The very young Sierra college wrestling team entered the California State Championships on Saturday with two sophomores and six freshman. The Wolverines are competing to bring home one of the eight medals being awarded on Saturday. Friday the Wolverines had a very rough start of the tournament with several Wolverines losing hard fought matches in the early rounds. 125 freshman Joey Vigil went 1-1 and made it to the next round and then into the medal rounds. Other freshmen one match from placing were 174 Oscar Flores, 197 Jordan Davis and 285 Chris Vasquez. Sophomore Robin Callas finished his last year at Sierra College with a 3rd place finish at 165 and earning his first All American award.
The other sophomore making a big statement at the state championship is Jairo Chavez who had a 1st round pin in the semi final match to qualify for tonight's final where he will face the number one ranked wrestler in the state. Jairo is has already earned All American Honors but is looking to become the 16th individual state champion wrestler in the last 12 years since coach Wharry and Martinez took over the program.
Sierra College finished this years California State Championship in great fashion when Jairo Chavez became the 16th Individual State Champion for Sierra. That gives Coach Wharry and Martinez 12 years with an Individual State Champion which is one of the longest streaks in community college wrestling. Jairo had an outstanding tournament winning the first match by decision and followed that up with a pin to advance to the finals.
In order for Chavez to win a state title he would have to beat the number one ranked wrestler in the state at 197 pounds. Jairo had lost the last to matches to this wrestler—the last one was a hard fought overtime loss. From the very start of this match Chavez took advantage of his incredible speed and power to dominate his final match. Chavez won the match with a 7-3 score and avenged the only two losses that he had all season at the JC Level.December 7, 2013
The Wolverines competed very well at the Northern California Regional Tournament. Sierra had four wrestlers make the semi-final round and Jairo Chavez led the way making the finals. Sierra finished the day with seven wrestlers qualifying for the California State Championship.
The Wolverines will compete December 13th-14th at the California State Championships at Delta College in Stockton. Friday the tournament will start at 10:00 a.m.November 23, 2013
Sierra started the night with a dual against host Embry Riddle College. The Wolverines fought hard but came up short 27-9, but Shane Keefe had a big win at 165. The team will compete in the open tournament on Saturday.
Sierra had several great matches during the day. Joey Vigil and Shane Keefe were one match away from placing and Jordan Davis and Yanni Athens each had a victory on the day. Jairo Chavez placed 3rd on the day by beating the same opponent that beat him in the dual and the first round of the tournament to finish a great trip. The Wolverines will rest and heal up so they can be ready to wrestle at the North Regional meet which will be hosted by the Wolverines at Sierra College December 7th.November 13, 2013
Sierra started out on fire with a big pin from Joey Vigil at 125 but lost the next 2 until Bobby Rocha picked up a big 5-3 win at 149 and Chris Vasquez finished the night with a 1-0 win at 285 leaving the Wolverines with a 30-12 loss. Sierra will compete next at the Embry Riddle open in Prescott Arizona.November 6, 2013
Sierra started the night with a nice win over Lassen College 27-21. The night started with Joey Vigil beating top ranked state wrestler Dore 9-5. Nick Cadena followed with a 12-8 win. Jairo Chavez had a pin at 197 and Chris Vasquez finished the match with a 7-1 victory. In the final match of the night, Sierra wrestled Simpson College who competes at the NAIA level. The Wolverines fought hard but lost 31-15. Joey Vigil started off with a 9-2 win but Sierra lost the next 5 matches until Jairo Chavez came through with a pin in 44 seconds. Sierra wrestles Sac City in the last conference match next week.November 3, 2013
Sierra competed very well at the SF State 21 and Under Open with Jairo Chavez making it to the finals and then lost a hard fought match against a red shirt wrestler from Menlo College. He also beat the wrestler from Stanford University. Robin Callas and Joey Vigil also had some great wins at this event. Sierra wrestles Lassen College and Simpson College next.October 30, 2013
Sierra headed to Redding to face Shasta College in a Big 8 Conference match. The Wolverines fighting lots of injuries this season wrestled tough but lost the match 31-19. Freshman Keith Wenger had a big pin and Yanni Athens came away with a nice victory, 13-6. The Wolverines will compete at the San Francisco 21 and Under tournament next.Oct. 26, 2013
The Wolverines competed in the 18 team Meathead Mover Invitational this Saturday and most guys went 1-2 for the day with the exception of Jairo Chavez who was undefeated at 197 pound class before dropping out of the tournament. Freshman Shane Keefe stepped up big by making the finals of his first Sierra College tournament. Shane entered the day ranked 7th and finished with a 2nd place trophy.
The Wolverines will compete next in Big 8 conference match Wednesday at Shasta College in Redding and then will compete in the San Francisco 21 and under invitational at San Francisco State University Sunday November 3rd.Oct. 23, 2013
Sierra competed in two non-conference matches Wednesday - the ninth ranked team in the state, West Hills College, and the number one team in the state, Fresno City College. The night started with West Hills, a 37-15 loss but Sierra had big matches from Christian Giovanni at 157, Shane Keefe at 165 and Robin Callas at 174.
The night ended with a 41-11 loss to Fresno City College but Sierra had big matches from Robin Callas with a Major decision win and Kaleb Mcdade with a pin at 285 pounds in 2 minutes and 19 seconds.
The Wolverines will compete next at the Meathead Mover Invitational.Oct. 19, 2013
Sierra College competed at the Northen California Dual Tournament on Saturday. Entering the day the Wolverines were ranked last in California but fourth in the tournament. With the addition of some key wrestlers back from injuries, the Wolverines showed that their last place ranking was far from correct. The day started with Sierra defeating Shasta College 41-6.
Then Sierra wrestled the number three seeded team Chabot College and came away with a 42-13 victory to win the pool and advance to the championship pool. The Wolverines lost their last two matches of the day to Sacramento City College and Fresno City College and finished 3rd in the tournament.
Sierra's outstanding performers were Jairo Chavez who went undefeated and beat the number one ranked wrestler in the state. Shane Keefe, Robin Callas, Yianni Athens, Dakota Fierro and Christian Giovanni also had some big wins on the day.
Sierra travels to Fresno to wrestle Fresno City College who is currently ranked #1 in the state and West Hills currently ranked #9.Oct. 16, 2013
The Sierra College Wolverines had their first Big 8 Conference match Wednesday and scored a win against San Joaquin Delta 44-9. Sierra had big matches from Joey vigil who won by a pin, Dakota Fierro, Bobby Rocha and Jairo Cavez.
In the 2nd match of the night Sierra took on Sacramento State University and came away with a 35-7 victory. Sierra had big pins from Yianni Athens, Robin Callas and Jairo Chavez. The Wolverines will travel to Santa Rosa to compete in the north regional dual tournament this weekend.Sept. 28, 2013
The Wolverines entered the weekend with some of the starters sitting out the weekend tournament due to injuries but the young team battled tough. Sierra didn't have any placers in the tournament but had strong performances by many of the young wrestlers. With some of the wrestlers getting down to their proper weight in the coming days we should see great strides in the Wolverine line-up.
Sierra will start Big 8 matches next week when Sierra will host San Joaquin Delta College.
Sierra College started the season off for the first time by competing at the Mt Sac Duals in southern California. The young Wolverines had a rough day going 1-3 on the day but showed great progress. Some of the top performers were Yianni Athens, Nick Cadena, and Reed Smith. The Wolverines travel to Westhills for the Golden Eagle Invitational next.Sept. 13-14, 2013
The Sierra College Wrestling team opened up its 2013 season with its Inner Squad and Alumni Matches this past weekend with the following returners back: Jairo Chavez, Robin Callas, Kaleb Mcdad, Angelo Trevino, Christian Giovannie, Anthony Mercado, and newcomers James Deleon, Oche Armstrong, Jordan Davis, Dakota Fierro, Riko Quintana, Shane Keefe, Joey Vigil, Yianni Athens, Red Smith, Bradley Hall, Keith Wenger, Oscar Flores and Salomon Rasoli.
Inner Squad Results
On Saturday the Wolverines took on the Wolverines of the Past with the Alumni team not leaving any room for the young gun Wolverines to keep up. This year Alumni team boasted some of the best wrestlers from Sierra's wrestling past lead by State Champion Leland Gridly and state placers Dan Barraza, Torrean Tyus, Travis Wood and Jerimiah Hunt just to mention a few.
Alumni Match Results, Alumni Defeated the Wolverines 83-16
The young Sierra Squad will be heading to Mt Sac College Tournament in Southern California.
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