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 this last weekend in Lemoore. Gaytan is a returning All American, finishing second in 2015.  Julian wrestled for Clovis HS and where he placed in 2012.


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 – https://caccwrestling.wordpress.com/results/individual-tournament-results/2016-west-hills-invitational/

Tournament Photos –  https://www.flickr.com/photos/tech-fall/albums/72157673171346140


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 –https://caccwrestling.wordpress.com/results/individual-tournament-results/2016-klm-air-express-invitational-results/


Again this season, Tech-Fall will be naming a California Community College – Wrestler of the Week. The honors in week one go to Anthony Vargas of Cerritos. Anthony, a 2015 State Championship finalist at 133 lbs, helped lead the Falcon’s to a 4-0 record at the Bakersfield Duals. Anthony is coached by Head Coach Don Garriott and Assistant Coach Eric Gould. Vargas attended Citrus Hill HS, where he was as a four-time Mountain Pass League Champion in four different weight classes.



The 2016 California Community College Season Preview by Pablo di Maria, published by The Open Mat.


The California Community Colleges kick off the 2016 wrestling season this coming Friday and Saturday.  Santa Rosa Junior College plays host to Delta and Shasta at 3 pm on Friday in Tauzer Gym.  Bakersfield College hosts its annual dual team tournament on Saturday the 10th, starting at 9 am.

State Champions, Sacramento City College, will begin defense of their title starting September 17th when they host the KLS Air Express Invitational.

Most of the schedules have been posted, so check out your favorite team by clicking here https://caccwrestling.wordpress.com/schedules/