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NEW: Click here for online registration/payment for all five sessions ($100).

Note: amount goes up after Oct 10!

NEW: Click here for individual session registration and payment. ($35 each)

We are excited to be hosting Mike Krause of Next Level and Shamrock Wrestling Clubs in a clinic Oct 17-19.  Mike is a nationally recognized youth and club coach who does clinics and camps all over the U.S.  He has been a featured clinician at the Monterey coaches clinic in the past.

For anyone who has seen him, you know he definitely brings the heat!  He has a unique style of teaching that reaches youths of all ages very well.  Check out his website here and take a look at the video and list of credentials below

Click here for an informational flyer and registration form.  Donation amounts are very reasonable.  5 sessions of great technique instruction, plus a scrimmage (for the wrestlers) and Q & A (for coaches and parents) Saturday after the third session.

We are limiting space to the first 75 who register, so get on this while spots are open!  This clinic is for all grades, K-12.

For questions, email capovalleywrestling@gmail.com, or call 949-307-4390

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Here is a video of Krause doing what he does best:

Here’s coach Krause’s street cred:

  • 2010 Journymen / Asics National coaches clinic Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2010 / 2012 USJOC Guest of honor. National Clinician for Tournament for 2500+ wrestlers
  • 2010 National Northeast Coaches Clinics — Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2010 Monterey Champions Coaches Clinic — Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2011-12 Pop N Flo Mini Man Tournament Guest of honor
  • 2011 Montana Open Guest of Honor – Held clinic for 1100 wrestlers
  • 2010 HS State Champions
  • 2012 HS State Champions
  • 2013 HS State Champions
  • 2013 OK State Coaches Clinic Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2013 Monterrey Champions Coaches Clinic – Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2013 Oklahoma High School Coaches clinic Youth Coach clinician
  • 2013 Monterey Coaches Clinic youth coach Clinician
  • 2014 Team State Champs with 5 individual State Champions
  • 2014 USJOC Guest of Honor
  • 2014 Summer filled with 32 camps
  • Holds Clinics and Camps throughout the Nation all year – Over 130 clinics
  • Head Coach of Team Shamrock – feeder team for Detroit Catholic Central
  • Head Coach NXT LVL Wrestling Academy since 2003
  • Team Shamrock 2x Youth State Champs 2X runner up
  • Inventor of the ‘Bring it” technique shirt
  • 4x Michigan State Letter-winner
  • Coaching and Wrestling for 25 years
  • Known for high energy and positive style of coaching
  • Flowrestling named him “Youth Coach of the Century” videos on http://www.flowrestling.org
  • Personal Website Named Top 10 Youth coaching sites of all sports http://www.bringitwrestling.com
  • Simply put….he brings the HEAT!

Capo again performed well at Master’s and state.

Master’s was held at Ontario’s Citizen’s Bank Arena, giving it a “big arena” feel.  This added to the drama and excitement.

Sophomore Brandon Hernandez, fresh off his runner up performance at CIF, came one match and one point away from qualifying for state.  He wrestled incredibly tough, winning his first two matches, before dropping his quarterfinal match to the eventual master’s winner, and dropping his blood round match by 1 point.  He then lost his 9th place bracket match 2-0 to a returning state qualifier, eliminating him from the tournament.

Brandon has a bright future ahead, and the experience has motivated him to set his sights high and train hard to accomplish great things in this program.

Brandon during his second round match.

Brandon during his second round match.

Senior Phillip O’shea placed fourth.  He made it to the semis before losing his semi’s match in triple overtime to the #2 seed.  He ended up the tournament finishing fourth, winning his consol semis match, then losing his third place match by a 4-3 score.

Senior Mike Davis concluded his career at the Master’s tournament.  He had a bit of a tough draw, wrestling against very accomplished grapplers in his two matches.  Mikey has been a pillar of our program for four years now.  It will feel odd not having him on the squad next year.  He has accomplished much in his tenure: 3x letterman, 2x cif qualifier, CIF fourth place, team captain.  We wish him blessing as he pursues other adventures after high school!

Phillip’s turned in an inspiring performance at state, making it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated from the tournament.  He won his first match by technical fall, his next match by fall, then upset the #4 ranked wrestler from Clovis, winning by fall, in the third round.  This set him up against #3 Clayton Hartwell from James Logan in the quarters.  The match was close and intense–3-1.  Phillip definitely put up a great fight.  He lost his blood round match by a score of 7-3.  Phillip’s losses came at the hands of the eventual third and fourth place finishers, and he pinned the eventual 5th place finisher, so he has lots to be proud of.

Phillip pinning #4 ranked Matt Weiss of Clovis in the third round of state.

Phillip pinning #4 ranked Matt Weiss of Clovis in the third round of state.

He is the first Capo wrestler to make it to the second day of state in at least 10 years.  He has made an incredible impact on the program and is one of this school’s most successful wrestlers: 101-30 career record, 47-5 senior year, state top 12, CIF champ, 3x CIF placer (one of only six Capo wrestlers to achieve that feat), 3x South Coast League Champion.  His name is all over our record board.  Phillip will definitely be missed!

You can watch Phillip upset Weiss of Clovis on youtube here.

Capo represented very well at CIF, Feb 21-22 at Santiago Canyon Community College.  Here’s the rundown:

Capo started out with a 12-0 run on day one.  All 5 qualifiers–Brandon Hernandez, Mike Davis, Geoff Mellor, Corey Shackelford, and Phillip O’shea–made it to the quarterfinals in their respective weights.  The streak was only stopped by running into a few #1 seeds.  All wrestlers made it to day 2, with Brandon, Mike, and Phillip in the semi-finals, and Corey and Geoff in the consols.

Corey

Corey

One particular story is that Mike, in order to get to the semis, had to upset the #4 seed from Arroyo.  He did so in dramatic fashion, winning by fall in the third period.

mikey cif 2

Day 2–aka “the day of dreams and broken hearts”–was full of drama.  Geoff and Corey dropped hard fought consol matches in the morning–Corey in round 3 and Geoff in the blood round–eliminating them from the tournament.  Both wrestled well, and the other guy was just better on that particular day.

Mike dropped his semi match to #1 seed and #1 in the nation Zahid Valencia from St. John Bosco, but rebounded nicely with a win in the consols to put him in the third place match.  In the match for third, he lost to the #2 seed from Norwalk, placing him at 4th.

Brandon continued to dominate by winning his semi match 12-0.  In the finals, though he lost, he gave #1 seed Russell Rohlfing of Sonora all he could handle.  Rohlfing will definitely remember Brandon’s name.

brandon cif 2

Phillip won by fall in his semi match, and then stunned the whole gym by pinning his opponent in the finals in :11 seconds.

phillip cif 3

He had 4 falls and 1 tech fall for the tournament, and he was named Co-Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weights.

Phillip ow cif

Phillip’s title is the first CIF Championship for Capo in 6 years.  The last one was Mike Maierhofer in 2009.

Here is a video of Phillip’s finals match: don’t blink!

 

Senior Geoff Mellor finished his career as a Capo wrestler on Saturday.  Geoff: we are so proud of you.  You have grown to become a good young man in your 4 years on this team, and we are glad to say you are a Capo wrestler.  Through numerous ups and downs, setbacks and triumphs, you have persevered over it all and have finished your race. You controlled your emotions and did not allow them to defeat you. That is one heckuva feat, as this sport can be on huge emotional roller coaster.

Geoff

Geoff

Now that you have crossed the line triumphant, you can now say you are part of the greatest fraternity of brothers on planet earth.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.  It’s been an absolute pleasure coaching you and being your teammate. Don’t be a stranger, my friend.

As a team, Capo finished 10th out of 50 teams.  Next up for Mikey, Brandon, and Phillip is Southern Section Masters in Ontario.  This is quite the party, as over 250 schools are represented in the Southern Section.  They will battle it out with the other qualifiers for a spot in the state tournament.  Top 9 qualify.  Wish them luck!

buncha weirdos

buncha weirdos

A pleasant surprise this year for CV Wrestling has been sophomore Brandon Hernandez.  He never wrestled prior to 9th grade, and in just his second year of wrestling, he has not only secured a varsity spot, but he has exploded onto the scene with quite a year.

Brandon Hernandez Lag hills

Check out some of his stats:

25-4 record

14 pins

Four first place finishes: Trabuco Hills, Esperanza, Laguna Hills, and South Coast League Finals

Outstanding Lower Weight Wrestler at the Laguna Hills tournament (2 falls, 2 major decisions)

Seventh at Mann Classic

This weekend he defeated Dana Hills’ Bradley Reyes (jr), who most SCL coaches favored going into the match.

Brandon, we are proud of you, and can’t wait to see how you do in the post season.  You are going to make some noise!

Check out some highlights from the Laguna Hills tournament and league finals.  On the two escapes, see if you can time him.  It takes him about 2 seconds in each instance to escape.  That’s fast!