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2019 CIF Southern Section Wrestlers Qualified for State Championships

Well, the CIF Southern Section Championships have come and gone. It appears this year’s edition held many learning opportunities for all parties involved, from the wrestlers all the way up to the section office. Let’s hope everyone takes those lessons and applies them to next year.

This year’s team title went to Walnut High School, with Northview close behind. The lower-weight MVP award was earned by 111-pound Champion Danielle Garcia of Corona who collected 4 pins and 1 tech-fall. The upper-weight MVP award went to 235-pound champion Sierra Adams-Gregory of Lakewood on the back of her 6-pins.

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Latest CIF State Rankings as of February 12, 2019

The latest CIF state rankings have been released and even though there are many sectional championships currently taking place, that might completely change the face of the rankings, I still wanted to get them posted. After all, these athletes deserve to be recognized in as many platforms as possible.

The CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships take place from February 21st through the 23rd at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. This is the first year they will take place at the arena and the first time they will be run in concurrently with the boys’ state championships.

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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-SDS State Championship Qualifiers

The first group of SoCal wrestlers have punched their ticket to the state championships

• The SDS held its section championships at Brawley Union High School. The Host came away with the team title with a score of 183. Valley Center came in second with 146 points. And, with 98 points, Eastlake earned third. The section is allotted three entries at each weight to the CIF state championships. Congratulations to the following wrestlers on placing at sections and making it to the state championships:

103 Lbs
1 Karen Salais – Calexico
2 Carla Leon – San Diego
3 Urquiza –

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