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Traveling talent

Jimmy Luscombe and Efren Rodriguez were both recruited to compete for City College’s wrestling team. Richard Hanna | [email protected]

Students come from near and far to compete as athletes at City College. Although a majority of City College students are from Sacramento and the surrounding areas, many athletes come from as far north as Redding and as far south as Los Angeles.

“I think they hear about our program and what we’ve done both academically and athletically,” said head wrestling coach David Pacheco.

Efren Rodriguez said he moved to Sacramento last August from his hometown of Chico because there were no wrestling programs in or around Chico. Rodriguez, who said he plans to transfer to Simpson University in Redding, added that ultimately he wants to compete as an All-American athlete.

“I wanted to try something different. I like what they had to offer, especially after meeting coach Pacheco,” said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said the adjustment to a new and larger city has gone well.

“I’ve been around the city enough now, so I’m comfortable, but I still have a lot to see,” said Rodriguez.

Jimmy Luscombe moved to Sacramento in June 2011 for the sole purpose of joining City College’s wrestling team.
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“It’s been amazing,” said Luscombe. “I live with three other wrestlers. All of us are from different cities, so we’re all learning to adjust to the city. Plus we all have the same classes—maybe at different times or with different professors—but we’re able to study, get homework done and work out together that way we don’t get burned out by ourselves.”

Brianna Williams joined City College’s women’s basketball team to develop her skills on the court. In her hometown of Fresno, Calif. Williams said all of the athletes tend to know each other’s style of play and moving to Sacramento allowed her to compete against someone she’s never played against.

“I wanted to develop my skills more, but I also wanted to play against different people,” said Williams. “In Fresno I was tired of playing the same people all of the time.”

Moving to a new city can be scary but for some people it can be fun and adventurous. Williams said this was the case for her.

“There’s definitely more to do here than in Fresno, plus the people are nicer,” said Williams.

Learning to live on your own can be difficult especially away from the support and comfort of home, Williams says.

“I think the hardest part is being away from my family,” said Williams. “But I am learning to be an adult and take care of my responsibilities, because I know that my parents won’t always be there.”

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