For the second year in a row, the Sacramento City Panthers showed their depth of talent and took home the team title. Cuesta College yearly plays host to the prestigious Meathead Movers Invitational. The Panthers placed 10 wrestlers to win the title – without a single individual champion. Sac City finished comfortably ahead of Fresno City and Palomar.

The Outstanding Wrestlers were Aaron Mora from Fresno City in the lower weight division and Alex Garcia of host Cuesta for the upper weight division. The award of excellence went to Andrew Gomez from Santa Ana.

Results for the Meathead Movers –

Julio Fuentes, wrestling at 184 lbs. for Bakersfield College, has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week.

Julio was the Champion and Outstanding Wrestler at this week’s 2016 Mike Tamana Invitational hosted by Modesto Junior College. His record this season is 10-1, including the championship at the prestigious Santa Ana tournament. Fuentes is coached by Brett Clark and attended Golden Valley High School, Bakersfield.


Sometimes the decision to choose an athlete to be the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week can be difficult…this week was not one of them.  Roy Galvan, wrestling at 133 lbs. for Mt. SAC, plowed his way through a very strong field at the Santa Ana Tournament to the championship.  Roy bested three state ranked wrestlers including two 2015 All-Americans en route to being named the tournament’s Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler. Galvan is a freshman for the Mt. SAC Mounties and is coached by David Rivera.


Julian Gaytan of Fresno City College has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week.

Julian continued his dominance of the 125 lb weight class with another tournament championship at this last weekend’s West Hill Invitational in Lemoore.  Gaytan is a returning All-American, finishing second in 2015.  Julian wrestled for Clovis High School.


The Cerritos Falcons swooped into Lemoore and captured the team title at the prestigious West Hills Invitational. This early season gathering of the major teams in California Community College wrestling system set the stage for which teams will have the best shots at winning the State Championship in December. Four teams, two from the north and two from the south, easily outdistanced the rest of the field. Cerritos maintained a comfortable lead throughout the day and finished 30+ points in front of runner-up Sac City.  Mt. SAC edged out Fresno City for 3rd by 4.5 points.

Anthony Vargas, Cerritos (133) and Freddie Garcia, Mt. SAC (184) were named the outstanding wrestlers.

Place Winners and Team Scores –

Tournament Photos –


Trevor Wright, wrestling at 184 lbs. for the Sacramento City Panthers, has been named the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week. Wright is a returning All American, (2015 Finalist at 174) and an Academic All-American.

Trevor went 4-0 at the KLM Air Express Sac City tournament helping lead the Panthers to the team title. Wright earned Outstanding Wrestler honors for his efforts. Head Coach, Dave Pacheco, praised Wright saying, “Trevor is a team leader who works hard in the classroom and on the mat. He has always been a great example for his teammates to follow.”


Returning State Champions, Sacramento City College, started their 2016 California Community College wrestling season with a big win at the KLS Air Express Tournament. The Panthers out distanced Fresno City College to grab the team title. The Rams finished with 5 individual champions but came up short in the team race. Chabot, Cuesta and Modesto rounded out the top 5 in the team race. Sac City’s Trevor Wright, wrestling at 184, was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

Here are the team and individual results –