Richard Figueroa of Selma (CS) 106lbs
The countries’ top wrestler at 106, Richard Figueroa, is still undefeated on the season with five tournament titles on his already lengthy resume. He has won titles at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman, Doc Buchanan, and Five Counties with little or no challenge at all. Most recently, he bumped up a weight class at the Buchanan vs. Selma dual-meet and defeated the No.1 ranked wrestler at 113 in California, Carlos Negrete Jr. to stay undefeated against California competition.
Jacob Hansen of Royal (SS) 145lbs
A CIF-SS Coastal Division Champion and CIF state qualifier last season for Royal High, Jacob Hansen, will look to improve on his performance from last year and become a state placer this year for Coach Richard Carrillo. Currently undefeated with a 21-0 record, Hansen recently won the Coastal Canyon league and will attempt to claim a second CIF-SS individual championship this weekend. He was the winner at the Clovis West Shootout, West Coast Classic, and the Cerritos TOC event.
Victor Jacquez of Bellarmine Prep (CC) 220lbs
The Cal Poly commit is currently ranked # 7 in the country by Flo Wrestling and # 1 in California. A two-time CIF state place winner, Jacquez has won individual titles at Lincoln Nick Buzolich and the Aptos Pat Lovell Holiday. He took second at Doc Buchanan after injury defaulting in the finals due to an injury he suffered during the semifinal round. He is a two-time Central Coast Section and will look to become a four-time place winner after having placed fifth as a freshman.
Trey Munoz of Trabuco Hills (SS) 170lbs
Trey Munoz is one of five wrestlers from the Southern Section to remain undefeated on the season. The son of former NCAA and MMA Champion Mark Munoz, Trey, will be joining Zeke Jones at Arizona State as he has committed to the Sun Devils. He has five tournament titles under his belt. Including winning titles at the Zinkin Classic, Doc Buchanan, and Five Counties. In three weeks, he will be looking to gain his first state title after having placed second at the state tournament a year ago.
Aaron Nagao of Esperanza (SS) 126lbs
Still undecided where he will be continuing his collegiate career, Nagao is currently undefeated on the season with three tournament titles under his belt. His biggest tournament win this season was claiming A Reno TOC title in December. Nagao is a two-time state place winner that will be attempting to win a state title after finishing as the runner-up a season ago. He is a two-time CIF Southern Section individual champion and will be looking to claim a masters meet title in two weeks prior to competing at the state tournament.
Matt Olguin of Buchanan (CS) 160lbs
The heart and soul of the Buchanan wrestling team is Matt Olguin. The future Fresno State Bulldog will look to cap of his senior season by winning a second CIF state champion in late February. Currently ranked # 5 in the country by FloWrestling, Olguin has won individual titles at the Zinkin Classic, Doc Buchanan, Temecula Valley, and the MidCals tournament. Olguin will look to become a four-time state place winner as well as a four-time Central Section Champion during the postseason.
Alex Ramirez of Rowland (SS) 126lbs
Ramirez comes from a wrestling family as his father Camilo Gonzales was a state place winner during the late 90s and a WCWA National Champion for the University of Reno-Nevada. He has yet to lose this season, and he is currently ranked # 5 in the state of California. He was a champion at the Edison Bash, Upland Blackwatch, Las Vegas Holiday Classic, Temecula Valley, and the Montclair Bob Bellott tournament. Ramirez and the aforementioned Nagao will be expected to do battle in two weeks at the section tournament.
Mike Ruiz of Villa Park (SS) 220lbs
The last time Orange County had a state champion was in 2016 when the Thomas siblings (Justin and Jeremy) were victorious for Santa Ana/Calvary Chapel. This season, Mike Ruiz, has been on a tear by dominating all foes that step on the mat against him. He is one of the favorites to win a state title and become an individual state champion for coaches Aaron Cross and Pablo Cunningham. Ruiz is currently ranked # 2 in the state and has won individual titles at the South Torrance Spartan, Mann Classic, Zinkin Classic, Doc Buchanan, and Five Counties.
Trent Tracy of Frontier (CS) 182lbs
Trent Tracy was triumphant last year in claiming a state championship at 170-pounds. Now wrestling up a weight class, Tracy is undefeated by winning individual titles at Chukchansi Invitational and the MidCals tournament. He competed at the Doc Buchanan tournament, but injury defaulted from the event after reaching the quarterfinal round. He was injured for half of the season but now is back and ready to claim a second state title in three weeks.
Jesse Vasquez of Excelsior Charter (SS) 138lbs
After being cleared to compete during the second half of the season for Excelsior Charter, Vasquez has won individual titles at John Glenn Enriquez, Temecula Valley, and recently won the Cross-Valley league with ease. He will attempt to claim his third state tournament title at 138 after having claimed titles at 132 and 113. In three-years, Vasquez has yet to lose to a California wrestler during the regular season.