Wrestling team comes out on top

A Patterson wrestler pins his opponent (Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

By Tamika Addison

The Patterson wrestling team has been pushing themselves harder than ever this year and all their hard work is paying off. Christian Argueta (a first time wrestler) recently took 6th place in the regional wrestling tournament. Amari Latimer earned an invitation to the State Wrestling ournament on Mar 7th  by taking 4th place at regionals.

The wrestling team practices for a  wrestling match by sprints for stamina, drill for skills, physical exercises to build physical strength, and constant physical challenges to build tenacity and mental strength. The members of the 2013 – 2-14 Wrestling Team are: Dante Paul, Darwin Lopez, ShaQuel Ramsey, Anari Latimen, Gerald Bobo,  Adonis Williams, Christian Argueta, Kelvin Hussey,  Shrew Boyd,  Ahmed Ali and Randy Little. They win by hard effort and by one-one-one victories. They have played against Dunbar, Poly, and Overlea, among other schools. They also participate in the Overlea Invitational Tournament. They keep track of scores by individual points. Then they get a team score. They win by having the most points. Each individual win gets the team 4 points. If an individual wins by a major decision, the team gets 5 points. If an individual pins his opponent, the team gets 6 points.

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