First-place at the Rocky Mountain Open (2016-17)
Big 12 Athlete of the Week (2016-17)
NWCA national champion (2015-16)
2016-17 | Freshman: Recorded a 16-10 overall record with a 1-0 mark in Big 12 dual action … tallied two major decisions, three technical falls and one fall … tied for second on the team in technical falls ... first-place at the Rocky Mountain Open … completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the third block of summer … Athletic Director’s list.
USAFA Prep: NWCA national champion … wrestled for coach Tim Alger.
High School: Four-year letterman in wrestling … three-year letterman in football … wrestled for coaches Bobby Bellamy, David Ochoa and Vince LaFarge … sixth-place at the California state championships … seventh place at the Virginia Beach senior nationals … eighth place at Fargo cadet freestyle nationals … eighth place at Flo nationals …. Four-year honor roll member … graduated top-ten in his class.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 1 … son of Lisa Padilla with three siblings … major is management … aspires to become a pilot or an acquisitions officer … brother, Chris, wrestled at Oregon State … sister, Tatiana, fights professional MMA … nickname is Slick Rick … hobbies include wearing visors, hiking, MMA and being for the boys 24/7 … drinks milk like water … credits his mother, brother and high school coaches with the greatest influence on his athletic career … favorite quote, “Aim high airmen!” … would like to send a warm shout out to coach Tim Alger and the USAFA Prep class of 2015.