Alex Jimenez: Middle School All-American

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 4:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:43pm

The future of wrestling in El Paso is bright if Alex Jimenez has anything to say about it.

This summer at the USA Wrestling Middle School National Duals in Danville, Illinois, Jimenez went 5 and 0 as a member of Team Texas. The perfect record earned him an All-American title.

It helps that his training partner is two-time State Champion Andy Rico of Eastwood High School. Rico was named the 2010-2011 District 1-5A Male Athlete of the year and will be inducted into the El Paso Sports Hall of Fame. In April, Andy signed a scholarship to wrestle for Division 2 Grand Canyon University in Arizona, a top-10 program nationally.

 Up next for Alex, preparing for High School where he will wrestle for Franklin next year.

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