Wrestling divisions shuffled for next year

There are new CIF divisions in all sports, as has been posted here by TJ Berka, but I thought I’d mention wrestling. By the way, there is still an appeals process that takes place in April, so it’s not all a done deal.

In Dual meet wrestling, Bloomington won the D6 title this year and I don’t know if that weighed into it, but it’s probably only appropriate that the Sunkist League moves up to D5.
The San Andreas League moves up from D4 to D3, and I don’t know if that’s entirely warranted, while the Citrus Belt remains in D4? Most of the other county leagues stay in the same dual meet divisions: Mojave River (D1), Baseline (D2), Mt. Baldy (D3), CBL and Desert Sky (D4). The Sierra is an exception, moving up from D3 to D1, which will not be easy. Of course many of the leagues have new alignments, too.

According to the CIF, the individual divisions (I’m assuming it’s only the individual divisions and not the dual divisions) are comprised based on how many masters meet qualifiers a league gets over a 4-year period.
The four San Bernardino County leagues that had been in the Northern Division the last couple of years, having to go to Oxnard Pacifica (of the Pacific View) to wrestle, are being sent in different directions.
Only the Desert Sky among county leagues remains with the Pacific View. The Mojave River goes into a division in which Sultana should be a favorite. The Sunkist joins the San Andreas in another division, while the fourth league, the Mt. Baldy joins the Baseline in yet another division. The Citrus Belt League is once again alone among Inland Valley leagues in another division. It’s too bad more of the local leagues can’t be in the same division and wrestle locally.

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