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    Athlete of the Week: Sami Alnajjar

    Sami Alnajjar all geared up and ready to wrestle. Photo courtesy of Riley Hill.

    The featured student athlete of the week this week is Lakewood High School junior, Sami Alnajjar. Sami Alnajjar is a student at LHS and also plays two different high school sports for us. He enjoys working out and he is very athletic.

    Alnajjar has been participating in the sport of wrestling since he was an eighth grader, in the Lakewood City Schools system. Currently, he is in the 126 pound weight class. This wrestling season, Alnajjar made it to districts. Alnajjar made it in fifth place, which did not allow him to qualify for the next round. His goal for next year is to make it to states.

    Sami Alnajjar also plays football for Lakewood. For the football team, he plays the position of cornerback. He played football for Lakewood since seventh grade, starting off at Harding Middle School. He says he enjoys playing football, and he also hopes to continue throughout the rest of his high school career.

    Sami enjoys spending time with friends in school and out, but also enjoys hanging out with his family, for quality time. Off the field and mat, you can always catch Alnajjar at the local gym, whether it be the YMCA or Planet Fitness here in Lakewood! Next time you see Sami, say hi, because he is a really cool guy!

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