Buchanan Baseball

2014 Zinkin Classic

The 13th Annual Zinkin Classic, which takes place on December 19th & 20th, 2014 is consistenly one of the best tournaments in CA and contracts are coming in fast.  This is a 48-man bracket, true double elimination varsity tournament held on 9 mats with 3-sided digital clocks over two days.  We will again have a large & small school champion along with custom awards for all wrestlers earning 1st – 8th place.

The Zinkin Classic has become one of the premier wrestling tournaments in the western region.  Nine of the past twelve California State Team Champions began their season by participating in the Zinkin.  Last year’s tournament included 61 teams throughout the Western United States.  Here is how the field fared at the 2013 California State Tournament:

-6 State Champions & 37 State Placers
-119 State Qualifiers
-State Team Champions & 5 out of the top 10 teams

We are looking to add top tier teams that will improve upon these numbers, maintaining the Zinkin as California’s best initial look at state contenders from all over! 

Contracts have been sent out to the best teams in the Western United States, as well as the Midwest and back East, as we look to make the Zinkin a national caliber tournament.  It is important to secure a spot for your team as soon as possible as we will only be taking the first 75 teams to sign and return their contract.  Already we have top teams participating from around California and in nearby states, so look for the quality, top-end competition to continue to rise.

Our central location, combined with the Friday later start time and Saturday early end time, provides affordable travel as well as an early look at some of the best competition in and out of the state.  If you would like to consider entering California’s, and the Western United State’s, best early season tournament, please contact Lonnie_Nash@hotmail.com or call me
at (559) 905-0232.

Lonnie Nash

Tournament Director
Buchanan Wrestling

Tournament hosted by:
Buchanan High School
1560 N. Minewawa
Clovis, CA 93619
(559) 327-3271 (Athletic Office)
(559) 327-3065 (FAX)

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Team List

13th Annual Zinkin Classic 2014

Alta Loma (SS)

Antioch (SJS)

Atascadero (SS)

Bella Vista (SJS)

Buchanan (CS)

Canyon Springs (SS)

Central (CS)

Central Catholic (SJS)

Churchill, OR

Clovis (CS)        

Clovis East (CS)

Clovis West (CS)

Christopher (CCS)

Corcoran (CS)

Delano (CS)

Del Oro (SJS)

Dinuba (CS)

Dixon (SJS)

Dougherty Valley ()

El Dorado (SS)

Elk Grove (SJS)

Enochs (SJS)

Firebaugh (CS)

Freedom (NCS)

Foothill Pleasonton (NCS)

Fountain Valley (SS)

Gilroy (CCS)

Hoopa Valley (NCS)

Hoover (CS)

Inderkum (SJS)

James Logan (NCS)

Jesuit (SJS)

Kerman (CS)

Liberty-Bakersfield (CS)

Liberty-Madera (CS)

Live Oak (CCS)

Livermore (CCS)

Madera (CS)

Madera South (CS)

Mendota (CS)

Merced (SJS)

Mission Oak (CS)

Mission San Jose (NCS)

ML King (SS)

Monache (CS)

Newbury Park (SS)

North Monterey County (CCS)

Norwalk (SS)

Roosevelt (CS)

San Dimas (SS)

San Luis Obispo (CCS)



Santiago-Corona (SS)

Saratoga (CCS)

Selma (CS)

St. Joseph (CCS)

Summit Tahoma ()

Sunnyside (CS)

Turlock (SJS)



Buchanan High School
1560 N. Minnewawa Clovis, CA 93619-7600
(559) 327-3000

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