Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cheesehead Pre-Seeds, Live Tournament Link

Here are the pre-seeds for The Cheeshead for all Clovis wrestlers:

103: Andy Ia-#19
112: Jonas Gaytan-#12
119: Daniel Gaytan-#6
125: Vicente Hernandez-#12
130: Juan Salas-#9
135: Jason Ladd-#11
140: Brady Bersano-#10
145: Christian Velarde-#11
152: Colby Thompson-#14
160: Blake Thompson-#8
171: Zach Nevills-#2
189: Ryan Davies-#9
215: Taylor Ferguson-#6
285: Nick Nevills-#8

You can follow the tournament on TrackWrestling as well at this link:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Great News, LIVE Cheesehead Broadcast!

Thanks to our friends at The Cheesehead and Wayne Nevills, Clovis Wrestling will be broadcasting matches from Kaukauna, WI on December 30-31 for all to enjoy!

Cheesehead Lineup
103 - Andy Ia
112 - Jonas Gaytan
119 - Daniel Gaytan
125 - Vicente Hernandez
130 - Juan Salas
135 - Jason Ladd
140 - Brady Bersano
145 - Christian Velarde
152 - Colby Thompson
160 - Blake Thompson
171 - Zach Nevills
189 - Ryan Davies
215 - Taylor Ferguson
285 - Nick Nevills

Cheesehead Schedule
Dec 30th - Wrestling begins at 12:15pm CST
Dec 31st - Wrestling begins at 9:00am CST, Finals at 5:30pm CST

Streaming Video Link (1 of 2 places, depending on the connection at Kaukauna HS):
Preferred -
Backup -

LIVE Updates

Flowrestling - Cheesehead Preview

Very funny and informative!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Open Mat's 2010 Cheesehead Preview

TOM’s 2010 Cheesehead Preview
Published on December 27, 2010 by viratas · 2 Comments Field Features Top Individuals, Teams

Willie Saylor, Editor

The Cheesehead, staged at Kaukauna High School in Wisconsin has become one of the premier prep wrestling competitions.

Last year’s tournament included four of our Top20 teams and an honorable mention, while this year’s field ups that to seven of the Top20.

With last year’s edition of The Cheesehead, held on the first two days of 2010, and this year’s tournament slated for the last two, maybe it’s poetic that Blair Academy gets a shot at redemption in the same calendar year.

To understand how we got to a place that has the most sincere national title implications, let’s revisit how this year’s field culminated.

Blair (NJ), then ranked #1 in the country, won the 2009 Ironman and looked to be on the precipice of yet another team title as the best squad in the country. Meanwhile, then-#2Apple Valley (MN) was rolling along, posting tournament victories at The Cheesehead and The Clash. So when then-#3St. Paris-Graham (OH) upset Blair in their dual, TheOpenMat amed Apple Valley the new top dog in the land, and subsequently 2010 National Champions.

With AV having almost their entire squad back and being the incumbent titlist, they were a no-brainer to begin this year as the Preseason #1. What did that mean for the Cheesehead?

For Blair to unseat Valley they’d need to knock them off head-to-head. Coach Buxton and the Bucs chose to attempt that in Wisconsin.

And with the Cheesehead’s unique hybrid tournament bracketing and scoring system, extrapolating tournament points is a dynamic situation. With credit given for places 9th and lower, The Cheesehead measures not only tournament-team prowess, but also dual-like balance.

In TOM’s Official 2010 Cheesehead Preview, we’ll list the competitors from all 24 schools at each weight, highlighting the contenders and their achievements and making our picks.

Follow along with us as we prepare for what figures to be an interesting competition, and a compelling argument for national supremacy.

And stay tuned for our continuing coverage which will include game-day live blogs and daily recaps.

***NOTE: With registration not yet completed, some line-up changes may occur. Check back for updates throughout the day Tuesday.

Weight Class Capsules:

**TOM National rank preceds name, state rank follows.**

Team Legend: Apple Valley (AV), Archbishop Moeller (AM), Arrowhead Union (AU), Blair Academy (BA), Clovis, (CLO), Deforest (DEF), Hartford (HAR), Kaukauna (KKA), Kennesaw Mountain (KM), Kenyon-Wananmingo (KW), Lockport (LP), Marmion Academy (MA), Milton (MIL), Montini Catholic (MC), Muskego (MUS), Pewaukee (PWK), Plainfield Central (PC), Port Washington (PW), Sheboygan Falls (SF), Simley (SIM), Stoughton (STO), Wisconsin Rapids (WR), Wrightstown (WTN), Wyoming Seminary (WS), Yorkville (YRK)

LY Final: Jordan Kingsley, AV, dec. Joe Umlauf, Wasau West, 2-1

The Field:
AV: Seth Gross, #2
BA: #6 Joey McKenna
CLO: Andy Ia
HAR: #16 Bobby Nachreiner , #2
KKA: Riley Refke
MA: #12 Johnny Jimenez, #2
MC: Tommy Pawleski, #9
SIM: #8 Klye Gliva, #2
WR: Jason Munoz, #1
WS: Tyler Ponte


There’s been a good deal of anticipation for Valley’s Gross, who’s supposed to be very talented. He’s yet to get down to 103, but will be here.

Joey McKenna, the highest ranked in this field, has been wrestling lights-out. He’s this summer’s Cadet Greco Champ, and is coming off a Beast of the East finals appearance.

Also wrestling well is Johnny Jimenez who won the Dvorak in a weight that had three nationally ranked participants.
Nachreiner is back down at 103 after starting the year at 112. He’s won several Fargo medals and was this year’s Fila Cadet GR Champ with a win over McKenna.

Kyle Gliva was 5th here last year and is a 2x Fargo All-American.

Watch to see how Clovis’ Andy Ia does. He’s a senior and hasn’t been able to crack the line-up until now. He’s been stuck behind state ranked wrestlers his entire career. He could prove to be a force.

TOM’s Picks: 1.McKenna 2. Jimenez 3. Gliva

LY Final: Dom Malone, WS, dec. Juan Torres, Simley, 6-1

The Field:
AV: #20 Jordan Kinglsey, #1
BA: HM Max Hvolbeck
CLO: Jonas Gaytan
MA: #4 Jared Cortez, #1
MIL: John Wells, #1
MUS: Tyler Sinda, #6
PC: Nick Naseberry, #5
WTN: Brett Beuchler, #2
WS: Evan Botwin

The headliner here is Cortez, your Fargo Cadet Champ. He placed 3rd at the Ironman, but sat out the Dvorak for undisclosed reasons. Hopefully we get to see him at Cheesehead.

Kingsley has been wrestling well. He just won the Minnesota Christmas tournament with an impressive 8-2 decision over nationally recognized Nate Thomas.

Hvolbeck is also a formidable foe and is coming off place-finishes at both the Ironman and Beast.
Gaytan was a state qualifier last year, and has the talent to make noise here.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Cortez 2. Hvolbeck 3. Kingsley

LY Final: Rossi Bruno, Brandon, dec. Dakota Trom, AV, 3-2

The Field:
AV: Derek Scott, #5
AM: Brian MacVeigh
BA: #9Caleb Richardson
CLO: Daniel Gaytan, #1
KKA: Austin Hietpas
KW: Mitchell Lexvold
LP: Tony Rossi
MA: George Fisher, #2
MC: HM Kevon Powell, #6
PC: Nathan Davis, #5
SIM: Pedro Delao
WS: #6Dom Malone
YRK: Adam Wyeth

A very nice group here with two Top10 kids and California’s #1.

Malone is a National Prep and Ironman finalist. He beat Richardson in a close one for 3rd at the Beast.
Kevon Powell was 3rd here last year at 103, but has yet to compete this season.

Watch out for Nathan Davis, who made the Dvorak semifinals, but didn’t make weight for Day II there.
Gaytan was 3rd in Cali states last year.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Malone 2. Richardson 3. Gaytan

LY Final: Johnni Di Julius, Walsh Jesuit, dec. Matt Kelliher, AV, 2-1

The Field:
AV: #5Dakota Trom, #1
BA: #3Mark Grey
CLO: Devin Everk, #12
KM: Chris Murdock, #5
MA: Eddie Greco, #1
MUS: Justin Schurkenbach, #2
MC: Michael Sepke, #2
MIL: Landon Shea, #6
PW: Justin Meins, #3
SIM: HM Juan Torres, #2
STO: Nick Urso, #8
WS: Tyler Fraley

The two at the top are clear leaders here. Both #3Grey and #5Trom have dropped to 125 and have significant and lengthy national credentials.

While Juan Torres’ results are up-and-down, I’m a fan. I like his talent and his potential to do well here.

Sepke, and Meins, and Schurkenbach, all ranked 2nd in their respective state classes, placed here last year.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Grey 2. Trom 3. Schurkenbach

LY Final: Nate Skonieczny, Walsh Jesuit, dec. Colton Rasche, Montini, 6-2

The Field:
AV: Mark Hall
AU: Adam Yde
BA: #14 Todd Preston
CLO: Juan Salas, #7
LP: #13Jameson Oster, #2
MA: #3Ben Whitford, #1
SIM: Cola Jensen, #6
WR: Jake Jaborek

Mark Hall might be the talk of the country right now. The oft-traveled prodigy made waves this summer when he beat CA state champion, Alex Cisneros, and again last week when he beat nationally ranked Ben Morgan.

He’s the real deal. But expectations for this competition should be quelled. Meet Ben Whitford, who just might be the best young wrestler in the country. He was your Fargo Champ in the summer, and most recently, your Ironman Champ.

Should Hall do well here, we’ll know he’s ready for primetime NOW. This is a great bracket with, in addition to those already mentioned, Yde, who was 4th here a year ago, Preston, who places in everything, Oster, a 2x state finalist, and a host of depth.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Whitford 2. Oster 3. Preston

LY Final: Jake Sueflohn, Arrowhead, dec. Alex Dierenger, Port Washington, 10-6

The Field:
AV: #5Matt Kelliher, #1
AU: Luke Berenz
BA: #2Austin Ormsbee
MA: HM Bryce Brill, #3
MC: Drew Vrbenec, #9
SIM: Mack Short
WR: Keegan Einerson, #5
YRK: Conner Bass, #5

Another solid weight here with two nationally ranked guys and three more that are Top5 in their state.

Ormsbee was a finalist at Ironman, Beast and Fargo. Kelliher was a finalist at the Christmas Tournament and Fargo.
Brill is your young gun of the group. He was Runner-Up at Fargo Cadets down at 119.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Ormsbee 2. Kelliher 3. Brill

LY Final: Devin Scott, Apple Valley, dec. Jed Lightfoot, Yorkville, 5-2

The Field:
AV: #7Brandon Kingsley, #1
AU: #5Jake Sueflohn, #2
BA: Russ Parsons
CLO: Brady Bersano, #12
HAR: Nick Becker, #1
LP: Chris Tragos, #12
MA: Angelo Silvestro, #4
SIM: #6 Jake Short, #1
WR: Jake Raflik, #2
WS: Cole Fulk

Along with 152, this is your premier bracket. Three Top10’s highlight the field, including last year’s OW. #5Jake Sueflohn earned top honors last year after knocking off two ranked individuals.

Short and Kingsley are sitting, nationally, at 6 and 7. The two met last week with Short earning a first period fall.
It will be very interesting to see how the seeds shake out. You’d think Short and Kingsley would meet in semi’s, behind a 1-seeded Sueflohn.

Not to be overlooked is Angelo Silvestro, who just made a Dvorak finals appearance, and Becker, Wisconsin’s #1 who I think will surprise some here.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Sueflohn 2. Kingsley 3.Short

LY Final: Joey Uccardi, Plainfield, dec. Clark Glass, Brandon, 5-1

The Field:
AV: HM Dan Woiwer, #1
KM: Alex Bremner, #4
MC: Frank Baer, #1
PW: #1Alex Dierenger, #1
SIM: Nick Wanzek, #2
WR: HM Rylan Lubeck, #3
YRK: Clayton Bass, #11

A balanced group with 5 wrestlers in the Top3 of their respective states.

Fargo Junior National Freestyle Champion, Dierenger is the class of the field.

He’ll be pushed by state champion, Woiwer and state runners-up Wanzek and Lubeck.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Dierenger 2. Lubeck 3. Woiwer

LY Final: Destin McCauley, AV, dec. Joey Cozart, Brandon, 6-5

The Field:
AV: #1Destin McCauley, #1
BA: Patrick Coover
CLO: Colby Thompson
HAR: Bryar Harper, #4
KM: #14Jonathan Rivera, #1
MC: Shaun’Que McMurtry, #6
MA: Eddie Breen, #8
MC: #12Stephen Robertson, #2
WR: Kasey Einerson, #2
WTN: Jackson Fox, #5
WS: #19Eric Morris
YRK: Steve Pozeg, #5

A very deep and balanced weight here.

McCauley, the defending Cheesehead Champ, is your leader and may represent the best recruit in the Class of 2011.
Morris, is tough to score on and has been posting great performances over the last year. He is a National Prep, Fargo, and Beast Runner-Up.

Robertson is another guy wrestling extremely well. He beat Morris in Ironman semi’s and won the Dvorak last week.
Again, seeding will be very intriguing as there’s one more absolute stud waiting in the wings.

Jonathan Rivera, who was 1st and 3rd in his last two state tournaments, is a fine athlete. He was this year’s Super32 Runner-Up, posting a 6-0 win over Ohio’s Felipe Martinez in the semi’s.

Don’t sleep on the others listed, however. Although there are clear leaders here, and placing highly will be tough, there are several high-class guys here. Harper, Einerson, and Fox, are guys I’m particularly keeping an eye on.

TOM’s Picks: 1. McCauley 2. Robertson 3. Rivera

LY Final: Steven Keogh, AV, dec. Chris Moon, WS, 5-3

The Field:
AV: #5 Steven Keogh, #1
CLO: Blake Thompson, #9
LP: Tyler Ledbetter, #10
MC: Dmitri Willis, #2
PWK: Nathan Knutson, #5
SIM: HM Dan Dick, #1
WR: HM Zak Benitz, #3
YRK: AJ Messinger, #5

One of the country’s best 160lbers, and Minnesota Gopher recruit, Steven Keogh, has been nursing an injury all year. He’ll be in action at the Cheesehead, but it will be interesting to see just how effective he is.

Simley’s Dan Dick has been perennially competitive, as a state runner-up and Fargo AA.

The same can be said of Benitz, who’s looking to make a statement and jump into the next echelon of recognition.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Keogh 2. Benitz 3. Dick

LY Final: Noah Budi, Kaukauna, dec. Jake Waste, AV, 6-2 OT

The Field:
AV: #15Jake Waste, #1
BA: Addison Knepshield
CLO: #7 Zach Nevills, #1
SIM: Micah Barnes, #2
WR: Ryan Cone, #2

There’s just a small group of contenders here, but there should be some fireworks and tight battles.

Conventional wisdom says it’s a Waste-Nevills battle. But guys like Barnes, another Simley state runner-up, and Cone are more than capable of hanging with the big dogs.

Knepshield was an Ironman placer earlier this month.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Nevills 2. Barnes 3. Waste

LY Final: Eric Nelson, Stoughton, dec. Mike Ettore, Brandon, 2-1

The Field:
AV: Matt Hechsel, #1
AU: Shane Hughes, #3
KM: Rashaud Moore, #5
LP: Brad Johnson #1
MUS: #19 Roland Dunlap, #2
WR: #3Devin Peterson, #1
YRK: Brant Corwin, #5

89 at the Cheesehead has me excited. The top two guys here are both from Dairyland. Peterson is one of the premier guys at the weight, and one of the top 2012 recruits. Dunlap’s only loss at his state tournament came to the eventual champ, and Dunlap wrestled back to 3rd.

Both of Hughes’ losses in that same state bracket came at the hands of Peterson and Dunlap.

I’m also interested in getting a good look at Johnson, who is the top-ranked guy in Illinois’ 3A class.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Dunlap 2. Peterson 3. Johnson

LY Final: Zach Baldwin, Brandon, dec. Chase Letson, Milton, 2-1

The Field:
BA: Willie Wilson
CLO: Taylor Ferguson, #3
LP: Shaquille McMurtry #2
MUS: Jordan Gruettner, #1
WR: Erik Vruwink
WS: AJ Vizcarrando

Gruettner, a state runner-up, looks to improve on his 4th place Cheesehead performance from a year ago.

Vizcarrando is an NHSCA season finalist as a Sophomore and, in his first action of the season last week, placed 3rd at the Beast.

Taylor Ferguson won the Zinkin Classic last week.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Ferguson 2. Vizcarrando 3. Gruettner

LY Final: Mike McMullan, WS, wbf. Henry Chrino, Brandon, 5:19

The Field:
AV: Harold Delancey
BA: #1Brooks Black
CLO: HM Nick Nevills
MA: Alex Fritz, #6
MC: Ross Ferraro, #1
SIM: Matt Kadrlik, #4
WR: HM Curt Fuller, #2
WS: #18Terrance Jean-Jacques

A great crop of heavies on tap for the Cheesehead, including the #1 big guy in all the land.

Black has swept Fargo, Ironman, and the Beast.

Jean-Jacques has been in the mix in everything he’s entered as well, placing 4th at Ironman before losing to Black in the Beast finals.

It will be interesting to see if Fuller makes the next step in his progression. Last year, as a junior, he was in the mix at several tournaments . Ferraro, Illinois #1 in 3A, is in the similar mold.

Nevills is receiving a lot of hype. And for good reason. He’s a talented young freshman, and just won the Zinkin with a final’s major. We’ll see how he fares rolling with the bog dogs.

TOM’s Picks: 1. Black 2. Nevills 3. Jean-Jacques

Team Race
In case you missed it, there are seven ranked teams here: #1Apple Valley (MN), #3Blair Academy (NJ), #6Wyoming Seminary (PA), #9Marmion Academy (IL), #11Wisconsin Rapids (WI), #12Simley (MN), and #18 Clovis (CA).

Needless to say, jockeying for position will be hotly contested. Who has the horses to outpace the others?

In hybrid scoring system that rewards points for each of the 25 places, it will be a tall order to displace AV from the top step. If anyone can do it, it looks to be Blair, who have legitimate title contenders in half the weight classes.

If the Bucs can get solid production from their mid-tier guys from 140 through 215, they very well could take home the title.

They seem to be the clearest of favorites. While Wyoming Seminary has impressive balance, they were considerably outdistanced by Blair at both the Ironman and Cheesehead. The Knights appear to be in the next tier of squads in a race for 3rd through 7th that could end up in any number of outcomes.

Marmion, which has placed highly at the Ironman (4th) and is coming off a Dvorak title, could be built for this type of scoring. They have several guys (four to five) that will be in title contention. It’s there next group that might not be able to keep pace enough to propel Marmion to the title.

The X-factor in this tournament will be Clovis. Their upperweights are phenomenal and should keep them hanging around the top teams. Anything they get beyond the top seven (based on rankings) would be considered a mild upset. The Cougars have the ability to play the spoiler role here. If guys like Bersano, Thompson, and Salas, and both Gaytans wrestle at a high level (and they can), they could very well throw a monkey wrench into the designs of other squads.

By far the most complaints in the national team rankings come from the factions of loyal Rapids and Simley fans. And they might have a legitimate gripe. Both squads have an incredibly balanced line-up. The reservations, especially at a tournament like this is, where are the title contenders. Both Simley and Rapids have, on paper, what appears to be less individual title threats than others. But that’s why they wrestle the matches. The Cheesehead will answer a great deal of questions about these two squads, and in their place in the national picture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hollister Champions!

Let's Take Two, Cougars Roll to Double Championships

Just hours after claiming the Clovis West Shootout Championship, the "other" not-so-second-team Clovis squad in Hollister survied a roller-coaster ride to the tournament championship! In a dual that more resembled an MMA superfight than a wrestling match, the young squad out-lasted Atascadero 37-36, with Ryan Davies dominating one of the Southern Section's top-ranked wrestlers at 189lbs to secure the team victory in the second to last match of the dual. The Cougars never looked back as they rolled 55-15 over San Benito, the host team, in the finals.

It's not the first time the Cougars have pulled off the "double", but it surely never gets old! Two teams, two titles. Congrats boys!

More details to follow.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2011 Clovis West Shootout Champs

Clovis Takes Shootout, 4th Year in a Row!

The Cougars showed up in full force this weekend, dominating their way to a 4th consecutive Clovis West Shootout title, upending Vacaville in the final match 49-21. The Cougars never had a close match, winning each dual by at least 27 points with 2 shutouts! Five Cougars earned All-Tournament honors including Jason Ladd (140), Brady Bersano (145), Blake Thompson (160), Zach Nevills (189), and Nick Nevills (285). The Cougars have now won a whopping 45 dual matches in a row and look to reach the half century mark by season's end. If the Cougars can close out the year with 5 more league dual wins, the 2011 Senior class will have finished their high school careers never facing a dual defeat!

Round By Round Results:
Clovis 46 - Bella Vista 19
Clovis 55 - Victor Valley 15
Clovis 66 - Turlock 0
Clovis 61 - Laguna Hills 10
Clovis 75 - Stockdale 0
Clovis 49 - Vacaville 21

Friday, December 10, 2010

LIVE Streaming

Due to technical difficulties with the new live streaming host, the Clovis West Shootout can be seen at the old Clovis Wrestling page. Sorry and enjoy.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Competition Week 2 - Dec 10/11th

Week 2 of competition brings more dual competitions with the toughest dual tournament in the state, the Clovis West Shootout, and another varsity competition, the Hollister Duals.

Clovis West Shootout
The Cougar varsity squad will venture over to cross-town rival Clovis West HS this Friday and Saturday to battle some of the toughest foes California has to offer. The Cougars will wrestle on the "Home" side and take on visiting Bella Vista, Victor Valley, and Turlock on Day 1 with Laguna Hills, Stockdale, and Vacaville on Day 2. You can follow that action here LIVE on Friday and Saturday.

Wrestlers scheduled to compete:
Julian Gaytan
Andy Ia
Jonas Gaytan
Daniel Gaytan
Vicente Hernandez
Sergio Enloe
Juan Salas
Jason Ladd
Brady Bersano
Zach Lawson
Blake Thompson
Brandon Barnes
Adrian Salas
Zach Nevills
Dakota Gordon
Taylor Ferguson
Matt Weiss
Nick Nevills

Hollister Duals at San Benito HS
Another Clovis varsity group will travel to Hollister on Saturday for this one-day, dual meet event. Lying in the Cougars path on Saturday are Atascadero, San Benito, Ripon, Amador Valley, North Salinas, Salinas, and Silver Creek. You can follow the dual results LIVE here on Saturday.

Wrestlers scheduled to compete:
Matt Hererra
Matt Czeshinski
Xesus Velarde
Lane McAlester
Sergio Enloe
Marlon Watkins
Connor Callaway
Alberto Jauregui
Mac Teare
Brody Brand
Brandon Barnes
Zach Voorhees
Ryan Davies
Orem Camarena
Matt Weiss

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Clark win 2010 Kastner Shootout

Kastner Rotational Shootout Tournament Champions!
1st place Guest Team & 1st place All-Around Team
Clark Intermediate School

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clovis Dominates The Grizz, Finishes Runner-Up at McLane

It was a great first weekend of wrestling for the Clovis Wrestling team. The squad recorded a 39-7 record with 32 falls at The Grizz, taking home 5 tournament titles and a 1st place team finish. Daniel Gaytan (125), Juan Salas (135), Brady Bersano (145), Zach Nevills (189), and Nick Nevills (285) took home titles while Nick Nevills also took home the outstanding upper weight wrestler award at his first high school tournament, pinning all three opponents. Andy Ia (112), Jonas Gaytan (119), Vicente Hernandez (125), and Sergio Enloe (130) made the finals but settled for 2nd place.

1st Clovis - 246
2nd Golden Valley - 177
3rd Clovis West - 147
4th Central - 128.5
5th Clearlake - 85

The Cougar squad at McLane downed 4 opponents by a combined score of 250-63 but suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of a game Madera South squad, 39-33. Two wrestlers earned all-tournament honors, Lane McAlester (125) and Marlon Watkins (135), by going an impressive 5-0 on the day.

Clovis 67 - Hoover 12
Clovis 60 - Fresno 12
Madera South 39 - Clovis 33
Clovis 57- Roosevelt 18
Clovis 66 - McLane 21

Up next for the Cougars is the Clovis West Shootout and the Hollister Duals next weekend.

Also, the Clovis Lineup page has been updated for the season to give bios and photos for each member of the 2010-2011 wrestling squad.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Watch Your Cougars LIVE

LIVE streaming of Clovis Wrestling is back albeit under a new roof. ("LSV") will be hosting the Clovis Wrestling live streaming page at LiveSportsVideo allows quality video and streamlined integration with the NWCA Scorebook software the team is using this season.

Where Internet connection allows, matches from duals and tournaments will be broadcast through LSV so Clovis fans from around the globe can follow the team for the 2010-2011 season.

This weekend, matches from The Grizz will be streaming starting at 9:00am PST on Saturday, December 4th live from Central High School.

Please thank Wayne Nevills and Tom Burriel for their continued commitment to live streaming, making this possible for all!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Competition Week 1 - Dec 4th

The Cougars kick of the 2010-2011 wrestling season this weekend with a pair of varsity tournaments.

The Grizz at Central HS
One group will travel to Central HS to take on the home team, Lemoore, Buchanan, Clovis West, Golden Valley, and quite a few more in this one-day 16-man bracket event. The Cougars won the event last season but will be without the services of its football players, who are still alive in the Central Section playoffs. You can follow that action here LIVE on Saturday.

Wrestlers scheduled to compete:
Matt Herrera
Andy Ia
Jonas Gaytan
Daniel Gaytan
Vicente Hernandez
Sergio Enloe
Juan Salas
Jason Ladd
Devin Everk
Brady Bersano
Christian Velarde
Colby Thompson
Zach Nevills
Nick Nevills

Doc Lippmann Duals at McLane HS
Our younger group will venture over to McLane HS and try to bring back the 4th tournament championship in the tournament's 5-year existence in this one-day pool format dual meet event. The Cougars will square off against the best from the North Yosemite League (NYL) in McLane, Hoover, Roosevelt, Fresno, and Madera South in this 'home and away' format, where the NYL makes up the 'home' side. You can follow the dual results LIVE here on Saturday.

Wrestlers scheduled to compete:
Julian Gaytan
Matt Czeshinski
Arnoldo Silva
Wood Stearns
Xesus Velarde
Austin Romo
Lane McAlester
Anthony Vargas
Marlon Watkins
Andrew Galaviz
Alberto Jauregui
Connor Callaway
Mac Teare
Dru Everk
Brody Brand
Zach Lawson
Zach Voorhees
Tyson Perez
Justin Robison
Taylor McKenzie
Orem Camarena
Matt Weiss
Joseph Dominguez