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 beat the University of Southern California

By Jonathan Gomez The East Los Angeles College wrestling team finished 5th in their Fourth-Annual Brawl beating the University of Southern California, who placed sixth, in the process. The Huskies also beat the University of California, Irvine who did not sport a complete team. Two Huskies advanced to the championship finals with sophomores Adrian Herrera, in the 174-pound weight division, and William Amelong (heavyweight). Herrera won first place with an upset…

December 8, 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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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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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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