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Ki-Be vs. Hanford Preview

The Bears and the Falcons have met 18 times over the years. The first time these schools met was in 1973 when Hanford drubbed the Bears 62-9. Ki-Be currently holds an 11-7 advantage in these duals, and have won 5 straight. It has been 7 years since the Falcons last beat the Bears in a dual. The Bears won a close dual last season 36-28 after building a 36-10 lead. This current group of Bears have a 7-5 individual record against Hanford wrestlers in dual competition, led by Ryan Corke who is 2-0.

The Bears have an infusion of young wrestlers this year with 7 freshman and 1 sophomore to go with 8 Juniors and 7 Seniors. This squad of Bears wrestlers could make a name for themselves before the season is over.

Here are the results of the last 5 meetings with Hanford:

2002 - Bears 36 Falcons 28
2001 - Bears 49 Falcons 21
1999 - Bears 40 Falcons 35
1998 - Bears 49 Falcons 12
1997 - Bears 55 Falcons 21

As the 2003-04 season gets underway, here are some stats to peruse:

Current Wrestlers - Top 5
Wins Pins Team Points
56 Brandon Ashley 30 Justin Rolland 339 Brandon Ashley
56 Junior Gonzalez 24 Brandon Ashley 312 Junior Gonzalez
40 Justin Rolland 17 Tony Chapin 138 Justin Rolland
29 Ryan Phipps 15 Ryan Phipps 119 Ryan Corke
29 Ryan Corke 13 Junior Gonzalez 97 Ross McDorman

 

Top 5 All Time
Most wins Freshman/Sophomore seasons
67 - Nick Pell (97-98)
63 - Ale DeLaPena (97-98)
61 - Travis Knutson (95-96)
56 - Brandon Ashley (02-03)
56 - Junior Gonzalez (02-03)