Ricky Alcala
RS Junior

Arvin, Calif.

High School:
Arvin HS '06

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 285

Exercise Biology & Spanish

2008-09: Finished 16-12 overall and 15-12 in NCAA-countable matches... Was 6-4 in dual matches and 8-4 against conference opponents... Tied for the team lead with five major decisions and was second with five pins... Pinned Samuel Zylstra of Boise State in 5:43 to place 3rd at the Pac-10 Championships... Defeated Clayton Jack (Oregon State) in true 2nd-place match to gain conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships... First Aggie heavyweight to make nationals since 2001... Went winless at nationals... Earned an 11-3 major decision over Lenny Romero of Cal Poly in conference wrestleback to advance to 3rd-place match... Placed 6th at Reno Tournament of Champions behind two pins and a major decision.

2007-08: Posted 18-16 overall mark, 16-13 against NCAA-countable opponents... Placed 6th at Pac-10 Championships... Went 7-5 in duals, including victories in his first six... Went 9-7 vs. Pac-10 opponents... Claimed two pins and a major decision to place 5th at Oregon Classic... Had five bouts decided by sudden victory (highest on team), winning three... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2006-07: Redshirted... Entered the California Collegiates tournament as an unattached heavyweight... Went 3-2 at the tournament... Started with an 11-1 major decision over Vince Bordi of San Francisco State... Won two straight wrestleback matches before being eliminated by Eric Parker of Cal State Bakersfield.

ARVIN HS '06: Qualified for CIF state tournament in each of his last two years, placing 3rd (heavyweight) as a senior... Also finished 2nd at Central Coast Section Masters that year, after taking 4th as a junior... Earned All-South Sequoia League three times, all-area twice... Went combined 76-15 during his final two seasons... Wrestled for the Arvin Grizzlies club, winning state title in freestyle and placing 2nd in Greco-Roman in 2006... Took 3rd in state freestyle tourney in 2005... Qualified for national tournament... Also played football, earning All-SSL and all-area honors as a lineman.

PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif.... Double majoring in exercise biology and Spanish... Parents are Manuel & Rosa Alcala... Career highlight was finishing 3rd at CIF state championship after "a disappointment the year before"... Hope for career in sports physical therapy.

More Headlines

  • Wrestling | 03/31/2010
    McBryde Receives Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

    UC Davis sophomore Rory McBryde was named to the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling All-Academic First Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott. MORE

  • Wrestling | 03/17/2010
    Low, Abel, Alcala Head to NCAA Championships

    UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) will send Brandon Low, Barrett Abel and Ricky Alcala to the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The three-day tournament will be held at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. MORE

  • Wrestling | 03/10/2010
    NCAA Announces Wrestling Championship Brackets

    The brakcets for the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships have been released, it was announced Wednesday. Barrett Abel, Brandon Low and Ricky Alcala will represent UC Davis as all three automatically qualified after successful weekends at the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 27. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/27/2010
    Abel Wins Pac-10 Title, Low Second

    Barrett Abel won UC Davis' first Pac-10 individual title since 2007 after earning a 12-9 decision over Cal Poly's Nick Fisher at 149 pounds Saturday at the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships in Davis, Calif. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/26/2010
    Low, Abel Advance to Pac-10 Finals

    Brandon Low earned a comeback victory at 133 while Barrett Abel won by a 5-3 decision at 149 Friday to advance to the finals of the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships at The Pavilion in Davis, Calif. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/25/2010
    Pac-10 Conference Announces Seeding for Champio...

    The Pacific-10 Conference has released the seeding bracket for the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, it was announced Friday. UC Davis is led by junior Brandon Low who is the No. 1 seed at 133 pounds and junior Barrett Abel who is seeded second at 149 pounds. Ricky Alcala is the fourth seed ... MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/24/2010
    UC Davis Prepares for Pac-10 Championships

    UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) prepares to compete in the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 26-27, which it will also host. The two-day tournament will begin Friday, Feb. 26 at noon with the first session and will continue into Saturday., Feb. 27. The Pac-10 Wrestling Championship Finals will... MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/12/2010
    Cal Poly Beats UC Davis 34-7 In Pac-10 Matchup

    Fifteenth-ranked Brandon Low and No. 16 Ricky Alcala each picked up victories for UC Davis on Friday night but No. 16 Cal Poly posted wins in the remaining eight matches on its way to a 34-7 Pac-10 wrestling match at Mott Gym. MORE