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Palomar's Iraniha earns honor from conference

SAN DIEGO (12-14-2013) -- Palomar wrestler Shervin Iraniha (left) has been selected as Men's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Iraniha (left), a sophomore from Monte Vista High School, advanced to the 157-pound championship bout in the CCCAA State Championships over the weekend at San Joaquin Delta College's Joe Blanchard Gym in Stockton.

Iraniha defeated Nathan Mateo of Santa Ana by major decision 8-5 in the semifinals, then battled Taylor Hoel from stte team champion Sacramento City College to a 5-5 tie through three regulation periods in the champoionship match. Hodel went on to beat Iraniha in suden death.

Irahiha's Palomar teammate Junior Lule was an honorable mention selection. Lule, a sophomore from Palo Vere High School in Blythe, placed second in the state at 149 pounds. He lost to Fresno City College's Martione Sandoval 7-6 on riding time in  the finals.

Iraniha and Lule led Palomar to a fifth-place team finish with 85 points.

Jr. Lule, Iraniha both take 2nd; PC team is 5th

STOCKTON (12-14-2013) -- With Junior Lule (left) and Shervin Iraniha leading the way, Palomar finished fifth in a field of 19 teams in the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships that conclued a two-day run Saturday night at San Joaquin Delta College's Joe Blanchard Gym.

Lule (left) placed second at 149 pounds, losing 7-6 on riding time to Fresno City College's Martine Sandoval in their title match.

Iraniha (right) finished second in suden death to team champion Sacramento City College's Taylor Hodel in the championship bout 157 pounds.

Earlier Saturday, Palomar's Marshall Palmer, also wrestling at 157, placed third. Drosko Bogdanovich (184) finished in fourth place. Peter Donchev (165) placed sixth, Ricky Lule (141) placed seventh and 285-pounder Charlie Rassel took eighth place.

Palmer decisioned Santa Ana's Mateo 4-2 in his third-place bout. Bogdanovich was decisioned by the Dons' Alfredo Nava 10-6 in his third-place bout.

Sacramento scored 171 points in winning the state team title, trailed by second-place Fresno City College (133.5), third-place Mt. SAC (113.5, fourth-place Santa Ana (98) and the Comets in fifth with 85 points. Cuesta (65.5), Modesto (60.5), Cerritos (56.5), Santa Rosa (38) and West Hills-Lemoore (36) rounded out the top 10 teams in the 19-team field.

Iraniha, Jr. Lule reach finals in state tournament

STOCKTON (12-14-2013) -- Palomar 157-pounder Shervin Iraniha (left) and Junior Lule (right) reached Saturday night's championship round at the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships at San Joaquin Delta College by winning in the semifinals earlier in the day.

Iraniha won by major decision 18-5 over Santa Ana's Nathan Mateo in his semifinal bout and will wrestle Taylor Hodel of Sacramento City College for the 157-pound title.

Lule decisioned Sacramento's Will Upson 4-3 in his semifinal bout and will face Martine Sandoval of Fresno City College  in the 149-pound finals.

Earlier Saturday, Palomar's Marshall Palmer, also wrestling at 157, placed third. Drosko Bogdanovich (184) finished in fourth place. Peter Donchev (165) placed sixth, Ricky Lule (141) placed seventh and 285-pounder Charlie Rassel took eighth place.

Palmer decisioned Santa Ana's Mateo 4-2 in his third-place bout. Bogdanovich was decisioned by the dons' Alfredo Nava 10-6 in his fourth-place bout.

PC 3rd after day 1; Five Comets in semifinals

STOCKTON (12-13-2013) -- Palomar is in third place after the first day of the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships on Friday evening and five Comets have advanced to the semifinals in four weight classes.

Northern California champion Sacramento leads in team scoring with 89.5 points. Sacramento City College is second with 70, Palomar third with 60, Mt. SAC fourth with 57.5 and Santa Ana rounds out the top five teams with 56.5 points.

Two Palomar wrestlers advanced to the semifinals at 157 pounds. Shervin Iraniha (above left) will face Santa Ana's Nathan Mateo in one semifinal bout. Marshall Palmer (right) will wrestle Sacramento's Taylor Hodel in the other semifinal.

Also moving into the semifinals for the Comets: Junior Lule (vs. Sacramento's Will Upson) at 149 pounds, Peter Donchev (vs. Sacramento's Desi Rios) at 165 and Drasko Bogdanovich (vs. Modesto's Ryan Mackey) at 184 pounds.

Competition resumes on Saturday at 9 a.m. The tournament concludes with the championship round at 7 p.m.

ABOVE: Palomar's Shervin Iraniha dominates East Los Angeles' Joseph Magdaleno-Hu in his opening match. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Ricky Lule, who finished fourth at 141 pounds.

PC 3rd in SoCal, advances 8; Iraniha wins at 157

MONTEREY PARK (12-07-2013) -- Palomar placed third in a 10-team field in the Southern California Regional Tournament on Saturday at East Los Angeles College and advanced eight wrestlers to next weekend's CCCAA State Championships at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.

The Comets' Shervin Iraniha won the 157-pound championship, defeating Palomar teammate Marshall Palmer by injury default in the championship match. Palmer sustained a head cut in winning an earlier match, and coach Brady Barrios and trainers made a decision to hold him out of the final for safety purposes.

Peter Donchev also took home a second place for Palomar, at 165 pounds. Also advancing to state were Ricky Lule (fourth at 141 pounds), Junior Lule (fourth at 149), Drasko Bogdanovich (fourth at 185), Tyler Moulton (fourth at 197) and Charlie Rassel (fifth place at heavyweight).

Defending state champion Mt. SAC won the team title with 184 points, followed by Cuesta in second with 146 and Palomar in third with 142.

Santa Ana finished a half-point behind the Comets with 141.5 points. Cerritos was next with 98.5, followed by West Hills-Lemoore with 83.5 points, Bakersfield 79.5, East Los Angeles 68.5, Rio Hondo 29 and Victor Valley 15.5.

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Palomar's Shervin Iraniha controls Embrey-Riddle Aeronautical University's Jon Wiley on his way to a 13-5 decision victory at 165 pounds on Friday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Mixed results for Palomar vs. three opponents

RIVERSIDE (11-15-2013) -- Wrestling outdoors for the first time in school history at a make-shift stadium at California Baptist University's outdoor basketball courts on Friday, Palomar opened the Cal Baptist 4-way duals with a 28-10 victory over four-year college opponent Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Prescott, AZ and the NAIA.

But the Comets then dropped back-to-back decisions to NCAA Division II Cal Baptist, which was coming off a 29-12 loss to Stanford and an appearnce in the Michigan State Open last weekend, and Mt. SAC. The Mt. SAC match concluded Palolmar's 2013 Southwest Conference and regular-season schedules..

Cal Baptist, which won the Collegiate Wrestling Association national championship last season, during a transition year from the NAIA to the NCAA, defeated the Comets 37-3. Shervin Iraniha provided all Palomar's points against the Lancers, decisioning Daniel Urban at 165 pounds.

But Iraniha, who also decisioned Embry-Riddle's Jon Wiley 13-5, didn't wrestle in the most important match of the day for the Comets, a 27-22 conference loss to Mt. SAC.

Palomar got two victories by fall from 157-pounder Marshall Palmer, who pinned Embry-Riddle's Matt Coultas in 4 minutes, 29 seconds and took only 49 seconds to pin Mt. SAC's Marcos Villareal. But Palmer was pinned by Cal Baptist's Brady Bersano in 4:42. Bersano is a junior transfer who went 78-7 with one California community college weight-class title in two seasons at Fresno City College.

Palomar's other winners against Embry-Riddle were Wesley Burriesci (174 pounds) by 7-6 decision, Drasko Bogdanovic (184) by 8-3 decision, heavyweight Charlie Rassel by default and Junior Lule (149) by 3-1 decision.

The Comets' other winners against Mt. SAC were Alex Gallo (165) by 3-1 decision, Bogdanovic by pin in 5:35, Ricky Lule (141) by 3-1 decision and Junior Lule (149) by 12-11 decision.

ABOVE: Palomar's Tyler Moulton (right) and Cerritos' Christian Milian are tangled up in the 184-pound match Wednesday night in Norwalk. Milian won 7-6 on riding time and the state fifth-ranked Falcons went on to defeat the seventh-ranked Comets 22-15. -- Photo courtesy of Daryl Peterson. BELOW: Palomar heavyweight Charlie Rassel, who pinned Cerritos' Keith Thompson in 5:26.

No. 7 Comets lose close one to No. 5 Cerritos

NORWALK (10-30-2013) -- On the strength of two gut-wrenching 7-6 losses at 184 and 197 pounds, Palomar saw its hopes of tying for the Southwest Conference wrestling championship go up in smoke on Wednesday night.

Host Cerritos, ranked No. 5 in the state by the California Community College Wrestling Coaches Association, utilized close victories in those two weight classes to put itself over the top as the Falcons squeezed out a 22-15 victory.

Palomar trailed 16-10 with three matches remaining but was still in the hunt as the Comets' Drasko Bogdanovich stepped on the mat to take on Jeremiah Geri, the state's No. 3-ranked 184-pounder.

The unranked Bogdanovich surrendered a penalty point early in the bout for shoving Geri off the mat but led 6-5 with less than 10 seconds remaining in the match. Geri won 7-6 on a takedown with six seconds left.

In the next match, at 197, Moulton trailed Cerritos' Christian Milian 6-4 with time running down in the third period. Moulton tied the bout at 6-6 on a takedown with 21 seconds remaining but that's the way it ended and Milian won 7-6 with the additional point for riding time.

The Comets' Charlie Rassel then pinned the Falcons' Keith Thompson in 5:26 at 285 pounds but Cerritos had already clinched the win.

With a six-point swing in Bogdanovich's and Moulton's matches, if they both would have won the Comets would have defeated Cerritos 21-16.

Three Palomar teammates joined Rassel in the win column.

Junior Lule, ranked fifth in the state at 149 pounds, defeated eighth-ranked  Michael Behnke 5-3.

Marshall Palmer, ranked No. 3 at 157, decisioned No. 2-ranked Keanu Tom 9-8.

And Shervin Iraniha, the state's No. 1-ranked 165-pounder, outpointed Tim Garmica 12-5.

The Comets began the evening by 13-0 as they gave up a pin at 125 pounds and dropped a major decision at 133 and a decision at 141. They battled back to close the gap to 13-10 on the decision wins by Lule, Palmer and Iraniha. The Falcons' Max Max Kumashiro, ranked fifth in the state at 174, then decisioned Palomar's Wes Burreisci 601 at 174 to make the team score 16-10 going into the Bogdanovich vs., Gerl match.

Palomar, which is now 7-4 overall, drops to 1-2 in the Southwest Conference with only Mt. SAC remaining in the conference on Nov. 15 as part of the Cal Baptist University Four-Way in Riverside. The Mounties are ranked No. 3 in the state behind two Northern California teams, No. 1 Sacramento City College and No. 2 Fresno City College, the three-time defending state champion.

The Comets will wrestle two four-year universities, the NAIA's Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at 3 p.m. and NCAA Division II Cal Baptist at 4:30, before taking on Mt. SAC at 6 p.m.

Iraniha cuts to 157 pounds and wins weight class 

SAN LUIS OBISPO  (10-26-2013) -- Palomar's wrestlers finished eighth out of 18 teams in the Meathead Movers Invitational on Saturday at Cuesta College.

The Comets' Shervin Iraniha cut from 165 to 157 pounds and won the weight class with a victory over Menlo's Christian Franks in the finals.

Sacramento City College won the tournament with 186 points, beating second-place Fresno City College, the three-time defending state community College team champion. The Rams had 141.5 points. Mt. SAC was third with 140 points and Palomar scored 97.5 points in its eighth-place finish.

Palomar will be back in action on Wednesday when the Comets visit Cerritos in a Southwest Conference match.

ABOVE TOP: Marshall Palmer, the No. 1-ranked 157-pound community college wrestler in California, sends Rio Hondo's Andrew Madrigal to the mat during Palomar's 40-6 victory on Wednesday night at The Dome. Palmer dominated Madrigal 19-3 to win by technical fall. DIRECTLY ABOVE: Drasko Bogdanovich (left) eyes Rio Hondo's Daniel Amaya in the 184-pound bout. Bogdanovich pinned Amaya. BELOW RIGHT: Charlie Rassel controls the Roadrunners' Nick Auxirin on his way top an 8-2 decision victory at 285.

Palomar wins in rout to wrap up home season

SAN MARCOS (10-23-2013) -- State No.8-ranked Palomar won eight of 10 bouts on the way to a one-sided 40-6 Southwest Conference victory over Rio Hondo to close out its home season on Wednesday night at The Dome.

Drasko Bogdanovich pinned the Roadrunners' Daniel Amaya at 184 pounds and Marshall Palmer and Shervin Iraniha both won by technical fall as coach Brody Barrios' Comets (7-3 overall) evened their conference record at 1-1.

Palmer, the state's top-ranked 157-pounder, picked up his technical fall in his usual business-like fashion 19-3 over Andrew Madrigal. Iraniha manhandled Felipe Zuniga 18-3 at 165 pounds.

Heavyweight Charlie Rassel recorded an 8-2 decision over Nick Auxirin at 285 pounds. Junior Lule came from behind to decision Anthony Zepeda by a point 10-9 on riding time at 149.

Tyler Moulton (197 pounds), Peter Donchev (174) and Travys Carus (133) won by forfeit.

Ty Mata, stepping in for the injured Nolan Browne at 125 pounds, gave Rio Hondo's Effran Flores a battle for three periods before finally losing a 9-6 decision. The Roadrunners' Elias Mercado outlasted Ricky Lule 8-4 at 141.

The Comets will be back in action on Saturday when they wrestle in the Meathead Movers Invitational at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

Injury derails Comets, who finish in 4th place

SAN MARCOS (10-19-2013) / (UPDATED 10-20-2013) -- With Palomar trailing 19-18 vs. Mt. SAC in the second round of the Southern California Dual Championships on Saturday at The Dome, Comet 125-pounder Nolan Browne suffered a dislocated elbow in the match's final bout.

Browne's injury proved to be Palomar's undoing.

What followed:

Paramedics took Browne to the hospital. Mt. SAC received an injury default in the bout, thus picking up six points and defeating the Comets 25-18. And the Mounties went on to win the Southern Cal title by defeating Santa Ana 20-18 in the championship match.

Mt. SAC will host Sacramento City College next month for the state dual title. The Panthers came back from an 18-0 deficit to stun three-time defending CCCAA state champion Fresno City College 22-21 for the championship at the Northern California Duals that were contested Saturday at Santa Rosa.

Back at The Dome: Palomar, which didn't have another 125-pounder weighed in, was forced to forfeit Saturday's remaining bouts in Browne's weight class, giving up six uncontested points in each case. The Comets finished 2-2 on the day and settled for fourth place after battling Cerritos to a 19-19 standoff in the third-place match -- as the Falcons were awarded the victory by tie-breaking criteria.

The Comets had a bye in the first round, defeated East Los Angeles 46-9 in the second round and, after the loss to Mt. SAC, defeated an All-Star team 42-6 in the fourth round entering the Cerritos match. Palomar is now 6-3 on the season.

Three Comets went 4-0 on the day.

Freshman Marshall Palmer (left) out of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, the state's No. 1-ranked 157-pounder, won by pin in 6:43 vs. East L.A., won by decision 7-5 vs. Mt. SAC, won by pin in 35 seconds vs. the All-Star team and won by major decision 14-4 against Cerritos.

Sophomore Junior Lule (right) from Palo Verde High School in Blythe, ranked No. 3 in the state at 149 pounds, won by pin in 2:00 against East L.A., won by technical fall 16-0 vs. Mt. SAC, won by 7-2 vs. the All-Star team and won 5-3 against Cerritos.

And freshman 184-pounder Drasko Bogdanovich (right) from San Marcos High won by pin in 4:56 against East L.A., won by major decision 11-2 vs. Mt. SAC, won by pin in 1:30 vs. the All-Star team and won 11-4 vs. Cerritos.

Freshman heavyweight Charlie Rassell out of Carlsbad High School had three big pin victories for the Comets, losing only against Mt. SAC. Rassell's wins came in 4:43 vs. East L.A., in 2:50 vs. the All-Star team, and in 4:23 against Cerritos after he was a victim of a 3-point near-fall in the first period.

Browne won his previous match vs. East Los Angeles by fall in 4:06 before exiting with the elbow injury.

Also winning for the Comets against East Los Angeles: Travys Carus (141 pounds) by major decision 8-0,  Peter Donchev (165) by pin in 1:05 and Tyler Moulton (197) by pin in 2:39.

Also winning vs. Mt. SAC: Shervin Iraniha by fall in 1:40.

Also winning vs. the All-Star team: Carus by fall in 2:26, Donchev by decision 12-5 and Moulton by decision 10-8.

And also winning vs. Cerritos: Iraniha by decision 9-4.

Palomar drops conference opener in final bout

SAN MARCOS (10-16-2013) -- State No. 8-ranked Palomar, leading by one point entering the final match, dropped its Southwest Conference opener to No. 5 Santa Ana 22-20 on Wednesday night at The Dome as the Dons' Jacob Blackwell decisioned Shervin Iraniha at 165 pounds 9-4.

Palomar was up 20-19 going into the last bout after Junior Lule (left) and Marshall Palmer (right) won by pin and major decision, respectively, in the previous two matches to bring the Comets back from a 19-10 deficit.

Lule, ranked No. 3 in California at 149 pounds, trailed Santa Ana's Richie Miranda for most of their bout before pinning Miranda in the third period as he cut the Dons' lead to 19-16.

Palmer, who won the 157-pound title at the Santa Ana Tournament and is ranked No. 1 in the state, came right back with his major decision win over Nathan Mateo, who is ranked No. 4 in the state.

Drasko Bogdanovich (184 pounds) and heavyweight Charlie Rassel had scored Palomar's first 10 points with a major decision and a pin, respectively, in a match that began at 174 pounds and ended with the Iraniha-Blackwell bout at 165.

Blackwell came into his match with Iraniha ranked second in the state. Iraniha, who had gone 4-0 at the Mt. SAC Duals, came in unranked as he was coming off an injury.

Santa Ana is 5-4 on the season, while Palomar falls to 4-1 overall. The Dons had finished third and the Comets were seventh in the 24-team Santa Ana Tournament.

Palomar will host the Southern California Community College Dual Tournament on Saturday at The Dome, beginning at 9 a.m.

Palmer wins 157-pound title, is Athlete of Week

SANTA ANA (10-05-2013) / SAN DIEGO (10-09-2013) -- Competing without two of its top wrestlers who went unbeaten in the season-opening Mt. SAC Duals, Palomar settled for a tie for seventh among 24 teams in the Santa Ana Tournament on Saturday.

The Comets picked up an individual championship from Marshall Palmer (left), a freshman from Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, at 157 pounds. Palmer was selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for all sports for the week that ended Sunday.

Palmer decisioned Sebastian Suikowski from three-time defending CCCAA state team champion Fresno City College 12-10 in the finals. Palmer received a bye in the first round, then defeated Victor Riscareno from Sacramento City College, Josh Cortez of Cuesta and Nathan Mateo from Santa Ana to reach the finals.

Fresno won the team championship with 134.5 points, followed by Sacramento City College in second, Santa Ana in third place, Mt. SAC (fourth), Cerritos (fifth) and Cuesta (sixth). The Comets and West Hills-Lemoore each had 62 points in tying for seventh.

Palomar goes 4-0 at Mt. SAC to open season

WALNUT (9-22-2013) -- Wrestling with freshmen at seven of 10 weight classes, Palomar still served notice it intends to contend on both the Southern California and state levels on Saturday, as the Comets opened the season by going 4-0 to win the Mt. SAC Duals.

Coach Brody Barrios' Comets defeated East Los Angeles 32-12, Mt. SAC 24-12, West Hills-Lemoore 28-25 and Cerritos 19-18.

The host Mounties finished second in the CCCAA State Championships last season, an event in which Palomar finished sixth.

Junior Lule (left, 4-0 at 149 pounds), Shervin Iraniha (4-0 at 165) and Drasko Bogdanovich (4-0 at 184) all went unbeaten for the Comets on Saturday.

Lule won by major decision against East L.A., by decision vs. Mt. SAC, by fall against West Hills and by major decision against Cerritos.

Iraniha won by fall vs. East L.A., by decision vs. Mt. SAC and by major decision against both West Hills and Cerritos.

Bogdanovich won by fall against both East L.A. and Mt. SAC, by major decision against West Hills and by fall vs. Cerritos.

Two other Comets were 3-1 on the day. Ricky Lule (133 pounds) won by major decision against East L.A., by decision vs. Mt. SAC and by major decision vs. Cerritos. He lost a decision against his West Hills opponent. Marshall Palmer by won by fall vs. East L.A. and Mt. SAC and by technical fall against West Hills. He lost a decision agains Cerritos.

Adrian Najera (125 pounds) and heavyweight Charlie Rassell each went 2-2. Chris Kirk (141), Alex Gallo (174) and Tyler Moulton (197) won one bout each.

In extra matches that did not count toward team scoring, Nolan Browne was 3-0 with three pin victories at 125; Travys Carus was 3-0 with two wins by fall at 133, Peter Donchev was 2-1 at 165 and Wes Burreisci was 1-1 at 174.

Comets try to repeat as Mt. SAC Duals champions

WALNUT (9-19-2013) -- Palomar will attempt to repeat as Mt. SAC Duals champion on Saturday as coach Brody Barrios' Comets open their 2013 season.

A year ago, Palomar went 4-0 to sweep through the 2013 tournament undefeated. The Comets defeated Victor Valley 44-9, Rio Hondo 40-3, East Los Angeles 39-9 and Bakersfield 22-9.

The Comets went on to place sixth in the CCCAA State Championships last December at Lemoore, but seven wrestlers off that team received four-year college scholarships and Barrios will put a freshman-dominated team on the mat this season.

Only three sophomores will represent the Comets on Saturday -- Ricky Lule at 133 pounds, Junior Lule (left) at 149 and 165-pound Shervin Iraniha, who was an early favorite on the state level last season only to see his season severely curtailed with an injury.

Iraniha went 3-0 at 157 pounds in last year's Mt. SAC Duals.

Other starters for Palomar on Saturday will be freshmen Adrian Najera (Helix High School) at 125 pounds, Chris Kirk (El Capitan High) at 141, Marshall Palmer (Paloma Valley High in Menifee) at 157, Alex Gallo(Escondido High) at 174, Drasko Bogdanovich (San Marcos High) at 184, Tyler Moulton (Heritage High in Romoland, CA) at 197 and Charlie Rassel (Carlsbad High) at heavyweight.

Off-Season

ABOVE: Jacob Dunning dominates Joe Maldonado of Rio Hondo on his way to winning the 149-pound championship in last year's Southern California Regionals. Dunning will wrestle for San Francisco State. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Eddie Estevez, second in the state at 125 pounds last season, who accepted a scholarship to Cal State Bakersfield, a member of the Pac-12 conference in wrestling.

Seven Comets land 4-year college scholarships

SAN MARCOS (6-27-2013) -- Seven of coach Brody Barrios' Palomar wrestlers have landed four-year college scholarships.

"They've earned scholarships to wrestle at the next level and, more importantly, earn a degree," Barrios said.

Eddie Estevez, an Otay Ranch High School product who placed second in the CCCAA State Championships last season at 125 pounds, accepted a scholarship to Cal State Bakersfield, a member of the Pac-12 Conference in wrestling.

The Roadrunners defeated both Cal Poly and Stanford last season and placed fourth in the Pac-12.

Estevez was recruited to step in for the graduated Tyler Iwamura. Iwamura was the Pac-12 125-pound champion and was an NCAA Division I National Tournament qualifier.

Michael Joseph (Patrick Henry High), third in the state at 165 pounds, and Chris Bascon (Mt. Carmel), sixth in the state at 174, will join Matt Lewellen at NCAA Division II Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN.

Lewellen, Poway and Palomar product who will a senior 184-pounder for the Dragons. He wrestled up a weight at 197 pounds, this past season as a junior, going 17-15.

Other Palomar state place-winners landing scholarships are Emilio Rivera (San Marcos High, third at 135) and Robert Mata (Escondido, seventh at 157) at the NAIA's Concordia University of Minnesota; and Jacob Dunning (Steele Canyon, fourth at 149) at San Francisco State.

Simon Olguin, a who wrestled at 148 for the Comets, will join Dunning at San Francisco State. The Gators finished 10th in team scoring in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Two other wrestlers from last season -- Kyle Vexler from Valley Center and Matt Reed from Rancho Buena Vista.-- will be continuing their education at Cal State San Marcos, which does not have a wrestling team.


2013 Schedule and Results

Date Match Site Time / Result
Sat Sep 21 Mt. SAC Duals Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut  
  East Los Angeles   WON 32-12
  Mt. SAC   WON 24-12
  West Hills-Lemoore   WON 28-15
  Cerritos   WON 19-18
Sat Oct 5 Santa Ana Tournament Santa Ana College 7th (of 24 teams)
Wed Oct 16 Santa Ana-x The Dome Lost 20-22
Sat Oct 19 Southern California Duals The Dome  
  East Los Angeles   WON 46-9
  Mt. SAC   Lost 19-25
  Team X (All-Stars)   WON 42-6
  Cerritos   Tied 19-19 (Cerritos won on criteria)
Wed Oct 23 Rio Hondo-x The Dome WON 40-6
Sat Oct 26 Meathead Movers Tournament Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo 8th (of 18 teams)
Wed Oct 39 Cerritos-x Cerritos College, Norwalk Lost 15-22
Fri Nov 15 Cal Baptist University Four-Way Cal Baptist University, Riverside  
  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   WON 28-10
  Cal Baptist University   Lost 3-37
  Mt. SAC-x   Lost 22-27
Sat Dec 7 Southern California  Regionals Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo 3rd (of 10 teams) .
Fri Dec 13 CCCAA State Championships Day 1 Joe Blanchard Gym, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton 3rd (of 18 teams) .
Sat Dec 14 CCCAA State Championships Day 2 Joe Blanchard Gym, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton 5th (of 19 teams)

Home Matches in Bold

x-Southern California Wrestling Association Southwest Conference Match

2013 Roster

Name Wt Yr High School / Previous College
Adrian Najera 125 Fr Helix (La Mesa, CA)
Ricky Lule 133 So Palo Verde (Blythe, CA)
Chris Kirk 141 Fr El Capitan (Lakeside, CA)
Junior Lule 149 So Palo Verde (Blythe, CA)
Marshall Palmer 157 Fr Paloma Valley (Menifee, CA)
Shervin Iraniha 165 So Monte Vista (Spring Valley, CA)
Alex Gallo 174 Fr Escondido (Escondido, CA)
Drasko Bogdanovich 184 Fr San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
Tyler Moulton 197 Fr Heritage (Romoland, CA)
Charlie Rassel Hwt Fr Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
Darryl Bagley   Fr Arundel (Gambrills, MD) / Colorado State University
Nolan Browne 125 Fr Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA)
Wesley Burriesci   So Liberty (Peoria, AZ) / Northern Arizona University
Travys Carus 133 Fr Morse (San Diego, CA)
Emilio Cortez   Fr Orange Glen (Escondido, CA)
William DeYoung   Fr Elsinore (Wildomar, CA)
Peter Donchev 174 Fr La Jolla (La Jolla, CA)
Richard Duckworth   Fr Madison (San Diego, CA)
James Fry   Fr Imperial (Imperial, CA)
Noe Hernandez   Fr Ramona (Ramona, CA)
Keaton Klockow   Fr Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove, CA)
Daniel Knox   Fr Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA) / Oregon State University
Kevin LaBianca   Fr Southwest (El Centro, CA)
Daniel Lopez   Fr Robert F. Kennedy (Delano, CA) / West Hills-Lemoore CC
Ryan Martinez   Fr Point Loma (San Diego, CA)
Ty Mata 125 Fr Escondido (Escondido, CA)
Jesus Perez   Fr Olympian (Chula Vista, CA)
Ulysses Ramirez   Fr Beaumont (Beaumont, CA)
Oscar Ramirez-Garcia   Fr Beaumont (Beaumont, CA)
Frank Sandoval   Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA)
Gustavo Velasquez   Fr Colegio de Bachilleves Mtro Jose Vasconelos (Chihuahua, Mexico)

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