Sooner or later, James Guizar will take a break from wrestling. Just not right now.
The former Imperial High standout grappler recently won his weight division at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament, going 5-0.
Not one to rest following that effort in collegiate-style wrestling, Guizar is competing in a number of freestyle tournaments. Once the freestyle season is over in a few months Guizar will finally take a well-deserved rest.
"It's been a long season," Guizar said by telephone from Atherton, where he lives while attending Menlo College.
It's also been quite a few years since he hasn't been wrestling, since back before he was in high school.
Guizar has enjoyed success at every stop, from winning a state wrestling title in high school to titles while competing for Palomar Junior College.