Tag Archives: wrestling

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, who won three of their 10 matches, drop to 3-11 overall and 0-2 in conference ...

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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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Club Sports: Wrestling club strong in first home meet

The Fresno State wrestling club defeated Cal State San Marcos 47-18 in its first dual meet of the season at Fresno State’s South Gym.

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Marketing class to fundraise for wrestling’s return

Fresno State sports marketing students will kick off their “Pins For Wins” tailgate before the Bulldogs’ Nov. 8 homecoming game against San Jose State as part of fundraising efforts to bring back wrestling that was axed in 2006. The tailgate, ...

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Wrestling poised for a comeback

Plans for reinstatement of the Fresno State wrestling program are moving forward as Fresno State President Joseph Castro continues to pursue the project — a plan he hopes will satisfy those within the Valley who have long supported the idea. ...

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Wrestling: By not reinstating this NCAA sport, Fresno State is alienating spectators and athletes

Dan Gable coached a championship wrestling program at the University of Iowa. He also won gold in the 1972 Munich Olympics. In high school, he went undefeated from his sophomore to senior year. The only match he lost as a ...

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BHS wrestler right to be expelled

On Jan. 19, the Clovis Unified School District expelled 17-year-old Preston Hill, a senior at Buchanan High School and captain of the wrestling team.

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WWE Craze

Masked fans, oversized championship belts and colorful signs crowed the entrances of the Save Mart Center Tuesday night, in anticipation of the professional wrestling entertainment WWE Smackdown.

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