DHHS wrestler has goals far beyond the high school mat

Written by on December 28, 2011 in Featured, High Schools - No comments

Junior Sorie Sidibe plans on going to the Olympics for Mali, the country of his birth.

Junior Sorie Sidibe (left) is arguably the best wrestler on the Digital Harbor team, and he hopes to lead the wrestling team to a City Championship this year. Photo by Tyshay Mickles.

This is a lofty dream for such a young athlete. Mali is a third world country in Africa, and Sidibe and his family came to the United States when he was younger to start a new life.

Sidibe wants a trip to the Olympics someday

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Sidibe has been wrestling for three years. At first he was not very determined, but with time he grew more interested in it.

“I wanted to try a different sport,” said Sidibe. “All my life I’ve been running track and playing soccer.”

He strives to be the best at every sport he plays. “Sorie shows great leadership,” said senior teammate Jamal Fields. He’s a captain, he’s trustworthy, and he’s disciplined, (but best of all) he’s a good wrestler.”

Sidibe brings better support, motivation, and hard work to the team. He practices every day and gives 100 percent work each time. This is why Sidibe has been named co-captain of the team.

“Sorie brings spirit to the team. He is always ready to give his all every time he touches the mat,” said Digital Harbor wrestling coach Darren Gross. “He has the intensity and intellect to lead the team over the next few years.”

Gross believes if they put all of the pieces together, the wrestling team will have a chance at the City Championship this year, which will give Sidibe a place to showcase his talents for college coaches and scouts.

“Sorie is a good friend, a person that will never let you down,” Fields said.

by Tyshay Mickles
Special to the Baltimore Guide

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