#GirlsDist2: Westside Defends Home Mats

All 11 champions are pictured here in this group of medalists from Thursday afternoon’s FHSAA girls’ District 2 IBT tournament at Westside (Photo by Shannon Heaton).

JACKSONVILLE — The inaugural set of FHSAA girls’ district IBTs with implications for teams within the coverage area came to a close Thursday afternoon at Westside, with the host Wolverines taking the District 2 title.

Westside outpointed Middleburg, 78-57, for the team championship, with Oakleaf third at 40 pionts, holding off Bishop Kenny (38), Columbia (37), Orange Park (34) and Raines (30). Baker County was eighth, with 27 points, followed by Ed White (19), Stanton (16) and Ridgeview (12).

Below follows a summary of the tournament —

100: Stanton’s Mackenzie Mock (2-9) was the only wrestler in her weight class, and won her title when she made weight.

105: Oakleaf’s Adrianna Barrientos (12-4) won the championship behind two pins, with falls in the semis over Columbia’s Krysta Chaffin (:20) and in the championship over Raines’ Shanise West (3:49). West (6-3) reached the final behind a semifinal pin over Ridgeview’s Cheyanne Moralez; Moralez (1-1 as reported), in turn, falled Chaffin (0-2 as reported) in 21 seconds for third.

110: Middleburg’s Gracie Bradshaw (19-6) bonus-pointed through the day, with a fall in the semis over Ed White’s Larissa Jones, followed by a 14-3 major in the championship match over Baker County’s Makayla Johnson. Johnson (10-2) got to the final with a semifinal pin (3:39) over Westside’s Layah’ Mixon. Mixon (5-7) would rally for third, falling Jones (2-4) in 1:49 in the medal round.

115: Bishop Kenny’s Rachel Howard (7-4) won the title in a two-person bracket, falling Columbia’s Giovanna Lorenzo (0-1 as reported) in 4:43 for her championship.

Westside wrestlers and coaches after winning the inaugural FHSAA girls’ District 2 championship trophy Thursday afternoon on the Wolverines’ home mats (Photo by Shannon Heaton).

120: In a two-person bracket that effectively became a solo one, Westside’s Emma Smith (14-4) took the title with a forfeit walkover.

140: Like Stanton’s Mock, Bishop Kenny’s Mallory Frattle (5-4) won her championship as the only wrestler in her weight class, taking the championship by being on weight.

145: In a three-person bracket, Westside’s Degriece Coleman (9-3) had a bye into the finall, where she pinned Columbia’s Carlee Morrison in 2:29 for the title. Morrison (1-1 as reported) falled Baker County’s Savannah Powell (0-8) in 3:18 in the semis to get to Coleman; Powell had a bye for third place.

155: In a two-person bracket, Westside’s Karla Ortiz (11-1) falled Orange Park’s Jasmine Hecht (0-1 as reported) in 3:38 for the Wolverines’ third title.

170: Oakleaf’s Jazzmine Moore (10-4) was the only wrestler in her weight class, and won her title when she made weight.

Middleburg wrestlers and coaches with the District 2 runnerup trophy won Thursday afternoon at Westside (Photo by Shannon Heaton).

190: In a two-person bracket, Middleburg’s Cheyenne Cruce (15-7) won by fall in the second period (3:39) over Ed White’s Sydney Brown (1-2) to take the weight-class win.

235: In a two-person bracket, Orange Park’s Andrea Smith (1-0 as reported) pinned Raines’ Jada Arnold (1-2) in 3:43, attempting to add a sanctioned state championship to go with her 2021 state title.

Complete brackets from this tournament and the other district tournaments completed thus far can be found HERE.

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