Tag Archives: Fresno State

Reinstated Program Fresno State Adds A.J. Nevills To Their Wrestling Program

AJ Nevills - Fresno State

A.J. Nevills, a 2015 California state champion for the Cougars of Clovis at 195-pounds, will be returning home and attempt to help the reinstated wrestling program at Fresno State as they begin competition next season. Via Twitter, A.J. posted a photo of himself with the Fresno State coaching staff and announced to his followers his decision to compete for the ...

Read More »

Emilio Saavedra to Fresno State “I’m a valley boy at heart!”

Emilio Saavedra

Photo By Ginger Robinson, Old Dominion After winning the CIF California state tournament in 2014, Emilio Saavedra of Modesto knew that his goal to garner All-American honors could be accomplished at Old Dominion University. Saavedra’s decision to travel to the East Coast paid off in 2015 when he became the second ODU wrestler to win a Ken Kraft Midlands Championship by ...

Read More »

TOM Recruiting News – September 26th, 2016

TOM Recruiting News

American University (EIWA) Last week, via Twitter, 2016 PIAA state medalist Niko Camacho of Bethlehem Catholic High announced his decision to continue his academic and athletic career at American University. Camacho had a great 2015-2016 season that saw him win the King of the Mountain tournament and place third at the Beast of the East tournament. Camacho will be one ...

Read More »

TOM’s Weekend Recruiting News

Anthony Mantanona - Iowa State

Fresno State Head Coach Troy Steiner and Assistant Israel Silva, are working hard on recruiting the best wrestlers from the Golden State in hopes of bringing back the Bulldogs to national prominence. They got two outstanding wrestlers this weekend in Robert Garcia IV of Selma High and Richie Ybarra-Brandt of Liberty Madera High (via Utah Valley University). Robert Garcia IV ...

Read More »

Dinuba’s Jacob Wright to Attend Fresno State

Jacob Wright - Fresno State

California state runner-up Jacob Wright, of Dinuba High, has verbally committed to attend Fresno State and wrestle for the Bulldogs. Wright, a three-year starter for the Emperors, completed the 2015-2016 season with a 37-3 record and finished second in the CIF state tournament. Wright becomes the first high school recruit for Coach Troy Steiner after securing three post-high school athletes ...

Read More »

Fresno State Wrestling Adds 3 Clovis High Alums

Fresno State

FRESNO, CA – Newly appointed Fresno State Wrestling Coach Troy Steiner, has started the recruiting process as it has been confirmed that the Hokit brothers (Josh and Isaiah), along with former Clovis High School teammate Kristian Olivas, will be competing for the Bulldogs in the near future. After a 10-year hiatus from competition at the varsity level (Fresno State currently ...

Read More »

Fresno State firm on reinstating wrestling, Castro says

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro answers questions from faculty members after giving his State of Fresno State Address at the annual faculty-staff Fall Assembly. By The Fresno Bee Fresno State is bringing back wrestling. It’s only a matter of when. University President Joseph Castro reinforced that pledge Tuesday during a meeting with The Bee editorial board during which he ...

Read More »

Wrestling back at Fresno State? Local wrestlers hope so

By Roger Munoz Special to The Enterprise In 2006, the Fresno State wrestling program was abruptly dropped, and with it the aspirations of Central Valley wrestlers hoping to wear a Fresno State singlet. Sam Lopez said during his six years as head wrestling coach for the Selma Bears, he’s had wrestlers go to the University of Buffalo, Cornell University and ...

Read More »

Fresno State: Consultant to help determine whether to reinstate wrestling

By Hannah Furfaro The Fresno Bee Fresno State has hired a national consultant on intercollegiate sports to help decide whether to reinstate the university’s wrestling program. President Joseph Castro has enlisted North Carolina-based Todd Turner to review all Fresno State sports programs, the university leader said in a statement. Fresno State has not released how much Turner will be paid. ...

Read More »