Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Warm Ups & Singlets Handed Out

Attn Parents:

Warms ups, Singlets & Travel Bags were handed out yesterday. For any new parents, please wash the Warm ups and Singlets in cold water and hang to dry. These were very expensive uniforms and want them to last as long as possible. Your son was "assigned" this gear and is expected to be returned at the end of the season. This includes the personal singlets as well, except for seniors who will keep the personal singlets.

Just a FYI... SAVE THE DATE - Doc B is January 7th & 8th and parent help is needed! If you need to schedule vacation (like me) might want to do now.

Looking forward to a great season with our wrestling family!!

Cindy McAlester
Cougar Parent Wrestling

Friday, November 26, 2010

Clovis Nationally Ranked (again)

Clovis High School shows up in all the major pre-season polls for the national rankings.

17. Clovis

16. Clovis

WIN Magazine
15. Clovis

The Open Mat (with write-up)
19. Clovis, CA
Final ’09-’10 Ranking: #12

Strength: Duals and Shallow Tournaments

Key Losses:
Tommy Burriel, 189

Key Additions:
Andy Ia, 103
Nick Nevills, HWT (Freshman)

Perennially competitive, Clovis will trot out another line-up almost devoid of holes as they return 8 state qualifiers. They don’t quite have the top-flight guys to upend in-state foes Bakersfield or Selma in deep tournaments, but with their balance, they’re undeniably one of the Cali’s best dual squads. The ended last season at #12, and while SRU Burriel will be a big loss, their drop to 20th has less to do with him, than it does the emergence of some new programs hitting their strides. Clovis will be good, like always.

Key Starters:

* 112 So. Jonas Gaytan (SQ)
* 119 Jr. Daniel Gaytan (SP)
* 130 Sr. Juan Salas (SQ)
* 135 Jr. Devin Everk (SQ)
* 140 Sr. Brady Bersano (SQ)
* 152 Sr. Blake Thompson (SQ)
* 160 So. Adrian Salas
* 171 #6 Jr. Zach Nevills (SRU)
* 215 Sr. Taylor Ferguson (SQ)
* HWT Fr. Nick Nevills

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big Upgrade for Clovis Wrestling FANS!

For those parents, friends, family, and fans that have ever wished they had the results of Clovis High School wrestlers LIVE as they happen, here's an early Christmas present.

For the first time ever, the Clovis Wrestling program will be providing LIVE updates of matches from tournaments and dual meets as they happen! Follow along LIVE with the Clovis Wrestling team at tournaments and dual meet events this season using the National Wrestling Coaches Association ("NWCA") LIVE Scorebook. Get literally second by second updates of takedowns, reversals, escapes and falls including individual match results and team results right as they occur!

Clovis Wrestling is always on the forefront of innovation and cutting edge technology, bringing you live streaming of matches, live blogging of the Doc Buchanan Invitational, and unique highlight videos and documentary pieces. This new advancement will further allow fans from all over the country (and world) to follow along with the team's performance even if not in attendance. Not enough? How about the ability to view wrestler's stats and season performance-to-date against all opponents at any time!?

NWCA LIVE Scorebook benefits:
  • LIVE updates of dual matches and tournament results
  • Paperless scoring of wrestler results
  • Complete and immediate availability of results
  • Allows results to be emailed to the media following each competition
  • Integrated with Live Sports Video live streaming
Clovis Wrestling plans to debut the LIVE Scorebook at the two tournaments on December 4th, the McLane Duals and The Grizz. See www.cloviswrestling.com for more details and links.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Note from the Cheesehead

Dear Coaches,

We are expecting a very large crowd again this year. To assure that your fans get tickets we have posted a pre-sale form on cheeseheadwrestling.com so they may order tickets early. It is on the main page under news at the bottom. Please pass this information on to your boosters.

I hope you all have had a good start to your season. We are honored to have your programs at the Cheesehead! Looking forward to seeing all of you in 43 days!

Yours in Wrestling,
Scott Kluever
Director of the Cheesehead

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Will Exchange Work For A Donation

Wrestling Parents/Supporters:

As kids are trying to raise their airfare money ($450) for the upcoming trip to Wisconsin for the Cheesehead Invitational, please be mindful of win-win opportunities that might allow wrestlers to individually achieve that goal. If you have jobs that need doing and more money than time or energy (a common problem for busy adults), that's one thing that the Clovis wrestlers have an abundance of and would be willing to help in any way asked. There are many wrestlers who could put their hours of physical training and excellent conditioning to good use for a little compensation towards their trip at the end of December.

Jobs that come to mind:
Car washing/detailing
Lawn mowing/dethatching/aerating/fertilizing
Painting or sanding
Any type of physical (non-dangerous) labor
Any type of cleaning required

Here is a list of Clovis wrestlers available and in need of monetary assistance:
Brady Bersano
Sergio Enloe
Devin Everk
Gage Freeman
Matt Gay
Daniel Gaytan
Jonas Gaytan
Dakota Gordon
Vicente Hernandez
Jason Ladd
Adrian Salas
Juan Salas
Blake Thompson
Colby Thompson
Christian Velarde
Xesus Velarde

Please make payment for services rendered only in the form of a CHECK payable to "Cougar Foundation -- Wrestling" referencing the wrestler's name somewhere on the check.

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Welcome 2010-2011 Season!

The official start to the 2010-2011 Clovis Wrestling season begins Monday. Practices will run daily from 4:30-6:45pm except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. All other weekdays there WILL be practice.

Good luck to our all our football players as they finish the regular season next week against Clovis West. ALL freshman and JV football players are expected to report directly to wrestling practice on Monday, November 15th. Varsity football players will report on the Monday following the conclusion of the playoff season. There is NO TIME OFF between football and wrestling.

Looks to be a great group of young men this season. We can't wait to get the competition underway! Just a couple upcoming events to be aware of. These events are mandatory for wrestlers and we really need help from parents as well.

Fri, Nov 19th - Elementary Takedown Tournament @ Clovis
Sat, Nov 20th - Junior High/High School Takedown Tournament @ Clovis
Sun, Nov 21st - NWCA Division 1 College Wrestling All-Star Classic @ Selland Arena
Tues, Nov 23rd - Scrimmage with Madera High School @ Clovis
Sat, Dec 4th - First competition date of the year! The Grizz @ Central HS or McLane Duals

For more schedule info, please check the schedule on the website:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Las Vegas Results

Congrats to all the Cougars who battled at the 1st Annual Southwest Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas on Halloween weekend. It was an excellent close to the preseason and an introduction to what is possible in the upcoming season.

Clovis place winners:
Jonas Gaytan - 4th
Daniel Gaytan - 7th
Devin Everk - 6th
Brady Bersano - 6th
Zach Nevills - 1st
Nick Nevills - 2nd
Julian Gaytan - 2nd
Matt Czeshinski - 6th
Orem Camarena - 2nd

Up next for the Cougars is the 14th Annual Clovis Takedown Tournament on Saturday, November 20th. Regular season wrestling practices begin on Monday, November 8th at 4:30-6:45pm and will run Monday through Friday for the remainder of the season. Looking forward to a great year!