North Florida Matmen staff report
SPRING HILL — West Port placed 13th out of 19 teams at Springstead’s Corey Hill Memorial tournament on Saturday.
Two placers led the Wolfpack to 57.5 points as a team.
In a matchup of western Florida strongholds, Weeki Wachee held off Golden Gate, 182-162, for the title. North Port tied the hosts for third with 147.5 points, while River Ridge rounded out the top five with 118.
Below follows a summary of the tournament, with West Port results at each weight class where available:
106 — Springstead’s Dominic Nardini was 3-0 for the title (12-0 for the season, with a pin and decision prior to majoring Weeki Wachee’s Keith Germain, 13-5. West Port’s Tristen Perez was 0-2 in the tournament, losing to fourth-place Sophia Anderson (St Cloud) in the quarters.
113 — Springstead’s Jonathan Dominguez pinned his way through the bracket without going past the first period, with three falls on the day, the last of those over Weeki Wachee’s Christian Castinado in 1:01 for the title. No West Port wrestlers at this weight.
120 — Tampa Prep’s Ethan Mojena bonus-pointed through the draw with a round of 16 tech before three first-period pins, falling North Port’s Sean-Michael Gonzalez in 1:59 for the bracket win. West Port’s Frangello Baltodano was 2-2 in the tournament, losing in the round of 16 to the hosts’ Josh Gallo. Baltodano had a pin and sudden-victory decision on the back side of the bracket before losing to River Ridge’s eventual third-place Dominick Smith by fall in 1:23 in the consi quarters.
126 — Lecanto’s Diego Mendez had four bonus-point wins en route to the title, the last of those a third-period fall over Weeki Wachee’s Lane Beck (4:48) in the final. No West Port wrestlers at this weight.
132 — Golden Gate’s Christian Moder pinned his way to the final, where he shut out Tampa Prep’s Alan Morano, 6-0, in the title match. West Port’s Jordan Ware reached the quarters and was one match short of placing. Ware had a 10-5 win in the round of 16, then lost by fall to Moder (1:31) in the quarters. Ware then had two pins in the consi rounds before losing by fall to 2019 state placer Gannon Wertz (2:05) in the blood round.
138 — Tampa Prep’s Collin Mojena had two pins to reach the semis, then won the title behind a decision and 13-1 major in the finals over River Ridge’s Robert Marzicola. West Port’s Tyler Pinkowski was 3-2 in the tournament, reaching the quarters, and was one match from placing. After a 36-second fall in the round of 16, Pinkowski fell to South Lake’s Tanner Kitta, the eventual 4th, by an 11-3 count in the quarters. On the back side, Pinkowski had two quick pins to reach the blood round, where he lost by tech fall (15-0 in 4:50) to eventual third-place Tyler Eastes of North Port. Justin Salazar also competed at this weight and was 0-2 in the tournament.
145 — North Port’s Quinn White bookended a semifinal pin with decisions, holding off Golden Gate’s Anthony Valdivia, 7-5, in the final. West Port’s Bryce Dodge was the Wolfpack’s first placewinner, reaching the semis and taking third. Dodge had a tech over Nature Coast’s Jesse Florkowski (16-0 in 2:36) in the round of 16 and pinned Wesley Chapel’s Tyson Gillot (1:35) in the quarters before falling, 18-6, to Valdivia in the semis. Dodge then pinned Lemon Bay’s Eric Dagg (:57) in the consi semis and then Gillot (5:30) for third. WP’s Breyden Marquis was 1-2 in the tournament, losing by fall to Dagg in the round of 16. He had a pin in the consi rounds, after a bye, but then took a 7-0 loss to Gillot in the consi semis.
152 — Golden Gate’s Andy Martinez had four first-period falls, finishing the tournament in 3:11 (13-0 for the season), with the last of those in 1:30 over Lemon Bay’s Derick Dagg. West Port’s Theo Massilon was 3-2 and placed fourth. After two byes propelled Massilon into the quarters, he lost by fall to Martinez in 30 seconds in that round. In the consis, Massilon pinned Lecanto’s Jefferson Batista (:54) and decisioned South Lake’s Michael Hernandez, 4-2, to get to the blood round, where he pinned Crystal River’s Bradley Ciccone in 2:07. Massilon then lost by fall in the third-place match to River Ridge’s David Senior in 3:33. Brandon Salazar also competed at this weight and was 0-2 in the tournament.
160 — Largo’s Kai Reicheelt had two decisions and two pins for the championship, with a second-period fall in the finals (2:16) over Weeki Wachee’s Aidan Mayberry. West Port’s Joseph Paci competed at this weight and was 0-2 in the tournament.
170 — Lemon Bay’s Lance Schyck won three times to extend his unbeaten record to 8-0, with a pin, major and 6-2 win in the final over the hosts’ Dillon Housel. West Port’s Ethan Smith competed at this weight and was 0-2 in the tournament.
182 — North Port’s Anthony Calleia had two pins and two decisions in winning the bracket, with a 9-2 deciison in the final over Weeki Wachee’s Kaiden Fisher. West Port’s Luis Sotomayer competed at this weight and was 0-2 in the tournament.
195 — Lemon Bay’s Louis Baldor pinned his way through the bracket, three falls in all, pinning Crystal River’s Jeremy Quick in 3:50 in the final. No West Port wrestlers at this weight.
220 — Weeki Wachee’s Roderick Harris had three first-period pins, with the last of those the fastest, in 43 seconds over Golden Gate’s Paul Valdivia for the championship. No West Port wrestlers at this weight.
285 — Weeki Wachee’s John Mangarillo pinned his way into the final, where he decisioned St Cloud’s Brandon Garcia by a 6-2 margin. No West Port wrestlers at this weight.
Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
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