HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley Ranked Third, Temescal Canyon Sixth in the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Pre-Season Polls

12687801_1668696703385411_6446409312746760098_nThe Golden Bears are Focused on Winning their 28th Consecutive Southwestern League Title

12728951_1668696040052144_1234652472700413094_nTemecula Valley set new a California State record last season when the Golden Bears won the Southwestern League Title for an unprecedented 27th straight year. Temecula Valley has been one of the most dominant High School Wrestling Programs in the Inland Empire since Coaches Arnold Alpert and Lyndon Campell set new standards for the sport at the school.12705586_1668698566718558_412229011838472796_n

The Golden Bears owns 18 CIF SS Titles and has won the Masters three times. Temecula Valley has finished in the top ten in the state six times since Alpert and Campbell took over. The 2017 Pre-Season Polls has the Bears ranked Fourth in the Eastern Division.1917612_776008352504708_8236531185391421004_n

Temescal Canyon is ranked two spots behind Temecula in the number six spot. The Titans are the defending Sunbelt league Champions. The Titans also won the crown in 2014 and Coach Kylle Little is focused on winning back-to-back titles this year.

Vista Murrieta comes in unranked again in the Pre-Season Polls. The Broncos had hopes of dethroning Temecula last season, but it was not to be. The question in the Southwestern League this season is whether Vista Murrieta Coach Jeremy Jarrett can continue to develop the Wrestling Program and give the Golden Bears another tough, competitive season. The Broncos finished the 2015 season ranked sixth in the Division.

Eastern Division Pre-Season Rankings

1 Victor Valley

2 Palm Desert

3 Sultana

4 Temecula Valley

5 Centennial/Corona

6 Temescal Canyon

7 Canyon Springs

8 Carter

9 Hemet

10 Santiago/Corona

File Photos by Charles McKee