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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 5 months ago

Wrestlers prepare for regionals after strong showing at districts

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Four West Orange County wrestlers won district championships as teams will send strong contingents to regionals.
by: Chris Martucci Sports Editor

Local wrestlers competed at the Class 3A, District 4 championships Feb. 19 in Apopka and will be sending strong contingents to the regional tournament.

Ocoee had eight wrestlers finish in the top four in their respective weight classes to move on to regionals. Eric Gilreath and Keniel Carrasquille finished second in their weight classes to be the top finishers for the Knights.

Windermere will have nine wrestlers competing at regionals. The Wolverines’ Jerry Vargas, Franco Bustamante and Kurt Vollenweider all won district championships in their weight classes.

Olympia will also be sending nine wrestlers to regionals, with DJ McCray winning a district championship in his weight class. 

Regionals take place on Feb. 25 and 26 in Palm Coast. 

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Chris Martucci is the sports editor for the West Orange Times & Observer,  Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism, as well as a bachelor's degree in...

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