JAMES "HARPO" TAVARES (Athlete, Class of 2017)



Jim Tavares joins his father, Harpo, as a member of the Warren Athletic Hall of Fame-adding to the growing number of farther and son members in the Hall of Fame.




Jim Tavares came of age as a wrestler in the early part of the 1970s. By this time, the wrestling program at Warren High had grown from its early stages as a club sport in the early 1960s, to one of Warren’s most popular sports programs. Following in the footsteps of pioneer Hall of Fame wrestlers like Kenny Kinney, Angelo Marino, and other Warren greats like Bob Venice, Jim left his mark at Warren High School. Jim was one of Warren's premier wrestlers in the early 70s.

















In his sophomore year of 1973 Jim wrestled at 105 lbs. as the Warren wrestling team won the Suburban East Championship. In his junior year, Jim was named a Suburban East All Star at 112 lbs. He was named 1st Team Suburban East and 2nd Team All State in that same year. He also finished 5th in New England in 1974.









In 1975, Jim was a nominee for the prestigious Journal Bulletin Honor Roll Boy. This award is for excellence in sports and academics.


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