|Name Brandon Estrada|
Aunts Carmen Estrada
Uncles Joey Estrada
|Parents Peggy Rowe, Erik Estrada|
Role Track and field athlete
|Siblings Francesca Natalia Estrada, Lyric Alysia Estrada, Anthony Eric Estrada, Joshua Lee Lauchu-Rowe|
Grandparents Carmen Estrada, Renildo Estrada
Similar People Erik Estrada, Peggy Rowe, Nanette Mirkovic, Carlos Lauchu
Born 28 October 1987 (age 33 years), Studio City, California, United States
Mayaguez 2010 brandon estrada silver medal
Brandon Estrada (born October 28, 1987 as Brandon Michael-paul Estrada) from Los Angeles, California is a two time NCAA Div 1 All-American in the pole vault, an All-Time United States Indoor Track and Field Pole Vault record holder, the Indoor National Record Holder for Puerto Rico and Silver Medalist for Puerto Rico at 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. A former pole vaulter for The University of Southern California (USC) Track and Field team holding the # 4 all-time record. Brandon is the son of actor Erik Estrada (best known in his role as 'Ponch' in the hit TV series CHiPs) & Peggy Lynn Rowe (entertainment executive, producer and songwriter.)
Brandon's Silver medal was awarded at The 21st Central American and Caribbean Games representing Puerto Rico (Spanish: XXI Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe, Mayagüez 2010) which took place in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, from 18 July 2010 to 1 August 2010.
His personal best vault is 18-1.25 / 5.52 meters achieved on April 16, 2011 at 53rd Annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.
Notably, Brandon was the UCLA USC Dual Meet pole vault champion; ending UCLA's 7 year win streak against USC May 1, 2010 at Drake Stadium on the UCLA campus. The USC and UCLA competition is the most prestigious and storied Dual Meet in the country. "The USC men clinched the win in the pole vault where Brandon Estrada took first with a clearance of 17-5.00 (5.31m) and Derek Scott took third with a clearance of 16-7.25 (5.06m). Their points gave USC an 87-53 lead with 82 points needed for the win. Junior Taylor Slingsby placed sixth with a clearance of 15-7.25 (4.76m). Estrada's win was the first by a Trojan male in the Dual Meet pole vault competition since 2003."
Brandon's popularity with fans and audiences world-wide is renowned for drawing more spectators to the sport of Track and Field than ever before. As such, he was nicknamed "The Taylor Swift of Pole Vault" by Bob Fraley, Meet Director of 'Run For The Dream Invitational. Associated Press article quote by Total Sports mgmt stated "With highly impressive stats and dedication to his sport throughout his collegiate career, Brandon, a pre-law senior at USC, has moved forward competing as Elite twice thus far in which he not only placed, but also brought Track and Field fans to their feet in an exciting display of championship pole vault talent as well as audience-pleasing showmanship. A crowd pleaser, Brandon has bought new and enthusiastic audiences to the sport. The first on July 27, 2010 Brandon won the Silver Medal for Puerto Rico at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaquez to standing room only crowds. The media flocked to Brandon for TV interviews and headline press coverage amongst thousands of autograph seeking fans. Next up on Aug 6, 2010 Brandon was invited by officials to complete at the Clovis North American Championships and once again was the crowd favorite and lead story in press coverage."
Vitaly Petrov (coach) at IAAF World Pole Vault Centre in Formia, Italy
Earl Bell in Jonesboro, Arkansas at Bell Athletics
Kate Carlson at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Tim Werner in Los Angeles, California at Advantage Athletics.
NCAA Indoor National All-Time United States PV
2010 NCAA Indoor Division 1 ranked #1
2010 Indoor and Outdoor #1 leader in California
Puerto Rico National Championship Pole Vault
2010 NCAA Outdoor National Championships 5th place
Two time NCAA Div 1 All American
2010 Caribbean Central American Games Silver Medalist.
USC All Time Pole Vault #4
2010 Clovis North American Championships runner up Elite section.
2010 NCAA West Regionals 1st place.
2010 PAC 10 runner up
UCLA USC Dual Meet Champion; ending UCLA's 7 year win streak against USC.
IAAF 2011 World Ranked IAAF 2010 World Ranked
USC All-Americans (Indoors)
Brandon attended University of Southern California, Pre-Law/Sociology major, 2006 - 2011 Graduate.
Brandon attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California. 2005 Graduate.
Brandon attended Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks, California. Graduate.
Brandon attended Dixie Canyon Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, California. Graduate.