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Dow dominates

Cooper Giesler, Staff Writer

Embodying explosiveness, strength and pure domination, senior Aaron Dow wrestles for both the competition and the physical aspect of the sport.

Dow, who started wrestling in freshman year, has developed into a fantastic wrestler and leader. Dow’s career success is undeniable, as he’s tallied 55 career wins in four years, including 11 wins this season, to go along with 26 pins.

“My goal right now is to win the state championship. I went to states last year, but I had an injury fallout, which was definitely disappointing, but this year I want to bring the ship back home to Dulaney,” Dow said.

Coach Asher, in his second season as varsity head coach, admires Dow’s leadership, and named him a captain for his senior year.

“[Aaron] really knows what works for him sticks to what works, he doesn’t try to learn a thousand moves,” Asher said.

Dow also received similar praise from his teammates, including December 2016 edition Athlete to Watch, junior Destiney Bejamin.

“I like his energy,” Benjamin said, “he brings different energy into the room that no one else brings.”

Fellow Senior Carlos Lovo also appreciates Dow’s passion and initiative, as the pair have trained and wrestled together throughout their respective careers here.

“He believes in what we do, I can see it in him.” Lovo said.

Overall, Dow believes he is in peak physical condition when winter comes around, despite downing a bag of Skittles before each match.

“Wrestling season is when I’m in my best shape,” Dow said, “And I wrestle to win.”

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