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T-Rex and Alligator Wrestler

Meet two of Roosevelt’s new staff members.

Every year there are fresh, new staff in the building. This year there is a T-REX in the building! Meet Anthony Rex. Rex is a remarkably interesting person. Coming from Hoyt Middle School. Rex has had a big transition into Roosevelt.

“There is a lot of differences in the schools. The maturity levels of all the students and how seriously they take their learning,” Rex said

 Now I don’t want to bore you. Back to the sauce. Mr. Anthony was thinking to become a physical therapist, before becoming a teacher. Throughout his time at college, he decided he wanted to become a teacher. Being a physical therapist cost too much. Rex is passionate about helping students grow in knowledge.

“That’s all there is to Tony Rex,” Rex said.

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Science Teacher Anthony Rex

Alligators, crocodiles, an animal that no human would dare befriend or wrestle. Well, this year, we have a gator fighter gator catcher. Meet Jeffrey Quattrocchi, an interesting guy we have this year. I wanted to ask him more but did not have time, anyways less about me.

Coming from Valley to Roosevelt, Mr. Quattrocchi being new at the schools, he wants positive energy for everyone. Building relationships is number one for him. Quattrocchi has been in a lot of interesting industries. He was not only an alligator wrestler, at first, before he came here, he was an executive security for professional tennis players. Quattrocchi traveling around the world, has been an executive security to numerous famous people, that even you might know, do you want to know them? Well go ask him, he will tell you even more, the more you ask a question the more you get.

Well back to it, did you know Mr. Quattrocchi has been on FOX, NO? Well now you know.


Quattrocchi was a professional entertainer for 25 years. An alligator wrestler. He used to go around different states hosting shows, cracking jokes about wrestling gators. Wrestling alligators is serious work. In work like that there is always a tragic, Quattrocchi has been bit 15 times, and one of them you can see on his right hand. One day, he brought in a true wild alligator, you know how wild alligators look like, growling, snapping, biting, eyes bubbling, hissing, snorting at you, ready to attack at any time. This one was nine feet long and 260 pounds; as he was doing his shows, the alligator bit him on his right hand and you don’t leave that gator clinking on your arm for a long time, any more then 10 seconds, that arm is gone for you. He had to pull it out which left him a scar. Over his lifetime of doing alligator shows, he has done 8,000 shows, from that his has come with 27 staples 42 stitches.

“Rolled him around once trying to take that arm which he still has,” Quattrocchi said.

Well, that is the end of it enjoy!!!!!. Simmer down!! 

Jeffrey Quattrocchi kissing an alligator.
Jeffrey Quattrocchi wrestling an alligator.




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