HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley’s “Battle of the Belts” Begins this Friday


The Golden Bears’ Tournament Attracts the High School Wrestling Best Teams in the State

Temecula Valley’s Battle of the Belt Wrestling Tournament gets under way this Friday afternoon. Over 70 of the best teams from all over California, Nevada and Arizona come to compete in one of the most prestigious High School Wrestling events in Southern California.

The Titans from Poway High School captured first place last year. Ranked fourth in the state,Perennial powerhouse Poway has won the tournament for the past four years. Bakersfield finished second, Del Oro third, De la Salle was fourth and San Marino fifth last year.This year the competition looks even tougher.

The Golden Bears have not won the tournament since it’s inception and are motivated to keep the crown at home in 2017. Last year, Temecula Valley finished in 18th place. This year, they are coming off winning the Riverside County Championship Tournament last week.

Other local teams competing in the tournament include Chaparral, Great Oak, Elsinore and Temescal Canyon,

The action begins at 9am on Friday at the Temecula Valley Gymnasium. The tournament continues on Saturday and the Championship rounds begin at 5pm that evening.

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Who’s Coming:

Arbor View (NV)

Arroyo Grande (SS)

Bakersfield (C)

Barstow (SS)

Birmingham (LA)

Bishop Gorman (NV)

Bonita (SS)

Calexico (SS) 

Calvary Chapel/SA (SS)

Canyon Springs (SS)

Carlsbad (SD)

Chandler (AZ)

Chaparral (SS)

Cibola (AZ)

Cimarron Memorial (NV)

Clovis North (C)

Clovis West (C)

De La Salle (NC)

Del Sol (NV)


Dos Pueblos (SS)

Downey (SS)

Elsinore (SS)

Esperanza (SS)

Etiwanda (SS)

Exeter (C)

Faith Lutheran (NV)

Frontier (C)

Golden Valley

Great Oak (SS)

Green Valley (NV)

Helix Charter (SD)

Hemet (SS)

Holtville (SD)

Imperial (SD)

James Logan (NC)

Martin Luther King (SS)

Mira Costa (SS)

Miramonte (NC)

Monache (C)

Mt Miguel (SD)

Oak Hills (SS)

Otay Ranch (SD)

Palm Desert (SS)

Paloma Valley (SS)

Paso Robles (SS)

Pine Creek (CO)

Poway (SD)

Ramona (SD) 

Rancho Buena Vista (SD)

Righetti (SS)

San Clemente (SS)

San Fernando (LA)

San Marcos (SD)

San Marino (SS)

San Ysidro (SD)

Santiago (SS)

Shadow Ridge (NV)

St John Bosco (SS) 

St Joseph (SS)

Steele Canyon (SD)

Sultana (SS)

Temecula Valley (SS)

Temescal Canyon (SS)

Vacaville (SJ)

Valhalla (SD)

Vista (SD)

Wooster (NV)

Yucaipa (SS) 

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