Caroline High School student Arthur Stevens is big––really big, and always has been.
At 285 pounds, Stevens carries his size well, along with a personality that is even larger than his physical presence.
This year, Stevens took his size from the football field to the wrestling mat, representing Caroline High School athletics well in the Virginia High School League state wrestling tournament.
Ranked second in the region, Stevens was listed among the top-eight wrestlers in the state with an overall record of 10-4.
Stevens’ wrestling career began when he was in the seventh grade, but he started playing football at the age of five because he was too big to play basketball.
Although he has played football much longer than he has wrestled, Stevens said that wrestling has taken over as his sport of choice.
“Wrestling is so individual,” Stevens said. “It’s all about self. Not like football, which is a team sport.”
Stevens said that, at first, he wrestled in order to stay in shape for football, but with the successes he has seen at the high school level––he has a 94-27 overall record––he wrestles because he loves the sport.
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