Tag Archives: wrestling

Fresno State returns to the NCAA championships

The long-awaited return to the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the Fresno State wrestling team came to an end last Friday morning. The program had been on an 11-year hiatus. Redshirt sophomore Khristian Olivas and freshman heavyweight AJ Nevills represented the ...

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Khristian Olivas turns his plans into realities

The redshirt sophomore is one of the two Bulldog wrestlers representing Fresno State in the NCAA Championships this weekend, and it’s safe to say it was always part of his plan. He has been wrestling since he was in first ...

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Khristian Olivas to the NCAA Championships

The NCAA announced on Tuesday afternoon that Fresno State’s redshirt sophomore Khristian Olivas earned one of the six at large bids, punching his very first ticket to the NCAA Wrestling Championships alongside teammate AJ Nevills. Head coach Troy Steiner credits ...

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Nevills and Hokit place at Big 12 Championships

The Fresno State wrestling team competed in its first-ever Big 12 Championships this weekend at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two Bulldogs placed, but as of now only one will move on to the 2018 NCAA Championships in Cleveland ...

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No. 24 Stanford takes down Fresno State

A promising start for Bulldog wrestling ended in a 27-15 loss to Stanford on Saturday at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State led the dual early with two wins in the first three matches. Those wins came from redshirt sophomore ...

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Fresno State notched first Big-12 win

Bulldog wrestling split its road trip against Northern Colorado and No. 10 Wyoming this weekend. The Dogs’ picked up their first Big-12 win against Northern Colorado Friday at the Bank of Colorado Arena. Freshman AJ Nevills, redshirt senior Sean Williams, ...

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Bulldogs fall to Utah Valley in home opener

The Fresno State wrestling team fell to Utah Valley 26-12 in its Big 12 home opener Friday evening at the Save Mart Center. The ‘Dogs drop to 3-11 overall and 0-2 in conference competition. Freshman AJ Nevills, redshirt sophomore Khristian ...

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‘Dogs lose, but fight hard in first home dual since 2006

Even though the Bulldogs’ wrestling team lost 33-10 to No. 14-ranked Illinois last Friday in the long-awaited first home dual since 2006, they had some performances that gave the crowd plenty of reason to cheer. “It’s a start,” head coach ...

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Local standout back home

Former local standout wrestler Richie Brandt returned to the mat this season, this time as a Fresno State Bulldog. Brandt graduated from Liberty High School in Madera Ranchos in 2015. He was one of the top wrestlers in his weight ...

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‘Dogs split first two duals since 2006

Fresno State wrestling returned to the mat Saturday for the first time since 2006 with a 35-12 win over the San Francisco State Gators and a loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 19-17. Both duals took place at San Francisco University. ...

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Gone since 2006, the Bulldogs are ready to rise once again

Although Fresno State wrestling was cut in 2006, the program never completely died. Really, it went into hibernation. And it waited for the right moment to reawaken. That moment is now. “We’re excited to finally be back at it,” head ...

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Former wrestler dead at 45

Former Fresno State wrestler Gary Quintana died after he reportedly had a heart attack last Thursday, according to The Fresno Bee. The 45-year-old graduated from Fresno State in 1997. He won conference championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament twice ...

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Media day for winter sports creates buzz

Media day for the upcoming men’s basketball and wrestling seasons took place Tuesday at the Save Mart Center, and it’s safe to say, there is a buzz generating around both teams. The men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry is preparing ...

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Weighing in on men’s wrestling program and club

With the Fresno State wrestling recruits pinned for their resurgent program’s season set to begin in late 2017, the fate of the current Fresno State men’s wrestling club could quite possibly be in a chokehold. But new head wrestling coach ...

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State introduces women’s water polo, welcomes back wrestling

Now that Team USA has won its second Olympic gold medal in water polo in back-to-back fashion, there is no denying that the sport is getting a spotlight it has never had before. Athletic Director Jim Bartko recognized the trend ...

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Club sports aims to impassion students

Students wanting to compete in athletic events against teams across the nation have a chance to do so thanks to Fresno State club sports. Eddie Dominguez, the club sports coordinator, said the main goal is to help connect students on ...

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Q&A: Fresno State AD discusses goals, ideas over five-year span

Three months into his tenure, Fresno State’s new athletic director Jim Bartko has unveiled a five-point plan including the reinstatement of wrestling and addition of women’s water polo. He sat down with The Collegian sports editor Christopher Livingston for a ...

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Wrestling club aims to fill void left by axed program

When Adam Wong transferred to Fresno State from Modesto Junior College, he knew that his wrestling career would be on hold because Fresno State doesn’t have a wrestling team. Wong hoped to at least join the wrestling club at Fresno ...

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