SCHS graduate places at nationals

Published: March 28, 2011 3:34 p.m.
SCHS graduate places at nationals
BY MARK GARCIA
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

San Clemente's Alex Evers of Cal-Baptist University placed second at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships earlier this month in Macon, Ga.

Evers – a 2008 San Clemente High graduate – posted a 4-1 record, with his lone loss coming in the championship match against two-time NCWA All-American Corey Melinn of Grand Valley State, 3-2.

Evers, a two-time CIF placewinner for the Tritons, defeated Joseph Frazier of Florida A & M by major decision 11-0; Frank Booker of Cincinnati, 7-4; Ike Okoli of the University of South Carolina, 3-1; and top-seeded David Divine of Southern Illinois, 4-2, in double overtime.

Evers' effort helped lead Cal Baptist to the team title. His second-place finish also earned him All-American status.

Contact the writer: magarcia@ocregister.com or 714-796-3658

San Clemente's Alex Evers, top, of Cal-Baptist University (Riverside) placed second at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships earlier this month in Macon, Ga.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CAL-BAPTIST UNIVERSITY