Booker High School Wrestler Samir Redden Earns Title of ABC7 Sports Athlete of the Week

Samir Redden, Top Wrestler from the Suncoast, Named ABC7 Sports Athlete of the Week in Florida

Samir Redden, a senior at Booker High School, has earned the title of one of the best wrestlers in the 120-pound weight class in the recent FHSAA State Championships held in Kissimmee, Florida. Redden finished the state tournament on the podium and proudly wore a fourth-place medal.

Redden’s coach, Mr. Shane Hamm, praised his commitment, dedication and drive to reach such a high level of competition in a relatively short amount of time. Hamm also commended Redden for his hard work on and off the mat, stating that his recognition as athlete of the week is well deserved.

Booker High School’s athletic director and head football coach, Scottie Littles, described Redden as a student-athlete who has dedicated countless hours to his sport. Littles highlighted Redden’s accomplishments, noting that he has earned every accolade that has come his way. Redden himself shared his plans for the future, mentioning that he has already received a scholarship offer from Jarvis Christian University. He intends to pursue a college education in business and photography while continuing his wrestling career.

Redden’s impressive achievements and exemplary work ethic have earned him the title of ABC7 Sports Athlete of the Week. His story serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and students alike, showcasing the rewards of hard work, determination and passion for one’s craft.

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