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  • Wrestler of the week: Justin Thomas, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Justin Thomas Calvary Chapel Thomas captured his first CIF State title when he defeated Abner Romero of Buchanan, 5-3, in the final of the 160-pound division. The senior ends his high school career as a four-time state medalist. Contact the writer:
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Ethyn Ewing, Canyon By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ETHYN EWING CANYON Ewing (138) won six consecutive matches to finish third at the CIF-SS Masters Meet. His only loss was 5-3 to eventual champion Julian Flores of San Marino in the second round. Contact the writer: dcalhoun
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Jeremy Thomas, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JEREMY THOMAS CALVARY CHAPEL Thomas (170) recorded five victories by fall, all in the first period, en route to winning a CIF-SS title and receiving Upper Weight MVP honors at the CIF-SS Inland Division Individual Championships. Thomas is ranked No. 1 in the state at 170 pounds. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 22, 2016
  • Girls wrestling athlete of the week: Aleeah Gould, Canyon By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ALEEAH GOULD CANYON Gould (106) won her third consecutive CIF-SS Individual title Saturday. Gould, who finished second at last year’s state tournament, won three matches by fall and one by technical fall.
    Mon Feb 15, 2016
  • Girls wrestling athlete of the week: Gabby Garcia, Valencia By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia Valencia Garcia (126) made quick work of her opponents Saturday at the CIF Girls qualifying tournament, winning all four of her matches by first-period fall. Garcia will compete in the CIF-SS Individual Championships on Friday and Saturday. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Anthony Nixon, El Toro By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Anthony Nixon El Toro Nixon (220) won all three matches fall Saturday to capture the Coast View Conference title. Last week, Nixon upset the county’s Nos.3 and 5 wrestlers to win the title at the Laguna Hills Invitational. He’s currently 27-4. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Ryan Gutierrez, Brea Olinda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    RYAN GUTIERREZ BREA OLINDA Gutierrez (126) won three matches by decision, one by fall and another by technical fall to win the title at the two-day CIT Invitational at Morro Bay. Gutierrez is currently ranked 20th in the state, sixth in the Southern Section and first in the county. Contact the wr
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Johnny Knowles, Calvary Chapel By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Johnny Knowles Calvary Chapel Knowles (145) went up a weight class and finished first at the Five Counties Invitational. Knowles was seeded second and won two matches by fall and three by decision to win the title. C
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Jed Smith, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jed Smith Mater Dei Smith went 5-0 with one victory by fall, two by technical fall and two by major decision to capture the 182-pound title at the Peoria Invitational in Arizona. Smith is currently ranked No. 1 in the county and Southern Section and fourth in the state at 182 pounds. Contact the
    Mon Jan 11, 2016
  • Wrestler of the week: Jacob Gunter, Esperanza By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jacob Gunter Esperanza Gunter, a senior, won four of his five matches by fall, including in the finals over Cameron Santiago of Poway to capture the 113-pound title at last week’s Tournament of Champions. Gunter is ranked 21st in the state, sixth in the Southern Section and second in the county. Wrest
    Mon Jan 04, 2016