After helping lead the Cerritos College wrestling team to a second place finish at the CCCAA State Championships, a quartet of state place winners have earned Academic All-American honors. Led by 157-pound state champion Kevin James, he was also joined by Richard Pocock, Wyatt Gerl and David Zavala.
James, who has already signed with Menlo College, compiled a 3.15 GPA, while two-time Academic All-American Richard Pocock recorded a 3.67 GPA. During the season, Pocock earned All-American honors after finishing fourth at 141 pounds after winning the Southern California championship. He has also signed with Hastings (NE) University). Zavala, a freshman, placed fourth at the state championships at 285 pounds and had a 3.77 GPA. As for Gerl, the freshman finished fifth at the state championships at 149 pounds and compiled a 3.37 GPA.
"Here at Cerritos College, we take our academics as seriously as we do our on the mat training", said head coach Donny Garriott. "These young men exemplify what it is to be a student-athlete. I am very proud of the work they do in and out of the classroom."
Cerritos had the second most Academic All-American selections in the state.
June 14, 2017 Wrestling: Quartet earns Academic All-American honors
April 27, 2017 Wrestling: Pair signs National Letters of Intent
December 21, 2016 Wrestling: David Van Weems named the CCCAA Male Athlete of the Month
December 13, 2016 Wrestling: Cerritos sweeps conference awards
December 10, 2016 Wrestling: Team holds second place heading into finals
December 10, 2016 Wrestling: Pair of state champions helps Cerritos take second place
December 9, 2016 Wrestling: Six qualify for state semifinals
December 3, 2016 Wrestling: Falcons win Southern California Championship
November 20, 2016 Wrestling: Cerritos captures CCCAA Team Dual State Championship
November 17, 2016 Wrestling: Top-ranked Falcons take on Fresno for title
November 12, 2016 Wrestling: Team picks up two wins in three matches
November 5, 2016 Wrestling: Falcons do well at Fresno City Open
November 2, 2016 Wrestling: Win over Mt. SAC clinches conference title
October 26, 2016 Wrestling: Falcons shut out Rio Hondo, 48-0
October 19, 2016 Wrestling: Team records conference win
October 15, 2016 Wrestling: Cerritos wins Southern California Team Dual Championship
October 12, 2016 Wrestling: Conference season opens with 35-15 win
October 1, 2016 Wrestling: Team takes third place at Santa Ana Tournament
September 24, 2016 Wrestling: Falcons win West Hills Tournament
September 17, 2016 Wrestling: Cerritos posts four more wins at duals
September 10, 2016 Wrestling: Falcons open season with four wins