It has been a banner year for San Marino High School’s Ryan Arrington. The senior won the Rio Hondo League and CIF wrestling championships and finished second in the Masters Meet and fourth in the state at 220 pounds.
Arrington seemed to surprise even himself when he finished sixth in the United States in the NHSCA High School Nationals, a premier wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach, Va., which drew competitors from 48 states and three countries. His placement earned him the prestigious title of All-American.
Now, you can add “Roadrunner” to his list of monikers as Arrington recently signed a letter of intent to wrestle at California State University, Bakersfield when he enters the campus later this summer.
“It has been a joy this season to coach such a dedicated athlete and exemplary young man,” said Titan head coach Morris Bird. “I am honored to have played a part in his accomplishments this year and am excited for his continued development in college. I can’t wait to have him give back to the next generation of Titan wrestlers.”
Bakersfield competes in the Pac-12 Conference for wrestling. The Roadrunners are arguably one of the most decorated wrestling programs on the west coast, having sent 203 athletes to the NCAA championship meets, including at least one competitor in each of the last 47 seasons.