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Lujan, Nagao, Haas Join Prestigious State Champions Club

120 – TRISTAN LUJAN (Selma, CS, 12)

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 these hallowed halls, winning not once, but twice as California state wrestling champions. In Insider Al Fonte’s list of past 2x California state wrestling champions, you’ll notice many are back-to-back titleists. That’s not so surprising as peaking in sports typically comes in one stretch. We recently posted a story on the topic of peaking. Get that article here: Peak Performance Training: Right Place, Right Time

182 – NATHAN HAAS (St. John Bosco, S, 12)

182 – NATHAN HAAS (St. John Bosco, S, 12) 2nd title in as many years for Team Tribe

132 – AARON NAGAO (Esperanza, S) 2x CIF State Champion

132 – AARON NAGAO (Esperanza, S) The Minnesota commit took his 2nd in a row – last year as a 126 lb grappler

2x CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS

Tristan Lujan (Selma, CS): 2019 – ‘20

Aaron Nagao (Esperanza, S): 2019 – ’20

Nathan Haas (St. John Bosco, S): 2019 – ‘20

Mathew Olguin (Buchanan, CS): 2016, ‘19

Cleveland Belton (Temescal Canyon/St. John Bosco, S): 2017, ’18

Anthony Montalvo (Buchanan, CS): 2017 – ’18

Navonte Demison (Bakersfield, CS): 2016, ’17

Colt Doyle (Poway, SD): 2014, ’15

 

Jeramy Sweany (Vacaville, SJ): 2013, ‘14

Israel Saavedra (Modesto, SJ): 2013, ‘14

Joey Davis (Santa Fe, S): 2011, ‘12

Daniel Gaytan (Clovis, CS): 2011, ‘12

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2x California State Wrestling Champions Club cont.

Nikko Reyes (Clovis West, CS): 2011, ‘12

Bryce Hammond (Bakersfield, CS): 2010, ‘11

Nick Pena (Selma, CS): 2010, ‘11

Nahshon Garrett (Chico, N): 2010, ‘11

William “Tank” Knowles (Calvary Chapel, S): 2010, ‘11

David Klingsheim (Liberty, NC): 2008 – ‘09

Martin Gonzalez (Gilroy, CC): 2008, ‘09

Roger McCovey (Del Norte, NC): 2008-09

Gilberto Camacho (Washington Union, CS): 2007, ‘08

Anthony Meza (Vista, SD): 2007, ‘08

Rudi Burtchi (Oakdale, SJ): 2007, ‘08

Boris Navachkov (Fremont, CC): 2006, ‘07

Ryan Flores (Buchanan, CS): 2006, ‘07

Billy Murphy (Hughson, SJ): 2005, ‘06

Jake Varner (Bakersfield, CS): 2004, ‘05

Lewis Gonzalez (Turlock, SJ): 2004, ‘05

Joe Williams (Calvary Chapel, S): 2002, ‘03

Paul Baird (Poway, SD): 2002, ‘03

Brody Barrios (Poway, SD): 1999, ‘00

Michael Simpson (Brethren Christian, S): 1999, ‘00

Ben Martinez (Tulare Union, CS): 1998, ‘99

Max Odom (Foothill, CS): 1998, ‘99

Ryan Kane (Temecula Valley, S): 1998, ‘99

Carlos Blanco (Canyon Springs, S): 1997, ‘98

Ralph Lopez (Clovis West, CS): 1997, ‘98

Hector Torres (Rosemead, S): 1997, ‘98

Joe Calavitta (Calvary Chapel, S): 1996, ‘97

Steve Strange (Hughson, SJ): 1996, ‘97

Ty Wilcox (Calvary Chapel, S): 1996, ‘97

Adam Tirapelle (Hiram Johnson (SJ)/Buchanan, CS): 1995, ‘96

Mark Munoz (Vallejo, SJ): 1995, ‘96

Joshua Holiday (Calvary Chapel, S): 1994, ‘95

Ed Mosely (Calvary Chapel, S): 1994, ‘95

Casey Strand (College Park, NC): 1993, ‘94

Kyle Porter (Hughson, SJ): 1991, ‘92

Lalo Moz (Hanford, CS): 1991, ‘92

Darrin Preisendorf (American, NC): 1991, ‘92

Tony Okada (Savanna, S): 1990, ‘91

Can Tran (Arroyo, S): 1989, ‘90

Zach Cooper (Canyon, S): 1989, ‘90

Heath Sims (Woodbridge, S): 1988, ‘89

Tony Trujillo (Covina, S): 1987, ‘89

Mike Phillips (Capistrano Valley, S): 1987, ‘88

John Grubbs (El Camino, SD): 1986, ‘87

Lyndon Campbell (Santa Fe, S): 1986, ‘87

Todd Tomazic (El Dorado, S): 1986, ‘87

Trent Barnes (Clovis West, CS): 1985, ‘86

Brandon Dennington (Tracy, SJ): 1985, ‘86

Billy Ramos (San Ramon Valley, NC): 1982, ‘83

Eric Osborne (South Hills, S): 1982, ‘83

Ray Gulmatico (Lakewood, S): 1979, ‘81

Martin Kistler (Notre Dame, S): 1980, ‘81

Howard Lawson (El Dorado, S): 1980, ‘81

Dan Chaid (Gunderson, CC): 1980, ‘81

Bruce Terry (Loara, S): 1978, ‘79

Adam Cuestas (Merced, SJ): 1977, ‘78

Ray Martinez (Righetti, S/Roosevelt, CS): 1977, ‘78

Dan Cuestas (Merced, SJ): 1976, ‘77

Glenn Cooper (San Juan, SJ): 1975, ‘76

Eric Wais (Woodland, SJ): 1975, ‘76

John Azevedo (Grace Davis, SJ): 1974, ‘75

Terry Markou (Pacific, NC): 1974, ‘75

Story by SportStars INSIDER, Al Fontes. Follow Al at www.thecaliforniawrestler.com

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