Four area high school boys weightlifting teams win district titles

Windermere High, Horizon High, The First Academy and Foundation Academy all won a district crown.

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Four West Orange and Southwest Orange schools won one of their respective boys weightlifting district championships. 

In Class 3A, District 7 Windermere High won both the Traditional and Olympic category championships. Windermere senior Andres Giron, a back-to-back defending state champion, was the meet’s top overall lifter in both categories.

In 2A, Horizon High won its second consecutive District 12 championship in both categories, with senior Bo Kenney finishing as the meet’s top overall traditional lifter. 

In 1A, The First Academy and Foundation Academy each won one of the District 11 titles. Foundation edged out Windermere Prep in the Traditional category by two points, while TFA beat Foundation by five points in the Olympic category. Royals lifter Jack Millar was the meet’s top overall Olympic lifter, while Windermere Prep’s Marc Qi was top in the traditional category. 



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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