After finishing as the 1971 CCCAA runner up, Warner won the 1972 CCCAA championship. He went on to finish up his career at Cal Poly where in 1974 he won a NCAA Division II title & finished in third place at the NCAA Division I championships.
Going 42-2, securing 22 victories by fall, Bob Green won the 1974 CCCAA. He finished up his career at Colorado State.
Kopitar wrestled his first three seasons of high school at Pacifica High School. Pacifica closed before his senior season,so he had to transfer to Clayton Valley High School where he won a state championship. Wrestling for the Vikings, he took runner-up honors at the CCCAA in 1979. He finished up his career at Oklahoma.
Anzivine won a CCCAA title for the green & white in 1981
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Merrell placed twice in the California high school state championships, taking fourth & fifth place finishes for Napa High School in his final two seasons. Wrestling for the Vikings he took third in 1983 & won a CCCAA title in 1984. Including a redshirt season, Merrell would wrestle at three different colleges post his time at Diablo Valley. Cal Poly, Nebraska & his final season of eligibility at Chico State.
Winslow twice placed at the CCCAA championships for the Vikings. He was fourth in 1984 & runner up in 1985. He later coached at Sonoma Valley. We sadly lost Winslow in a boating accident in 2014.
Darone was quite the success at Liberty High School. There he played quarterback & linebacker on the football team, being named Homecoming King. As a wrestler he took back to back fourth place finishes at the state championships. Wrestling for the Vikings he won a CCCAA title in 1986. He later was head coach at Mt. Diablo High School.
|Jeff Buckalew |
Buckalew was fifth in 1987 & won a CCCAA title in 1988.
Droefert won a CCCAA title in 1990.
Carolan won back to back CCCAA titles for the Vikings in 1992 & 1993. He finished up his career at the Navy. He later ran his own wrestling club & worked security for the Oakland Raiders.
A huge thank you to Al Fontes who made adding former teams in the CCCAA to "Gone, Lost & Forgotten" possible with the information he provided me.