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Gary Bowden, ’65, Canyon High School Foundation Hall of Fame
Canyon High School. 220 S. Imperial Highway, Anaheim, CA



Canyon High School Hall of Fame, 2013-2014


Coach Gary “The Bear” Bowden



Gary “The Bear” Bowden achieved legendary status in the wrestling community after his teams earned 19 Century League Championships (including 14 consecutive titles) and 5 CIF Southern Section Championships. In addition, Bowden’s teams were ranked #1 in Orange County at the end of seven seasons. During one stretch, Canyon’s wrestling teams amassed a mind-boggling, five year dual meet record of 86-0, which included 16 Section champions, 12 State placers, and 3 CIF State Champions.


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Mike Gaggia '67 on August 3, 2019 at 8:25 AM said:

Congratulations, Gary, on an unimagineable feat to be accomplished by any coach in any sport. Wishing you continued success and peace in your life

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