Huskies send four wrestlers to state

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team qualified four wrestlers,  sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson, Adrian Herrera and Maury Lemons and freshman Juan Soto to the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships. The championships will be held at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 11 and 12. The four Huskies advanced to the state finals out of the Southern California Regional finals held Dec. 7 at Cerritos College. ELAC finished in seventh place in…

December 8, 2014
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Wrestlers earn All-Conference nods

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team finished the day with seven Huskies being named to the All Southeast Conference Team at the Southeast Dual Meet Championships Nov. 15 at Bakersfield College. ELAC sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson of the 165-pound weight class, Maury Lemons (285) and freshman Juan Soto (184) were all chosen to the All-SEC First Team. Freshmen Johnny Robles (125), Jonathan Mandujano (149) and sophomores Daniel Martinez (141) and Adrian…

November 17, 2014
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Wrestlers compete against big dogs

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team had tough competition wrestling NCAA Division I universities as well as community colleges Nov. 1 at the San Francisco State Under 21 JC/College Open. ELAC wrestles competed against Stanford University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Bakersfield, and Cal Baptist, all Divsion I programs. ELAC wrestlers also competed against Menlo College of the NAIA. “It was a good experience…

November 4, 2014
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Wrestling team finishes 2-2 at South Duals

By Joseph Ovalle East Los Angeles College lost a 42-6 quarterfinal round match to Mt. San Antonio College at the Southern California Regional Duals Championships Oct. 17 at Cerritos College. ELAC lost to Cuesta College 30-18 in the semifinals of the consolation bracket and beat rival Rio Hondo College 39-10. ELAC had to wrestle a team made of alternate wrestlers from the other teams. They beat the alternate team by criteria,…

October 22, 2014
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Wrestlers fall big without top athletes

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team fell to Rio Hondo College, 32-15, Oct. 9 at home in the men’s gym. Sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson and Maury Lemons were kept out of the line-up due to apparent injuries. Both wrestlers are ranked in state with Magdaleno-Hudson second-ranked  in in the 157-pound division and Lemons eighth in the heavyweight class. The Huskies fell to a quick deficit when freshman Mariaelena…

October 10, 2014
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Wrestlers get ninth place in Santa Ana

By Joseph Ovalle East Los Angeles College placed ninth in the 24-team Santa Ana College Wrestling Tournament Oct. 4 sophomore Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson took second place in the 157-pound weight division. Cerritos College won the team title with Mt. San Antonio College coming in at a distant second. Cerritos had a wrestler finish top-three in every weight class including four first place winners. Magdaleno-Hudson, 3-1 overall for the day, placed second after losing to Tom Keanu…

October 8, 2014
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Wrestling run begins

By Tadzio Garcia and Joseph Ovalle   The East Los Angeles College wrestling team opened the season with four losses in Pool A of the Mt. San Antonio College Duals Sept. 20 in Walnut. ELAC lost close matches to Bakersfield and Santa Ana colleges, 24-21 and 24-20, respectively. The Huskies lost to host Mt. SAC 30-12 and also to Palomar College 38-4. Palomar College won the pool A Duals for…

September 24, 2014
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Wrestler brings mat work to his life

    By Tadzio Garcia First-generation American-born Francisco “Frank” Aceves has taken wrestling to another level. He applies what he’s learned from working with the sport into his everyday life and ambitions. “It’s all about respect, hard work, being mentally tough and priorities. As a wrestler, you have to also be accountable in your life to meet the requirements the sport demands,” Aceves said. Aceves gave up partying during each season…

March 18, 2014
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Four Husky wrestlers advance to finals

By Tadzio Garcia  Four East Los Angeles College wrestlers advanced to the state finals after competing in the CCCAA Southern Regionals hosted by the Huskies Saturday in the men’s gym. The ELAC team took eighth place, while Mt. San Antonio College won the team title. Huskies that advanced include Hugo Perez, who also qualified last year in the 125-pound weight class, Adrian Herrera and Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson, both at 157 pounds,…

December 10, 2013
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