10 Apr 2014

Wrestling runs through SF State’s siblings’ blood

Like all brothers, Zach and Isaiah Jimenez fight from time to time. But unlike most, they battle it out on a wrestling mat. Zach, a senior at SF State, has

01 Apr 2014

Gator wrestling closes the season with a national ranking

 After three team members placed in the top of their brackets at Regionals, the SF State wrestling team proved that they had what it takes to compete at the national

04 Mar 2014

Wrestlers fight extreme altitude for a spot in national championships

Head coach Lars Jensen tells his SF State wrestlers one thing before every match: “Walk in there like you own the place.” Three gator wrestlers did exactly that in the

25 Feb 2014

Gator wrestlers eye chances at national championship

With the disappointment of both Dylan Phillipy and Isaiah Hurtado missing the national championships last year, the Gators wrestling team approaches the NCAA Division II Super Region Championships this year

SF State's Andrew Reggi wrestles Oregon State's Nate Keeve at the California Collegiate Open, which was held in SF State's Main Gymnasium, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Reggi won the match 8-3 but wouldn't advance any further due to an injury. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress
05 Feb 2014

One Gator places during injury-plagued California Collegiate Open

  SF State’s Andrew Reggi wrestles Oregon State’s Nate Keeve at the California Collegiate Open, which was held in SF State’s Main Gymnasium, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Reggi won the

SF State's Dylan Phillipy holds Simon Fraser's Dillon Hume as SF State faced Simon Fraser University Friday Jan. 31, 2014. Phillipy won the match 18-0. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Special to Xpress
31 Jan 2014

Gator wrestling beats Simon Fraser on Senior Day

[set_id=72157640395969173] The nationally 16th-ranked SF State Gators finished strong in their final two home duals of the 2013-2014 season. The first dual against NCAA Division I Cal State Bakersfield finished

27 Jan 2014

Gator wrestling loses to Stanford, team still in top 20

[set_id=72157640207572134] The Gators were unable to ride the momentum of being nationally ranked for the first time all year into a victory over the visiting Stanford Cardinal. SF State fell

17 Oct 2013

SF State wrestling returns with best recruiting class in years

[set_id=72157636603413454] The Gators will start the 2013 season from a tenth place finish in the NCAA Division II National Championship last year. Three returning wrestlers are expected to lead the

26 May 2013

Graduating SF State athletes discuss life after college

Summer is fast approaching and graduation is lurking around the corner. Many of SF State’s graduating athletes, from cross-country to volleyball, spent most of their college lives deeply involved in

04 Apr 2013

SF State wrestling champ travels long road to success

In double overtime with just 30 seconds to go and a national championship title on the line, SF State senior Naveed Bagheri only had to watch the clock run down

22 Feb 2013

Removal of Olympic wrestling draws sharp criticism from Gator wrestlers

By Dave Alexander For a sport that features holds, pins and take-downs, SF State wrestlers find themselves grappling with a different type of opponent — the future of their athletic

02 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Men's wrestling triumphs in California Collegiate Open

Photos by Frank Leal [HTML1] Optimism paid off for the SF State wrestling team as they grappled toward victory. Three Gators placed in their respective weight classes, totaling out the

01 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Gator wrestlers optimistic for California Collegiate Open

[HTML1] SF State’s wrestling team lost a close match against the California Baptist University Lancers today at the Swamp. The loss puts SF State’s season at 7-7 in dual meets.

04 Nov 2012

Men's wrestling preseason starts strong at under-21 college open

The Gators opened the preseason on high notes as seven team members placed within the top four in their weight class at the annual Under-21 JC/College Open at The Swamp. [HTML1]

03 Nov 2012

Men's wrestling launches season with lively Alumni Match

Gator wrestlers reunited with alumni as they dueled in three playful matches in the 43rd annual Alumni Match and banquet earlier this afternoon. Junior Thomas Martin said this event is

30 Oct 2012

PREVIEW: Gator men's wrestling strives to attain All-American status with new season

Fighting for a top spot in the nation is only half the battle – becoming an All-American is the ultimate goal. Coming off a frustrating 2011-12 season with a 5-9

14 Mar 2012

No trophies for SF State wrestling team at nationals

In front of 4,000 spectators the top wrestlers from Division II showcased their skills at the sport’s premier collegiate tournament. Unfortunately for the SF State wrestling team, hard work and

04 Feb 2012

Wrestling team ends five-match losing streak with win over Bakersfield

The SF State men’s wrestling team ended its five-match losing streak Friday against Cal State Bakersfield, but fell short in their second match against Cal Baptist in a dual meet

31 Jan 2012

Jimenez brothers keep family tradition alive as SF State wrestlers

Having a home wrestling gym, a father who coaches the local high school wrestling team and a world-class fighter for a mother, Isaiah and Zach Jimenez seemed destined to be collegiate

13 Dec 2011

SF State wrestlers fight to keep weight down while on break from school

While most students relax and devour their favorite holiday meals during Christmas break, the SF State men’s wrestling team will work hard to maintain their weight and avoid sweets. The

09 Nov 2011

SF State wrestling team hopes to continue with its success

Nearly every facet of the University’s wrestling program is rooted in tradition. The Gator team was created in 1939 and Lars Jensen is in his 29th year as head coach.

16 Mar 2011

Wrestlers end season as All-Americans

Lars Jensen achieved the one goal he had in mind at the start of his 28th season as wrestling head coach: Three of his wrestlers emerged from nationals as All-Americans.

08 Mar 2011

Gator wrestler prepares for NCAA championship

Josh Nolan is a superstar. Just ask his former classmates. Nolan was voted “most likely to be a superstar” at his alma mater Quincy High School, where he graduated in

01 Mar 2011

Six Gators qualify for national wrestling championships

The SF State Gators wrestling team made it clear that they have what it takes to compete on a national level after hosting the NCAA Division II Super Regionals this

11 Feb 2011

Gators secure victory over Menlo in last home match

The SF State Gators wrestling squad captured a momentous victory Thursday with a 24-9 decision over Menlo College in its last home match of the season. Immediate victories in the

01 Feb 2011

Wrestlers squeeze win from Stanford

For the first time in nearly a decade, SF State men’s wrestling team can finally say that they beat Stanford University. “It was awesome,” said graduating senior Pierre Bondoc. “We haven’t beaten