(Editor's note: University of Providence media release)
GREAT FALLS – The University of Providence men's wrestling team announced the signing of Joel Avila Monday morning.
Avila, originally from Indio, Calif., is transferring from Southwestern Oregon Community College. As a Laker, he finished third at the Junior College National Tournament in the 125-pound weight class. At La Quinta High School, Avila was a three-time league champion, a Masters runner-up and a state qualifier.
"Joel is a very talented young man," head coach Steve Komac said. "He will add a great deal of experience to our lighter weights. We are excited Joel chose to continue his wrestling career at the University of Providence."
Avila plans to study health and physical education at Providence.