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FRANCISCO CASTILLO (left) with his trainer Devon Lindner. Castillo is a Southport resident and a member of West Sacramento's parks commission who recently took up bodybuilding and won a competition medal for it. (courtesy photo)

FRANCISCO CASTILLO (left) with his trainer Devon Lindner. Castillo is a Southport resident and a member of West Sacramento’s parks commission who recently took up bodybuilding and won a competition medal for it. (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 –

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Francisco Castillo, a Southport resident and a citizen member of West Sacramento’s Parks & Community Services Commission, has a new hobby. It’s working out pretty well so far.

Over the weekend, Castillo put his biceps, etc., on display at the San Jose National Physique Competition. He took third place in his class in the bodybuilding competition.

Before he started training as a body builder a year ago, Castillo hadn’t been seriously involved in any sport.

“This was something I’ve always been interested in,” he told the News-Ledger. “I wanted to set a goal of being in a competition.”

Castillo has been training at a Sacramento gym – at first on his own, but with professional trainer Devon Lindner for the past six months.

Castillo stands about 5’ 11” tall and weighs 185 pounds. Apparently, not a lot of that is body fat.

His day job is as deputy communications director for Students First, an educational reform group.   Does he intend to compete in bodybuilding again?

“Actually, I have another competition coming up on August 2nd in Sacramento,” said Castillo. “I’m booked to compete and I hope to bring home another medal to West Sacramento.”

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke