Tate, may have had some self defence classes in the past, but so have I. In fact, I have almost spent a year, learning to fight and improving my bodily condition. I can now say I am in to physical condition. When is the last time you saw Tate run? I'm larger in stature, and he goes to davis well I go to viewmont, I would undoubtedly win in a fight.
Although you may have both taken self defense classes and are moderately the same stature, I believe Tate would win in a fight. While a major portion of this argument takes in to account the physical side of things, your personalities matter as well. For example, Tate is a stubborn individual and would insist upon winning. His pride would not allow for him to lose. You, on the other hand, are able to admit defeat, while having victories mean less, due to months of constant defeats and victories.
On the contrary, Tate has had both victories and failures, just not in the same aspect as you do.
Really, Tate's stubbornness leads to his inevitable tendency to do whatever he needs to - he's more willing to fight dirty. He has to win, and you would very much like to but are not banking on your victory.
To quote a great author, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." -Mark Twain
Not only that, but Tate has a far more analytical personality than you do. While you were trained, as a wrestler, to get in and fight, he was trained to think things through quickly and incapacitate his opponent more quickly.
This is true, Tate would try to think about it before fighting. But a truly good wrestler learns to assess his opponent well in the heat of battle. I have one matches doing this and lost to people who did when I didn't. It comes as small things, rising an inch or two when they go for a shot, taking a stutter step or a step backwards before they attack. I have this, Tate would predict what I will do rather than trying to learn what my flaws are while he can see them. You shouldn't count your chickens till after they hatch.
Secondly, I could go a lot longer than Tate. I run two to five miles every other day. And as a result, my body is in great shape. My endurance is near perfection.
I have doubts as to how in shape Tate is.
Lastly, Although we are close in stature, I would argue that I am stronger, I lift daily. Let me know when Tate can dead lift 305.
The major flaw of your argument is that you haven't the faintest idea whether or not Tate is stronger than you or not. You also don't know if he runs. Your entire premise is based on a guess that Tate doesn't do something you do.
Besides that, strength is not the deciding factor of a fight.
Merriam-Webster says to fight is "to use weapons or physical force to try to hurt someone, to defeat an enemy, etc. : to struggle in battle or physical combat"
The topic we are debating is whether or not you can beat Tate up. I believe that if this was a refereed wrestling match, you could undoubtedly beat Tate due to your experience. But in a fight, he is quicker, and sharper, while you'd rely on brute force.