About Benicia Wrestling
This is not the official site of The Benicia Unified School District, Benicia Middle School or Benicia High School. This site was created to assist those involved with or having a desire to be involved with the sport of wrestling in the City of Benicia, California to be able to access information pertaining to the sport.
We want to create championship level wrestling programs in Benicia. Benicia Wrestling encompasses two teams; New Creations Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu Academy and Benicia High School Wrestling. The Benicia Middle School team is facilitated through New Creations.
RESULTS OFF THE MAT
The coaching staff has a long tradition of excellence in the sport of wrestling. They teach children, teens, and young adults to push themselves and manifest the best in all aspects of their lives. They have had a priceless affect on some of the wrestlers in and outside the wrestling room. With the help and dedication of the coaching staff, those who formerly struggled with their grades, physical fitness, and confidence have overcome those obstacles. Grades are a very important aspect of an athlete. All athletes must maintain grades high enough to continue participating in the sport. Coach Aquino and Boutain emphasize the importance of grades always. Coach Aquino allows any wrestler (even if not enrolled in his class) to attend after school Help Club.
Our mission is to promote excellence in wrestling by adding positive adult leadership in the lives of wrestlers in the community of Benicia, by dedicating a commitment to wrestling through a fun and challenging experience at both practice and competition, by emphasizing sportsmanship, by building wrestling skills, by respecting others, by engaging in physical fitness, by setting reachable goals, by fostering a "can do" attitude and strong work ethic, and by supporting each other. We strive to not only build great wrestlers but also productive members of our community.
The Benicia Middle School and Club program began during the 2009-2010 school year after a five-year stint of inactivity. Coaches Japheth Aquino and Dominic Boutain started the program up again by becoming Co-Head Coaches at Benicia Middle School. In a short time, the coaches produced quality wrestlers.
They wanted to expose young wrestlers to as many matches and tournaments possible to help develop their skills. Each time the wrestlers hit the mats, first and foremost was their focus on improving technique. With this focus, the wins come naturally as the season progresses and wrestlers improve. In its first year, the Benicia Middle School team’s 7th and 8th graders took first place in the Mt. Diablo Middle School Wrestling League. In the 2010-2011 season, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade wrestlers swept the league, all taking first place. Coach Aquino and Coach Boutain’s effective coaching and strong desire to pass on their knowledge combined with excellent volunteer staff and family support, has managed to do what most programs take years to accomplish. Later during the 2010-2011 season, the coaches took more then 15 wrestlers to the California State Middle School Championships in Fresno and returned with three State Champions, one silver medal finisher, and two bronze medal finishers.
The Benicia High School wrestling program will retain Coaches Aquino, Coach Boutain as the primary coaches for the Varsity and JV teams along with Coach Holden continuing as the girl’s wrestling coach. The coaching staff feels excited about the accomplishments made by the wrestlers and looks forward to the challenges awaiting ahead this school year.
The headings above will lead you to different areas of this website. In order to access the Benicia Middle School, Benicia High School and Benicia Wrestling Club tabs you will need to have a log-in password. These areas are limited access and only available to Benicia wrestlers and their families. If you need access to these pages please go to the "Contact Us" tab, complete the entry form and click "Submit"
I encourage you to look around the website for information that could be helpful to you as it relates to the sport of wrestling.