Cumming 9-year-old wrestler ranks No. 1 in the nation

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CUMMING, Ga. – Enzo Bell, a third-grader at Midway Elementary in Cumming, is getting national recognition in the wrestling world. Bell is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 55-pound wrestling category, according to USA Wrestling.

Earning the top spot in wrestling is not new to Bell. He recently won his fourth national championship in the 2013-2014 season. Bell took first place in the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa; the Suplay Tulsa Kick-Off Classic in Tulsa, Okla.; the 2014 AAU Spring Nationals in Kingsport, Tenn.; and the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition to earning first place awards at numerous other state and regional tournaments, Bell won the 2014 Georgia State Championship, which was held at the Georgia Dome in March. Bell is also on the USA Wrestling Kids National team and ranked No. 1 one on the Future Olympian Rankings.

Charles Morris, owner of Morris Fitness in Alpharetta, where Bell practices four days every week, describes the young wrestler as one of the hardest working kids in the room.

“I enjoy coaching him because I get to watch him become a champion on and off the mat,” Morris said. “It is truly a coach’s dream to have a young man with a great family believe and trust in you when it comes to their child. His hard work – on the mat and off the mat with his father – has proven to be the keys to success for him.”

FH 05-07-14