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2019 Southern Section Championships Seeds Released

Coach Jim Bowers of Corona posted the seeds for this year’s CIF Southern Section Girls Wrestling Championships on The California Wrestler Forum. He stated that the seeds were a result of a four-hour committee meeting and that there will be no changes.

The Championships start tomorrow at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale. Each weight bracket will have 40 wrestlers and the eight placing girls from each one will go on to compete at the state championships at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, February 21st through the 23rd.

The seeds are as follow:

101 Lbs
1 Sofia Martinez – Ayala

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Top 8 Wrestlers to Advance to Southern Section Championships

The CIF Southern Section Commissioner of Athletics, Rob Wigod, has released a memo announcing that the top eight wrestlers from each region qualifier will now advance to the section championships. Originally, it was to be the top six plus two of the five seventh-place finishers. The memo explains the reasoning behind the change though there might be a few sceptics out there.

I’m happy that additional wrestlers are being added but most of the 8th place wrestlers are only finding out this news today. What if a wrestler, their season over, decided on Saturday evening to indulge in everything that … Read more

2019 CIF-SS Girls Wrestling Championships Qualifiers

Alternates yet to be announced Top-8 Wrestlers to go to Championships

UPDATE: The Southern Section has announced that the top-8 wrestlers at each qualifier will now get to compete at the Southern Section Championships! I will post more on that as soon as I can.

I’ve been rushing to get the list of wrestlers who have qualified to compete at the CIF Southern Section Girls Wrestling Championships and it has been challenging. The regions seem to not have been in sync when it comes to how each tournament was run.

Eastern region seems to have stopped wrestling when the got … Read more

JB (Unofficial) Southern Section Rankings for January 29, 2019

The latest rankings from Jon Briggs for the Southern Section were released on January 29th. While some weights have seen very little movement others have been completely transformed with wrestlers starting to compete in their postseason weight classes. As usual Thank you to Coach Briggs for working on these and making them available

I have limited myself to posting the ranked wrestlers’ names (changing the order to first name, last name) and schools. One thing I have added is their previous ranking – located in parenthesis.

Congratulations to all the wrestlers that made the list!

101 LBS
1 Sofia Martinez

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First State Rankings for the 2018-2019 Season Released

The first state CIF rankings for the 2018-2019 season have been released and 24 of the 56 ranked wrestlers are from SoCal! 17 are from the Southern Section, 4 are from the LA City section and 3 are from the San Diego Section.

In the past the state rankings have been submitted to the seeding committee as recommendations for the seeding in the state championships. That is the reason only four wrestlers are being ranked. However, the committee is not obligated to follow those recommendations.

These ranking were posted in the California Wrestling Forum on January 25th. I have no … Read more

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