Clovis Wrestling Led by "A Chihuahua and A Bear" - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Clovis Wrestling Led by "A Chihuahua and A Bear"

CLOVIS, Calif. (KMPH) -

The Clovis high school wrestling team is on the verge of something unprecedented in California - a four-peat. They're the top ranked team in the state, the third ranked team in the entire country, and they're led by bookends Nick Nevills and Justin Mejia.

Nevills is a two-time individual state champion, the top ranked heavyweight in the country. Nicknamed "The Franchise," the senior will join the top college team in the country in the Fall, Penn State. 

Meanwhile Mejia is the 106 lb freshman who already has his eyes on accomplishing the one thing Nevills didn't - four straight individual titles. He's currently 5th ranked in the country at 106 lbs.

Cougars associate head coach Ben Holscher says Nevills and Mejia separate themselves amongst a dominant team by their will to win and the passion they have for the sport. He says if you show up to a practice early, you'll likely see the two "play wrestling," and describes the scene as "a little chihuahua taking on a bear."

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