Ricky Alcala
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Arvin, Calif.

High School:
Arvin HS '06

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 285

Major:
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.