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About Us

Welcome to the El Toro High School boys and girls wrestling team website, home of the Chargers.  Our school colors are blue and gold. We are located in the city of Lake Forest, in South Orange County with a population of more than 75,000. Our high school has proudly served the Lake Forest community for more than forty years and is one of four high schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. El Toro High School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School four times, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, a National School of Distinction, a Top 100 school, a ranking U.S. News and World Report Best High School in 2016 and 2017, and one of America's most spirited high schools. El Toro High has a rich tradition of academic excellence and offers a wide range of highly regarded curricular and co-curricular programs. The primary focus of El Toro High School is high-quality instruction for students across all disciplines and a commitment to college and career readiness.

The El Toro High School Wrestling program is for boys & girls alike. We provide an opportunity and environment for student-athletes to develop life skills to reach their maximum potential. El Toro wrestling strives to be a home away from home. The purpose of our wrestling family is to provide a fun and competitive environment for the pursuit of individual and team goals. Our core values consist of a positive mindset, respect, integrity, responsibility, determination, and discipline to accomplish these goals. We want our wrestlers to learn to recognize the absolute dignity of every person and to treat everyone with respect and compassion. The ultimate goal of the El Toro High School wrestling program is not just to win on the mat, but to win in life by standing for honor, sportsmanship, and citizenship!

El Toro wrestlers will learn to develop a strong work ethic, skills for the sport, strength and conditioning for their bodies, and how to empower their mind. Each wrestler will learn personal responsibility by participating in practices, tournaments, league and regional team competitions, fundraising, and volunteer responsibilities. Our wrestlers will spend hours on the mat to learn new skills, in the weight room to strengthen their muscles, and conditioning training to make sure their bodies are in peak condition. Our wrestlers will learn healthy nutrition and what they put into their bodies assists with optimum performance. These aspects take commitment, discipline, and dedication to their goals. Their character is molded and shaped to help them become successful contributors to our society. Our wrestling family provides listening, understanding, encouragement, and personal growth to be the best possible person on and off the wrestling mat. One enters with the passion for wrestling and will leave with an appreciation and preparation for life. Go Chargers!

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