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BHS qualifies 3 for state wrestling finals

BY CLIFF SMELLEY

Staff Writer

Bradford High School wrestler Jarraid Forsyth won the Region 1-1A championship in his weight class and will be joined by two of his teammates at the state finals, which will take place this weekend, Feb. 14-15, at the Lakeland Center.

Forsyth, a senior who is undefeated this season, will be making his third straight appearance in the state finals after going 4-0 at the Region 1 meet. He defeated West Nassau’s Michael Dudzinski 9-5 in the finals of the 160-pound class and had what Bradford coach Chris Adams’ called Forsyth’s toughest match yet this season—a 10-7 win over Shawn Brown of Suwannee.

Brown and Forsyth were ranked number one and two in the state, respectively, heading into the meet.

“It proved to him mentally that he’s a champion at heart,” Adams said, adding that he firmly believes Forsyth will win his class’ state championship.

Also qualifying for state are Bradford sophomores J.T. Griffis, who was third in the 113 class, and Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero, who was fourth in the 106 class. Griffis, who was one win from qualify for state last year, went 3-1 after a first-round bye, while Kahakua-Lodivero went 3-2.

Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison also competed for Bradford at the Region 1 meet. Funderburk went 1-2 in the 120 class, while Addison went 0-2 in the 132 class.

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