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February 2014–Ilijah Graham, BTS-Stadium School

Ilijah is a 6th grade student at The Stadium School. Ilijah is a first year wrestler at the Stadium School. He is coached by Patrick Coleman Jr., a team captain and an A student . Earlier in the year, he was selected to be on Fox 45 – Weather Kid Wednesday. In a matter of one month, wrestling had changed his life. After presenting his report on the weather, the meteorologist asked, “What’s your favorite subject? What do you want to be when you get older?” He quickly responded, “I want to be a Gold Medalist in the Olympics.” She said, “WOW! What sport?” He said, “Wrestling!”. Ilijah is on the road to accomplishng his goal. He won a gold medal at the MSWA Future Champions Tournament, Germantown, MD, and he won the Baltimore City Elementary/Middle School Championship by defeating a tough, newcomer Gideon Mukuba, Hamilton Middle School, 6-1. Click the picture to see Ilijah on Fox 45 News.