Sunday, January 4, 2009

Doc Buchanan – LIVE Updates & Streaming Video

As we enter the 21st century, Clovis Wrestling is attempting to bring the sport of wrestling and the 32nd Annual Doc Buchanan Invitational along with us.

The Doc Buchanan Invitational features over 55 teams and some of the fiercest wrestling action in the Western United States. The tournament is ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Wrestling USA magazine and features two of the nation's AWN National Prep Top 40 – #15 Clovis and #29 Buchanan. The tournament is a showcase of some of California’s best, featuring six teams in the state’s Top 10, as ranked by The California Wrestler – #1 Clovis, #5 Gilroy, #6 Bakersfield, #7 Buchanan, #9 Liberty-Brentwood, and #10 Temecula Valley.

Individually, the Doc Buchanan features eight of the state’s top ranked wrestlers:
• 112 – Vince Rodriguez (Clovis North)
• 119 – David Kingsheim (Liberty-Brentwood)
• 125 – Brandon Rocha (Lemoore)
• 130 – Martin Gonzalez (Gilroy)
• 140 – Vlad Dombroski (Natomas)
• 152 – Scott Sakaguchi (Clovis)
• 160 – Stephen West (Buchanan)
• 171 – James Cook (Madera)

Also, the tournament is set to feature 65 of the state’s ranked wrestlers, over 35% of the total in California! In 2008, the Doc Buchanan resulted in 14 eventual state finalists, 33 state place winners, and over 100 state qualifiers representing 6 different CIF Sections!

Tournament Schedule
1st Session - Friday, January 9th @ 9:00am
2nd Session - Saturday, January 10th @ 9:00am
3rd Session - Championship Finals - Saturday January 10th @ 5:00pm

In order to follow the outstanding competition, the Clovis High School wrestling program is using cutting edge technology to bring the action to people around the globe.

LIVE Blog Updates
Go to the Clovis Wrestling Blog at Friday & Saturday, beginning both days at 9am and running all tournament long, in order to follow the Doc Buchanan Invitational LIVE from your home, office, laptop, or cell phone. The tournament action will be updated minute-by-minute from wrestling bloggers in both the North (Auxiliary) Gym and the South (Main) Gym. Read results, follow your favorite team, wrestlers, or weight class, and ask questions as the tournament unfolds.

LIVE Streaming Video
Go to the Clovis Wrestling Streaming Video channel at Friday & Saturday, beginning both days at 9am and running all tournament long, in order to watch live video of the Doc Buchanan Invitational. The video will focus on Clovis High School wrestlers but the feed will run interrupted all day long. When Clovis High School wrestlers are NOT on the mat, the feed will display other top match-ups from one of the best tournaments in the state of California. The action will be called by former Clovis High School wrestler and 3x California State Champion Troy Tirapelle, keeping you updated on match details as well as explaining wrestling situations, strategy, and giving expert analysis.

Please spread the word that wrestling technology has arrived at the 32nd Annual Doc Buchanan Invitational, courtesy of the Clovis Wrestling program.

Want to view the live blog AND watch the action?
You can! The Clovis Wrestling Blog at will have the video feed playing and the LIVE blog running simultaneously, provided you have a large enough computer monitor to position both in your viewing area together.

Want to make sure you don’t forget to tune in?
Enter your email address and specific time here to get a reminder email as we set to go LIVE for the Doc Buchanan Invitational.

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