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THE GRIND: South Forsyth wrestler Felipe Hayes faces double the opponent every time on the mat
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South Forsyth senior wrestler Felipe Hayes came within one win of making the finals at 152 pounds in the Class AAAAAA state tournament last season, providing him with all the motivation hes needed this season. Im working 10 times harder to win the state title, Hayes said. - photo by Micah Green
At the ripe age of 11, South Forsyth student Felipe Hayes decided he wanted to wrestle more than he wanted to suit up to play on a baseball diamond or the gridiron. A New Jersey native, moving to the Atlanta area, he was more familiar with wrestling—a sport with greater popularity back home.