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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 11, 2007
Alone and in the down position, Rumman Razzak is working his way out of an imaginary wrestling hold. No other wrestler is on the mat, so Razzak's learning to develop on his own. In the distance is Costa Mesa High first-year coach Jesse Franco, observing Razzak's every move. With only three wrestlers on this year's team, Franco has the time and energy to work with each one. Sometimes it's best just to allow them to figure things out on their own. "We're working on just the basics," Franco said Monday.
By Brianna Bailey | April 15, 2008
Whenever Kent Moore meets someone from Japan, one of the first things he does is flop out his wallet and show them the picture of 340-pound sumo wrestler Kotomitsuki Keiji. Moore, chairman of the Newport Beach Sister City Assn., is usually met with a look of recognition and a friendly “ah so,” a common Japanese phrase meaning “oh, really.” “It’s a great ice breaker,” Moore said. Moore, Newport Beach City Manager Homer Bludau and City Councilmen Don Webb and Steve Rosansky, are all members of Kotomitsuki’s official fan club.
By Steve Virgen | February 25, 2010
If Daniel Colon is reading this, he should know that Danny Busch wants him to remember his name. Busch, a Corona del Mar High senior 152-pounder, is taking an aggressive attitude to the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, the two-day event that begins today at Temecula Valley High. Colon of Norwalk High is Busch’s first-round opponent. He placed third in the Southern Division tournament last week. Busch, who is 39-5, placed second in the Coastal Division tournament. He has words for Colon and the rest of the competition in the Masters.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 3, 2007
One more high school athletic event left for Brian Beaudette. Sure he's bushed. Senior year is over with at Newport Harbor High, where he excelled at football and wrestling. Next is the Orange County All-Star football game, pitting his South team against the North on July 13 at Orange Coast College. Practice started a week ago at Santa Margarita High, taking an hour to reach the field because of rush-hour traffic. One hour to return, but that's not the toughest part of the day for Beaudette.
February 6, 2010
IRVINE — Corona del Mar High senior Danny Busch won twice Saturday and became the Pacific Coast League champion in the 152-pound division at the league finals at Irvine High. Busch, who finished third in the PCL as a 145-pounder last year, has bounced back in a big way this season, CdM Coach Gary Almquist said. Busch improved his record to 36-4. As the top seed, he recorded a pin in 1 minute, 47 seconds. Then he earned a 12-4 win to capture the league individual crown.
By Steve Virgen | March 27, 2013
Justin Muchnick likes to challenge himself to get good grades. At age 14 and away at Phillips Academy Andover school in Massachusetts he needs to live up to the challenge. Muchnick, a straight-A student, is a scholar-athlete. He went through the Corona del Mar Sharks Wrestling Club and is now a freshman varsity wrestler for PAA in the 132-pound weight class. Away from the mat, he has also wrestled with time management and test preparation. When he saw his mother, Cynthia, writing a book about studying skills it made sense for him to offer his own tips, and make some edits.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | January 21, 2011
Unlike most high school wrestlers who cut weight instead of moving up to a more ideal weight class each year, Ryan Cerrato chose to grow. And he certainly has grown at Newport Harbor High. He used to be a 119-pounder three years ago as a freshman. That might be hard to believe, but Coach Dominic Bulone said he has the pictures to prove it. The amount of muscle Cerrato has packed on since probably matches his weight from when he first stepped on a scale for Bulone. What Bulone sees now is a strapping 171-pound Cerrato.
February 7, 2011
IRVINE — Seven Corona del Mar High wrestlers qualified for the CIF Southern Section Southern Division individual tournament after helping the Sea Kings to a third-place finish at the Pacific Coast League championships at Irvine High on Saturday. Five CdM wrestlers reached the final in their weight class, starting with seniors Hunter Thomas (130 pounds), Chad Caraway (152) and Nick Delgado (189), as well as juniors Kiefer Cohen (125) and Cody Forrest (215). They all placed second.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 2, 2007
Aching to get back into action, Corona del Mar wrestling coach Gary Almquist has to wait until the new year. A shoulder surgery on Nov. 4 sidelined Almquist, limiting him to watching his Sea Kings prepare for matches without him. Almquist usually wrestles with every CdM wrestler, from 112 pounds to the heavyweights. "I would with a 103-pound guy, but we don't have one," said Almquist, adding that his doctor cleared him to start light workouts today. "It's been hard. I can't wait to show them a couple of tricks."
December 28, 2006
JOSH GEORGE Hometown: La Mirada Born: Dec. 26, 1989 Height: 5-foot-6 1/2 Weight: 133 pounds Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 135 Coach: Dominic Bulone Favorite food: Sushi Favorite movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean" Favorite athletic moment: Beating three seniors at the CIF Southern Section individual tournament, where he placed sixth as a...
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