STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS : Calvary Chapel Favored to Win Third Consecutive Title


Ending the grueling process of natural selection in high school wrestling, the 1994-95 season concludes today and Saturday at the State championships in Stockton.

Of the thousands of Southern Section wrestlers who started the season in November, only 104 will make the trip north, and 28 of those are from Orange County. Many of those competing at the University of the Pacific’s Spanos Center are thankful just to be there. Others, on the other hand, won’t be happy without an individual or team State title.

Defending State champion Calvary Chapel, after qualifying seven wrestlers at last week’s Masters Meet, is the favorite to win its third consecutive title. And according to the consensus of county coaches, this could be the strongest team the Eagles have fielded.


Josh Holiday at 152 pounds and Ed Mosley (160), will be defending their State titles. They are joined by teammates Tino Archuleta (103), Burt Pierson (112), Joe Calavitta (125), Mike Aguirre (171) and Matt Van Hook (189). Last year, Calvary Chapel sent six to the State finals and set a record for team scoring.

Besides Calvary Chapel, 15 other county schools will be represented. The wrestlers:

Anthony Pham (103), Loara; Ignacio Bahena (112), Santa Ana; Sadie Morales (119), Santa Ana; Justin Meier (125), Irvine; Jeremy Brown (130), Irvine; Joe Reilly (130), Buena Park; Noah Culp (140), Esperanza; Jeff Greco (140), Laguna Hills; Josh Hoblick (145), Newport Harbor; Richard Meza (145), Loara; Adam Miller (145), San Clemente; Casey Elliott (152), Laguna Hills; Aaron Greco (152), San Clemente; Ishmail Abdullah (160), El Dorado; Steve Sedillos (160), Kennedy; Eric Schirmacher (171), Katella; John Pelzer (189), Troy; Colbey Phipps (189), Kennedy; Jim Ambriz (Hwt.), Saddleback; Dave Wheeler (Hwt.), Cypress; Mark Zolikoff (Hwt.), Laguna Hills.