A senior wrestler at Palisades High, Hamzah took first place at 220.5 pounds in the Men’s Cadet Division at The Battle on the Midway Tournament in San Diego. In the finals, he beat Dane Martinez of Brawley Union. In February, Hamzah repeated as City Section 197-pound champion with a 5-3 decision over San Pedro’s Abraham Rivera. Last season, he won the Turkey Duals, Golden Legends, Redondo Duals, Bishop Amat Rumble, Blackwatch and Arroyo Classic tournaments to earn a Top 15 state ranking. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.