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Wrestling for the pin

By: Alice Dixon, Staff Writer

He wrestled around with his opponent during a meet in a dark gym; the spotlight was on him. Finally, putting his body into the right position to get a pin. He cut weight to get his victory.


Alex Charipar, a freshmen at Marion High School, has gotten the chance to be a part of these exhilarating wrestling meets this year. “I think everyone is improving every week.”


Alex participates in wrestling and baseball, but is not part of any clubs. He has been in wrestling since he was in kindergarten. This year he has had a chance to wrestle on the Varsity team. Looks like all the hard work paid off. “I like it because you get to hang out with your friends during practices or a meet.”


Many people from the wrestling team decide to diet to “make weight”. Alex says he tries to cut weight often. They loose weight in practices and do a lot of conditioning, drills, and sometimes they play dodge ball at the end. “I don’t eat the day before, or the day of the meet.”


It can be tough trying to handle making weight and Alex says his favorite part is eating after weigh in.
He watches his teammates as they take down their opponent. He steps onto the mat nervously. The clock starts and Alex is prepared for total domination.

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