CACEP First Practice Complete

Thank you Wrestlers and Wrestling Families for making the trip to Brentwood to meet, greet and, have a strong first practice. Our Team is on the right track and we’re ready and excited to head to Japan. The wrestlers practiced well together. They demonstrated just why they’re some of the strongest and most skilled athletes in the Golden State.


Triple Crown Winner – Jose Jr. Fernandez III

June 4th, 2017 – Selland Arena, Fresno, California
The California USA Wrestling Japan Cultural Exchange Program is proud to congratulate Athlete Jose Jr. Fernandez III in winning the coveted “Triple Crown Award”
Jose won the 2017 Greco Roman State Championship, Folkstyle State Championship and the Freestyle State Championship. As a Triple Crown Winner, Jose joins an elite group of dedicated California wrestlers who have put in the time, effort and commitment to be the best in the Golden State, in all three styles of wrestling.   On June 26th, 2017, Jose and his CA-USAW Cultural Exchange Program teammates depart for 10 days in Japan. Jose and his team will represent the Golden State in competition across 5 Japanese prefectures. Congratulations Jose!


Our Great Sport –
The California USA Wrestling Japan Cultural Exchange Program is a program deeply rooted in California wrestling history. Your wrestler has chosen to compete in the world’s oldest and most respected sport. Congratulations! In joining the California Wrestling Cultural Exchange Program they have chosen to be a part of California wrestling history!




California Tradition –
As California wrestlers we stand on the shoulders of giants and carry forward a legacy and tradition second to none. The history of Olympic wrestling is filled with many United States wrestlers, many of them from right here in the Golden State. For nearly five decades California wrestling has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with our wrestling brethren in the great country of Japan. The 2017 CACEP team looks to continue the strong tradition of international competition, representing the Golden State and the United States with honor, pride, and excellence.