Ed Odeven Reporting

This feature appeared in the Nov. 17, 1993, issue of the Aztec Press, Pima Community College’s weekly student newspaper.

Marine brings discipline to wrestlers

By Ed M. Odeven

How many 28-year-old guys do you know that have served nine-year stints in the military and then come back to school?

How many 28-year-old guys have traveled to Bogota, Colombia, Mexico City, the Philippines and Algiers, Algeria?

Well, such is the case for Pima Community College wrestler Alex Catalan. He has served in the United States Marine Corps and now wants to try something different.

Currently, Catalan is on reserve with the Marines, but is now concentrating on school.

He works out in the 142-weight class on the Aztec wrestling club.

Catalan is hitting the books for six-credit hours this semester and plans to double his load next semester.

His time is spent between school, work and volunteering as a wrestling coach…

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