Chris Rasmussen and his staff will have a reloading 2023-2024 season after losing state champions Carissa Qureshi, Saiheron Preciado-Meza, and Destiny Marquez. Nevertheless, a new group of talented wrestlers with the addition of master’s qualifiers Alyssa Flexen and Rachel Critz will try and attempt to steer the Vikings to a third consecutive CIF state team title.
2 El Toro
When it comes to dual-meet competition, the El Toro wrestling team can certainly compete with the top teams in the Southern Section. Coach Jose Pedraza will re-load with young talent and will continue to be a force in the OC.
3 San Clemente
A season ago, the Lady Tritons finished top 10 at the CIF-SS qualifier tournament with four medalists. Led by state medalist Berlyn Davis, the Lady Tritons will once again attempt to finish the season strong and improve from last year's CIF performance. 2023 State medalist Eden Hernandez has transferred to Poway.
4 Laguna Hills
The Laguna Hills wrestling team will undertake the task of repeating their dual-meet success of 2022-2023 and claim a CIF-SS D2 Dual-Meet championship. Nevertheless, the Hawks will be without 2022 state medalist Alicia Serratos who will be competing for Santa Ana High. In spite of Serrato's absence, the team will depend on CIF medalists Ash Gerlach, Tiff Nguyen, and Nelly Hernandez.
5 Santa Ana
Led by Co-Head Coaches Tim Byers and Fernando Serratos, the Lady Saints will try and take multiple wrestlers to the prestigious CIF state tournament. The Saints are led by state qualifier Angela Salazar and 2022 State medalist Alicia Serratos, who transfers in from Laguna Hills. Look for CIF medalists Yanni Sanchez, Lorelei Hartman, Natalie Vargas, and freshman Anabelle Serratos to improve the team's overall dual and individual strength.
6 Newport Harbor
Rigo Pinon is excited to start the season as he knows this could be the best team he has coached in years. State champion Eduarda Rodriguez will try and win a second consecutive state title and sketch her name in the CIF record books. Look for state qualifier Skyler Glassel and incoming freshman Marlee Solomon to make a run for a state medal.
There’s an old saying in the wrestling community that states “Summer wrestling makes winter champions.” Coach Jason Paul and Adam Alvarado have kept girls busy all off-season. The Lady Knights will be anchored by 2023 CIF state qualifiers Gwen Jewell and Delainey. Jorgenson.
The new era of dominance might just be started at Esperanza High. State qualifier Isabel Valenzuela will lead the squad and she will count on CIF place winner Jaedis Brady and incoming freshman Olivia Valenzuela to help her start a new dynasty in Orange County.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. The Cornish sisters are the one-two-punch for Tesoro High. Steered by state medalist Sophia Cornish, the Lady Titans are ready to improve from last year’s successful run with the help of CIF medalists Maggie Cornish and Haleia Owens.
10 Villa Park
CIF medalists Angelique Mexia, Haily Laabs, and Ximena Romero will help Villa Park climb the OC rankings and will look to improve from last year.