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2019 January Events

Here is a list of the events taking place in January. All events not listing what city they are taking place in are in SoCal locations. If you are holding or know of an event taking place in Southern California (or elsewhere but of significant impact to SoCal wrestler-girls) that is not listed here or in the Calendar page, please let us know via the Contact Us form so that I can correct the oversight if it fits the criteria.

SoCal WrestlerGirl now uses Google Calendar for posting events, it is a more versatile option for the site’s needs even if it is not as visually pleasing as the previous calendar. I am confident it will prove to be a positive change.

SoCal WrestlerGirl provides this calendar as a tool meant to help in planning and discovering opportunities for growth and experience. It is only a guide and this site is not responsible for schedule changes or cancellations that may occur. I make every effort to update the calendar in a timely manner but must recommend that schedules be confirmed and verified with the event organizers.

  • January 2
    • South Hills Winter Classic @ South Hills HS
  • January 3
    • 3rd Annual San Dimas JV Classic @ San Dimas HS
  • January 4
    • Millikan HS Girls MIT @ Millikan HS
  • January 4-5
    • 21st Annual True Wrestler Napa Valley Girls Classic @ Vintage HS in Napa, CA
    • 6th Annual San Dimas Lady Saints Classic @ San Dimas HS
    • NWCA National Duals @ Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky
  • January 5
    • 10th Annual Lady Cardinals Full Team Dual Tournament @ Santa Paula HS
    • Lady Monsoon Wrestling Tournament @ Mayfair HS
    • Queen of the Lake @ Eastlake HS
    • WCWA – Menlo Tournament @ Manlo College in Menlo, CA
  • January 6
    • CAGWA – Battle of the Dogs @ John Glenn HS
  • January 11
    • Registration Deadline for February 9 ACT
  • January 12
    • 4th Annual San Pasqual Invitational @ San Pasqual HS
    • Bonita Lady Top Gun Tournament @ Bonita HS
    • Leader of the Tribe @ Norte Vista HS
    • Trojan War @ Yucca Valley HS
  • January 13
    • CAGWA – 3G Top Gun @ Bonita HS
    • IEWA – Junior Battle for the Belt @ Temecula Valley HS
    • SDIWKA Tournament @ Imperial HS
    • WCWA – Ottawa/EZ-Flex Invitational @ Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas
  • January 18-19
    • 3rd Annual Ayala Women’s Wrestling Invitational @ Ruben S. Ayala HS
    • Lady Aztec Varsity Tournament @ Esperanza HS
  • January 19
    • 2nd Annual Lady Eagles Invitational @ John Glenn HS
  • January 20
    • CAGWA – Oxnard Bengals Invitational @ Pacifica HS
    • SDIWKA Mid Season Classic @ Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
    • WCWA – King University Tornado Open @ King University in Bristol, Tennessee
  • January 22
    • CIF Spirit of Sport Award Winter Application Deadline
    • CIF-SS Wrestling Regular Season Ends
  • January 26
    • CIF-SDS Regular Season Ends
    • Lady Cavalier Open @ Montclair HS
    • WCWA – McKendree University Open @ McKendree University in Lebanon, illinois
    • WCWA Western Regional Championships @ Menlo College in Menlo, CA
  • January 27
    • CAGWA Super Tournament (CST10) @ Felix Event Center in Azusa, CA
    • SDIWKA Tournament @ Brawley Union HS

CA Team Looking for Wrestlers to Compete in 2019 ORCA Senior Duals

Coach Cecil Wilson, of Eureka High School, wants to get the word out that he is looking for senior wrestlers for the 2019 ORCA Senior Duals. Once again, like last year, the three participating states (California, Washington and Oregon) will be fielding both men’s and women’s teams.

Coach Wilson is looking to fill fourteen weight classes (last year’s weights were: 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 170, 190 and 235). You can read more below:

  1. This is an invitation only tournament for High School Seniors.
  2. The selected girls will participate in a West-Coast All American dual against OR and WA select girls.
  3. The tournament is scheduled for March 9, 2019.
  4. The tournament will be held at Shasta College in Redding, CA
  5. Qualifiers should supply the following information:
    • Name:
    • School:
    • Contact Information: Cell and E-mail
    • Parent’s Information: Cell and E-mail
    • State Qualifier information
      • Placement
      • Weight

This is our second annual tournament modelling the boy’s traditional tournament. We are looking for State placers who desire to showcase their skills and taste competition against strong state teams. Coaches from Northern CA, Oregon and Washington will be previewing the tournament and be available to all wrestlers. We will provide a singlet, warmups, hotel accomodations for the night prior the tournament.

Cecil Wilson, Eureka HS Girls Head Coach

If you are interested please contact Cecil Wilson or Thomas Gowing

I’m looking forward to California’s improved showing this year!

TWU and ESU to Add Women’s Wrestling for 2019-2020 Season

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University, located in Fort Worth, Texas, has announced it will be adding women’s wrestling for the 2019-2020 season.

TWU is a private liberal arts university founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The School offer 27 areas of undergraduate study and offers graduate programs in business, education, counseling, nurse anesthesia and law. The 75 acre campus has a staff of 279 and a co-ed population of over 3,300.

“We think this is a wonderful opportunity for students to compete in wrestling collegiately while earning their degree in a student-first environment ideal for thriving on and off the field.”

Frederick G. Slabach, president of TWU

The Rams compete in the NAIA. The school is currently looking for its inaugural Head Coach while its recruiting effort will begin in the spring of 2019. However if you are interested, there is no reason not to make first contact just click on the link and let them know you’re interested!

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, has also announced plans to add women’s wrestling to its athletic offerings with plans to begin competing during the 2019-2020 season.

ESU is a public university offering 68 undergraduate major programs with 24 concentrations of study. The 213 acres campus has an academic staff of 280 and a co-ed population of over 6,000.

“Women’s wrestling has been under consideration for some time and we’ve already developed our schedule for next fall. We are eager to recruit new student-athletes for this opportunity.”

Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president of ESU

 The ESU is an NCAA Division II school. 2-time Puerto Rico Olympian and former Springfield Technical Community College women’s wrestling head coach, Anibal Nieves, will initially coach both the men’s and the women’s teams. If you are interested in considering joining the Warriors click on the link and fill out the Women’s Wrestling Prospective Student-Athlete Form.

Bonus: Davenport University to add Women’s Wrestling in 2020

An image of an internal email, shared via twitter, states that Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan intends to add women’s wrestling in 2020.

I have learned to be careful about being overly excited about such statements until an official announcement is made by the school. Nonetheless, I see nothing wrong with making everyone aware there might be one more option coming up on the horizon.

Once the official press release is out I will write a post with the usual details. Until then, I will add the school to the list with the caveat that it may be removed if I feel the program is not going to materialize. I have my fingers crossed that it does.

53(?) WCWA Schools by 2020!

If Davenport does start a program that would bring the number of schools with varsity women’s wrestling programs to 53 by 2020! If it doesn’t, women’s wrestling will still be doing great with 52 for 2019!

I realize there are many factors that may change the landscape of the sport. The NAIA may decide the WCWA has enough non-NAIA schools in it that it can separate its programs from it. The NCAA may grant women’s wrestling emerging sport status. How such changes would affect the WCWA is an unknown. What is known is that the sport has a healthy rate of growth and is undeniably here to stay.

As always, I wish the two new schools the best of luck in all their efforts to start successful programs and look forward to seeing them succeed.

2019 CIF-SS Region Qualifier Assignments Released

Late last week the CIF Southern Section office released the list of leagues assigned to each region for the 2019 qualifiers. I would have liked to have posted some additional information in besides the schools in each of the leagues but that will have to wait until January.

According to the official PDF, the divisions were, “primarily based on region. Given that the CIF Qualifying Tournament is a one-day event, The CIF office and the Girl’s Wrestling Committee has tried to keep schools close enough to the host site to minimize travel and overnight accommodations.”

Registration for the tournaments will open January 15 and will close on February 5 at 11 PM with the five tournaments being held simultaneously on February 9.

The top eight six wrestlers in each weight from each of the five regions will qualify for the Southern Section Championships which will be held February 15 and 16.

A note on the list of schools that follows, there will be a few boys-only schools that are included. I did not have the time to go through and remove them. I thank you for your understanding

Northern Region at Camarillo HS

Almont League
Alhambra
Bell Gardens
Mark Keppel
Montebello
San Gabriel
Schurr
Channel League
Cabrillo/Lompoc
Dos Pueblos
Lompoc
San Marcos
Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez
Citrus Coast League
Carpinteria
Fillmore
Hueneme
Malibu
Nordhoff
Santa Paula
Coastal Canyon League
Agoura
Camarillo
Moorpark
Oak Park
Royal
Simi Valley
Freelance Schools
Gorman Learning Charter
Harkham-GAON Academy
Help Group West
Ochoa Prep Academy
Orion International Academy
Padre Pio Academy
PAL Charter Academy
River Springs Magnolia
Riverside County Ed/Indio
San Luis Obispo Classical
South Hills Academy
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac
Summit Leadership Academy
USC Prep
Village Glen
Golden League
Antelope Valley
Eastside
Highland
Knight
Lancaster
Littlerock
Palmdale
Quartz Hill
Heritage League
Faith Baptist
Guidance Charter
Lancaster Baptist
Palmdale Aerospace
Santa Clarita Christian
Trinity Classical Academy
Valley Torah
Vasquez
Marmonte League
Calabasas
Newbury Park
Oaks Christian
Thousand Oaks
Westlake
Los Angeles Athletic Association
Alemany
Chaminade
Crespi
Flintridge Sacred Heart
Harvard-Westlake
Immaculate Heart
Louisville
Loyola
Marlborough
Marymount
Notre Dame Academy
Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks
St. Francis
Pacific View League
Buena
Channel Islands
Oxnard
Pacifica/Oxnard
Rio Mesa
Ventura
Rio Hondo League
Blair
La Canada
Monrovia
San Marino
South Pasadena
Temple City

Central Region at San Dimas HS

Baseline League
Chino Hills
Damien
Etiwanda
Los Osos
Rancho Cucamonga
St. Lucy’s
Upland
Big VIII League
Centennial/Corona
Corona
King, M.L.
Norco
Roosevelt
Santiago/Corona
Agape/Cross Valley Conference
Academy/Academic Excellence
Academy/Careers & Exploration
Apple Valley Christian
Big Bear
Cobalt Institute
Excelsior Charter
Hesperia Christian
Lucerne Valley
Riverside Prep
Sage Oak Charter
Silver Valley
University Prep
Victor Valley Christian
Desert Sky League
Adelanto
Barstow
Granite Hills
Silverado
Victor Valley
Hacienda League
Charter Oak
Diamond Ranch
Los Altos
South Hills
Walnut
West Covina
Miramonte League
Bassett
Edgewood
Ganesha
Garey
La Puente
Pomona
Mojave River League
Apple Valley
Burroughs/Ridgecrest
Hesperia
Oak Hills
Serrano
Sultana
Montview League
Azusa
Duarte
Gladstone
Nogales
Sierra Vista
Workman
Mt. Baldy League
Chaffey
Chino
Diamond Bar
Don Lugo
Montclair
Ontario
Palomares League
Alta Loma
Ayala
Bonita
Claremont
Colony
Glendora
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park
Covina
Northview
Rowland
San Dimas

Eastern Region at Hillcrest HS

Arrowhead League
Boys’ Republic
California Lutheran
California School for the Deaf
Hamilton
La Sierra Academy
Sherman Indian
United Christian Academy
Citrus Belt League
Cajon
Carter
Citrus Valley
Redlands
Redlands East Valley
Yucaipa
Desert Empire
La Quinta/La Quinta
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage
Shadow Hills
Xavier Prep
Desert Valley League
Banning
Cathedral City
Coachella Valley
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Mirage
Indio
Twentynine Palms
Yucca Valley
Raincross Conference
Arlington
Canyon Springs
Elsinore
Heritage
Lakeside
North, J.W.
Notre Dame/Riverside
Orange Vista
Paloma Valley
Perris
Poly/Riverside
Rancho Verde
Temescal Canyon
Valley View
Mountain Pass League
Beaumont
Citrus Hill
Hemet
San Jacinto
Tahquitz
West Valley
Mountain Valley League
Indian Springs
Miller, A.B.
Moreno Valley
Pacific
Rubidoux
San Bernardino
Vista Del Lago
River Valley League
Hillcrest
Jurupa Valley
La Sierra
Norte Vista
Patriot
Ramona
San Andreas League
Arroyo Valley
Eisenhower
Jurupa Hills
Rialto
Rim of the World
San Gorgonio
Southeastern League
Carnegie/Riverside
Rancho Christian
Santa Rosa Academy
Temecula Prep
Southwestern League
Chaparral
Great Oak
Murrieta Mesa
Murrieta Valley
Temecula Valley
Vista Murrieta
Sunkist League
Bloomington
Colton
Fontana
Grand Terrace
Kaiser
Summit

Southern Region at El Toro HS

Western Athletic Association
Acaciawood Academy
Anaheim Discovery Christian
Avalon
Bethel Baptist
Brethren Christian
Calvary Chapel/Downey
Capistrano Valley Christian
Connelly
Eastside Christian
Emerson Honors
Fairmont Prep
Liberty Christian
Lutheran/La Verne
Orange County Christian
Orangewood Academy
Pacifica Christian/ Orange County
Saddleback Valley Christian
Samueli Academy
Southlands Christian
St. Margaret’s
St. Michael’s Prep
Tarbut V’Torah
Trinity Christian
Webb
Century Conference
Brea Olinda
Canyon/Anaheim
El Dorado
El Modena
Esperanza
Foothill
Villa Park
Yorba Linda
Coast View Conference
Aliso Niguel
Capistrano Valley
Dana Hills
El Toro
Laguna Hills
Mission Viejo
San Clemente
San Juan Hills
Tesoro
Trabuco Hills
Empire League
Crean Lutheran
Cypress
Kennedy
Pacifica/Garden Grove
Tustin
Valencia/Placentia
Garden Grove League
Bolsa Grande
La Quinta/Westminster
Loara
Los Amigos
Rancho Alamitos
Santiago/Garden Grove
Golden West League
Garden Grove
Godinez
Ocean View
Segerstrom
Western
Westminster
Orange League
Anaheim
Century
Katella
Magnolia
Santa Ana Valley
Savanna
Orange Coast League
Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana
Costa Mesa
Estancia
Orange
Saddleback
Santa Ana
Pacific Coast League
Beckman
Irvine
Northwood
Portola
University
Woodbridge
Sunset League
Corona del Mar
Edison
Fountain Valley
Huntington Beach
Laguna Beach
Los Alamitos
Marina
Newport Harbor
Trinity League
JSerra
Lutheran/Orange
Mater Dei
Rosary Academy
Santa Margarita
Servite
St. John Bosco

Western Region at Downey HS

605 League
Artesia
Cerritos
Glenn
Oxford Academy
Pioneer
Whitney
Bay League
Centennial/Compton
Leuzinger
Mira Costa
Palos Verdes
Peninsula
Redondo Union
Del Rio League
California
El Rancho
La Serna
Santa Fe
Whittier
Freeway League
Buena Park
Fullerton
La Habra
Sonora
Sunny Hills
Troy
Mission Valley League
Arroyo El
Monte
Gabrielino
Marshall Fundamental
Mountain View
Rosemead
South El Monte
Moore League
Cabrillo/Long Beach
Compton
Jordan
Lakewood
Millikan
Poly/Long Beach
Wilson/Long Beach
Ocean League
Beverly Hills
Culver City
El Segundo
Hawthorne
Lawndale
Santa Monica
Pioneer League
Inglewood
Morningside
North Torrance
South Torrance
Torrance
West Torrance
San Gabriel Valley League
Dominguez
Downey
Gahr
Lynwood
Paramount
Warren
Suburban League
Bellflower
La Mirada
Mayfair
Norwalk

Want to be Part of 2019’s Folkstyle Team California? Apply!

If you have or know a wrestler that would like to be part of Team California and  compete at Girls Folkstyle Nationals, next year, the following message from CA-USAW Women’s Director, Coach Malinda Ripley will be of of interest to you


Parents, Coaches and Athletes,

We hope that your CIF season is going well! Its that time of year again, and we need you to fill out the attached google doc APPLICATION if you are interested in attending the 2019 Folkstyle Nationals with Team California in Oklahoma City Oklahoma March 21st-24th.  

Application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlWRsRKf39nnhhjOviLb4fMAl94WXhgzAL8PBqdiGw0awVOA/viewform?usp=sf_link

This is an APPLICATION, if you are selected for the National Team you will be informed. Travel dates are March 21st-24th 2019 to Oklahoma City. 

***If you are selected for this trip you are REQUIRED to attend and participate in the 2019 California USA Wrestling Folkstyle State March 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Fresno Ca: https://www.ca-usaw.org/page/show/1080040-cadet-boys-junior-boys-state-championships-and-cadet-girls-junior-girls-state-championships

MORE INFO ON TRIP: https://www.ca-usaw.org/page/show/1186622-girls-folkstyle-trip

As always we encourage you to pass this application on to those around you 
 

Have a great day,

Coach Malinda Ripley

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