Wellington Wrestlers Compete In Orlando

(L-R) Tyler Gray, Justice Harding, Dante Rossi and Nico Rossi.

The Wellington Wrestling Club recently competed at the USAW Southeast Kids Showcase and the USAW National Recruiting Showcase Qualifier in Orlando.

The kids division was led by Dante Rossi, who finished his championship run 5-0. Also placing in the youth division were Justice Harding (second place), Tyler Gray (second place), James Kosza (fourth place) and Nico Rossi (fifth place).

The top five wrestlers in the high school division qualified for the USAW National Recruiting Showcase in Iowa this summer. Patrick Jones (first place) and Evan Pena (second place) both advanced to the 115-pound finals where Patrick Jones picked up the victory. Patrick Jones also defeated the Class 2A state champion by a 10-1 margin in the semifinals on his way to the championship.