FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 —
By Steve Marschke
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.”
Do you like what you see here?
You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.
You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).
Copyright News-Ledger 2014