AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Started the season off on a high note at the UCSD Triangular meet with a personal-record in the shot put, where he tossed a distance of 38”2.75” ... Competed in the hammer throw at CCAA Championships, finishing the season with a personal-best throw of 133’11”.
A 2012 graduate of Downey High School ... Hit personal bests as a senior in both the shot put and discus throw at the Irvine Invitational, where he tossed a personal-record mark of 45'9" in the shot put to finish in ninth place overall and threw a career-best distance of 129'4" in the discus for a 17th-place showing (2012) ... Finished 31st in the shot put (41'5") and 26th in the discus (125'9") at the Trabuco Hills Invitational as a senior (2012) ... Earned a 12th-place result upon throwing 38'11" in the shot put at the San Gabriel Valley League Finals during his final year with the Vikings (2012).
Born Dec. 28, 1993 in Downey ... Parents are Jorge and Blanca Rico ... Structural engineering major at Marshall College ... Interested in a career in the IT field, in administration of information systems or security after graduating from UCSD ... Enjoys working on cars and computers in his spare time ... Roots for Chivas de Guadalajara of Liga MX.