#White: Bookend Titles Lead Mainland To 3rd

COCOA — In Saturday’s inaugural Skylar White Girls Tournament, area teams Mainland and Timber Creek placed third and fifth, respectively, in the 16-team tournament, hosted by Space Coast.

The Lady Buccaneers had 95 points, four back of runnerup Ft Myers, while Timber Creek was fifth with 56 points, 13 ahead of sixth-place Palm Harbor University.

McKeel Academy won the title with 113 points, while Gateway (67.5) rounded out the top five teams in fourth. Lake Mary was ninth, with 30 points, while Seabreeze was 15th, with seven.

Below follows a summary of the top-four wrestlers in each weight class, from the coverage area, that competed in the tournament:

100 — Mainland’s Abby Couillard won the title with a 3-0 max-point day. Couillard had pins over Gateway (:31, rd 2) and McKeel’s Madelyne Helms (2:00, rd 5, the effective title round), with an injury-default second-period win over Melbourne in round 3.

120 — Lake Mary’s Jocelyn Higgins won the title with three wins in a four-person roundrobin. Higgins pinned her way through the day, with falls over McKeel (3:37, rd 1), Ft Myers’ Heidi Perez (1:08, rd 2, in the effective finals match) and Lake Buena Vista (:48, rd 3).

130 — Timber Creek’s Bailey Waltz had three first-period pins to collect her bracket win. Waltz needed just 3:02 to win the title, with pins over Vero Beach (:55, rd 1), McKeel (1:09, rd 2) and Ft Myers’ Elizabeth Imbody (:58, rd 3, the effective title round).

140 — Timber Creek’s Madison Waltz won the weight class. After a bye in round 1, Waltz had four max-point wins, with pins over Gateway (:32, rd 2), Lake Mary’s Isabelle Jipson (:23, rd 3) and Mater Lakes Academy’s Janice Quiroa (1:29, rd 5, in the effective championship match), with a forfeit in round 4.

155 — The Lady Wolfpack’s Chloe Shull swept to four wins by fall in 7:28 to take the title. Shull racked up pins over Ft Myers (1:17, rd 1), Merritt Island’s Madalyn Driggett (1:57, rd 3, the effective championship match), Gateway (3:37, rd 4) and Viera (:37, rd 5).

170 — Mainland’s Jah’Mya Hill won Pool B and placed second overall. Hill had pins over two Bayside wrestlers (:58 & 2:23, respectively) and a third pin over Palm Harbor University (4:44) to win the pool. In the championship flight, Hill falled Vero Beach (2:38) but lost by fall (4:57) in the final round to Gateway’s Lilly Yambor.

190 — Mainland’s Eva Rojas was second and Lake Mary’s Tayla Sutton was fourth. Rojas had pins over Sutton (2:50, rd 1) and over Ft Myers (3:43, rd 2), but then lost by fall (:40) in round 3 to Bayside champion Leidjana Jonassaint. Sutton also lost by fall to Jonassaint (:44, rd 2) and Ft Myers (1:16, rd 3).

235 — The Lady Buccaneers’ Alexis Sutton and Cheyenne Wigley swept the top two spots in the weight class. Sutton had a pin (:23, rd 1, over teammate Katherine Meza-Perez) and decision (5-2, rd 3, over Gateway), plus a forfeit in round 2, to win Pool A, while Wigley had three pins to win Pool B, with falls over Ft Myers (:42, rd 1), over teammate Summer Snow (5:46, rd 2) and over another Gateway wrestler (2:37, rd 3). In the championship flight, both Mainland wrestlers opened with pins over a second Gateway wrestler from the other pool (:22 for Sutton & :34 for Wigley). In the final round, Sutton had takedowns in each period and a quick turn in the first period in taking an 11-2 major over Wigley for first and second, respectively.

Complete team scores and brackets from this tournament can be found HERE.

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