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Wrestling 2007-2008
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Carlton Littlejohn: Sophomore-- Second year wrestling-- Also plays football and baseball—Earned three letters (one each in baseball, wrestling and football), Named Most Improved Player in wrestling (2006-2007 school year) and Most Improved Player in baseball (2006-2007 school year). Carlton enjoys wrestling because he gets to slam people. He also said that wrestling is harder than any other sport.

The 2007-2008 season was filled with both ups and downs.  The season began with new Head Coach Jaime Wright.  Coach Wright worked as a volunteer assistant in previous season.  He took

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Elijah Easley: Sophomore—Second year wrestling—Also plays football and baseball—Earned one letter (baseball)—E.J. is attracted to wrestling because of his friends, the coaches and the great workouts. He says most people do not realize that wrestling is the hardest sport.
over the reigns and inherited a team that was young with much potential for the future.  One obstacle the team had to overcome was a lack of wrestlers at the lower weights.  This was coupled with the fact that at many of the higher
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Kong Vue: Junior—First year wrestling. Kong says his brother and friends are into wrestling and he is looking forward to slamming his opponents. Wrestling is harder than it looks.
weights, there were two or three capable wrestlers.  Becasue of the lack of lower weights North ended losing most of their matches.  Since North won most of the individual matches they wrestled, the scores of the duals were close. 
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Romondo Kendrick: Sophomore—First year wrestling.
The team did defeat Benilde-Saint Margaret's (23-0) and Roosevelt (31-30).  The team ended up with a 2-14 overall record and a 1-5 conference record for a sixth place finish.  The team was seeded 13th in the new section 5AA.  They
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Benson Crawford: Senior—First year wrestling—Also played football. Benson say you have to be in shape because it is the best physical sport. He also says a lot of weight is lost during the wrestling season.
lost in the opening rought to #4 seed Orono 51-27.

Individually, the North wrestlers had some success.  The individual success was led by sophomore

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Dedrick Coleman: Junior—First year wrestling. Dedrick says wrestling is a tough sport and he loves to wrestle.
Carlton Littlejohn.  Littlejohn won the 171 pound bracket at the first Edison Invitational.  He won 24 matches during the season, including winning the Section 5AA 171 pound division.  Because of this, Carlton
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Dion Robinson: 8th Grade-- First year wrestling—Also plays football—Dion was first attracted to wrestling in the 4th grade. He believes that wrestlers work harder than people in other sports.
represents the school and section in the 2008 State Wrestling Tournament.

Sophomore Elijah Easley, 103 pounds, wrestled to a 15-12 season record.  Unfortunately, "EJ" lost in both rounds of the region tournament and did

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Donte Green: Sophomore—Second year wrestling—Also plays football and baseball. Earned three letters (one each in baseball, football and wrestling).
not place.

Junior Patrick Brenton, 112 pounds, finished with a 5-3 record.  Patrick joined the team after the season began, thus he did not have as many matches as other wrestlers.  He did finish 6th in the region

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Emmanuel Perry: Freshman—First year wrestling—Also plays football.
tournament.

Freshman Emmanuel Perry, 189 pounds, finished with an 8-7 record.  Although Emmanuel won one match at the region, he did not place.

Sophomore Donte Green, 215 pound, had a 12-5 record. 

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LeRoy Longs: Assistant Coach-First year at North.
He finished 4th in the region.  Donte had the misfortune of being injured for a good portion of the season.  He sustained injuries to both his knee and his hand. 

Senior Benson Crawford, 215 pound, split

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Jamie Wright: Head Coach-First year as head coach, Volunteered for three years as an assistant coach. Coach Wright is a 1999 graduate of North High School and participated in Football and wrestling as a student. He represented North as an individual competitor at the 1998 and 1999 State Wrestling Tournament.
time between the varsity and JV.  He had a 4-7 overall record and finished in the conference JV tournament with a 1-1 record.

Eighth grader Dion Robinson, 215 pounds, finished with a 4-13.  Dion shared the 215 pound

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Section 5AA 171 pound champion Carlton Littlejohn after being awarded his medal
class with Benson Crawford.  He did not place at the region

Sophomore Alexander Clark, Heavyweight, finished with a 3-3 record.  Alex joined part way through the season.   Alex lost in both rounds of

the region tournament and did not place.