Four Eagle Wrestlers Head to State Championship

After three weeks of qualifying tournaments from Mission League to CIF Divisional’s to CIF Master’s Regional’s, four Eagle wrestlers punched their tickets to the California State Championships February 21-23. States is one of the most prestigious athletic events in California. Out of more than 900 schools and 27,000 wrestlers in the state, only 2% of wrestlers ever reach this level of competition.

It has been a record-setting year for the Chaminade’s wrestling team. Under the direction of coach Bill Wilson and assistant coach Vlad Kochiev, Chaminade qualified 12 wrestlers out of 14 weight classes for CIF tournaments in a single season. The team also qualified for the CIF Dual Championships and is ranked 21st in the state.

Through the sweat, blood, tears, and grueling tournaments here are the four remaining eagles and their weight class achievements and rankings:

Patrick Rowland ’19 has shown tremendous growth in the last four years. Introduced to wrestling at Chaminade’s middle school, Patrick (138-pounds) got serious when he entered 9th grade. This season, he is Mission League Champion, 3rd at CIF, placed 9th at CIF Masters and is currently ranked 12th in the state. Rowland will go on to wrestle for Duke University.

Erich Osteen ’19 is no stranger to the tournament circuit. Erich (220-pounds) has been wrestling since the age of six, and it’s his third time at States. He is Mission League Champion, CIF Champion, and placed 2nd at CIF Masters. Erich is currently ranked 3rd in the state and is committed to play football for UCLA next season.

Zeth Romney ’22 is at the beginning of his high school wrestling career and is showing that he is a contender with which to be reckoned. Zeth (106- pounds) is Mission League Champion, CIF Champion, and placed 3rd at CIF Masters. He is currently ranked 8th in the state.

Katja Osteen ’21 is the only girl on the Chaminade wrestling team. Like her brother, she has been wrestling from a very young age she began at only four-years-old. In 2018, Katia (160-pound) became the school’s first State Champion in wrestling. This year she is CIF Champion and Masters Champion. She is currently ranked 1st in the state.

For up to the minute State Championship coverage, follow the Chaminade Wrestling team on twitter @nadewrestling.

Junior Places 5th at State Wrestling Championship

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At the two-day CIF State Boys Wrestling Championship in Bakersfield, Chaminade College Preparatory’s Erich Osteen ’19 finished in 5th place (220-pounds).  It was a successful end to the junior’s wrestling season.

To qualify for States, Osteen also competed at the CIF-SS Masters Meet, where he finished in 3rd. Osteen previously qualified for Masters during the CIF-SS Boys Individual Championships; there he won the 220-pound division. He is no stranger to post-season wrestling. As a sophomore, Osteen finished in 6th place at Masters, which qualified him for States. At the State championship, he made it to the 5th round.

Chaminade Freshman Wins 2018 Girls Wrestling State Championship and Two Juniors Compete at Boys Masters Meet

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Chaminade College Preparatory has a new state champion in its midst. On Saturday, February 24, Katja Osteen ’21 became the school’s first state champion in wrestling.

The freshman wrestler pinned her opponent 49 seconds into the first round, and secured her title in the 160-pound weight class. It was a fantastic end to the two-day CIF State Girls Wrestling Championship for Osteen. She is also the 2018 CIF-SS Masters champion (another first for Eagle wrestling).

Katja is no stranger to the winner’s circle. As a Chaminade 7th grader, she became the school’s first female wrestler to take first place in her weight class. Along the way, she defeated male wrestlers from Paul Revere and Harvard-Westlake. She has been wrestling since she was four-years-old (for more on her story, see the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Chaminade Now).

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Wrestling Coach, Bill Wilson, with Erich Osteen ’19 (left) and Patrick Rowland ’19 (right) after February 17 CIF-SS Boys Individual Championships. photo by: Chaminade Wrestling

While Katja wrestled her way to a state title in Visalia, her older brother, Erich Osteen ’19 and teammate Patrick Rowland ’19 competed in the Boys CIF-SS Wrestling Masters Meet in Temecula.

Rowland closed out his junior season as a Masters qualifier, two matches short of qualifying for the 2018 CIF State Boys Wrestling Championship. In the 132-pound weight class, he finished 49th in California, was Chaminade’s Mission League finalist, and 6th at the CIF-SS Boys Individual Championships.

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Erich Osteen finished the CIF-SS Masters Meet on February 24 in 3rd place (220-pounds). He automatically qualified for the Boys Wrestling State Championships the day prior by securing three wins. Osteen wrestles on Friday, and Saturday, March 2 and 3 in Bakersfield.

Eagle Wrestling Sends Two to Boys’ CIF-SS Masters Meet

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Wrestling Coach, Bill Wilson, with Erich Osteen ’19 (left) and Patrick Rowland ’19 (right). photo by: Chaminade Wrestling

After the CIF-Southern Section Boys Individual Chamipionships, Chaminade will send two wrestlers to the 2017-2018 CIF-SS Wrestling Masters Meet on February 23 and 24. The Masters Meet will be held at Temecula Valley High School.

Erich Osteen ’19 won the 220-pound division, and qualified for Masters. To win the CIF championship, Osteen defeated the 5th ranked wrestler in California from St. John Bosco.

During the 132-pound division Consolation Finals, Patrick Rowland ’19 came up short against the 19th state ranked wrestler from Sultana. Rowland then wrestled in one more match, through which he qualified for the Masters Meet.

During the same weekend as the Masters Meet, Osteen’s sister, Katja ’21, will wrestle in the 2018 CIF State Girls Championship in Visalia. She won the Girls’ CIF-SS Masters Championship in the 160-pound division on February 10.

Freshman Wrestler Becomes Chaminade’s First CIF-SS Masters Champion

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Katja Osteen ’21 made Chaminade history on February 10 when she won the CIF Southern Section Masters. Osteen is the first Eagle to become a CIF-SS Masters champion. On her road to the title, Osteen defeated the returning California state champion, who was ranked 1st in the state.

Next up for Osteen is the 2018 CIF State Girls Championship in Visalia on February 23 and 24.