The Renegade Rip

Wrestling looks ahead to Regional

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team competed in one last tournament before they move on to the postseason. The team traveled to East LA College on Nov. 21 to compete in The Brawl. BC finished the tournament in third place out of 11 teams. “We had some ups and downs. You know, The Brawl is actually a good testing ground for us. We had some guys wrestle real well. ...

Five conference champs for BC wrestling

Five conference champs for BC wrestling

November 18, 2015

[Photos by Marcus Castro] After a two-week break, the Bakersfield College wrestling team hosted the SCWA Conference Tournament where BC had five c...

BC places sixth out of 26 at Meathead

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2015

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Bakersfield College wrestling competed in the Meathead Movers Invitational on Oct. 24 where they were toward the top of the tournament. BC placed sixth as a team out of 26 teams with a score of 71.5. BC had a B-team and C-team compete with the B-team placing 19th with a score of 7, and the C-team placing 26th with a score of 0.5. Sacramento City took first place with...

Travel hazards disrupt wrestling team

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2015

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Bakersfield College’s wrestling team has stepped up as it took third in the Mike Tamana Invitational held at Modesto College. BC took third place with a team score of 118.5. San Antonio College took second place with a team score of 186.5, and Fresno City College placed first with a team score of 245. BC had seven wrestlers place in the top five of their weight class. Pedro...

Clark medals in Greece at Veterans World Wrestling Championships

Mohamed Bafakih, Online/Sports Editor

October 21, 2015

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Bakersfield College head wrestling coach Brett Clark left for the Veterans World Wrestling Championships in Athens, Greece early morning on Oct. 11 with a simple plan: “I want to win. I wouldn’t be going if I didn’t think I could win…I think I have a good shot to win and so does my son [Jason],” Clark said. Clark weighed in at 130 kg, or 286 pounds, and wrestled...

Casper looks toward state after 4-year departure

Casper looks toward state after 4-year departure

October 21, 2015

Bakersfield College’s Torrey Casper took a break from wrestling and is back to show himself and his son that it’s not too late to pursue something...

BC’s wrestling team in the mix among some of the state’s best

Marcus Castro, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2015

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team found itself near the middle of the pack in its two most-recent tournaments. BC traveled to Lemoore to compete in the West Hills College tournament on Sept. 26 where there were 17 teams. BC finished in eighth place with a team score of 57.5. Fresno City College won the tournament with a team score of 154.5. Pedro Sarabia (125...

Wrestling team starts to scramble for some victories

Wrestling team starts to scramble for some victories

September 23, 2015

[Photos By: Joe Bergman and Mason J. Rockfellow] Bakersfield College’s wrestling team opened their season with a home tournament where they struggled...

Clark takes his roots to Greece

Clark takes his roots to Greece

Mohamed Bafakih, Multimedia/Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

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  Wrestling is a sport that has a rich history – and in Greece – wrestling was born with the help of the Olympics, which took place in ancient...

BC starts slow and fails to recover

Nicholas Torres, Reporter

November 21, 2013

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team endured a tough day at the Southern California Wrestling Association Eastern Conference on Nov. 16. “The scores weren’t indicative of how we compete,” said BC coach Bill Kalivas. “The individuals we had did the best they could, that’s all we can ask for.” Kalivas explained that some of the struggles this year have been...

Two wrestlers place at San Fran tourney

Nicholas Torres, Reporter

November 6, 2013

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Two Bakersfield College wrestlers placed at the San Francisco State Open U21 Tournament on Nov. 3. The team’s placers were 149 pounder Max Ramirez and heavyweight Josh Davis who both finished in fifth place in their respective weight classes. The winners in the two weight classes were Max Hvolbek from Stanford at 149 pounds and Nathan Butler from UNA-Stanford in the...

Wrestling opens season with losses at tourney

Robert Mullen, Reporter

September 25, 2013

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team has opened the season on rough footing, going 1-3 at the Sept. 21 tournament at Mt. San Antonio College. BC suffered losses in the first and second round, against Cerritos College 30-20, and Santa Anna College 39-9, but came around to beat Rio Hondo 24-18 in the third before a fourth-round loss to East L.A. 24-21. While head coach...

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