Holscher To Step Down As Head Wrestling Coach At Clovis North

Ben Holscher coaching at the 2020 Mission San Jose Invitational. He will be stepping down from his head coaching position. (Photo: Tony Rotundo/WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Fresno, CA, August 15, 2022 — Clovis North High School head wrestling coach Ben Holscher announced today that he will be stepping down from the program. Starting in 2015, Holscher had an immediate impact on a struggling Broncos wrestling team that was ranked last in their league and had eight state medalists in the previous ten years. Holscher will be leaving a nationally-ranked team, and has had 21 medalists stand on the podium at the (single-division) California High School State Wrestling Championships. Last year the Broncos had two state champions, including California Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner Joey Cruz. The Broncos also qualified all 14 athletes for the state championships in 2022, one of only four teams to do so.

Prior to coaching at Clovis North, Holscher was the co-head coach at powerhouse Clovis High School for two seasons.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Clovis North, especially the coaches and student athletes. I’d also like to thank all of the college coaches, wrestling media, parents, officials, and everyone who’s helped me along the way. I’d especially like to thank Adam and Steve Tirapelle and the entire Tirapelle family. Putting your trust in me to be co-head coach for two seasons at Clovis was a thrill; we had a heck of a run!”

Holscher won’t be leaving the sport for good, but will be taking a lesser role to spend more time with his wife and sons.

Holscher coaching with Steve Tirapelle at the 2008 California High School State Wrestling Championships. (Photo: Tony Rotundo/WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

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