The Bellarmine wrestling team is a fun, positive place for hard work and strong dedication. As the winter season’s only no-cut sport, the freshman, junior varsity (JV), and varsity teams welcome students of all sizes and levels of experience. In 2019, the Bells were able to capture their fourth West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) title, going undefeated in duals. The Bells went on to finish 4th in CCS, with two Bellarmine wrestlers moving on to the State Meet.
In addition to success on the mat, the team has been honored with CCS Scholastic Championship Team awards three of the past four years.
Over the years, Bellarmine wrestling has captured 23 of 31 WCAL team titles.
Matt Corona, a Gilroy native and established Bay Area wrestling coach, is excited to join the Bellarmine wrestling program as the head coach. In high school, Matt placed 4th at the CIF State Championships in 1994 for Gilroy High School (where he was awarded GHS Athlete of the Year) and was a 4 time California National Team Member. Coach Corona took his talents to CSU Bakersfield where he was a member of two PAC 10 Championship teams. He also excelled in Olympic style wrestling, becoming a 2X Open Freestyle State Champion as well as a 2X Open Greco Roman State Champion. Never to be deterred by age, Corona most recently placed 5th place in the 2015 Masters World Championships in Freestyle and was the 2016 Masters National Champion in Greco Roman wrestling.
Coach Corona has been a Physical Education instructor in the ESUHD for the last 16 years and has been an assistant coach for Gilroy High School during their unprecedented run of 17 straight CCS team titles. He excels in helping wrestlers attain elite status as well as developing novices into quality competitors and human beings. Coach Corona is a man of great integrity, honesty, and humility who maintains a very student centered philosophy, believing that relationships between teammates and between athletes and coaches is paramount to the success of any program.