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.