CIF Wrestling Medal Count Since 1973 (Individual Champions): Top 25 Schools
An exhaustive compilation of CIF State Wrestling Medal Count Since 1973 (Individual Champions from California schools) by Al Fontes- Editor, The California Wrestler. Feature image: Clovis High School (CS) Holds the CIF State Record of 177 Medals since 1973. The most wrestling champions crowned in State history. But several... Read more
Bragging Rights: California All-American / Dream Team Wrestlers Pinned
California wrestlers did well, extremely well, across the national landscape in the recent NWCA Scholar All-American awards. USA Wrestling selections included Chase Saldate to the Dream Team. In our SportStars Wrestling Insider, Ike Dodson selected Saldate as the NorCal Wrestler of the Year. (For more, see “National No. 1... Read more
Aliso Niguel’s Juliana Cubias-Marsh Signs!
2x CIF State Medalist, Aliso Niguel’s Juliana Cubias-Marsh (pictured above and below), signs with Gannon University in Erie, PA (Division II)! Also, 2020 CIF State Medalist, Buchanan High’s Raymond Lopez Commits to Army West Point. It’s college commitment time. Certainly for The California Wrestler, this is one of the... Read more
Wrestling’s 2020 All-American Teams Announced
Wrestling’s 2020 All-American Teams: April 21, 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association Announced Wrestling’s 2020 All-American Teams covering First Team All-Americans, Second Team and Honorable Mentions. California high school honorees are in bold. EVAN WICK (Wisconsin/San Marino, S) _______________________________ LET’S STAY CONNECTED: Follow SportStars on Twitter & Instagram | Like us on Facebook | Subscribe! _______________________________ FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS 141 –... Read more
SportStars’ Girls Wrestling Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Wrestlers (’11-’20)
SportStars’ 10 Year Anniversary Project Continues With Its Girls Wrestling Big 10 — The Magazine’s Top 10 NorCal Girls Wrestlers Of The Past Decade • Welcome to the SportStars’ Girls Wrestling BIG 10. This is an installation of our Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project to celebrate what... Read more
SportStars’ Boys Wrestling Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Wrestlers (’11-’20)
SportStars’ 10 Year Anniversary Project Continues With Its Boys Wrestling Big 10 — The Magazine’s Top 10 NorCal Boys Wrestlers Of The Past 10 Seasons • Welcome to the SportStars’ Boys Wrestling BIG 10.  This is an installation of our Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project to celebrate... Read more
#NeverStop Project | Calling On Sports Passion In A Time Without Sports
As COVID-19 Keeps Athletes & Coaches Stuck At Home, SportStars Is Asking Them To Share Their Passion For Sports Through Stories, Essays And More — A Call To #NeverStop • So here we are. Stuck at home. With no sports to play. No sports to watch. No definitive end to... Read more
All-NorCal Wrestling Honors | Ike’s Ironmen & Ironwomen 2020
Chase Saldate, Lilly Freitas and 22 NorCal teams represented in SportStars’ Third Annual All-NorCal Wrestling Honors • Though it again spanned three grueling days, the combined Boys-Girls CIF Wrestling Championships at Mechanics Bank (formerly Rabobank) Arena in Bakersfield was a resounding triumph for NorCal’s best wrestlers. And for the... Read more
James Logan Girls Wrestling | Colts Claim State Title As Sport Skyrockets
James Logan Girls Wrestling Clutches CIF Championship As Girls Wrestling Builds NCAA “Emerging Sport” Momentum • Saturdays are officially for the girls. And the James Logan Girls Wrestling team is here for it. Wrestling’s highest divisions have been invaded by college and prep athletes looking to define their generation... Read more
Chase Saldate | Gilroy Wrestling Star’s Countdown To Liftoff
National No. 1 And CIF State Wrestling Champion, Chase “Satellite” Saldate Is An Other-Worldly Sensation — And Our NorCal Wrestler Of The Year • 10. For Chase Saldate, the countdown for his liftoff into orbit begins now. After he graduates from Gilroy High, the 152-pound InterMat National No. 1... Read more
Lujan, Nagao, Haas Join Prestigious State Champions Club
120 – Tristan Lujan (Selma, CS, 12) joins Nagao, and Haas in prestigious 2x California State Wrestling Champions Club There have been precious few to reach such achievement in four quick years of high school sports. These three men among boys, Lujan, Nagao and Haas) have entered the within... Read more
California Wrestling Championship Teams 1973–2020
SportStars wrestling Insider, Al Fontes (The California Wrestler) offers his retrospective report of California State Wrestling Championship Teams dating back to 1973. There’s a photo gallery included. Click this link also for a player-by-player list of 1973 & 2020 CIF State Individual Champions. Perpetual stalwart, Buchanan High School-Clovis caps... Read more