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#RoadToTheShow: Hagerty Tops 3A-3 Field On Home Mat

Hagerty wrestlers and coaches celebrate a return to district-champion status after Wednesday’s 3A-District 3 team title run at home (Photo submitted via Hagerty team Facebook page).

OVIEDO — Host Hagerty returned to the top of the heap in post-season IBT competition Wednesday.

The Huskies won Wednesday’s 3A-District 3 tournament, with a flurry of titles in the middle and upper weights to counter Timber Creek’s run of wins to kick off the medal round. Hagerty finished with 231 points, outpointing the Wolfpack’s 202.5 for first place.

Hagerty will send 12 automatic qualifiers to next weekend’s Region 1 tournament at Flagler Palm Coast, with five champions, three runners-up, two 3rds and two 4ths.

Timber Creek will take 11 to Region 1, matching the Huskies’ five-champion count, with one runnerup, four 3rds and one 4th.

Oviedo held off Winter Park, 161-156, for third place in the team standings. The Lions will have nine automatic qualifiers at regions, with three runners-up, four 3rds and two 4ths, while the Wildcats qualified seven out (three champions, two runnersup and two 4ths).

Lake Brantley outdistanced Lyman, 135.5-99, for fifth. The Patriots also have nine automatic qualifiers, with one champion, two runnersup, one 3rd and five 4ths. The Greyhounds advanced six to Region 1, with one runnerup, three 3rds and two 4ths.

Lake Howell finished seventh, with 50 points and two runners-up. University (Orlando) had no automatic qualifiers, scoring 10 points as a group.

Below follows a summary of the day —

106: In a weight class that sent four first-time qualifiers to regions, Timber Creek senior Jean Vazquez (30-6) bonus-pointed through the day, with a semifinal pin over Winter Park freshman Brendon Powers (1:06), followed by a third-period TF (21-6 in 5:34) in the championship match over Oviedo sophomore Conner Rodriguez. Rodriguez (16-4) advanced to the final with a third-period fall (4:39) over Hagerty freshman Aiden Vick (5-3), who decisioned Powers (0-2 post-season), 10-3, for third place.

Timber Creek wrestlers with the team’s 3A-District 3 team runnerup trophy won Wednesday at Hagerty (Photo submitted via school athletics website).

113: Timber Creek senior Trenton Dominguez (39-4) qualified for regions for the fourth time with a 19-second semifinal pin over Lake Brantley freshman Andres Camposano, then won his third district title by shutting out Hagerty senior Lochlann Higgins, 14-0, in the final. Higgins (33-5) earned his first region appearance with a semifinal pin (1:17) over Oviedo freshman Josh Sabbia; Sabbia (21-12, front-side pin) had a bye into the third-place match, where he majored Camposano by a 10-2 count. Camposano (8-9) qualified for regions with a consi-semi fall in 1:48.

120: Timber Creek sophomore Keegan Clark (13-10) made his first region appearance and won his first district title behind a pair of decisions, opening with a 7-1 win over Hagerty sophomore Carson Greenier in the semis, then taking an 8-5 decision in the title match over Oviedo junior Andres Millan. Millan (5-2) found a takedown in sudden victory for a 7-5 semifinal win over Lyman sophomore Jackson Fredrickson (14-8) who came out on the plus side of an overtime win, downing Greenier (23-19), 8-6, for third.

126: Timber Creek sophomore Aiden Benson (23-18) also made his first region appearance and won districts for the first time behind two decision victories, 4-0 in the semis over Lyman junior Allyn Rosario and again in the championship match, 6-1, over Hagerty senior Jacob Genao. After a year away from regions, Genao (15-13) made his second region appearance with a 54-second pin over Oviedo’s Caden Martz. Rosario (18-16) rallied back for third place after a bye and third-period TF (18-3 in 5 minutes) over Lake Brantley junior Tyler Walter (11-13), who punched his Flagler ticket with a blood-round fall in 1 minute.

132: Winter Park sophomore Jorge Gonzalez (3-0 post-season) bonus-pointed through the tournament for his second region appearance and first district title, with pins in the quarters over Lake Howell’s Cole Herring (2:53) and in the championship match over Lake Brantley freshman Dario Duany (3:48) sandwiching an 11-3 semifinal major over Oviedo sophomore Johnathan Dishman. Duany (28-10) reached the final with a quarterfinal pin (1:07) over Lyman’s Cameron Popeck and an 8-3 win over Hagerty senior David Mejia in the semis. Mejia (43-7) qualified for regions for the second time with two consi-side wins, decisioning Dishman, 7-1, for third place. Dishman (11-8) qualified out for the second time as well behind a 7-1 decision in the consi semis.

138: Lake Brantley senior Kai Higgins (32-7) reached the region round for the second time with three six-minute decisions, all against the other region qualifiers in the weight class, with an 11-2 quarterfinal major over Oviedo sophomore Clayton Mitchell and decision wins in the semis over Lyman junior Cameron Warner (3-1) and championship round over Timber Creek freshman Timber Creek Josue Batista. Batista (21-13) reached the second round of competition with a quarterfinal pin over Lake Howell’s Aiden Wood (3:08) and a 4-0 semifinal win over Hagerty’s Gavin Nelson. Warner (22-14, front-side pin) won twice in the consis for his first region appearance, with a 3-1 decision for third over Mitchell (17-14), who also took two consi wins for his first region qualification, with a sudden-victory takedown for a 6-4 blood-round win.

145: Winter Park junior Joseph Parker (3-0 post-season) pinned his way into a third Flagler trip, with falls over Lake Howell’s Xavier McMichael (1:30, quarters) and over Hagerty’s Clayton Childers (1:14, semis), then won his first district title with an 11-1 major in the title round over Oviedo sophomore Lukas Crawley. After a bye into the semis, Crawley punched his first Flagler ticket with a third-period fall (4:39) over Lake Brantley senior Elijah Huyck. Huyck (18-16, front-side decision) also earned his first region qualification with two consi-side wins, including a 4-1 third-place victory over Timber Creek sophomore Barak Matviak. Matviak (12-23) also grabbed his first region appearance with a 5-0 consi-semi decision.

152: Hagerty built its run of five straight titles starting here, as senior Blake Watts (47-7) advanced to regions for the fourth time, with two pins in a combined mat time of 1:46. Watts falled Lake Brantley sophomore Troy Vazquez (:43) in the semis and then pinned Winter Park sophomore Edward Barry (1:03) in the championship match. Barry (1-1 post-season) picked up his second region qualification with a semifinal pin (2:28) over Timber Creek sophomore Daniel Pacheco; Pacheco (23-23, front-side major) added two bonus-point wins in the consis to reach the region round for the first time, with a 13-5 third-place major over Vazquez. Vazquez (12-15, front-side TF) earned his first region space with an 11-9 consi-semi win.

160: Huskies junior Kamdon Harrison (46-8) reached the region round for the third time and won his second district title, with three pins in 1:59 of combined mat time, taking falls over Lyman’s Vincent Savelli (:50, quarters), over Winter Park senior Ashton Hughes (:29, semis) and over Lake Brantley sophomore Giovanni Duany in 40 seconds for the championship win. Duany (26-6) earned his first region-tournament space, after a bye into the semis, with a 6-5 win there over Oviedo sophomore James Chiaradio. Chiaradio (17-8, front-side pin) also qualified for his first region tournament with two consi-side wins, taking a 13-8 third-place victory over Hughes (2-2 post-season) who punched his third Flagler ticket with a blood-round fall (2:32).

170: After pinning his way into the final and securing his second region tournament space, Hagerty senior Ethan Gomez (49-10) won his second district title with an 11-5 decision over Winter Park senior Tristen Carbonell. Earlier, Gomez falled Oviedo’s John Miceli (1:27, quarters) and Lyman senior Jacob Zifferblatt (:34, semis). Carbonell (25-6) reached the region round for the third time with pins over Lake Howell’s Luke Gonzalez (1:26, quarters) and over Timber Creek senior Dennis Proulx (4:32, semis). Proulx (31-10, front-side pin) pinned his way back to third, with a fall in 3:39 in the third-place match over Zifferblatt (7-6, front-side pin), who earned his first region trip with a consi-semi pin in 1:50.

182: Hagerty sophomore Connor Gilliam (33-10) pinned his way through the draw in winning his first district title and taking his second region space, with falls over Timber Creek’s Pedro Viera (1:36, quarters), over Oviedo freshman Joey Gioa (:53, semis) and in the title match over Lyman senior Haiden Williams-Marchetti in 1:31. Williams-Marchetti (22-11) picked up his first region appearance, after a quarterfinal bye, with a 3-1 decision in the semis over Lake Brantley senior Jonathan Stagaard. Gioa (15-16, front-side pin) won twice in the consis, with a 6-1 third-place decision over Stagaard (14-16, front-side pin), who punched his first Flagler ticket with a fall in the blood round (2:59).

195: Huskies sophomore Hunter Tate (41-7) also pinned his way through the weight class, with a second district title and region appearance the result. Tate took pins over Oviedo’s Nick Rynearson (:34, quarters), over Lyman junior Danny Izquierdo (2:58, semis), and then again in the championship round over Lake Howell sophomore Jayden Velazquez. Velazquez (20-14) got to regions for the second time after a quarterfinal bye and 5-1 win in the semis over Timber Creek senior Nico Perez. Perez (23-19, front-side decision) added a pair of decision wins in the consis to qualify out for the first time, taking a 9-3 win for third place over Lyman junior Danny Izquierdo; Izquierdo (3-2, front-side pin) had a second pin in the consi semis in 1:32 for his second region appearance and first with the Greyhounds.

220: Winter Park sophomore Liam Glassmeyer (3-0 post-season) pinned his way into the final for his first region appearance, subsequently taking a 5-2 win in the finals over Hagerty junior Landon Revis. Glassmeyer earlier had pins over Oviedo’s Yosef Mohaisem (:18, quarters) and over Timber Creek senior Chris Pacheco (3:08) semis. Revis (36-17) also had two pins for his second region appearance after a year away, with falls over University’s Isaac Anglero (5:59, quarters) and over Lake Brantley freshman Jackson Jumpp (5:55, semis). Pacheco reached the region round for the second time (and first time with Timber Creek) behind two consi-round wins, falling Jumpp in 3:43 for third place. Jumpp advanced out to regions behind a 7-1 blood-round decision.

285: Timber Creek junior Peter Nesheiwat (39-9) picked up his second region appearance behind pins over University’s Dylan Paulk (:17, quarters) and over Hagerty junior Thad Elam (1:15, semis), winning his first district title with a 9-5 decision in the championship match over Lake Howell junior Joshua Maldonado. Maldonado (14-6) earned his third region appearance with a quarterfinal pin over Winter Park’s Aden Smith (1:50) and a 9-4 semifinal win over Oviedo senior Malachi Williams. Williams (15-10, front-side pin) won twice in the consis, with a 6-2 double-overtime win over Elam for third place, reaching regions for the second time after a year away, while Elam (23-23) punched his first Flagler ticket with a consi-semi pin in 1:41.

You can see complete brackets from this tournament and other 3A contested brackets in Region 1 and throughout the state HERE.

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