Emilio Rivera | Weight class: 133
Hometown: Escondido, Calif.
Previous School: San Marcos HS / Palomar College
Major: Business Administration / Accounting
Wrestled for two seasons at Palomar College ... earned an associate in arts in July 2013.
2013-14 GPAC Wrestler of the Year
2013-14 GPAC First Team All-Conference
2013-14 NAIA National Qualifier
2013-14 NAIA North 133-lb Champion
2013-14 GPAC Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 5)
Started and lettered for four years at San Marcos High School ... coached by Brody Barrios, Lucas Factor and Aaron Eberhart ... served as team captain for two years ... named team MVP ... earned California Interscholastic Federation runner up three times ... took fourth place at masters ... placed third at the state championships and second at regionals ... named an academic All-American.
Born in San Diego, Calif., on December 17, 1991 ... son of Joe and Katherine Rivera ... has six brothers, two older and four younger, and one younger sister ... enjoys hanging out with friends and family, being at the beach ... favorite foods are pizza and ice cream.