#Massung: Vargas Wins 138; Windermere, Ocoee 6th, 7th

LAKELAND — Windermere and Ocoee placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 3rd annual Massung Scramble IBT Saturday, hosted by McKeel Academy.

Lemon Bay ran away with the team title, with a 114.5-point margin of victory over the runnerup hosts, as the Manta Rays scored 259.5 points to McKeel’s 145. Freedom (Tampa) was third in the 20-team event with 137.5 points, with East Bay (136) and Mulberry (127.5) rounding out the top five.

Below follows a summary of top-six placers from Windermere and Ocoee, where applicable, at each weight class —

106: Windermere’s Franco Bustamante won Pool D with three pins, with pins over 2 Zephyrhills wrestlers and over Ocoee’s Nazzio Huyler (2:50), but then took a pair of losses by fall to wrestlers from Mulberry and Lake Weir in the championship flight to place fourth.

120 (no area participants at 113): Ocoee’s Nathan Ramirez won Pool C with two pins and a decision, but then placed third after two losses by fall in the championship, with losses to wrestlers from East Bay and Lemon Bay.

132 (no area participants at 126): Windermere’s Francisco Delgado-Mendez was sixth, after a 2-1 runnerup performance in Pool B, with a tech fall and decision. Delgado-Mendez then took losses by fall to wrestlers from Mulberry and Bell Creek Academy in the consolation pool for sixth.

138: Windermere’s Tyler Drone was third after winning Pool D. Drone had three pins in pool competition, losing by fall in the championship flight semis to the eventual champ from Freedom before pinning Mulberry in 5:50 to take third.

152 (no top-6 placers at 145): Windermere’s Jerry Vargas took home the title, with teammate Kollin Kuehnhold placing fourth. Vargas won Pool C with three pins in a combined mat time of 4:45, while Kuehnhold won Pool B with three falls in 3:10. The pair of Wolverines met in the semis, with Vargas winning by third-period TF (19-3 in 4:17). Kuehnhold then lost by a 4-1 decision to Admiral Farragut in the third-place match of the championship flight, while Vargas turned back Lemon Bay’s Austin Werden, 6-5, for the title. Werden held leads of 2-0 and 5-2, but Vargas had a reversal just befor the second period ended, with a third-period takedown giving him the lead and, eventually, the win.

160: Ocoee’s Eric Gilreath was fifth overall, finishing second in Pool C with two pins and a loss to the eventual runnerup. In the 5th place flight, Gilreath took an 11-4 win over Freedom (Tampa) and a 16-7 major over Colonial to grab fifth.

170: Windermere’s Kurt Vollenweider was fifth overall, taking second in Pool D with a 2-1 record (wins by pin & tech) and a loss by fall to the eventual 3rd. In the 5th place flight, Vollenweider had a 12-2 major over Colonial and a fall (4:49) over Freedom (Tampa) for fifth.

182: Ocoee’s Ethan Smith also took fifth, going second in Pool D with a 2-1 record (wins by pin & tech) with a loss to the eventual 3rd. Smith then had pins in the fifth-place flight over Windermere’s Nicholas Cabrera (5:23) and over East Bay (2:13) for his fifth.

220 (no top-6 placers at 195): Ocoee’s Keniel Carrasquille was fourth overall. Carrasquille was 2-1 in Pool C with two pins and a loss by fall to the eventual runnerup. In the consolation pool, Carrasquille won by fall (2:24) over Lake Region, and took a 5-1 decision over East Bay to grab fourth.

285: Ocoee’s Deandre Scott took second after winning Pool C with three pins in 7:56. In the championship flight, Scott took a fourth pin in 2 minutes over Bartow, but then lost by an 11-3 major to Mulberry’s Joquorius Taylor to wind up second overall.

Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.

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