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  Cavender's
HALL OF FAME:

We have been blessed to have worked with such great
students, athletes, teachers, & friends!

Chad Cavender: 2006 & 2007 All American Quarterback!  
2007 National NAIA Div. I Player of the Year. 2006 National NAIA Div. I Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2006 Chad was #1 in the Nation in TD Passes (38), Passing Yardage (3674 yds.), & Pass Efficiency (186.6)!
He led his team to the 2006 National Championship and 2007 National Runner-up! Now playing Arena Football.
Outstanding HS Athlete & Shasta HS Graduate!
Numerous awards! A great quarterback at Shasta College & excellent point guard in high school.
 
BRETT COLOMBINI: High School All American! 2x NCAA Div. I All American!
Ukiah High School Graduate! California State Champion in Wrestling! HS National Runner-up! Scholarship athlete at the University of Minnesota! Ukiah High School Wrestling Coach! Featured Wrestler in USA Today!
Brett was still talked about after he left the Univ. of Minnesota: 1, 2, 3, 4!
Brett is shown great respect  in the "History of CIF State Wrestling Championships"

   Brett's Junior Year as a Gopher defeating a foe from Indiana University!

BEAU COLOMBINI: California Wrestling State Champion!
Young son of Brett Colombini.
HEIDI CAVENDER/Walter: Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Mendocino College's best ever runners!
Broke some Junior College Course Records in Northern California. 3rd in California State Championships in the 1500 meter race. 1st in Conference in the 800 m and the 1500 m. 1st in Northern California in the 1500 m. Scholarship runner in track and cross country for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee! Heidi was a cheerleader for Pop Warner Football and a leader on Ukiah High School's first Dance Team. Our Princess!

WADE WALTER: HS Graduate in Juneau, Alaska! Outstanding College Baseball Player at Mendocino College. Top Batter & full ride scholarship baseball player at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee! Fisherman & Husband Extraordinaire!
AMBER TROTTER:   Ukiah High School Graduate! 2002 High School ALL AMERICAN! U.S. National High School Champion & National Record Holder in Cross Country! California State Champion in Cross Country. Outstanding 4.0 Student! U.S. Track & Field Athlete of the Week! Amber was one of my relentless calculus students!
JOSH PRIEST: Outstanding HS Basketball/Baseball Player. Two year pitcher at Sierra College! Presently playing for Sonoma State University!
Christopher Cavender: Maria Carillo HS Graduate! Great 3 sport HS Athlete! A great quarterback/kicker in HS and college. Full ride scholarship athlete at Sacramento State University!
Cody Cavender: Shasta HS Graduate! Outstanding HS Athlete! A great quarterback/kicker/free safety at Shasta HS. Outstanding Corner & Punter at Shasta College!
David Cavender: Shasta HS Graduate! Outstanding HS Athlete! Computer Geek Extraordinaire!
Clay Cavender:  Outstanding young athlete. 2005 Leader on National Championship "midget" Football Team. The only scorer in the championship game!
MICHAEL NORDYKEUkiah High School Graduate! Leading starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. Mike's senior year he was told by a coach that he was "too small" to play Varsity Football. He played and started every game throughout the season--BOTH WAYS! Mike was the varsity MVP his senior year. He was a top receiver for Mendocino College & received a scholarship to play for Bemidji State. Mike is a tenacious leader with a heart the size of a mountain!!! He was recruited by the Minnesota Vikings to return punts and kickoffs. He may decide to play arena football or Canadian football!  Wow!
RICH BENOY: Ukiah High School Graduate! International Track Athlete! One of Top Hurdlers in the History of the Sport! Rich set the indoor 55-meter hurdles record in 1989 at the University of Minnesota! Member of 1986 NBL Championship Football Team! President with Springco Athletics! 1-800-383-0305  info@springcoathletics.com
KEITH LELAND:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Northern California H.S. Wrestling Champion. Cal Poly Graduate and 3X College All American! NCAA Wrestling Champion! PE Teacher at Pomolita Middle School.
ADAM AIKMAN:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Present Ukiah High School Head Wrestling Coach, following in the shoes of his father, Jerry Aikman, who served as a wrestling coach at Ukiah High School for over 20 years! Adam was a North Coast Section runner-up, losing only to the eventual State Champion that year. Adam wrestled and played football at Santa Rosa Junior College. He also wrestled in the Marine Corps and at Humboldt State University! One of the finest student/athletes I have ever worked with!
TOMMY BARRINGTONUkiah High School Graduate! The Press Democrat 2002 All-Empire Large School Athlete of the Year! Outstanding 4.0 Student! 3 Year Starter as a Quarterback! Led his Team to Ukiah's only H.S. North Coast Section Football Championship! Outstanding football, basketball, and baseball player! BFS All American status in Vertical Jump (39 inches) and the Power Clean! One of the greatest students I have ever worked with! Tommy is presently playing baseball at Masters College.
BEAU INGRAM:   Deep Valley Christian High School Graduate! All-Empire & All League recognition in football, basketball, and baseball! Beau represented California as he traveled and played basketball one year in Europe. He is one of Deep Valley's all time great athletes. Beau is currently coaching football at a Christian High School in Sacramento!
 
BEAU Milner:   Deep Valley Christian High School Graduate! He is one of Deep Valley's all time great Baseball/Football players. Beau is currently playing college baseball!
 
BROOKE INGRAM:   Ukiah High School Student. Young Singer Extraordinaire!
BRITTANY INGRAM:   Ukiah High School Student. Young rodeo talent! Pictures coming soon!
 
Micah Cavender:   Deep Valley Christian High School Graduate!  He is one of Deep Valley's all time great football players. Micah was also involved in baseball, basketball, wrestling, and track. He was known as a "HITTER!" He is currently in the US Navy stationed in Florida and married to Eva!
 
TODD SCHAPMIREUkiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah High School's great student athletes! Todd was the captain of his State Championship Ice Hockey Team his senior year in high school. He played ice hockey for Long Beach State University!
Captain Todd Schapmire receiving his team's 2001 California State Championship Trophy!
MIKE & BOBBY CLARKUkiah High School Graduates! Two of Ukiah High School's greatest athletes! Both are North Coast Section Champions in Wrestling! Both are first team all league selections for football. Bobby, who is about 12 years younger than Mike, will follow in his brothers footsteps and compete in football and wrestling for the University of California, Davis! Both brothers were "Athletes of the Year for Ukiah High School"! Bobby placed fourth in the CIF State Wrestling Championships in 2002. Bobby may be the only student/athlete in the history of Ukiah High School to make 1st Team All Redwood Empire as an offensive lineman and as a defensive lineman! Mike was an awesome All League 1st team middle linebacker!
Mike Clark in Preparation! Preparing! Baby Brother Bob at the 2002 California High School State Championships with Ukiah Coaches Adam Aikman & Brett Colombini!
JUSTIN CAPRI & NICK ADAMSUkiah High School Graduates! Two of Ukiah High School's top wrestlers! Both were California State Qualifiers! Justin now owns Freedom Skateboard Shop in Ukiah, a business that continually serves our youth. Nick is working right now and might go back to college to wrestle!
JORGE LOPEZ:   Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah's greatest wrestlers! Jorge is a North Coast Section Champion and a two-time State Qualifier! Jorge presently works as a dental assistant and competes in the "Ultimate Fighting Championships"!
Billy Evans:   Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah's great wrestlers! Billy was a North Coast Section runner-up and a California State Qualifier! Billy was a fierce competitor!
Simeon Thomas:   Ukiah High School Excellent 3 sport athlete! 2006-7 Senior Year.
Adam Gouber:   Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah's great wrestlers! Adam was a North Coast Section runner-up and a California state placer! Adam was coaching high school wrestlers for a time.
Johnny Hinajosa:   Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah's greatest wrestlers! Johnny was a 2x North Coast Section Champion and a two-time California State placer! Johnny may the best heavyweight wrestler to ever compete for Ukiah High School.
CHRIS SPRAGUE:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading rusher in the history of Ukiah High School's. (2000+ yd rusher!) Two way starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. Leader and top player for Mendocino College Football Team.
Brandon Ingram: Father & Fisherman Extraordinaire!
Dan Myers:   Ukiah High School Graduate! One of Ukiah's best math students ever! Finished Trigonometry/Pre-calculus course independently over Christmas break his junior year and caught up with the Calculus Class this same year. Highest score of 5 on the AB & BC Calculus Advanced Placement Examinations. Devoted to God!!! Math major at UC Davis! Dan has even just finished doing some high school teaching (mathematics) at a high school in Sacramento. A wonderful student!
JOEY POMILIA:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading player for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. The best offensive lineman I have ever coached. Two way starter and relentless. Joey truly played beyond the pain!
JOHN TAYLOR: (Under Construction!) Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading player for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. John was "too small" to play on the offensive line. He not only played, he started every game and led his team with intelligence and example!
BOB TAYLOR:   Ukiah High School Teacher! Probably the best teacher at Ukiah High School for over 20 years and UHS has some "awesome" teachers. Many students graduate from Ukiah High and major in Spanish because of this man. A true friend. Mr. Taylor has had 3 wonderful children graduate from Ukiah High School!
JUSTIN BUTLER: Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading two way starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. Mr. Butler was an incredible offensive/defensive lineman. Justin was very coachable and he had a wonderful work ethic! This young man has a wonderful attitude and was one of Mendocino Colleges top football players. He earned a scholarship to Hofstra University.
NATE GARNARO:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. John was another player "too small" to play on the offensive line. He played and he started every game throughout the playoffs. Nate led his team with tenacity and emotion!
RYAN BALETTO:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading two way starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. Mr. Baletto was an incredible offensive/defensive lineman. Ryan played like.....and had the eyes of a madman! Ryan also was one of the top wrestlers in the North Coast Section his senior year. Ryan is presently wrestling in college.
BRIAN CETANI: Deep Valley Christian High School Graduate! All-Empire & All League recognition in football, basketball, and baseball! He is one of Deep Valley's all time great athletes. He was drafted right out of high school by the Houston Astros!
KEVIN McCAY: Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading 2-way starter for Ukiah High School's only North Coast Section Championship Football Team. He  started every game and led his team with intelligence and heart! Kevin's intelligence on defense saved us many times. He had true "field sense". Kevin was also our "go-to-man" on offense whenever we needed to pass the ball. A great student!
TRACY CAVENDER: Norte Vista High School Graduate (1976)! All League recognition in football & basketball! A true motivator as a coach. He is one of Norte Vista's all time great athletes. He was selected as the Riverside County Prep Player of the Year as a quarterback and this same year was selected as a Southern Section 1st Team All Section Defensive Player as a Cornerback! He broke the Southern Section record held by the famous Sonny Jergensen for most assists per game in high school basketball. This man was an awesome softball player! Tracy is also my favorite brother!
Tracy and Kim!
JOANNE INMAN: An exceptional artist! She does some of the best ART I have ever seen! Mrs. Inman also writes beautiful poetry and is truly a genius!
 
KIM CAVENDER: An exceptional artist! Great Art! Great Poetry! Wonderful Wife! Exceptional Mom! Outstanding Foster Mom! Powerful Christian Woman! Miss Auburn!
DENNIS KNAPP:   Ukiah High School Student! Leader on Ukiah High School's North Coast Section Championship Wrestling Team. Dennis died his senior year in an automobile accident. This same year, Dennis was ranked #1 in the state of California in wrestling. He was a North Coast Section Champion and unscored upon until the final second of his championship match when he let go of his opponent as the crowd counted a little faster than the clock! A relentless competitor!
ISRAEL DAVIS: Future World Class Athlete!
ROY & CINDY DAVIS: Pastor Roy is a wonderful, strong man of God. Great husband, father, brother in law, servant.
  Cindy is an Artist Extraordinaire! You must see her work! Kim's sister & best friend!
CHOPPER CUPP: Ukiah High School graduate! Leader on Ukiah High School's 1st North Coast Section Championship Wrestling Team. Chopper placed 3rd in the California State Championships, losing only to Lawrence Jackson a three time state champion. This young North Coast Section Champion was the starter for many great wrestlers to come out of Ukiah High School!
KRYSTAL McKAY:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Leading student/athlete at Ukiah High School! Krystal was an outstanding soccer player, basketball player and softball player. She is one of the finest young people I have ever had in class!
WHITNEY (GARCIA) HENDERSON:   Ukiah High School Graduate! Whitney completed the world famous Ironman Contest on the big island of Hawaii which included a 24 mile open water swim in the Pacific, then a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run.
Jerome Zachariah:   Ukiah High School Senior! Great Wrestler! California state champion in Greco & Freestyle! 2x All American! North Coast Section Champion.
 
Poncho Manriquez:   Ukiah High School Senior! Great wrestler. He is one of the finest young people I have ever worked with! 2002 California State 2nd place! North Coast Section Champion! All American!
                                 
Jacob Chavez:   Ukiah High School Junior! "Leviathan!"  Great athlete! 2x All American in the Bench Press, the Parallel Squat, and the Deadlift. In 2002-3 this young man and I worked out together while he lost 50+ pounds to make the 275 lb. weight class for wrestling for the first time in 3 years! He qualified for the California State Championships!
                            
Bob Cazet:  National Championship Softball Coach! Excellent HS Football Coach! Great Friend!
                            
Ty Cazet:  Outstanding young athlete. Wonderful attitude. Rincon Valley Christian Eagle.
                                                   
Ryan Bunch:  Great 1st year Football Player. All American BFS in the deadlift. Rincon Valley Christian Eagle. Senior 2007.
                   A big man!                                                 
Bill Norbury:  Excellent HS Football/Basketball Coach! Great Friend! Known to us as Pastor Bill!
                                           

We are honored to have worked alongside these "Pillars of Strength"!

Contact@piranch.com if you know of other students or athletes that should be recognized in this HALL OF FAME!

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