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SF State wrestling alumni celebrate the joy of winning 21st annual Paul B. Jensen Golf Tournament

Thomas De Alba
July 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

Booming cheers and applause filled a small Castro Valley pub after SF State wrestling alumni and friends finished the 21st annual Paul B. Jensen Golf Tournament to raise money for the wrestling team. The participants, which included wrestling head coach and event organizer Lars Jensen, newly hired...

SF State coaches maximize limited scholarship funds for athletes

SF State coaches maximize limited scholarship funds for athletes

Sean Duffy
April 29, 2012
Filed under Sports

When it comes to the sports of SF State, dedication and commitment are two characteristics that can directly lead to financial consideration. For coaches, these are two of the key components to consider when distributing scholarship money. In order to maximize the value of limited financial capabilities, the athletic program ensures that its money is spent on ath...

From quitting to leading: Gurrola looks to close Gator career at national tournament

From quitting to leading: Gurrola looks to close Gator career at national tournament

Ildar Sabirov
March 4, 2019
Filed under Latest, Sports

Unlike the room temperature halls of the Don Nasser Family Plaza on the campus of SF State, the wrestling room is uncomfortably hot and unusually empty. Six wrestlers litter the room that usually houses five times the amount. “There are usually around 30 people who practice in the room,” said SF State wr...

Embracing the grind

Embracing the grind

Ildar Sabirov
November 15, 2018
Filed under Latest, Sports

As he sat drenched in sweat, junior wrestler Nathan Cervantez continued to stretch after his practice. Covered in layers of clothing, Cervantez capped his practice attire with a good old singlet. Cervantez was cutting weight for the Gators’ meet against Stanford last Saturday. “I try to maintain...

Former wrestling coach alleges discrimination

Jose Jimenez
November 13, 2017
Filed under News

SF State’s former men’s wrestling coach, hall-of-famer Lars Jensen, has filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleging age discrimination. Former SF State Athletic Director, Charles Guthrie, has since resigned from his position and has since been remov...

New Gator wrestling coach takes a chomp at legacy

New Gator wrestling coach takes a chomp at legacy

Jose Jimenez
October 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

Being the new kid at school is never comfortable, but for the new men’s wrestling head coach, replacing a legend of over 30 years is a challenge he has accepted and has been waiting for his whole life. Jason Welch, the new coach, said he is up to the task after being hired to lead the 2017-18 men’...

SF State adds award winning sports information director

SF State adds award winning sports information director

Eli Walsh
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

After the departure of sports information director Joe Danahey at the end of 2016, SF State’s athletic department hired Brandon Davis as acting associate director of athletics for communications and fan development. Davis, 32, is a graduate of Dominican University of California, where he worked for the...

Senior Night loss won’t derail Gators wrestling

Senior Night loss won’t derail Gators wrestling

Jose Jimenez
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Senior night at The Swamp was supposed to be a celebratory occasion, but ended in a loss to Menlo College Oaks 19-20. Thursday night the wrestling team was missing senior Tyson Kuahine, who was suffering from the flu virus, wrestling head coach Lars Jensen said. Jensen said his coaching staff wore leis out ...

Gamble makes Gator history

Gamble makes Gator history

Jose Jimenez
February 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Swamp was overflowing with Division II alumni, families, and friends who rallied together to cheer for the wrestlers competing in SF State’s 40th Annual California Collegiate Wresting Open on Saturday. Matt Gamble, sophomore, was the highlight of the match, winning the title in the 125 weight cl...

Gator men’s wrestling breaks even in back-to-back match

Gator men’s wrestling breaks even in back-to-back match

Laura Monique Ordoñez
January 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

SF State men’s wrestling coach Lars Jensen and assistant coach Isaiah Jimenez donned fresh Hawaiian leis around their necks as they cheered and yelled directions to their wrestlers during the team’s home opener of 2017, on Friday afternoon at SF State. In a back-to-back match up, the Gators faced...

Gators’ battle for All-American status comes up short

Christopher Contreras
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

The wrestling program ended its season Friday with two national qualifiers competing in the Division II National Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Junior Sam Alnassiri went 1-2, grabbing the 12th spot in his weight class, while Fern Giron lost both of his matches. Neither wrestler won e...

Wrestlers continue streak of nationals qualifiers

Wrestlers continue streak of nationals qualifiers

Christopher Contreras
March 8, 2016
Filed under Sports

For the 53rd year in a row, the SF State wrestling program is sending a wrestler to nationals. Junior Sam Alnassiri and true freshman Fern Giron will be representing SF State at the NCAA Division ll National Championship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota March 11-12. For head wrestling coach Lars Jensen...

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