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Seminole County

Former state champ attempts to wrestle in Florida as trials on assault charges loom

A two-time Maryland state wrestling champion who was barred from attending classes or competing for an Anne Arundel County high school after being arrested three times is attempting to revive his career — in Florida.

Patrick Downey III's eligibility has been rejected twice by a state agency since he enrolled at Oviedo High School near Orlando this month, but an attorney hired by Downey's father, Patrick Jr., in Florida will try to convince a judge in Seminole County Circuit Court Tuesday that Downey should be allowed to wrestle when the district finals begin Saturday.

Downey, 18, is scheduled to stand trial in Baltimore on Feb. 18 — the same day the Florida state high school...

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