Ed Spring - Holiday Classic
December 21st and 22nd, 2018
Wrestling begins 9AM
Brea Olinda High School
In 1968 Brea-Olinda High School hosted the first Brea-Olinda Holiday Classic wrestling tournament. The tournament started out small at that time but grew in size and stature over the years.
In 1999 the tournament was renamed as the Ed Spring - Holiday Classic, in honor of Ed Spring, a long time BOHS wrestling supporter.
Ed Spring was born in Oklahoma during the Great Depression era. Ed left Oklahoma in the 1950's and moved to Brea, California with his family. Although Ed did not have sons in wrestling he had a great passion for the sport and became a great fan and financial supporter of Brea-Olinda wrestling. Ed's grandson, Tony Blanco, wrestled for BOHS and graduated in 2007.
In 2003 Brea-Olinda High School partnered with El Modena High School on the tournament and the tournament became known as the Ed Spring-Mann Holiday Classic. In 2006 Brea-Olinda High School again became the sole host of the tournament and the tournament's name reverted back to the Ed Spring - Holiday Classic.
Over the years the Ed Spring - Holiday Classic has become one of the longest running, largest and most prestigious wrestling tournaments in California; hosting as many as 48 wrestling teams with schools coming from all over the state of California and out of state as far away as Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Washington State. This year the 50th Annual Ed Spring - Holiday Classic will host 40 teams, double elimination.
It is our goal to continue to run the best tournament for the athletes, coaches, officials and spectators and to honor the sport that Ed Spring loved so much.
The 2017 Ed Spring Holiday Classic Tournament is now in the record books with Brea taking the 9th spot with 4 placers. The team came together and worked their tails off setting up the gym and wrestling and then taking it all back down again. The coaching staff of Fergus McTeggart, Brian Schleuter, Juan Salas, and Tom James have kept our wrestlers in the game.
Brea Olinda High School Wrestling Boosters & Brea Wrestling Club
Any questions please contact
714-206-6804 - cell
714-990-7850 x1503 - School
Get your registration forms here for the 50th Annual
Ed Spring Holiday Classic
December 21st-22nd, 2018