Richard Figueroa II

Richard Figueroa II of Sanger, California, is a three-time California state champion for Selma High School.

The son of Richard Figueroa and Frances Santillan, he will continue his wrestling career at Arizona State University.

Figueroa did not compete in the state tournament in 2021 because the California Interscholastic Federation did not host events because of the pandemic, but did capture the Junior National Championship.

He won a silver medal at the World Cadet Championships in 2018 and returned to compete in 2019.

He volunteers at Panda preschool and was a member of the honor roll throughout his high school career.

Figueroa has received an academic and athletic scholarship and plans to get his bachelor’s degree in criminology and his master’s degree in education-counseling.


Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award
West, California

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