Sport of wrestling reels in Buffalo senior Rima

The Villages High School’s 145-pounder Cameron Rima, right, sits out of the hold by Leesburg’s Seth Brown during the Amanda St. John Memorial Holiday Tournament at the VHS Athletic Complex on Saturday.

Being a dominant wrestler seemingly wasn’t ever in the cards for Cameron Rima.

Neither was wrestling — period.

“It’s sort of funny how I got into it,” Rima said. “I tried every other sport there was and nothing really ever clicked for me. I wasn’t good in any of them and I never really wanted to play them, and wrestling just sort of came along.”

Whether it came along or was actually somehow meant to be, the sport of wrestling has found — and grabbed hold of — the 145-pound senior on The Villages High School wrestling team.

Despite starting at the age of 9 — considered late by the sport’s purist standards — Rima has blossomed into a three-time district tournament podium finisher, standing as the most tenacious grappler the Buffalo send onto the mat this season.

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