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Amine carries on family tradition at Catholic Central, wins individual wrestling title

Wrestling   | Jeff Dullack

Amine carries on family tradition at Catholic Central, wins individual wrestling title

 

Auburn Hills - Coming from a highly-competitive family, Myles Amine has a lot to live up to.

He not only carries the athletic gene, but he’s been practically forced into carrying the refuse-to-lose mindset. It’s his heritage.

“It’s always competitive in my family,” joked Amine, who comes from a long line of relatives that have starred in sports at the youth, high school, college and even Olympic levels. “We’re always talking about sports. I have had so many members of my family that were successful at sports.”

So Myles Amine, instead of getting lost in the shuffle or being joked about during the family reunions, has carved his own path and created his own story in the highly-athletic Amine family.

He capped his highly-successful high school wrestling career at Detroit Catholic Central with a 7-6, overtime victory over Flint Carman-Ainsworth’s Millik Dawkins in the Division 1 160-pound individual state finals at the Palace. 

“It’s great to end it with another state championship,” said Amine. “I always have high expectations for myself.”

Amine won in overtime when Dawkins was penalized for fleeing the mat, giving Amine the extra point to finish with his second straight state title and cap the season with a perfect 47-0 record.

“I am not happy it ended that way. I wish I would have scored the point, but it is what it is,” sighed Amine. “I am still glad to win another state title. That was my goal. I wish I would have done it differently.”

The youngest of three siblings, the Brighton resident has more than followed in the footsteps of the Amine legacy. His older brother Malik attended CC and is now at the University of Michigan. That alone is pressure enough to want to follow in the footsteps of an older sibling. 

His sister Michelle played sports at Brighton, his father Mike was a standout athlete at Warren Lincoln, his uncles were multi-sport athletes at CC, while even his grandparents “were Olympic athletes. Everyone is an athlete in my family, or so it seems,” laughed Amine.

 

Amine grew up loving sports, playing soccer and football and even began wrestling in youth programs in Hartland in the third grade. Although he doesn’t compete in organized sports today outside of wrestling, he still loves soccer and football and almost every sport under the sun — with some competitive flair.

 

“Even when I go golfing, I am super competitive,” said Amine. “I hate to lose. I always try to win. I can’t stand losing.