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Congratulation to Troy Tirapelle named ALL-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year!

Despite losing a state champion, a state finalist, and a third-place finisher to graduation, Buchanan High School didn’t miss a beat and continued their dominance over the state of California.

The Bears won their fourth consecutive CIF State Championship and fifth overall, with a combination of individual star power and team depth. Two Buchanan wrestlers (Maximo Renteria – 120 lbs and Matt Olguin – 160 lbs) came away with state titles, while four others wrestled in the state finals.

A total of eight Bear wrestlers finished in the top-five of their respective weight classes. Those same eight wrestlers all advanced to the state semifinals, which is remarkable for such a talented state as California.

The entire team was able to tally 235 points which outdistanced them from second place Gilroy by 53 points. That point total was higher (219 points) and provided a more considerable margin of victory (39 points), when compared to their championship team of 2018. Buchanan High School finished the season fourth in The Open Mat’s national rankings.

Welcome to Buchanan Wrestling,

The Buchanan High School Wrestling Team has the unique advantage of having such a rich history in the sport, and a fantastic district which strives to give the school the opportunity to be the best.  Therefore, we deeply thank everyone who has taken the time to get involved and help us reach our full potential.  Accolades from the past years to include:

Individual National Champions
Individual State Champions
Individual All-Americans
Individual State Medalists
Student-Athletes receiving athletic scholarships to compete at the collegiate level
Back-to-Back The Clash National Duals Champions (2016 & 2017)
Defending Valley & State Team Champions (2017 Public School National Champions)

Buchanan High School also is a part of two major events.  First, the school plays host to one of the top tournaments in the Western United States.  The “Zinkin Classic”, held in mid-December annually, is one of the biggest and best tournaments in all of California, as well as the Western United States.  It is a staple on the wrestling schedule as it provides a great way for us to compete against quality competition around and from outside the state.  Second, the Buchanan vs. Clovis High match, held in late January annually, has become the most watched wrestling dual throughout the state and is a must-see event for any in and around the area.
For more information on anything Buchanan Wrestling related, please click the link on the left-side of the page to be taken to our external website.


Conference Championships:
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 
CIF Championships:
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 
State Championships:
  • 2006
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019 
Troy Tirapelle 
Gabe Flores 
Yogi Leake 
Donnie Rider 
Chris Hansen
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