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#TheRecap: FPC 3rd, Raines 9th at Scuffle

North Florida Matmen staff report

PEMBROKE PINES — Flagler Palm Coast brought the depth and Raines brought the star power to South Florida.

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Raines wrestlers and coaches after a ninth-place team finish, with two individual champions and two runners-up, at the Somerset Scuffle on Saturday (Photo submitted by Shayla Ward-Davis via Facebook).

The Bulldogs were third and Vikings ninth in the 17-team tournament, which had a roundrobin component on Friday; qualifying wrestlers to Saturday’s competition faced a double-elimination bracket format.

Flagler Palm Coast finished the tournament with 282 points, while Raines had 181. Host Somerset Academy won the title with 504.5 points, with Cypress Bay second (331.5), Braden River fourth (261) and North Port fifth (233.5).’

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Flagler Palm Coast wrestlers with their third-place team trophy won Saturday at the Somerset Scuffle in Pembroke Pines (Photo submitted by Zach Sanford via Facebook).

Below follows a summary of the tournament for Flagler and Raines wrestlers:

106 —
Pool B: FPC’s Kole Hannant won the pool and was 4-0, with four pins in 3:11.
Bracket: Braden River’s Cedric Rentz (11th-2A) had three pins to win the title, the third over Coral Springs Charter’s Peyton Vargas (16th-1A) in 3:07 for the title. Hannant was fourth, pinning Mater Lakes Academy’s Malikai Badilla (3:32) before taking losses to Vargas (13-3) and Cypress Bay’s Andrew Punzalan (9-1) in the third-place match.

113 —
Pool A: Raines’ DaQuan King (2nd-1A) won the pool and was 4-0 with four pins.
Pool C: FPC’s Joseph Rizzo (19th-3A) was second in the pool and was 2-1 (both wins by pin).
Bracket: King won the title with a pin and two decisions. King falled Somerset’s Maximus Ramirez (1:08) in the quarters, then decisioned Rizzo (8-2) in the semi and Somerset’s Raymond Greene, 5-2, in the final. Rizzo would finish third, with pins over Immokalee’s Christopher Noel (1:25, quarters) and Braden River’s Lance Jackson (2:40) for third.

120 —
Pool A: Raines’ Kyle Hopkins (3rd-1A) won the pool and was 4-0 with four pins.
Pool C: FPC’s John Hald won the pool and was 3-0 with two pins and a 12-3 major.
Bracket: North Port’s Sean-Michael Gonzales (13th-3A) had two pins to reach the finals, where he found a takedown in sudden victory to turn back Hopkins, 7-5. Hopkins had falls over Monsignor Pace’s Roberto Gilbert (:22) in the quarters and Mater Lakes Academy’s Luis Bellon (2:12) in the semi. Hald was fifth; after a quarterfinal loss to Braden River’s fourth-place Nick Walsh, he decisioned Cypress Bay’s Diego Mejias (8-2) and Villages’ Brett Wilke (9-7 in sudden victory) for fifth.

126 —
Pool A: Raines’ Javon Richo was fifth in the pool and was 1-4, with one pin.
Pool C: FPC’s Brendan Buckles was third in the pool and was 2-2, with one pin and an 11-9 decision.
Bracket: Somerset’s Chase Gillis (7th-1A) had pins in the quarters and semis, decisioning Immokalee’s Woolf Francois (pin & decision prior to final), 7-4, for the title. No local wrestlers qualified for the bracket.

132 —
Pool B: FPC’s Andrew Dance won the pool and was 5-0 with four pins (compiled in 4:05) and a forfeit in round 5.
Bracket: Somerset’s Bas Diaz (2nd-1A) had a pin and two decisions, the second of those a 4-3 win in the final over Mater Lakes Academy’s Orestes Ferrer (6th-1A; pin & decision prior to final). Dance was fourth in the bracket. After pinning North Port’s Gannon Wertz (9th-3A; :40) in the quarters, Dance fell to Ferrer, 8-3, in the semis, and then lost by fall to Cypress Bay’s Connor Ivory (1:55) in the third-place match.

138 —
Pool A: FPC’s Kyle Peacock (8th-3A) was second in the pool and was 4-1 with two pins, a 15-3 major and 7-0 decision, with a loss only to the eventual overall champ.
Bracket: Cypress Bay’s Eddie Punzalan (4th-3A) won the title behind two pins and a 5-1 decision in the final over Somerset’s Darian Diaz (9th-1A). Peacock wound up fifth in the bracket. After a 9-5 loss in the quarters to Diaz, Peacock decisioned North Port’s Tyler Eastes (19th-3A; 6-2) in the consi semis and falled Coral Springs Charter’s Brock Wilson (3:05) for fifth.

145 —
Pool B: FPC’s Felipe Costa won the pool and was 3-1 with two pins and a 5-2 decision.
Pool D: FPC’s Timothy King was third in the pool and was 2-2, with both wins by pin.
Bracket: Coral Springs Charter’s Alek Chitty (8th-1A at 152) had a pair of second-period pins, then decisioned North Port’s Quinn White (4th-3A; decision & pin prior to final), 8-2, in the finals. Costa placed fourth in the bracket, starting off with an 8-3 win over the hosts’ Rafael Rios in the quarters. Costa then took a loss by pin to White (4:47) in the semis and fell to Westminster Christian’s Ethan Ardavin (9th-1A), 4-3, in the third-place match.

152 —
Pool A: FPC’s Malacki Washington was second in the pool and was 3-1, with three pins and a loss to the overall runnerup.
Pool B: Raines’ Jada Arnold was fifth in the pool and was 0-4, with one loss by decision in round 3.
Pool C: FPC’s Blane DeFord (18th-3A) won the pool and was 4-0 with three pins and a forfeit in round 5.
Bracket: Mater Lakes Academy’s Eric Temes (5th-1A) had a pin and two decisions, powering past the hosts’ Darian Estevez (2nd-1A; major & pin prior to final), 3-2 in overtime, for the title. DeFord was third in the bracket. He majored Key West’s Devin Battle (17th-1A), 11-0, in the quarters, but then took a 3-1 loss to Temes in the semis. DeFord rallied for a fall in 2:54 in the third-place match over Lemon Bay’s Derick Dagg.

160 —
Pool B: FPC’s Marcelo Gonzalez was second in the pool and was 2-1, with two pins and a loss to the eventual overall runnerup.
Bracket: The hosts’ Caleb Casas (4th-1A) picked up two pins in 64 seconds to reach the final, then shut out North Port’s Dominic Joyce (pin & major prior to final), 3-0, in the final. Gonzalez was fourth in the bracket. Gonzalez started with a fall over North Port’s Eric Gustitus (4:54) in the quarters, but then lost by fall (:35) to Casas in the semi and to Mater Lakes Academy’s Jorge Rodriguez (5:34) in the third-place match.

170 —
Pool A: Raines’ Raynarde Thomas (4th-1A) was second in the pool and was 4-1 with two pins, an 11-1 major and a forfeit win, losing only by a 4-2 count to the overall champ.
Pool C: FPC’s Garrick Schwartz was fourth in the pool and was 1-3, with a Round 1 win by a 7-5 decision.
Bracket: Lemon Bay’s Lance Schyck (2nd-1A) sandwiched a semifinal pin with two decisions, the second of those in the final over Thomas, 4-2, matching the score of their Friday meeting in Pool A. Thomas reached the finals with decisions over Miami Edison’s Carl Henry Pierre (7th-1A) in the quarters and over Villages’ Ethan Hatcher (6th-1A) in the semis, both by 10-4 counts.

182 —
Pool A: FPC’s Dalton Schell was fifth in the pool and was 1-4 with a Round 4 win by forfeit.
Bracket: The hosts’ Sean Concepcion (3rd-1A) pinned his way through the bracket, with three pins in 2:56, the last of those in 1:32 in the final over Cypress Bay’s Juan Blandino (2 decisions prior to final). No local wrestlers qualified for the bracket.

195 —
Pool B: FPC’s Joseph Wronowski was third in the pool and was 2-2, with a pin and a 3-2 decision in Round 1.
Bracket: Somerset’s Daniel Miranda (1st-1A) had three pins in 2:19, the third of those in the final over Key West’s Ricardo Camay (5th-1A; 2 decisions prior to final). Wronowski was 0-2 in the bracket, with losses by fall to Miranda (:55) in the quarters and to Braden River’s Marc Dalmua (2:59) in the consi semis.

220 —
Pool B: FPC’s Seth Davis was third in the pool and was 2-2, with a Round 1 pin and forfeit win in Round 4.
Bracket: The hosts’ Nicholas Benton (2nd-1A) had two pins in the quarters and semis, then shut out Key West’s Max Ryan (9th-1A; 2 pins prior to final), 9-0, in the final. Davis was 0-2 in the bracket, with losses by fall on the front to Benton (2:05) and on the back to Westminster’s Henry Benito (2:25).

285 —
Pool A: Raines’ Jamon Goodwine (2nd-1A) won the pool and was 5-0 with four pins and a win by injury-default in Round 4.
Pool B: FPC’s Anthony Cinelli was fourth and Raines’ Timothy Hall fifth in the pool. Cinelli was 3-0 with two pins and a 1-0 decision, but did not compete in rounds 4 and 5. Hall was 1-4 with a win by forfeit in Round 5.
Bracket: Goodwine won the title, with two pins and a 2-1 decision in the final over Mater Lakes Academy’s Ethan Vergara (4th-1A). His falls came in the quarters over Port Charlotte’s Abel Marquez (1:22) and Key West’s River Cutino-Lyda (13th-1A; 1:06) in the quarters and semis, respectively. Hall was 0-2 in the bracket, with losses by fall to Braden River’s Joshua Keane (18th-2A; 1:24) on the front and Cypress Bay’s Javier Varas (:16) in the consi semis.

Full brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.

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