By: Matt Rothman
The J.P. Taravella Trojans had three wrestlers win a District Championship on Thursday at Fort Lauderdale High School.
Vaiden Mesa-Rodriguez (120), Alex “El Captain” Papalardo (138), and Victor King (285) all placed first in their respective weight class.
The Trojans also had two wrestlers finish in third place as both Tariq Quaiyim (170) and Jacob Rosen (132) will have the chance to compete in Regionals.
Next, JPT will compete in Regionals starting on February 26 at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in Miami.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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