Five East Los Angeles College wrestlers advance to state finals

    By Sergio Berrueta   Five Husky wrestlers advanced to the state finals out of the 2012 South Regional Championships, which were hosted by East Los Angeles College last Saturday. The Wrestling State Championships will take place at West Hills College Lemoore, Friday and Saturday. West Hills won the regionals and the Huskies placed seventh by upsetting Cuesta College by half a point. Husky Joshua Newman advanced to the finals…

December 5, 2012
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Wrestlers upset Cuesta College at conference finals

By Tadzio Garcia   The No. 12-ranked East Los Angeles College Huskies stunned No. 7-ranked Cuesta College in front of a vocal crowd to take third place at the Southeast Conference finals at Bakersfield College last Saturday, Nov.  10. “It was an emotional win for us. This is a tough place to wrestle, with so much history,” said Husky standout Joshua Newman. ELAC made a statement today with the upset….

November 12, 2012
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ELAC wrestlers near finishes show promise against No. 2

By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies wrestled at Mt. San Antonio College, the No. 2-ranked team in the state, winning almost six matches on Oct. 24. Almost is not enough. “We were in close matches, leading some of them, but couldn’t finish them for wins. We will go back to the drawing board,” 18-year Head Coach Ralph Valle said. Three matches were against three No. 1-ranked wrestlers in the state…

October 25, 2012
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East Los Angeles College wrestling team shocks No. 11

By Tadzio Garcia   It came down to the last match of the evening. The unusual large crowd of 200 were standing and screaming. Both teams were standing including the Rio Hondo College coaches, who were in a position they probably didn’t anticipate—a possible loss to their rival. Enter the heavyweights –  ELAC’s Julian Zuniga, ranked No. 7 in the state, and Javier Gonzalez of Rio Hondo College, winners of…

October 12, 2012
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ELAC wrestlers ranked 13th statewide

By Tadzio Garcia   The wrestling team pulled off upsets to finish ninth out of 32 teams with 43.5 points at the Santa Ana Tournament with Joshua Newman and Juliann Zuniga placing in the championship round. As a result, the Huskies are now ranked 13th in the first statewide poll of the season. The team stands 1-7 overall in dual meet competition. Their individual weight class strength gives them their…

October 9, 2012
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Wrestlers start off dueling green and white

By Michael Price Friday, September 21, 2012 Two squads of ELAC wrestlers faced off against each other for starting positions yesterday evening at the Green-and-White Duals held in the men’s gym. The meet showcased new and returning Elan wrestlers. Eleven matches were held in total. The inter-squad meet is held to assess where the wrestlers are at, Head Coach Ralph J. Valle explained, “The purpose [of the Green and White Duals]…

September 20, 2012
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