February 25, 1995 |
Calvary Chapel, the defending State champion, leads the county in the Southern Section Masters wrestling meet, which begins at 9:30 a.m. today at Fountain Valley High. The Eagles' eight entrants will join 200 other wrestlers from the section trying to qualify for the State tournament in Stockton next Friday and Saturday. Calvary Chapel is led by Tito Archuleta, Joe Calavitta, Josh Holiday, Ed Mosley, Mike Aguirre and Matt Van Hook.
February 11, 1994 |
Irvine dominated the Sea View League finals, sending nine of its 13 wrestlers into the finals with five winning titles Thursday at University High. "This is really a relief from the pressure," Irvine Coach John Phillips said. "Our guys wanted to have a good showing at this meet, and they certainly did that." Irvine finished with 208.5 points.
December 8, 1994
Coach: John Phillips (eighth year). 1993-94: 15-3-1, 6-0-1 in the Sea View League; although University was the league favorite in preseason polls, Irvine won its second consecutive title and was second to Calvary Chapel at Southern Section Division III championships. Key returners: Jeremy Brown, Sr., 125; Peter Hamilton, Jr., 112; Justin Meier, Sr., 135; Steve Ruiz, Sr., 189; Alan Rush, Jr., 140; Cris Testerman, Sr., 140. Key newcomers: Andrew Pena, So., 119; Zak Stevens, So.
December 11, 1994 |
Throughout the day, Irvine Coach John Phillips' confidence seemed to grow with each individual victory at the Vaquero Wrestling Classic on Saturday at Irvine High. By the end of the event, Irvine, ranked fifth in the county, not only won the tournament with 162 1/2 points--more than 40 points ahead of second-place Camarillo--but had two most valuable wrestlers declared in the lower and upper weights. Irvine's Justin Meier, ranked No.
February 26, 1994 |
From league championships to Southern Section individual and team championships, to section dual team titles, to this. Most of the road leading to the State wrestling championships has been covered. But today's stop, the Masters meet, is the most critical part of the journey. Masters competition, where the top eight finishers from each weight class advance to next week's State finals in Stockton, begins at 9:30 a.m. today at Fountain Valley High.