February 16, 2008

Tulalip wrestler seeks championship

One more obstacle to go for Tulalip Heritage wrestler

He's the underdog in today's Class 2B/1B 103-pound championship, but that's nothing new for Demitri Robinson, who's always had to scrap and already is a champion in life.He is an army of one. And yet Demitri Robinson represents so many.

The high school freshman entered this weekend's state tournament as the only wrestler to ever compete for Tulalip Heritage. He wears the singlet of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, for whom he competed all season because his school has no program.

He is also representing his tribe and, in a way, every foster child who has dared to dream of better days.

Robinson is so many things to so many people, and tonight he will try to reward them with a state championship.

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