Hueneme wrestler qualifies for CIF Master’s

Joseph Gonzales takes down his opponent.

Joseph Gonzales is a three year varsity wrestler at Hueneme High School. He wrestles in the 172 pound weight class. He has dedicated the last three years to improving both his wrestling skills and his physical endurance. His tenacity has paid off with 2 consecutive Pacific View League championships and 2 placements at CIF. This […]

Camarillo senior gains confidence on road to CIF state championships

Santillano puts teammate Ayala in a headlock.

Wrestling isn’t an idea or myth or spectacle. At Camarillo High, the wrestling room is a sanctuary, a home, a family. It is a real place away from the real world. Last year, head coach Ron Wilson’s mother, Emma, died. The coach broke down in tears in front of his wrestlers, telling them “You’re my […]

Camarillo wrestling team dedicates season to Chase Varney

Johnathan Arreola holds teammate Jonathon Castillo.

The Scorpions wrestle for Chase Varney. Camarillo High’s wrestling team has dedicated this season to Varney, who died on Oct. 7 at age 17. Varney, who was a senior, grappled for the Scorpions. The squad finishes each practice by chanting “Chase!” in unison. There will be an empty chair for Varney during Coastal Canyon League […]

The Art of Wrestling

Friends help paint the wrestling room cabinets

Cam High junior Adrian Garcia used his Eagle Scout project as an opportunity to renovate the wrestling room. Garcia, aspiring Eagle Scout and Boy Scout for four years, gathered fellow Boy Scouts and friends to help paint the wrestling room cabinets this past weekend. The 12 boys spent the entirety of Labor Day weekend to finish the project. […]

Freestyle State Tournament at Fresno

Hueneme High School Logo.

The Port Hueneme/Oxnard (PHOX) RAW Wrestling Program participated at Selland Arena in the Cadet and Junior age divisions. In the Cadet division, Christian Ayala took first in the 220-pound division, Alexiz Romero took fifth place in the 185-pound division and Carlos Benigno placed eighth in the 172-pound division. In the Junior Division, Jeffrey Hall placed […]

Eight from county place at Masters meet to qualify for state championships

Channel Islands High School Logo.

Javier Vasquez of Channel Islands High finished second in the 182-pound division of the CIF-SS Masters tournament on Saturday, heading a list of eight county wrestlers who qualified for next week’s state championships. Vasquez went 4-1 in the prestigious event at Temecula Valley High, losing only to No. 4 seed Immanuel Barber of Canyon Springs […]

Bautista’s title part of competitive Pacific View League finals

Smiling boy, headshot.

Eric Bautista thought that he had seen just about every move that former club teammate Alec Medina had in his arsenal. So when the Channel Islands High sophomore found himself snugging the mat and trailing by five points to Medina of Camarillo in the 106-pound final of the Pacific View League wrestling individual championships at […]

Channel Islands beats Rio Mesa to close in on PVL wrestling title

Channel Islands High School Logo.

In the days leading up to Wednesday night’s Pacific View League showdown with Rio Mesa High, Channel Islands wrestling coach Richard Sierra gave his team a little history lesson. Sierra reminded his Raiders that last season they were on track to being undisputed Pacific View League champions before a letdown in a dual match with […]

Camarillo grapplers work hard on mat

Boy grappled another boy.

Coaching doesn’t get old for Ron Wilson. Wilson is in the midst of his 20th season as head coach of the Camarillo High wrestling team. “I still enjoy it,” said Wilson, who has coached wrestling for 33 years. “It doesn’t get boring. Every year there’s a new team with new challenges. “Some coaches would get […]