The Empire's all-time state wrestling medalists

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Twenty-eight Empire wrestlers have won medals at the CIF State Championships since their inception in 1973. Healdsburg’s Matt Crippes, Ukiah’s Johnny Hinojosa, Ukiah’s Brett Colombini and Rancho Cotate’s Gary Soto are the only two-time state medalists.

2009
Cody Howe, Windsor, 7th, 132 pounds

2007
Mitchell Arreguin, Healdsburg, 6th, 145 pounds
Porfirio Madrigal, Healdsburg, 7th, 130 pounds

2006
Andrew Rogers, Healdsburg, 1st, 145 pounds
Nolan Rege, Healdsburg, 4th, 152 pounds
Steve Franklin, Middletown, 4th, 215 pounds

2003
Poncho Manriquez, Ukiah, 2nd, 121 pounds
Matt Crippes, Healdsburg, 3rd, 142 pounds

2002
Bob Clark, Ukiah, 4th, 215 pounds
Matt Crippes, Healdsburg, 5th, 135 pounds

2000
Adam Beene, Maria Carrillo, 3rd, 215 pounds

1999
Zeb Beatty, Lower Lake, 2nd, 215 pounds

1998
Kenny Dixon, Healdsburg, 4th, 152 pounds

1995
Davey Bowles, Laytonville, 8th, 160 pounds

1991
Johnny Hinojosa, Ukiah, 3rd, 245 pounds

1990
Brett Colombini, Ukiah, 1st, 175 pounds
Johnny Hinojosa, Ukiah, 3rd, 245 pounds
Adam Gouber, Ukiah, 4th, 191 pounds
Mike Wetzel, Sonoma, 5th, 245 pounds

1989
Brett Colombini, Ukiah, 3rd, 165 pounds
Dennis Knapp, Ukiah, 6th, 154 pounds

1986
Chopper Cupp, Ukiah, 3rd, 132 pounds

1983
Darin Bowlds, Willits, 3rd, 204 pounds

1980
John Noland, Piner, 1st, 165 pounds
Gary Soto, Rancho Cotate, 3rd, 145 pounds
Andy Tsarnas, Healdsburg, 3rd, 175 pounds

1979
Joe Guinn, Rancho Cotate, 1st, 235 pounds
Gary Soto, Rancho Cotate, 2nd, 145 pounds

1978
Chris Bodine, Willits, 2nd, 154 pounds
Roy Barnes, Montgomery, 4th, 95 pounds

1977
Rick Newport, Santa Rosa, 5th, 175
Matt Reinhard, Willits, 6th, 235