KISSIMMEE — Three wrestlers from the coverage area have already secured Florida Super 32 Early Entry weight-class wins Saturday.
A few more hope to join them Sunday with the conclusion of wrestling at the event, which will start at 8 a.m. with all HS boys competition at Osceola HS. Middle school competition begins at 11 a.m., also at Osceola.
Picking up the one boys’ title handed out Saturday was Clay’s Garrett Tyre, who won both of his matches at 285. Tyre opened with a 7-1 win thanks to a pair of 3rd-period takedowns over Forest/FCA Empowered’s Cane Fernandez, then falled Fishhawk’s Landon Jones in 1:37 for the title. Fernandez secured second with a 40-second pin over Jones.
Panhandle wrestlers Maya Alvarado (97) and Helena Alcantar (108), both wrestling for Panda, also were victorious on Saturday.
Alvarado was 1-1 in the 97 class, opening with a 12-10 loss to Palmetto Ridge’s Hayle Peck. Needing a win in the next round against Doral Academy’s Victoria Ceballos, Alvarado broke open a 6-6 tie with four scoring moves to go out to leads of 11-6 and 13-8 before pinning Ceballos in 3:57. That pin would prove instrumental in Alvarado’s placing first, as Ceballos took a 13-6 win over Peck.
Alcantar dominated the 108 class, opening with a 10-0 superior win over Gladiator’s Adriana Veras in the quarters, then taking pins over SW Florida Elite’s Iyonna Church-Ross (1:10) in the semis and over Mater Lakes’ Sofia Ferran (1:32) for the title.
Girls runnerups from the coverage area were Kailani Barrientos (Oakleaf) at 123 and Emma Dix (Ponte Vedra) at 195. Barrientos won twice (fall in 2:40, 10-0 tech fall) before falling in the final, 10-4, to Palm Harbor University’s Callie Alfieri. Dix lost twice to Garage Boyz’ Alyssa Favara in the 195 division (10-0 TF and fall in :53).
Also placing third in the girls division were Erin Rizzuto (Ponte Vedra, 108), Cynthia Kowitski (Ponte Vedra, 115), Bailey Waltz (Timber Creek, 130), Olivia Richie (Ponte Vedra, 139), along with St Johns County resident Mary Manis (103, wrestling for Lake Highland). Timber Creek’s Madison Waltz was fourth at 139.
Three area wrestlers are in Sunday’s semis, with an additional 40 in the consi rounds. We will have a full area report either Sunday night or Monday. A full list of wrestlers still alive follows:
Tamarion Kendrick (Apopka/Fearless, 120).
Colson Elliott (Gulf Breeze/Well Trained, 132)
Ralph Sanchez (Apopka/Fearless, 220).
106: Jackson Fredrickson (Lyman, Longwood); Jacob Bucci (Clay); Logan Emanuel (Mandarin); Derrick Williams (Mosley); Brady Glavin (Clay); Connor Brown (Team Wakulla).
113: Trenton Dominguez (Timber Creek); Grady Woodard (Middleburg); Grady Bryant (University-Orange City/Bulldog).
120: Garrett Marschka (Chiles); Ethan Vugman (Bartram Trail); Da’mon Teague (Mandarin); Jonathan Bruner (New Smyrna Beach); Juan Jimenez (Team Wakulla); Max Brewster (South Walton/Coastline); Cole O’Brien (Black Hive); Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast/Dogs of War).
126: Maverick Rainwater (Clay); Jamey Bruner (New Smyrna Beach); Jalen Moliere (Apopka/Fearless); Jakob Zawosky (Forest/FCA Empowered); Kevin Kerns (Deltona); Wyatt Leduc (Middleburg); Jed Brown (Buchholz).
132: Jameel Smith (Mandarin); Venumadhava Mirel (Buchholz); Jacob Edwards (Cavemen).
138: Luke Boree (Clay).
145: Hayden Reeves (Team Wakulla); Josh Kumpf (Clay); Brendan Buckles (Flagler Palm Coast/Dogs of War).
152: Aiden Moore (Buchholz); Blake Watts (Hagerty/Alpha).
160: Atticus Waters (Pace); Kason Nichols (Buchholz).
170: Bryce Dodge (Flagler Palm Coast/Dogs of War); Joseph Rice (Columbia/Monsta); Ethan Larsen (Clay).
182: John McNames (Bartram Trail).
195: David Mercado (North Bay Haven/Gulf Coast Grappling).