Search:
Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire

2016 Boys Wrestling Archive Stories

Sort By: Date Headline Author/Byline Available Categories:
  • 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
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Riley Paterson, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    RILEY PATERSON SERVITE WRESTLING GPA: 4.13 Paterson is ranked fifth in the county and Southern Section at 170 pounds and 31st in the state. So far this season, Paterson was earned individual titles at the Mann Classic and the Cossarek Classic. He was also fourth at the Clovis West Shootout.
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Josahandy Moreno, Santa Ana By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Athlete of the Week Josahandy Moreno Santa Ana Moreno (137) finished second at last week’s Queen of the Hill Tournament at La Sierra University. Moreno, a senior, went 4-1. She’s currently ranked sixth in the Southern Section. Wrestling O.C. Top 10 (12-28-15) 1. Servite
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Wrestling athlete of the week: Ethyn Ewing, Canyon By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Ethyn Ewing Canyon Ewing (138) triumphed in a pair of tightly contested matches to win his division at the Mann Classic on Saturday. He edged Calvary Chapel’s Johnny Knowles, 2-1, in the semifinals and top-seeded Bobby Miguel of Clovis West, 5-4, in the final.
    Mon Dec 21, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Corey Shackleford, Capistrano Valley By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    COREY SHACKLEFORD CAPISTRANO VALLEY WRESTLING GPA: 4.0 Shackleford is a two-sport star for the Cougars. He was a member of the varsity football team the past two seasons, playing three positions (defensive tackle, fullback and long snapper). This is his fourth year on the varsity wrestl
    Mon Dec 21, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Liam Cronin, Servite By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Liam Cronin Servite Cronin earned Lower Weight MVP honors Saturday at the Clovis West Shootout, winning the 114-pound weight class. Cronin won three matches by major decision and then edged Chase Zollman of Poway, 4-3 in the finals.
    Mon Dec 14, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete of the week: Tyler Meisinger, San Clemente By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TYLER MEISINGER SAN CLEMENTE WRESTLING GPA: 4.37 Meisinger begins the season ranked 15th in the state at 152 pounds. He opened the season winning two matches by fall, one by decision and another by major decision on his way to the 152-pound title at the El Dorado Invitational. He’s en
    Mon Dec 07, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Liam Cronin, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Liam Cronin Servite Cronin (106) made a bit of history advancing to the finals at the CIF State Wrestling Tournament. By doing so, he became the first ever state finalist for the Friars. He eventually lost in the finals to Cade Olivas (St. Jo
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Gabby Garcia, Valencia BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia Valencia Garcia captured her third consecutive CIF State title when she defeated Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad, 3-1 in the 126-pound final, Saturday at the Visalia Convention Center. Garcia won two matches by fall and defeated Maddy Tung (Santa Monica), 4-2 in the semifinals. Garcia also won state title
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • 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: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    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: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    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: dcalhoun@ocregister.com
    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