BOSTON (CBS) – A high school friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev described them both as athletes who were into normal things.READ MORE: Sephora Launches Same-Day Delivery Service
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The man told WBZ-TV that both brothers attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin Academy, where they wrestled and boxed.
“Just a normal American kid,” the high school friend said of 19-year-old Dzhokhar, with whom he attended Rindge and Latin.
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The man said he was stunned when he saw pictures of his friend and brother on television.
He described 26-year-old Tamerlan as “a two-times golden gloves champion,” who was “asked many times to go pro, but he kept declining.”
Dzhokhar he said was, “a wrestler that won many awards,” including a college scholarship.MORE NEWS: 4 Your Community: Boston Children's Museum
Contrary to some reports from authorities, this friend said both suspects lived in the area for a number of years.