wrestling

STATE OR BUST: Forecasting the SJS Masters wrestling championship

The spacious Stockton Arena has become familiar proving grounds for most of Northern California’s top wrestlers. Friday and Saturday, 448 grapplers representing the best of ...

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: The SJS wrestling postseason begins with conference cakewalks

California’s four-week individual prep wrestling postseason begins with league tournaments this weekend and culminates with the state championships in Bakersfield March 4 and ...

Booth signs with Cal Poly

Folsom High senior Curtis Booth signed a letter of intent Nov. 16, accepting an athletic scholarship to attend and wrestle for Cal Poly. Booth placed seventh in the state last sea ...

SAAVEDRA’S NEW DEN - State Champ transfers to Granite Bay

Two weeks into the new school year, Granite Bay High wrestling coach Robert Cooley got a text message he couldn’t believe, from a number he didn’t recognize. “It ...

Justin Castrillo Resigns from Oakmont Wrestling to Coach Son

For the last four seasons, Justin Castrillo has built a strong wrestling program at Oakmont High School. Castrillo led the school to Roseville School District’s only individu ...

Oakmont’s Wrestling Coach 2-0 in MMA

Nearly eight hundred fight fans from around the region packed the main ballroom at Thunder Valley Casino on Saturday Night for the latest edition of Gladiator Challenge mixed marti ...

FIGHT to the FINISH: SJS Wrestlers prepare for a grueling season finish in the CIF playoffs

Wrestlers are crazy. They starve themselves to make weight, slap themselves to get pumped and admire an ear pulverized into a cauliflower salad like it’s a piece of art. Wr ...

Placer County graduates Jesse Stafford and Jake Elliott finish top-two at Cowboy Open NCAA wrestling tourney

Prep wrestlers who escape the one-division California Interscholastic Federation State Championships with a medal are guaranteed to garner the attention of collegiate programs thir ...

Placer County, Folsom wrestlers land spots on calgrappler.com state rankings

Tireless drilling, conditioning, sparring, weight-cutting and competing will whittle the state’s best prep wrestlers into 14 brackets divided by weight at the Rabobank Arena ...

Placer County wrestlers shine in SFL Championships at Del Oro High

LOOMIS — The six prep wrestling teams in the Sierra Foothill League were so anxious to open the 2014 individual postseason, they couldn’t even wait for school to get ou ...

Placer County native prepares for run at NCAA wrestling championships

  The illustrious wrestling career of 2009 Granite Bay High School graduate Ryan Loder has come down to 12 events across 78 days — the last three played out on ESPN at ...

Urban Sprawl Academy offers wrestlers a place to learn, train

With the opening of the Urban Sprawl Academy in July, there is a place wrestlers can call home. David Ridge, a 42-year-old Placerville resident and member of the California Highwa ...

Fall training program set up for wrestlers

Urban Sprawl Academy will host high school wrestlers from around the area during a 10-week fall training program. Urban Sprawl, located a 1117 Windfield Way in El Dorado Hills, ne ...