LAKE MARY — Trying to hang with Lake Highland Prep at the 32nd Annual Ron Peters Tournament of Champions required more than any of the other 12 teams could muster during Saturday’s competition at Lake Mary.
But the contest between second-place Space Coast on down to seventh-place University (Orange City) was fairly well-contested, with not a lot of gap particularly between 4th and 7th, with just 11.5 points separating those four teams.
Windermere was the top area team in the field, placing third with 109.5 points, followed by West Port in fourth (96) and Lake Brantley (93.5). LHP’s 223.5-point total almost doubled up the runnerup Vipers, who finished with 129.
Lyman was sixth, with 87 points, while UOC held seventh at 84.5. Host Lake Mary was 10th, with 41 points, with Lake Howell 11th (39) and West Orange 12th (27).
Below follows a summary of area (both teams and residents) placing efforts, where applicable, in each weight class:
106: St Johns resident Liam Davis, now wrestling as an eighth-grader for Lake Highland, pinned his way through the bracket to win the title. After a bye into the quarters, Davis had pins over First Academy (:25, qtrs), teammate Adaias Ortiz (1:35, semis) and over Lyman’s Jackson Freddickson (3:28) in the championship. Freddickson reached the final behind three pins over Windermere’s Franco Bustamante (3:50, rd of 16), First Academy’s Zach Ward (:16, quarters) and Space Coast’s Ernie Covert (4:59, semis).
113: Lyman’s Luke Nilles was third and University (Orange City)’s Zeke Oyola fourth. Both lost by fall on the front to eventual champ Zeno Moore of LHP, with Oyola falling in quarters (:49) and Nilles, who had a bye first, in the semis (1:25). Nilles had two pins on the back, pinning Oyola in 2:09 in the third-place match.
120: University (Orange City)’s Drake Alban reached the final, where he lost by fall (4:24) to Space Coast’s Anthony Edwards. Prior to the final, Alban had a bye into the quarters, with pins over Lyman’s Christian Bonill (1:10, qtrs) and Bishop Moore (3:42, semis).
126: The hosts’ Devean Moore reached the final, where he lost by fall (4:23) to Bishop Moore’s Mason Medina. Earlier, Moore had pins over Lake Brantley’s Tyler Walter (:53, qtrs) and West Port’s Caden Perez (:54, semis). Windermere’s Lucas Drone (semifinalist, front-side pin) lost only to Medina in the event, bouncing back with a tech and third-place fall in 3:20 over Perez.
132: Lake Brantley’s Dario Duany reached the final, taking a 16-3 loss there to Lake Highland’s Jack De Sena. Prior to the final, Duany pinned Bishop Moore (:37, rd of 16), teched Space Coast (15-0 in 4:37) and majored Windermere’s Francisco Delgado-Mendez, 11-2. Lyman’s Dylan Popeck (front-side major, lost to champ in quarters) won three consi-side matches before forfeiting to Bishop Moore in the medal round to take fourth.
138: Lake Brantley’s Kai Higgins was third and West Port’s Jhusthino Miranda fourth, with Higgins winning the place match by an 11-1 score. Higgins had two front-side wins and two bonus-point wins in the consis, while Miranda reached the quarters, needing two wins in the consis to ensure a podium space.
152 (no area placers at 145): Windermere’s Jerry Vargas reached the final, where he fell by a 10-8 score to LHP’s Ronan Tracy. Vargas had a bye into the quarters and a walkover forfeit to the semi, where he pushed past West Port’s Tyler Pinkowski by a 7-3 count. Pinkowski (front-side pin) won by fall twice in the consis, pinning University (Orange City)’s Cooper Braden in 3:29 for third. Braden won three consi-side matches to make podium.
160: Lake Brantley’s Giovanni Duany reached the final, where he lost by tech fall (21-3 in 2:34) to LHP’s Jonathan Ley. Prior to the final, Duany had a bye into the quarters, with subsequent falls over West Orange’s Ayden Taylor (1:03, qtrs) and Windermere’s Jeryl Lewis (5:22, semis). Lewis (2 front-side wins) added two more, with pins in the semi and also the third-place match (2:46) over University (Orange City)’s Bryan Persinger.
170: Windermere’s Kurt Vollenweider reached the final, where he lost by fall (1:24) to LHP’s Daniel Williams. Vollenweider had a bye into the quarters, where he falled Lake Brantley’s Kyle Schehr (3:21), then found a takedown in sudden victory to turn back Space Coast, 14-12.
182: Lyman’s Haiden Williams-Marchetti was the first wrestler from an area team to win a title in an all-area final, falling West Orange’s Ayden Rieck in 3:55 for the bracket. Earlier, Williams-Marchetti had a bye into the quarters, where he pinned Horizon (1:39) and then edged Lake Brantley’s Jonathan Stagaard, 3-1, in the semis. For his part, Rieck had three front-side wins, with a 3-1 win over Windermere’s Nicholas Cabrera (rd of 16) and pins over Lake Brantley’s Marvin Flores (2:49, quarters) and University (Orange City)’s Keenan Greenwood (1:14, semis). Cabrera, after losing in the round of 16, won four times in the wrestlebacks to get back to third, with a takedown in overtime to defeat Stagaard, 5-3, for the third-place medal.
195: Lake Howell’s Jayden Velazquez was third and University (Orange City)’s Ethan Olavarria fourth (they met twice, once in the quarters and again for third, with Velazquez taking pins in both). Velazquez lost by fall to the eventual champ in the semis.
220: University (Orange City)’s Rubens Joseph reached the final, where he lost by fall to Space Coast’s Mason Hall-Martinez in 4:34. Joseph had a bye into the semis, where he falled Lake Brantley’s Julian Aponte-Rodriguez in 57 seconds. The hosts’ Dominic Kontogiannis, who lost in the quarters to Hall-Martinez, had three max-point wins in the consis, including a 36-second fall over Windermere’s Michael Machin for third place.
285: West Port’s Raymond Valdez gave the Wolfpack its lone title and the coverage area its second, with pins in each round, including the final over Lake Howell’s Michael Kici (3:27). Valdez earlier had pins over First Academy (1:12, qtrs) and Bishop Moore (1:06, semis). Kici had a bye into the semis, where he majored Lake Brantley’s Jason Roman, 11-3; Roman had a fall in the consis before falling to Bishop Moore, 4-1, to finish fourth.
Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
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