Thursday, August 26, 2010


1.  IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING, 9/1, Wednesday at 6:15 in the wrestling room.
2.  Clearance paperwork for Winner's Circle is due to Coach Holscher in room C-26 BEFORE 9/8.
3.  $50 Winner's Circle Fee due BEFORE 9/8.
4.  Cougar Foundation BBQ tickets will count as your payment for Winner's Circle.  If you sell and return the money for 3 Clovis Cougar Foundation BBQ tickets, that will cover your $50 Winner's Circle fee.
5.  You must be a paid SCWAY member to participate in any Winner's Circle activities.
6.  Wiiner's Circle hosts a fall SCWAY tournament on September 18th at Clovis High School.
7.  In order to participate in Winner's Circle, wrestlers and parents/guardians (or designated person) understand that they are required to assist with all tournaments hosted by Winner's Circle.   That includes set-up, tournament operations (table scoring, snack bar, etc.) and clean-up.
8.  The Clovis High School wrestling program begins the first Monday in November.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Parents.. mark your calendars!!

Wed,, September 1st @ 6:15 in Wrestling Room!!! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents who you will spending the next year with!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alex Tirapelle new assistant wrestling coach at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli is pleased to announce Alex Tirapelle as the new assistant wrestling coach.

Tirapelle joins the Cardinal after spending two seasons as an assistant at UC Davis. Prior to working with the Aggies, he spent seven years at the University of Illinois as a student-athlete, graduate student and member of the academic advising staff.

Tirapelle twice earned All-America status, captured two Big Ten titles and was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year in 2004. As a freshman in 2003, he finished as the national runner-up and earned Illinois Freshman Male Athlete of the Year honors in the process. Tirapelle finished his career as the all-time wins leader with 128, while ranking second with an .877 winning percentage.

"I am very excited to welcome Alex to our coaching staff and to the Stanford wrestling family," said Borrelli. "There was a very large interest in the position, but it was very clear that Alex was the perfect fit for us. Growing up in a wrestling family, Alex brings a lifetime of wrestling experience and knowledge to our program, and will be a huge asset from a technical standpoint as well."

Along with his impressive athletic career, Tirapelle racked up several academic honors. He was a Big Ten All-Academic honoree all four years, plus a first-team All-Academic selection by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) and first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American. In addition, Tirapelle earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award.

Tirapelle devoted one year as a graduate assistant and another as an academic counselor in academic services at Illinois. In his last two seasons in Champaign, he worked on his master's degree in sport management while serving as academic advisor for the Fighting Illini softball and wrestling teams. Tirapelle also kept his hand in the coaching arena, working as a summer-camp counselor and instructor for the wrestling team.

Tirapelle was also a standout at Clovis High School in Clovis, Calif., where he won three state titles and a national title. He hails from a wrestling family: his father Stephen was a Division II All-American and head coach at Clovis HS, his older brother Adam won the 2001 NCAA title at 149 pounds, and his younger brother Troy was a national qualifier and Big Ten runner-up in 2006.
"Additionally, his connections within the state of California are invaluable as we work to build the best wrestling program in the nation with California high school wrestlers," said Borrelli.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Important Upcoming Dates

With school getting ready to get underway, lots of upcoming dates and times to take note of as we begin the 2010-2011 school year and prepare for the upcoming wrestling season.

Monday, August 23rd - First day of school AND pick up required paperwork from Coach Holscher in his room at 2:45pm
Saturday, August 28th - SCWAY Central Valley Kickoff @ Lemoore HS
Monday, August 30th - Mandatory Wrestlers Team Meeting @ 2:45pm in the wrestling room
Wednesday, September 1st - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ 6:15pm in the wrestling room
Friday, September 3rd - Order Custom Singlets ($50 per uniform must be turned in)
Monday, September 6th - LABOR DAY
Wednesday, September 8th - Start of Fall Practice @ 5:00pm in the wrestling room (plan on staying late only this day until 7:30pm, usual end is 6:30pm)

Fall practice in September will only run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30pm. As we get into October, gradually more days and time will be added until we reach the start of the season in November. We're about 2 months away from weight certification so start to evaluate where you're at and where you'd like to be this season. Don't wait until it's too late!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


  1. Athletic clearance by Wednesday, September 8th through Clovis High School athletic office.
  2. Clovis Wrestling Emergency Form filled completely and signed by participant, parent/guardian and returned to Coach Holscher by Wednesday, September 8th.
  3. 2010-11 participant membership in SCWAY.
  4. Spring/Summer Winner's Circle fee paid in full.
  5. Spring/Summer Winner's Circle participant in good standing or permission from head coach.
  6. Schedule family celebrations, doctor appointments, etc around scheduled practice time.
  7. Make sure you email,,  and if you will miss practice.


The 2010-11 school year is upon us and we need to take care of important athletic paperwork.  Make your athletic physical appointment now for Winner's Circle participation.  We begin school on August 23 and Winner's Circle begins on Wednesday, September 8 from 5-6:30 pm.  On that day, we will have two individuals demonstrating the proper technique for our fall workout.

All wrestlers must pick-up required paperwork in Coach Holscher's room on August 23 at 2:45 pm.  Coach Holscher will provide a family contact form and Clovis Wrestling emergency form that must be completed and returned to him.  The athletic physical, insurance information, parent permission and clearance forms must be completed and submitted to Laurie Adair in the Athletic Office.  Athletes will not be allowed to participate in Fall Winner's Circle workouts without clearance on all required paperwork!

The entire coaching staff is looking forward to another great wrestling season.  The depth we have throughout each weight class makes it tough to predict who will represent Clovis High School in post-season competition. Student athletes are encouraged to manage their diet throughout the year by eating healthy and smart.  Eliminate sodas, desserts and fast food from your daily diet.  It will pay off.