May 19, 2011
Catching Up: Former Pioneer wrestler Dominic Borelli

Former Pioneer High School wrestler Dominic Borelli, who walked on at Cal State Fullerton, just completed his first competitive season for the Titans following his redshirt freshman year. It wasn't a normal season, however. The team learned before the fall semester the program was to be discontinued. The women's gymnastics program also was to be cut.

"We got notice about two or three days before a preseason banquet," Borelli said by phone from Fullerton. "I still have three years left (of eligibility). I've checked out some Pacific-10 Conference schools and have looked at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo."

Borelli said he's majoring in kinesiology and that Cal Poly "has a good program," so the central coast school may be a good fit. "It's not about money," Borelli said. "I'm just looking for a place to wrestle."

Borelli, who said he wrestled in a few matches this season for Fullerton, has a strong résumé. On April 30, he won the 163-pound California-USA Junior Fila Greco-Roman State Championship at Fresno's Selland Arena.

He won a state Greco-Roman title when he was 16 and a men's open championship a year ago.

As for his future?

"It's getting down to the wire," he said. "I need to figure out what I want to do."

- Jeff Caraska



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