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2015 Boys Wrestling Archive Stories

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  • Wrestler of the week: Abe Ochoa, Yorba Linda BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Abe Ochoa Yorba Linda Ochoa (heavyweight) was selected Upper Weight MVP after he recorded five first-period pins on the way to securing the title at the CIF-SS Central Division Individual Championships. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Aleeah Gould, Canyon BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aleeah Gould Canyon Gould (106) earned Lower Weight MVP honors at the CIF-SS Individual Championships on Saturday. She won all five matches by fall as she qualified for her second consecutive CIF State Tournament, Feb. 27-28.
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Isaiah Roe, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ISAIAH ROE LAGUNA HILLS WRESTLING GPA: 4.3 Roe will compete at this weekend’s CIF-SS Individual Championship at Ayala High. He qualified thanks to a third-place finish at 154 pounds at the Coast View Conference Championships. Other highlights this season include a seventh-place finish
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Michael Vasquez, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Michael Vasquez Servite Vasquez (182 pounds) went 4-0 with three victories by fall and one by technical fall Saturday to lead the Friars to their first ever CIF Dual Meet championship.
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Dexter Viengvilay, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Dexter Viengvilay Laguna Hills Viengvilay captured his second consecutive South Coast League title Saturday. Viengvilay, who is the top-ranked wrestler in the county at 106, won all three matches by fall. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 02, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Mike Marshall, San Clemente BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mike Marshall San Clemente Marshall (170) was selected Champion of Champions at Saturday’s Rotary Invitational winning two matches by fall, one by decision and by major decision (13-0) in the finals. Contact the writer:
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Russell Rohlfing, Sonora BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Russell Rohlfing Sonora Rohlfing (126) won two matches by technical fall, one by fall and two by decision to advance to Saturday’s finals at The Five Counties Invitational. Rohlfing, who is ranked fourth in the state, dropped a 4-2 decision to No.2 ranked Durbin Lloren (Buchanan) in the finals.
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Xavier Hernandez, Villa Park BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Xavier Hernandez Villa Park Hernandez was unseeded in the 195-pound weight class at the Dinuba Invitational, but that didn’t stop him as he navigated his way through the field for the title, defeating Daniel Metz of Granite Hills 15-7 in the finals. Contact the writer:
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Ryker Coppa, Marina BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Ryker Coppa Marina Coppa (195) won three matches by fall, one by decision and defeated Seth Avis of Case Robles, 10-2 in the finals at the Sierra Nevada Classic, last Tuesday. Coppa is ranked No. 1 in the county and seventh in the state at his weight. O.C. Top 10 1. Servite 70 points (7 first-pla
    Mon Jan 05, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Matt Rodriguez, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MATT RODRIGUEZ SERVITE WRESTLING GPA: 5.0 Rodriguez (113) is off to a great start this season for the top-ranked Friars. He has finished first at the Cossarek Classic, fourth at the Clovis West Shootout and second at the Mann Classic. He is a two-time CIF qualifier. He finished sixth last y
    Mon Jan 05, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Miyuki Pugrad, Kennedy BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Miyuki Pugrad Kennedy Pugrad (126 pounds) won last week’s two-day, South Hills Winter Classic, defeating Eva Piroth of Albany, 7-6 in the finals. Pugrad won three matches in the tournament by fall. She’s currently ranked fifth in the state. Contact the writer:
    Mon Dec 29, 2014
  • Wrestling AOW: Jeremy Huang, El Modena BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jeremy Huang El Modena Huang, a senior, defeated the top seed, Nicholas Piwonka of Southridge High of Oregon, 6-3, in the 145-pound finals. Piwonka finished third at last year’s Oregon State championships. Huang won two matches by fall and three by decision on his way to the title. Huang was seeded seventh.
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Wrestling AOW: Andrew Gomez, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Andrew Gomez Yorba Linda Gomez was the seventh seed at the El Dorado Invitational and went on to finish first at 138 pounds. Gomez won one match by major decision, one by fall and three by decision including 7-6 in the finals against Johnny Knowles (Calvary Chapel). Gomez also had a 9-5 victory over Aaron Mora of Cl
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Johnny Beltran, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Beltran Servite Beltran placed third at 182 pounds at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield, Saturday. Beltran becomes the first-ever two-time state medalist for the Friars.
    Mon Mar 10, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Gabby Garcia, Valencia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia Valencia Garcia, a sophomore, captured her second consecutive CIF State title Saturday night at the Visalia Convention Center. Garcia (121 pounds) pinned all five opponents on the way to the title. Garcia’s first state title was at 108 pounds.
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Josh Rus, Villa Park By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Josh Rus Villa Park Rus, a senior, went 4-0, on his way to capturing the CIF title at 195 pounds at the Coastal Division, during the weekend. Rus won by fall in the final. Rus placed third last year.
    Mon Feb 24, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Trevor Perez, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Trevor Perez Mater Dei Perez, a junior, finally secured his first Trinity League title, defeating Sevite’s Angel Cordova by fall Friday at 147 pounds. Perez was ranked third in the county at his weight in the previous rankings.
    Mon Feb 17, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Tristan Steinman, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Tristan Steinman Yorba Linda Steinman, a senior at 138 pounds, won two matches by fall and one by decision Saturday to help the Mustangs repeat as CIF-SS Division 5 Dual Meet champions. Steinman won his match in the finals 6-1. Yorba Linda defeated Arroyo, 29-27 in the finals.
    Mon Feb 10, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Holden Thompson, Troy By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HOLDEN THOMPSON TROY WRESTLING GPA: 3.6 Thompson is a Troy Tech student, currently enrolled in Government, Spanish 3, Bible as Literature, Tech Internship and AP Calculus. Thompson is the president of Troy’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes group. He spent his internship last summ
    Mon Feb 03, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Phillip Zamora, Laguna Hills By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Phillip Zamora Laguna Hills Zamora, a sophomore, captured the South Coast League title Saturday, winning his finals match 14-0. The title comes one week after Zamora went 4-0 to win the Laguna Hills Invitational.
    Mon Feb 03, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Guillermo Avila, Tustin (1-27-14) By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Guillermo Avila Tustin Avila, who was ranked third in the county at 106 pounds, defeated the Nos.2 (Dexter Viengvialey, Laguna Hills) and 4 (Nathan Fier, Santa Margarita
    Mon Jan 27, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Johnny Beltran, Servite By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Johnny Beltran Servite Beltran defeated Young Woo An of Buchanan, 6-4 in overtime to capture the 182-pound title in Saturday’s Five Counties Invitational finals. He finished second at last year’s tournament. Beltran, who was the top seed, won two matches by fall, one by technical fall and two by decision
    Mon Jan 20, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Zack Adcock, San Clemente By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Zack Adcock San Clemente High School Adcock (182 pounds) carried the momentum from winning the Willimstein Invitational, into the week, leading the Tritons to a South Coast League dual victory, winning his match by fall.
    Mon Jan 13, 2014
  • Wrestler of the week: Aaron Negrette, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aaron Negrette Calvary Chapel Negrette finished second at 160 pounds at the Doc Buchanan Invitational at Clovis HS, Saturday. Negrette, who is ranked third in the state at 160 pounds, won three matches by fall and one by major decision to advance to the finals. In the finals, he lost 3-1 to top-ranked Bryan Salinas
    Mon Jan 06, 2014