CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO WERE OLYMPIANS

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AZEVEDO, GONZALES & VANNI – ALL 3 ARE CALIFORNIA WRESTLING HOF INDUCTEES. AZEVEDO – 2000, GONZALES – 2000, VANNI – 2002
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NWHOF CLASS OF 2015

 

Stephen Abas               2004 2nd              Canyon Springs & Logan H.S.

John Azevedo               1980                    Grace Davis High School

Russell Camilleri          1960, 1964           Campbell High School

Buck Deadrich              1972                    Castro Valley High School

Richard Delgado          1956                    San Diego High School

Mark Fuller                  1980, 1984, 1988, 1992         Lincoln High School

Greg Gibson                 1984 2nd             Shasta High School

Sergio Gonzales           1972                    Redondo High School

Joe Gonzalez                1984, 3rd in 1982 WC                  Montebello High School

Eric Guerrero                2004                    Independence High School

Dan Henderson            1992, 1996           Victorville High School

Jamill Kelly                   2004 2nd              Atwater High School

Pat Lovell                     1964                    Sequoia High School

Pat Miranda                  2004 3rd              Saratoga High School

Ben Northrup                1960                    Lowell High School (SF)

Quincy Clark                  2000                    Greco Olympian

George Retzer               1912

Jay Robinson                 1972                    Mt. Miguel High School

Townsend Sanders        1992, 1996 2nd     Torrance High School

Dave Schultz                 1984 1st               Palo Alto High School

Mark Schultz                 1984 1st 1988      Palo Alto High School

Heath Sims                    2000                    Woodbridge High School

James Steiger                1972                    James Madison HS (San Diego)

Richard Tamble             1968                    South Torrance High School

Charles Tribble              1964                    Pacific H.S. of San Bernardino

Tim Vanni                     1988, 1992           Monache High School

Jake Varner                  Gold Medal            Bakersfield High School

Adam Wheeler              2008  3rd              Lancaster High School

Marcie Van Dusen         2016                    Rim of the World High School

Robby Smith                 2016                     San Ramon High School

 

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Joe Gonzales

 

Other California High School graduates have represented different countries in the Olympics

Jorge Frias, Fullerton High School – 1976 Olympics for Mexico

Gary Bohay, Fountain Valley High School – 1988 Olympics for Canada

Marco Sanchez, Independence High School – 1996 Olympics for Puerto Rico

Jesse Ruiz – 2012 Olympics for Mexico

Matt Gentry – 2012 Olympics for Canada
Overall Summary

  • 25 wrestlers
  • 8 Olympic Wrestling Medalists
  • 3 Gold Medals for California Wrestlers: Dave Schultz,  Mark Schultz & Jake Varner
  • Four Silver medalist: Stephen Abas,  Jamill Kelly, Greg Gibson & Townsend Sanders
  • Two Bronze medalist: Pat Miranda & Adam Wheeler
  • One four time Olympian: Mark Fuller
  • Palo Alto High School with two Olympians: Mark Schultz & Dave Schultz

– Dr. John S. Dahlem

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Joe Gonzales with Legendary Dan Gable

2 thoughts on “California Olympic Wrestlers

  1. Steven Schaaf Reply

    What about Michael Gallego of Fresno State College. NCAA multiple champion?

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