Ritchie Ortiz

Class: Junior
Weight: 157 pounds
Major: Business
Hometown: Pacoima, CA
Previous School: Crespi Carmelite High School

College: Ortiz is entering his third year wrestling for the Red Hawks. He received Red Hawk Award, made the Dean’s List three times, and is a scholar-athlete. He was a 2014 NAIA national qualifier. He placed fourth at the 2014 NAIA West Regionals.

High School: Ortiz competed in four years of varsity wrestling at Crespi Carmelite High School, where he also played football. He was state qualifier and placed seventh in the Southern California Master's Meet.

Personal: Richard is the son of Alycia Yescas and Richard Ortiz. He likes all kinds of music, meeting new people and exploring different places and cultures. His career goal is to become a CPA for an international business.

Reason for coming to Simpson: "I thought Simpson would be a good fit for me since I could get a more personal educational experience. I knew that there would be quality people and that I would be able to further my walk with God."