestlers in the country.... Read more
Granada’s Carter Bailey Wins & Earn Super 32!
LIVERMORE ELITE WRESTLING CLUB COACH RICH BAILEY Livermore Elite Wrestling Club (LEWC) travelled to Myrtle Beach, SC for the Super 32 wrestling tournament. The “Super 32” is widely considered one of the toughest tournaments in the country, and attracts most of the top wrestlers every year. LEWC had two... Read more
California’s Top Wrestler Rankings – October 2020
National High School Rankings – October 2020 (California Wrestlers) Top Wrestler Rankings by Open Mat are contributed by SportStars INSIDER, Al Fontes of The California Wrestler. Feature image: 106 – ANDRE GONZALES (Poway, SD) #1 Nation Rankings by Weight Class 106 – Aden Valencia (Ann Sobrato, CC, 9) #4 106... Read more