The Renegade Rip

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...

Renegade Wrestling Preview 2013

Robert Mullen, Reporter

September 12, 2013

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With only four returning athletes, the Bakersfield College wrestling team may face an uphill battle this season, as it deals with one of the toughest conferences in the state with a team almost entirely composed of freshmen. Head Coach Bill Kalivas seems a little concerned over the youth of the team: “We’re a fairly young team, and in seven of the ten weights we’re...

BC wrestling gets momentum into Regionals with first-place victory

Jason Reed, Reporter

November 28, 2012

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The Bakersfield College wrestling team took first place at the East Los Angeles Duals Nov. 17 at East L.A. College. In a tight-points race from first to third, BC led the way with 89, East L.A. took second with 88, Cerritos College took third with 81, and Victor Valley finished fourth with 60. “It’s kind of a good tune up before the Regionals,” BC coach Bill Kalivas...

BC wrestling takes second

BC wrestling takes second

November 15, 2012

On Nov. 10, the Bakersfield College wrestling team hosted the SCWA East Conference Tournament and was able to finish in second place after a slow start...

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