The Padilla brothers, Joshua and Michael, get to experience something special by wrestling together at the collegiate level where Joshua is wrestling for the second season and Michael his first season.
The men’s wrestling team lost to Victor Valley College with the team scores 41-11 last Wednesday in the Men’s Gym.
Wrestler Joshua Padilla is building a legacy of discipline and heart to pass on to other athletes as a high school wrestling coach.
East Los Angeles College will have its own women’s wrestling team.
Beginning in spring semester, women’s wrestling will be an official sport on campus.
Mýa Crespo-Negrete, 20, grew up with wrestling in her blood and has had a chance to wrestle at ELAC.
Crespo-Negrete’s father was a wrestler growing up, as was her uncle.
Miya Galvan, 21, grew up wrestling in Boyle Heights and has kept her drive to compete at East Los Angeles College.
Alex Zia-Lopez, 23, attended Mark Keppel High school and had no prior experience in wrestling before joining East Los Angeles College.
With all fall sports shifting to spring, ELAC wrestler Josue Aguilar prepares for the beginning of the season.
Aguilar, 19, is currently a sophomore and was one of the finalists at last year’s state tournament.
Last season, Aranda was one of the seven teammates who went to the state finals. Only four out of the seven placed. Aranda took seventh place as a heavyweight. Although a few people made it to state finals, he believes that this season would be better.