Padre Wrestling History, Honors and Records

Padre Wrestling History

1982-83: Serra Padre wrestling began in 1982 under the guidance of Coach Bob 'Biceps' Davis and 28 young men. The Padres participated in the Peninsula Athletic league (PAL). Rich Bassi won a League title. Kurt Grathwol was named MVP.

1983-84: Rich Bassi and Dan Burgett win PAL titles. Rich Bassi places second at the Central Coast Section Tournament to become the first Serra Padre wrestler to qualify for the California State Championship Tournament. Rich Bassi was named MVP.

1984-85: Dan Burgett wins his second PAL title. Dan Burgett was named MVP.

1985-86: Coach Davis was replaced with Coach Lars Lund. Dan Burgett wins his third PAL title and becomes the second Padre wrestler to qualify for the California State Championship Tournament by placing 2nd at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Dan Burgett was named MVP.

1986-87: The Padres join the West Catholic Athletic League wrestling with Paul Bristow as the head coach. The Padres won their first WCAL wrestling team title. They were led by seniors Dan Burgett, Paul Olson, Ron Waldschmidt and Mark Vella whom all won individual WCAL titles. Burgett moved on to become the first Padre to win the Central Coast Section title and qualify for the state meet for the second straight year. Dan Burgett was named MVP.

1987-88: Andy Cost, Adam Kain, and Chris Christoforidis all won WCAL wrestling titles. Jeff Sereni was named MVP.

1988-89: Tony Biagi and Chris Christoforidis won WCAL wrestling titles. The Padres finished second in WCAL and sixth in CCS. Jeff Sereni and Chris Christoforidis were named Co-MVPs.

1989-90: Head Coach Chet Dickson and Assistant Coach Andy 'Dice' Jacobs took over the Padres. Mike Klobuchar, Kip Taylor, and Tony Biagi won WCAL wrestling titles. Tony Biagi and Erick Vera qualified for the California State Championship Tournament. Vera won three of his five matches at the state meet and finished ninth. Tony Biagi was named MVP.

1990-91: Erick Vera won the WCAL and finished fourth at the Central Coast Section Tournament to qualify for the California State Championship Tournament. Erick Vera was named MVP.

1991-92: Erick Vera won the WCAL and Central Coast Section titles. Erick advanced to the California State Championship Tournament for the third year in a row. He became the first Padre to medal at the state meet when he finished third and was only one loss away from the state title. He finished his senior year with a 45-3 record. Erick Vera was named MVP.

1992-93: Chris Vera was named MVP.

1993-94: Head Coach Alan Pometta took over the reigns. Chris Vera placed fourth at CCS and qualified for the California State Championship Tournament. Chris Vera was named MVP.

1994-95: Tony Lorber was named MVP.

1995-96: Bill Gang became the head coach. Unbeaten WCAL champion Tony Lorber led the Padres to third place in the WCAL. Tony Lorber was named MVP.

1996-97: Marc Kollerer and Tony Lorber won WCAL titles. Marc finished fourth and Tony finished fifth at the Central Coast Section Tournament to qualify for the California State Championship Tournament. John Saddi was named MVP.

1997-98: Marc Kollerer finished fifth and Bill Benesi finished sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. The Padres finished third in WCAL. The seniors were named MVPs.

1998-99: '89 Alumni Jeff Sereni took over the head coaching position. Scott Stancil was named MVP.

1999-2000: Jon Kollerer placed sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Joel Faustino placed fifth at the Central Coast Section Tournament and was named MVP.

2000-01: Rohaum Raji won a WCAL title. Mark Allen was named MVP.

2001-02: Rohaum Raji and Armand Sarvarian won WCAL titles. Rohaum Raji and Armand Sarvarian placed sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Armand Sarvarian was named MVP.

2002-03: Rohaum Raji won his third straight WCAL title and finished second at the Central Coast Section Tournament. He completed his senior year with a 26-4 record. Rohaum Raji was named MVP.

2003-04: Dan Vogl becomes Head Coach. Andrew Hutchison won the WCAL title. Andrew Hutchison was named MVP.

2004-05: The Padres qualified four wrestlers for the Central Coast Section Tournament. The JV team beat Bellarmine in the dual meet giving Bellarmine their first JV loss in the history of WCAL wrestling. The Padres JV teams won its first ever WCAL wrestling title. Jared Fone was named MVP.

2005-06: Ray Baldonado won a WCAL title. The Padres finished second in WCAL on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels. Steve Spina placed sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament and was named MVP.

2006-07: Quite simply the best year ever in Serra wrestling history. The Padres were WCAL team champions at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels. They had three varsity league champions for the first time since 1990 with Steve Spina (119), Koa LamCenteio (125) and Andrew Guttas (171) winning the WCAL. Steve Erickson placed fifth and Andrew Guttas placed second at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Andrew Guttas qualified for the California State Championship Tournament. The varsity team sent 13 out of 14 wrestlers to the Central Coast Section Tournament and finished ninth. Andrew Guttas was named MVP.

2007-08: Hanna Malak (189) wins the WCAL title. The junior varsity wins another WCAL title. Hanna Malak becomes the third Padre to ever win the Central Coast Section Tournament and qualifies for the California State Championship Tournament where he finishes in the top 12. Hanna Malak is named MVP.
2008-09: Travis Roberts (103), JP Rastrullo (119), and Steven Touba (152) win WCAL titles. The freshman team are WCAL Champions. Travis Roberts is the first Padre freshman to win a WCAL title. The Padres send 11 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Jared Roberts (125) and Joey Lopez (215) place sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Steven Touba is named MVP.

2009-10: Travis Roberts (112), Bo Hall (125), and Joey Lopez (215) win WCAL titles. The freshman team repeats as WCAL Champions. The Padres send 11 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Travis Roberts (112) places fifth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Andre LaRosa (103) places sixth at the Central Coast Section Tournament and becomes the first freshman in Serra wrestling history to medal at CCS. Travis Roberts is named MVP.

2010-11: Travis Roberts (119), Luimere Hayes (152) and Tim Glauninger (215) win WCAL titles and three other Padres finish second: Bo Hall (140), Nick Alspaugh (171) and Chad Thodos (189). The Padres send 11 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Travis Roberts (119) places third at the Central Coast Section Tournament and qualifies for the California State Championship Tournament. Nick Alspaugh (171) places fifth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Travis Roberts is named MVP.

2011-12: Ricardo Garcia becomes the head wrestling coach. Travis Roberts (126), Jerry DeLaRosa (132), Chad Thodos (182) and Tim Glauninger (220) win WCAL titles. The freshman team wins a WCAL title. Travis Roberts becomes the first Padre wrestler in school history to win four WCAL titles. Four other Padres finish second. Elias Hernandez (113), Andre La Rosa (120), Ulysses Molina (145) and Jon Beering (HWT). The Padres finish in second place in the WCAL and send 12 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Serra finishes with a school record, four CCS medals, and in fifth place at CCS for the highest team finish in school history. Tim Glauninger (220) becomes the fourth Padre wrestler to win the CCS Championships. Travis Roberts (126) places second at the Central Coast Section Tournament and both qualify for the California State Championship Tournament. Elias Hernandez (113) and Jerry DeLaRosa (132) place fifth. Travis Roberts goes 4-2 at the State Tournament and finishes in the top 12 in California. Travis Roberts and Tim Glauninger are named co-MVP’s.

2012-13: The second best year ever in Serra wrestling history. The Padres were WCAL team champions at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels. They had three varsity league champions for the first time since 2007 with Jerry DeLaRosa (132), Chris Ipolitto (160) and Chad Thodos (171) winning WCAL. The Padres send all 14 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Chad Thodos placed sixth and Elias Hernandez and Jerry DeLaRosa placed second at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Elias Hernandez and Jerry DeLaRosa qualified for the California State Championship Tournament. The varsity team finished ninth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Jerry DeLaRosa finishes 3-2 at State and in the Top 16. Elias Hernandez and Jerry DelaRosa were named co-MVP’s.

2013-14: The Padres were WCAL team champions at the junior varsity and freshman levels. Joey D’Agostino (220) wins the WCAL crown. The Padres send 11 of 14 to the Central Coast Section Tournament. Sean Clarke (138) places fifth at the Central Coast Section Tournament. Sean Clarke is named MVP.

2014-15: The Padres repeated as WCAL team champions at the junior varsity level for the third year in a row and freshman for the fourth year in a row. The Padres tie the school record for individual WCAL Champions with four: Erik Clark (160), Dominick Christmas (195) and Felix Aberoutte (220) win their first championships and Joey D’Agostino (285) defended his 2014 WCAL crown. The Padres send all 14 to the Central Coast Section Tournament for only the second time in school history. Dominick Christmas places second at the Central Coast Section Tournament and becomes the fourteenth Padre to wrestle in the State Championships. Dominick Christmas is named MVP.

2015-16: Mike Klobuchar ’90 becomes the new head coach. The Padres win the WCAL Varsity Championship by going undefeated (6-0) in dual meet action. The Padres have three individual WCAL Champions as Evan Jones (138), Jaylyn Membreno (170) win their first championships while Dominick Christmas (195) wins his second in a row. The Padres send 12 to the Central Coast Section Tournament where they finish ninth out of 90 teams. The Padres have three CCS medals and are led by Ryan Peralta’s sixth place finish at 220, Jaylyn Membreno’s second place finish at 170 (becoming the fifteenth Padre to qualify for the State Championship) and Dominick Christmas’s first place finish at 195, where he becomes only the fifth Padre to be a CCS Champion and fourth Padre to compete in the State Championships multiple times. Jaylyn Membreno and Dominick Christmas are named Co-MVPs.

2016-17: The Padres win the WCAL Varsity Championship following a three-way tie in the dual meets (5-1) and an outright dominate win of the league championship tournament. This is the first time in school history that the Padres win consecutive WCAL championships. The Padres have three individual WCAL Champions as Rolando Pineda (122) and Evan Behrendt (184) win their first championships while Evan Jones (138) wins his second in a row. Serra sends 12 members to the Central Coast Section Tournament where they finish 11th out of 77 teams. The Padres have two CCS medalists led by Evan Jones 4th place finish at 138 and Evan Behrendt’s 3rd place finish at 184 (becoming the sixteenth Padre to qualify for the State Championship). Evan Jones and Evan Behrendt are named Co-MVPs.

WCAL, CCS and State Wrestling Honors

WCAL Champions CCS Placers Serra State Placers
1983 1984 1992
Rich Bassi (112) Rich Bassi (119) 2nd Erick Vera (152) 3rd
1984 1986 Serra State Qualifiers
Rich Bassi (119) Dan Burgett (175) 2nd 1984
Dan Burgett (154) Rich Bassi (119)
1987
1985 Dan Burgett (175) 1st 1986
Rich Bassi (126) Dan Burgett (175)
Dan Burgett (160) 1990
Tony Biagi (175) 2nd 1987
1986 Erick Vera (145) 6th Dan Burgett (175)
Dan Burgett (175)
1991 1990
1987 Erick Vera (152) 4th Tony Biagi (175)
Mark Vella (126) Erick Vera (145)
Paul Olson (141) 1992
Dan Burgett (175) Erick Vera (152) 1st 1991
Rob Waldschmidt (191) Erick Vera (152)
Varsity WCAL Champions 1994
Chris Vera (145) 4th 1992
1988 Erick Vera (152)
Chris Chritoforidis (132) 1997
Adam Kain (175) Tony Lorber (130) 5th 1993
Andy Cost (191) Chris Vera (145)
1998
1989 Bill Benesi (171) 6th 1996
Chris Chritoforidis (132) Marc Kollerer (HWT) 5th Marc Koeller (HWT)
Tony Biagi (175)
2000 1997
1990 Joel Faustino (112) 5th Tony Lorber (130)
Michael Klobuchar (138) Jon Kollerer (HWT) 6th
Kip Taylor (154) 2003
Tony Biagi (175) 2002 Rhojaum Raji (125)
Arman Sarvarian (152) 6th
1991 Rohaum Raji (119) 6th 2007
Erick Vera (152) Andrew Guttas (171)
2003
1992 Rhojaum Raji (125) 2nd 2008
Erick Vera (152) Hanna Malak (189)
2006
1993 Steve Spina (119) 6th 2011
Eric Mainini (HWT) Travis Roberts (119)
2007
1994 Andrew Guttas (171) 2nd 2012
Chris Vera (145) Steve Erickson (160) 5th Travis Roberts (125)
Eric Mainini (HWT) Tim Glauninger (220)
2008
1996 Hanna Malak (189) 1st 2013
Tony Lorber (130) Elias Hernandez (113)
2009 Jerry DeLaRosa (132)
1997 Jared Roberts (125) 6th
Tony Lorber (130) Joey Lopez (215) 6th 2015
Marc Kollerer (HWT) Dominick Christmas (195)
2010
1998 Andre LaRosa (103) 6th 2016
Marc Kollerer (HWT) Travis Roberts (112) 5th Jaylyn Membreno (170)
Dominick Christmas (195)
1999 2011
Terrance Bernardo (152) Travis Roberts (119) 3rd 2017
Nick Alspaugh (171) 5th Evan Behrendt (182)
2000
Jon Kollerer (HWT) 2012
Elias Hernandez (113) 5th
2001 Travis Roberts (126) 2nd
Rohaum Raji (119) Jerry DeLarosa (132) 5th
Tim Glauninger (220) 1st
2002
Rohaum Raji (119) 2013
Armand Sarvarian (152) Elias Hernandez (113) 2nd
Jerry DeLaRosa (132) 2nd
2003 Chad Thodos (189) 6th
Rohaum Raji (125)
2014
2004 Sean Clarke (138) 5th
Andrew Hutchison (160)
2015
2005 Dominick Christmas (195) 2nd
JV WCAL Champions
2016
2006 Jaylyn Membreno (170) 2nd
Ray Baldonado (HWT) Dominick Christmas (195) 1st
Ryan Peralta (220) 6th
2007
Steve Spina (119) 2017
Koa LamCenteio (125) Evan Jones (140) 4th
Andrew Guttas (171) Evan Behrendt (182) 3rd
Varsity WCAL Champions
JV WCAL Champions
Freshman WCAL Champions
2008
Hanna Malak (189)
JV WCAL Champions
2009
Travis Roberts (103)
JP Rastrullo (119)
Steven Touba (152)
Freshman WCAL Champions
2010
Travis Roberts (112)
Bo Hall (125)
Joey Lopez (215)
Freshman WCAL Champions
2011
Travis Roberts (119)
Luimere Hayes (152)
Tim Glauninger (215)
2012
Travis Roberts (126)
Jerry DeLaRosa (132)
Chad Thodos (182)
Tim Glauninger (220)
Freshman WCAL Champions
2013
Jerry DeLaRosa (132)
Chris Ippolito (160)
Chad Thodos (189)
Varsity WCAL Champions
JV WCAL Champions
Freshman WCAL Champions
2014
Joey D'Agostino (220)
JV WCAL Champions
Freshman WCAL Champions
2015
Erik Clark (160)
Dominick Christmas (195)
Felix Aberouette (220)
Joey D'Agostino (HWT)
JV WCAL Champions
Freshman WCAL Champions
2016
Evan Jones (138)
Jaylyn Membreno (170)
Dominick Christmas (195)
Varsity WCAL Champions
2017
Rolando Pineda (122)
Evan Jones (140)
Evan Behrendt (184)
Varsity WCAL Champions

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