The Wellington High School wrestling team captured the team title in the Region 3A-3 tournament held at Martin County High School earlier this month.
The team race went down to the wire between Wellington and Olympic Heights High School, which took the team title at the Palm Beach County tournament.
Wellington won by a narrow margin of 5.5 points with eight out of Wellington’s 14 regional qualifiers advancing to the state tournament, which is a school record.
It was only the second time in school history that Wellington won regionals, as well as most individual champions (three) and the first freshman in school history to ever qualify (Jared Abramson).
The eight qualifying wrestlers were: 106, Jared Abramson, second place; 113, Andrew Mitchell, champion; 120, Colton Macfarlane, champion); 126, Bailey Laster, third place; 145, Michael James, third place; 152, Christian Goss, second place, Josue Arce, champion, and A.J. Lopez, second place.
ABOVE: Eight wrestlers from WHS went on to compete at the state tournament.