In 1958, wrestling was first designated as a Varsity sport. . In 1958 wrestler Dave Christian placed fourth in the Southern Californian CIF competition. Under the coaching of Ken Maynard, the program developed its standing in the San Diego County-wide Metro League, placing third in 1960 and again in 1962 with a record of 10-2.
That legacy continued over the next two decades, the 1960’s and 1970’s, with the emergence of a family of wrestlers, the 5 Funke brothers, Carl, Chris, Bill, Andy, and Alex. The Funkes were a dominant presence in league and county meets, being named to Grossmont District League and CIF First Teams.