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2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team
A bevy of seniors top 2020 AWN’s High School All-American Team. Gonzales, Figueroa, Vasquez, and Saldate earn First Team Honors. With more than 10,000 high schools across the country sponsoring wrestling programs for more than 250,000 athletes, it’s easy to see how picking the crème de la crème of... Read more
Kerry McCoy Takes Over California RTC
Editors note: Regional Training Centers (RTC’s) are becoming very popular among the collegiate level programs. Fresno State also has an RTC program that is open to former wrestlers training for the international level, as well as top level high school wrestlers that meet specified criteria (e.g., cadet/Jr. All-Americans, state... Read more
Frank Cheek, Legendary Humboldt State Coach Passes
This past Saturday, legendary Humboldt State University Coach Frank Cheek passed away at the age of 82. His long career at Humboldt State included 22 years coaching wrestling and 25 years coaching softball. Most recently the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Hall of Fame inducted Cheek. Frank Cheek guided... Read more
Simpson University Signs Fresno’s Luis Saucedo
Fresno City’s Luis Saucedo Signs with Simpson University (NAIA) Luis Saucedo started wrestling at the age of 7 for the Ceres Hawks youth wrestling club. The Modesto-born wrestler and son to Jorge and Beatriz, Luis went on to a very successful wrestling tenure for Central Valley high school. Saucedo... Read more
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
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
2020 CIF State Championships – Semi-Finals Set
CIF Wrestling State Championships – Semi-finals For 2020 CIF State Championships Day 2 – Quarter-final Matchups, see next page. Feature image: 160 – TRENT SILVA (Windsor, NC, 12) High School Wrestling TOP 12 TEAMS (Entering Day 3) 1 – Buchanan (CS): 176.0 2 – Poway (SD): 133.5 3 –... Read more
Buchanan #1 in Final State Wrestling Rankings
Buchanan High School powerhouse takes #1 spot in Final California State Wrestling Rankings. St. John Bosco, Poway, Clovis and Gilroy round out top 5. TCW California State Ranking Finals by Michael Cho – February 26, 2020 TOP CALIFORNIA WRESTLERS (PRE-STATE) • State Wrestling Ranking Finals 106 – Andre Gonzales... Read more