PALM COAST — During Friday’s wrestling at the 36th Annual Flagler Rotary, a new tradition kicked off.
The inaugural Flagler Rotary girls’ tournament took place that same day. No team scores were kept in the one-day event, which took place, with one exception, in roundrobin fashion. Every weight class was won by a wrestler from the coverage area.
Below follows a summary of each weight class —
100-105-110: Ponte Vedra’s Cynthia Kowitski took first place, pinning her way through the five-person draw, with only one match — her fall in 3:49 over Mainland’s Abby Couillard, in round 3 and the group’s effective championship match — going past the first period. She also falled UOC’s Jaelyn Sunseri (1:10) and Zania Owen (:22) as well as teammate Chandler Wildrick (1:03). Couillard had three pins for second, pinning Sunseri in (5:49) for the second-place spot, while Sunseri (2 pins) falled Wildrick in 1:17 in round 4 for third. Wildrick pinned Owen in 3:26 in round 1, taking fourth.
115-120: The Lady Sharks’ Erin Rizzuto won by fall three times for the title, pinning — in order — UOC’s Katy Roche (1:39), teammate Sophia Mallon (5 minutes) and Forest’s Leeana Vazquez in 4:10 to win the group. Vazquez pinned Roche in 1:04 in round 2 to clinch second, while Roche falled Mallon in 3:16 in the final round to claim third.
125: Natalia Choquegonza made it back-to-back-to-back title wins, going 4-0 with four pins and never having to go past the second period. Choquegonza pinned the hosts’ Ana Vilar (:49) in round 1 in a match that would effectively sort out the title chase, with subsequent pins over UOC’s Lila Melendez (1:04) and Alex Roche (3:40), plus Forest’s Domenica Giler (2:50). Vilar had three pins, with her round-2 fall over Giler (1:28) clinching second, while Giler (two pins) falled Roche in 2 minutes for third. Roche took her only pin over teammate Melendez in round 4 (:59) for fourth.
130: In a three-person bracket, the Lady Titans’ Bryanne Kaminsky pinned a pair of Nease wrestlers for the weight-class win, her team’s only one of the day, falling runnerup Olivia Drayton (1:20) and third-place Alexandra Ivan (2:40). Drayton pinned her teammate in 1:39 to claim second.
135-140-145: Hagerty’s Jada Llamido sandwiched the effective championship match of the group, an 8-2 decision over Ponte Vedra’s Olivia Richie (one of just two matches in the entire day not decided by pin, forfeit or tech), with pins over Nease’s Olivia Carr (:32) and Lady Huskies teammate Megan Dathe (:29). In taking second, Richie also had two pins, with her fall over Carr (:45) the decisive match. Carr falled Dathe in 2:58 to take third.
155-170: In a three-person bracket, Mainland’s Jah’Mya Hill got her team on the title board with a 20-3 TF over teammate Trinya Tillman in round 1, followed by a first-period fall (1:49) over Oakleaf’s Jazzmine Moore. Moore took second with a 38-second fall over Tillman in round 2.
190-235: The Lady Buccaneers’ Cheyenne Wigley made it back-to-back Mainland titles to close out, pinning her way through the full bracket. Wigley pinned teammate Katherine Meza-Perez (2:00) in the quarters, followed by a fall over another teammate, Summer Snow (4:52), in the semis. In the final, against her third teammate of the tournament, Wigley pinned Eva Rojas in 1:49. Rojas had a bye into the semis, where she falled yet another Mainland wrestler, Kevarrionn Sloan, in 4:44. Meza-Perez came back for third with two pins and a 10-3 win over Snow (front-side pin, forfeit in consi semis) to grab third.
You can find results from the tournament HERE.
MISSING: We have a lot of missing results, from several teams around the coverage area, and we need YOUR help to clean that up. Please check out our SCHEDULE PAGE; if your school is listed as pending, or an event in which you took part is pending, see if your coach can send in your team’s part of that event. We will post results at any time of year, no matter how late they are when they are sent.