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Demazio Samuel became the 220 lb. State Wrestling Champion finishing the season undefeated!

From the News and Observer: (J. Mike Blake)

Wrestling up: Spending most of the year wrestling heavyweights came in handy for undefeated Northern Durham senior Demazio Samuel (40-0), who won the 4A 220-lb. title with a 6-4 decision against Southeast Guilford’s Evan Surgeon.

“I had to be mentally tough,” Samuel said.

On bottom position, Samuel wore down Surgeon before getting the winning reversal.

“Everybody looks at his body and his physique because he really is a pretty good specimen, but what they don’t know is what he’s got right here,” Northern coach Matt Brown said, pointing to his heart.”

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