Capistrano Unified announces New Guidelines
"Athletic teams will be able to begin phase 1 conditioning beginning on August 18th." The guidelines under which conditioning may take place are as follows: - Conditioning will be conducted in outdoor facilities ONLY, max 50 participants on fields and socially distanced (min 6 ft) - No Spectators (including parents, children, students & media) - No Equipment - No Camps, Competitions or Games Contact coach for additional info and guidelines.
CIF sets new sports Calendars
In light of the continuing COVID-19 outbreaks, the CIF, at the state level, posted new state wide athletic calendars Monday morning and shortly there after the CIF-SS posted an update for Southern Section Schools. Under the new guidelines, sports were grouped into two "Seasons" fall and spring; fall sports will begin competition December 12, with football kicking off first. "Fall" sports will run through February 28. Spring sports, including Wrestling, will have their first week of competition March 5, 2021 and the season will extend through May 15 with CIF and state competitions taking place the May 15 - June 12. Additionally, given the continued moritorium placed on high school athletics, by the state, there will not be any summer camps for Capo Unified athletic programs. Wrestling will begin teaching all incoming athletes fundamental wrestling techniques and strategies at the earliest possible date, as provided by state dept of health officials to the district. Currently, the District has voted to begin with a hybrid model (50% in person, 50% on line) for the fall; that is in limbo however given new state guidelines for in person school which includes our county not being on the COVID Monitoring list. Once we are allowed contact, wrestling practice will begin Stay tuned here for more information, as it becomes available, we will communicate it ASAP.
League Wrestlers of the year
The Coastview Conference Athletic Association announced the League wrestlers of the year for the Seaview & South Coast Leagues. Capo Valley's Jessica Mikhail was named the Seaview Female wrestler of the year and Trent Houle was named the Seaview Male wrestler of the year for the 2019-20 season. Jessica had a phenominal season, notching 28 wins with 22 pins. She was a CIF Finalist and fell just shy at CIF Masters of qualifing for state in a stacked weight class. She finishes her career at Capo as the all time career wins and career pins leader; she was 2nd team all county and was the CIF-SS female scholar-athlete of the year for Capo Valley HS. Trent finished the year with a 2-2 record at the California State Meet, a 4th place finish at CIF masters and a CIF championship (his 2nd). Trent is a remarkable student-athlete with a 4.0+ GPA. And, he is only a junior! We are looking forward to a 3rd CIF title and a strong run at the podium in March in Bakersfield this coming season.
Capo Valley Wrestling had a fantastic year on the mats; and an even better one in the class room with 15 wrestlers earning 3.75 GPA's or higher. For the girls team: Alyssa Baracao, Neila Fritts, Zoey Liberato, Jessica Mikhail & Joelle Simard-Villarin all met the high standard. On the boys side: Osten Dandan, Jamie Dewing, Jason Gomez, Trent Houle, Brock Hume, Hyunjae Lee, Luke Meyer, Craig Phoenix, Kevin Saiki and Colin Young all produced outstanding GPAs. Congratulations CVHS Wrestlers on your hard work!
Capo Seniors Moving Forward
Despite all of the craziness and uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus and Quarantines, Capo Wrestling's senior class is moving forward. They are making college selections, military commitments and some are looking to continue their wrestling careers; Capo Wrestling had 8 seniors in the 2019-20 season and all are charting their own courses. Elijah Michinock is making plans to attend Santa Ana College where he will wresle for the Dons in the 126 lbs weight class and work to complete his General Ed courses towards a future bachelors degree, Victor Salceda has an eye on the Navy, after spending several years in a naval youth program, Victor plans on learning a trade (mechanic) while in the Navy. Seniors Rafa Mancilla and Sebastian Macias are both going to continue their educations at Saddleback college in hopes of earning future bachelors degrees. Colin Young will be attend the University of Wyoming next year and majoring in Psychology, he also hopes to find a place to wrestle or grapple in Laramie. On the Girls side, Jessica Mikhail will be attending UCI, with a Biology major, Amy Cortes will move on to Cal State Fullerton and major in Communication Journalism with a minor in Psychology and our final Senior Katie Rodriguez is moving on to Saddleback to earn a certificate in Health Care and will be returning to Capo to help with our girls wrestling program as an asst. coach. Good Luck Seniors on all of your future endeavors!