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3rd Annual Best High School Girls Programs in California Top-30 List

Wrestling season is right around the corner so what better time to release our 3rd Annual Best High School Girls Programs in California Top-30 List?!

In 2011, when the first official CIF girls wrestling state championships took place, 154 schools participated. 2018 saw 220 schools competing (an increase of 28 schools over last year). Since that first championship tournament, 491 different schools have sent at least one wrestler to represent them. This year, 50 schools that had not sent a single wrestler to the tournament since 2011 were represented by at least one! Programs have come and gone but a … Read more

2018 Marines Western Regional Tournament Placers

This post is very late, nonetheless, congratulations to all the California wrestlers that placed at the 2018 Marines Western Regional Tournament which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada during the last week in April. Wrestler-girls participated in folkstyle, freestyle and, for the first time in the tournament’s history, Greco-Roman.

Lists of the placing wrestlers from all three forms follow:

Freestyle

Schoolgirl

Women (Cadet/Junior)

Folkstyle placers continue on page 2

Creating More Wrestling Opportunities for ALL Female Wrestlers

I have long lamented the lack of wrestling opportunities in Southern California for female wrestlers after high school. Unless a wrestler went on to a college team or joined the Olympic Training Center, the only way they would ever see competition again would be by participating in the national-level tournaments they could still enter.

I have also often wondered why there weren’t more all-girl tournaments that catered to every age-group at the same event. I know, “the numbers aren’t there to support such an event.” But, is that a fact? Or, is it just something that’s being thrown around as … Read more

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Do You Have a Dual Team Looking for Some Competition?

Recently the recruiting coordinator for MacMurray College, Nick McClellan, reached out to me wondering if I might be able to help get some teams willing to travel to Texas for a dual team tournament. The Mid-summer Mat Bash will take place on July 29th in Justin, Texas.

I normally don’t post about events that don’t directly affect or involve SoCal wrestlers but I can’t say no to anyone creating opportunities for SoCal girls. So, below you will find the flyer for the event along with contact information if you have any questions.

A Mid-summer Mat Bash Flyer

Congratulations to California’s Newest Crop of All-Americans

Team California Red WinsTitle by Defeating Team Texas 39-36

An exciting four days of wrestling were capped off, at the 2018 USAW/USMC Girls Folk & U23 Nationals at Oklahoma City, with a nail-biter of a final dual meet between California Team Red and Texas Team Red. In the round of 32, CA Red defeated the New Mexico Draw Team 77-0. They then went on to beat Team Colorado 62-12 in the round of 16.

The quarterfinals didn’t pose much of a challenge as Team Red dispatched Team Indiana 57-6. In semifinals, their adversary, Ohio, managed to garner 12 points to … Read more

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