josh ploke

Ploke, Irwin represent California in wrestling showdown

Oak Ridge High seniors Josh Ploke and Patrick Irwin represented California in a West Coast showdown against all-star teams from Washington and Oregon. While team California lost b ...

Claiborne places fifth at CIF state wrestling tournament

Brandon Claiborne achieved his goal of earning a state medal, as the Oak Ridge junior placed fifth in the 145-pound weight class at the CIF state wrestling tournament on Saturday. ...

Claiborne wins Masters wrestling title at 145

Brandon Claiborne hasn’t had the best of luck at the CIF state wrestling championships. The Oak Ridge junior qualified as a freshman and lost both of his matches. Last year ...

Athlete of the Week: Josh Ploke

Josh Ploke is peaking at the right time of the season. The Oak Ridge senior 106-pound wrestler enters this weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships comi ...

Three Oak Ridge wrestlers win league titles

Oak Ridge had three champions and two others reached the finals of the Sierra Foothill League wrestling tournament held Saturday at Folsom High. Josh Ploke (106), Brandon Claiborn ...

Three champs lead Trojans at Morro Bay

Oak Ridge decided to skip the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament in Sacramento this year and compete in the CIT Wrestling Tournament in Morro Bay. It proved to be a great decision. Not ...

Oak Ridge wrestling team wins own tournament

Oak Ridge High’s wrestling team didn’t win any of the big battles, but won the war on Saturday, placing first in the Trojan War Tournament held in their own gym. The T ...

Trojans place first in No Guts, No Glory wrestling tournament

Josh Ploke and Mikey Mello placed first in their weight classes, leading Oak Ridge High’s wrestling team to a first-place finish at the No Guts, No Glory Tournament held in R ...

Trojans place first at Marty Manges Invite

With only 10 wrestlers, Oak Ridge won the Marty Manges Invitational on Saturday. The Trojans had three champions and all 10 wrestlers placed in the top-seven as they scored 158 te ...

Claiborne leads Oak Ridge at Curt Mettler tourney

Brandon Claiborne led Oak Ridge High’s wrestling team at the Curt Mettler Invitational on Saturday. Wrestling up a weight class, Claiborne placed second at 152 pounds, pinni ...

Horstman places first at Reno Worlds wrestling tournament

Jared Horstman of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club placed first in the 84-pound weight class at the Reno Worlds Wrestling Tournament held over the weekend. Horstman won all five ...

Oak Ridge places third in Delta River League wrestling tournament

Oak Ridge had three Delta River League champions and qualified 12 wrestlers for Saturday’s divisional tournament at Franklin High. Josh Ploke (106), Brandon Claiborne (138) ...

Trojans too much for Jesuit, win 46-17

Oak Ridge High’s wrestling team kick-started the Delta River League season Wednesday with a 46-17 victory over Jesuit. The Trojans won eight of 12 matches, including three b ...

Ploke, Subjeck lead Oak Ridge at Trojan War Invitational

Even without two of their top wrestlers, Oak Ridge High’s varsity wrestling team won the Trojan War Invitational Saturday, as 10 wrestlers placed in the tournament. It came ...