#RoadToTheShow: 1A-Region 2, Day 1

MELBOURNE — Seabreeze and Deltona, the only teams in the coverage area outside Region 1 in the FHSAA, stand in T-11th and 13th places, respectively, after the first day of competition Friday in the 1A-Region 2 tournament.

The Sandcrabs have 37 points, tied with Satellite for 11th, while the Wolves have 33.5 points in 13th. Palm Bay leads the first day with 80 points, followed by Hernando (69), McKeel Academy (67), Space Coast (66) and Villages (56).

Deltona has four wrestlers left in the tournament, with semifinalist Nathan Hatch (285) and consi quarterfinalists Kyle Yasses (126), Kevin Kerns (132) and Nate Tsang (195).

Seabreeze has three left, with Pedro Sierra-Bonilla (220) in the semis. Joseph Kent (132) and Hayden Herndon (145) are alive in the consi quarters.

Here’s a summary of the first day —

Semis: Eric Hurley (Central, Brooksville, 28-6) v Logan Delos Santos (Palm Bay, 43-9); Kyle Pearson (Hernando, 36-11) v Jonathan Espinosa (Mulberry, 39-3).
Local recap: Seabreeze’s William Sites was 1-2 and was eliminated, with a front-side pin (3:52) in the rd of 16 of Satellite’s Alex Ruby, followed by losses by pin to Pearson (1:47, quarters) and Lake Weir’s Ashton Autry (2:18, consi rd 2).

Semis: Blaine Reed (Crystal River, 40-1) v Jackson Lietz (McKeel Academy, 32-22); Jackson Sommer (Mt Dora, 25-7) v Alex McMiller (Satellite, 39-5).
Local recap: Seabreeze’s River Gray was 0-2 Friday and was eliminated, with a loss by fall on the front (2:38) to McMiller and a 6-3 loss in consi rd 1 to Lake Region’s Javon Keys.

Semis: TJ Rodier (Hernando, 44-4) v Anthony Edwards (Space Coast, 36-9); Clint Plotner (First Academy, 10-6) v Shaver Jackson (Palm Bay, 35-4). No local wrestlers.

Semis: Blaise Nelson (Villages, 33-22) v Kris Hunter (Tenoroc, 50-7); Mason Medina (Bishop Moore, 30-3) v Anthony Dicks (Satellite, 40-10).
Local recap: Yasses was 2-1 Saturday, with a front-side TF (17-2 in 5:40, rd of 16) over Space Coast’s Riley Taylor; after a quarterfinal 11-6 loss to Nelson, Yasses pushed past Mulberry’s Noah Bailey, 5-2. Yasses will face Hernando’s Cael Phillips in the consi quarters. Satellite’s Wyatt Sites also had a front-side win (pin in 1:40 over Cocoa Beach’s Colton Burson) but then lost to Hunter (18-4 major, quarters) and to Phillips (3-1 in double overtime, consi rd 2).

Semis: James Gadson (Hernando, 41-8) v Dominic Rubino (Master’s Academy, 22-12); Lane Beck (Weeki Wachee, 26-12) v Ronald Theilacker (Palm Bay, 44-7).
Local recap: Kerns and Kent both had pins in the round of 16, with Kerns falling Nature Coast’s Linden Shawcroft (1:08) and Kent pinning Crystal River’s Mason Cosgrove (1:40). Kerns then fell in overtime, 9-7, to Rubino, while Kent lost by TF (17-1 in 4:12) to Theilacker). In the consis, Kent pinned Mulberry’s Joe Rangel (1 minute), while Kerns falled Bishop Moore’s Cade Eisenhut (4:49). Kent faces McKeel’s Cade Beke, while Kerns will take on Satellite’s Blaze Holly in the consi quarters.

Semis: Diego Mojica (Hernando, 36-8) v Billy Day (Cocoa Beach, 49-9); Daniel Ward (First Academy, 25-6) v Jamarion Stokes (Palm Bay, 29-7). No local wrestlers.

Semis: Caeden Hadry (Space Coast, 35-11) v Brandon Cody (Master’s Academy, 41-4); Ryan Beirne (Satellite, 37-7) v Nathan Furman (Palm Bay, 41-8).
Local recap: Herndon opened with a round-of-16 fall (3:33) over Lake Buena Vista’s Chris Guadalupe, but then lost via 22-9 major in the quarters to Beirne. Herndon then knocked out area competitor Matt McCaw of Deltona by pin in 3:39 and will face McKeel’s Bradley Torres in the consi quarters. After a front-side loss by fall (3:58) to Mulberry’s Thomas Danielson, McCaw did win a first consi-side match, by fall (3:39) over Crystal River’s Lucas Addington.

Semis: Avery Jackson (Palm Bay, 25-7) v Leighton Tinch (Tenoroc, 33-4); Dominic Delgado (Leesburg, 30-5) v Michael Shannon (Master’s Academy, 40-2).
Local recap: Deltona’s Zane Hair and Seabreeze’s Aiden Hedge were both 1-2 and were eliminated Friday. Both locals took front-side losses by pin, Hair to Jackson (1:01) and Hedge to Shannon (:58). Hedge then won by forfeit in consi round 1, while Hair pinned Discovery’s Oscar Valdez. In round 2, Hair and Hedge both lost by fall, Hair to Weeki Wachee’s Mykel Theriault (:37) and Hedge to Central, Brooksville’s Brady Walton (2:13).

Semis: Kevin Coon (Villages, 49-5) v Vish Williams (McKeel Academy, 47-4); Peyton Chancey (Central, Brooksville, 39-11) v Brycen Turner (Palm Bay, 38-8).
Local recap: Deltona’s Noah Hancock was 1-2 and was eliminated Friday, with a front-side fall (3:39) over Satellite’s Jaedon Mayuga, but then Hancock took losses by pin to Coon (1:14) in the quarters and then again to Nature Coast’s Caleb Murray (:47) in consi rd 2.

Semis: Sam Daniels (Weeki Wachee, 33-8) v Allen Wasmund (Space Coast, 40-11); Owen McNabb (McKeel Academy, 39-5) v Michael McCarthy (Satellite, 32-5).
Local recap: Satellite’s Brogan Kelly was 0-2, with losses by fall on the front to Daniels (:52, round of 16) and to Palm Bay’s Zachary Emery-Foser (1:51, consi rd 1).

Semis: Jaden Markus (Villages, 40-3) v Mason Alsobrook (Space Coast, 23-14); Wayne Campbell (McKeel Academy, 50-4) v Octavion Osby (Palm Bay, 40-8). No local wrestlers.

Semis: Izaiah Jauma (Villages, 43-4) v Caleo Carrera (Palm Bay, 39-8); Russell Fickett (Mt Dora, 22-7) v Jaydon Sheely (Space Coast, 39-8).
Local recap: Tsang was 2-1 Friday, opening with a second-period loss by fall (2:57) to McKeel’s Ben Lietz in the round of 16, but then came back for two consi-side wins. After a 5-2 win over Hernando’s Morgan Johnston in round 1, Tsang falled Titusville’s Aiden Rutledge in 1:31 in round 2, and will face Lake Region’s Javarious Johnson in the consi quarters. Seabreeze’s Jackson Pruett was 1-2 with a front-side pin (:57) in the round of 16 over Lake Buena Vista’s Jobson Alexandre, with subsequent losses by fall to Jauma (1:52, quarters) and to Crystal River’s Thomas Hughes (1:23, consi rd 2).

Semis: Timothy Gray (Crystal River, 42-6) v Keontay Smith (Mulberry, 40-9); Pedro Sierra-Bonilla (Seabreeze, 29-7) v Darian Gillins (Tenoroc, 52-6).
Local recap: Sierra-Bonilla opened with a 54-second fall over McKeel’s Logan Peterson, then added a second first-period fall, this time in 1:21 in the quarters over Hernando’s Jayshawn Nantce. Deltona’s Wyatt Keckler was 0-2 and was eliminated Friday, with losses by pin on the front to Smith (:21, rd of 16) and in the consis to Cocoa’s Derek Green (2:06, consi rd 1).

Semis: Devin Williams (Hernando, 37-4) v Joquorius Taylor (Mulberry, 42-3); Nathan Hatch (Deltona, 41-10) v Carlos Gerardino (Palm Bay, 40-1).
Local recap: Hatch won twice by fall on Friday, opening with a 16-second pin over Cocoa Beach’s Blake Peck, and then coming back to pin Villages’ Randall Wise in 3:09 in the quarters.

Updated brackets (no team scores) for Region 2 can be found HERE.

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