#TheShowIsHere: Girls State, Day 1

KISSIMMEE — Not much has yet been decided after the first day of competition in the inaugural FHSAA girls’ state wrestling tournament at Silver Spurs Arena.

Among local teams, Mainland, with 19 points, is in fourth place, one point of fifth-place Matanzas and three points ahead of sixth-place Ponte Vedra after Thursday’s wrestling.

Freedom leads with 35 points, while Miami Norland is second (21) and South Dade third (19.5).

Among local teams, Timber Creek is eighth (12.5 points), Apopka and Westside both T-9th (12) and Dr Phillips T-15th (10). Clay, Crestview and Mosley are all tied for 18th with eight points, while University (Orange City) is T-26th (six). Bartram Trail, Hagerty, Middleburg and Oakleaf were all T-28th with five points, while Deltona, Lincoln, Orange Park, Oviedo, Raines, Tocoi Creek, West Port, Wewahitchka and Windermere are all tied for 32nd with four points each.

Ed White is T-68th with three, while Nease, Seminole, and Tate were each T-82nd with two points. Flagler Palm Coast, Gulf Breeze, Lake Mary, Milton, Ocoee, and Winter Park all did not score on Thursday.

A gallery of first-round photos is up on the North Florida Matmen Facebook page and, later on, will be posted to the Matmen Instagram account, nflamatmen.

Below follows an individual summary of the first day:

Quarters: Valarie Solorio (Mosley; pinned Wellington, :07); Alexis Brown (Crestview (pinned SLAM, :55); Abby Couillard (Mainland, pinned Miami Jackson, 1:14).
Still alive: Victoria Ceballos, Dr Phillips (lost by fall to North Port, 2:22; pinned Miami Jackson, 1:12).
0-2 Thursday: Kameron Easter (Wewahitchka; lost by fall to South Dade, :19; lost by fall to McKeel, 2:00).

Quarters: Sigrun Metzger (Crestview; pinned West Broward, 1:30); Dianna Pineda (Deltona, pinned South Dade, 3:39); Mariah Mills (Matanzas, pinned Westminster, 5:30).
Still alive: Adrianna Barrientos (Oakleaf, lost by fall to Park Vista, 2:23; ID over Tohopekaliga).
0-2 Thursday: Aliyah Gonzalez (Winter Park, lost by fall to Venice, 1:44; lost by fall to South Dade, 2:58).

Quarters: Tiana Fries (Matanzas, pinned Cypress Creek, 2:52); Shelby Sherman (Apopka, pinned Somerset Academy, 1:52); Gracie Bradshaw (Middleburg, decisioned South Ft Myers, 5-2); Cynthia Kowitski (Ponte Vedra, pinned Hernando, 1:43).
0-2 Thursday: Lily Powell (Gulf Breeze, lost by fall to Strawberry Crest, 4:50; lost by fall to North Miami, 1:32).

Quarters: Erin Rizzuto (Ponte Vedra, pinned Ferguson, 1:34); Lahela Grady (Tate, decisioned North Miami, 6-0); Katy Roche (University-Orange City, decisioned Treasure Coast, 13-9).
0-2 Thursday: Jocelyn Higgins (Lake Mary, lost by fall to Westminster, :24; lost by fall to North Port, :36).

Quarters: Brielle Bibla (Tocoi Creek, decisioned Riverdale, 8-4); Taylor Thomas (Timber Creek, decisioned Sebastian River, 8-7); Sophia Lahik (Windermere, pinned Coral Reef, 1:14); Juliana Diaz (Dr Phillips, pinned Nova, 1:59); Brianna Pena (Seminole, decisioned Booker, 11-5); Emma Smith (Westside, pinned Bell Creek, 1:51).
Still alive: Christina Borgmann (Matanzas, lost by fall to Sarasota Military, 1:38; pinned Coral Reef, :45).

Quarters: Aubrianna Apple (Clay, pinned Foundation, :22); Natalia Choquegonza (Ponte Vedra, pinned South Dade, 2:13).
Still alive: Megan Kaplan (Hagerty, lost to Wellington, 7-3; decisioned Lake Buena Vista, 7-6).
0-2 Thursday: Ana Vilar (Flagler Palm Coast, lost by fall to Douglas, 3:56; lost to North Port, 6-4, SV).

Quarters: Kaylee Easter (Wewahitchka, pinned Killian, 2:13); Julia Ferreira (Dr Phillips, majored Immokalee, 12-2); Kendall Bibla (Tocoi Creek, decisioned Mater Lakes, 11-7); Bailey Waltz (Timber Creek, TF’d Robinson, 15-0, 5:55); Madisyn Blackburn (Clay, pinned Doral Academy, 1:35); Bryanne Kaminsky (University-Orange City, pinned South Dade, 2:45).

Quarters: Isabella Tietje (Matanzas, pinned Ft Myers, :25); Jana El’harake (Oviedo, pinned Hernando, 1:31).
Still alive: Madison Waltz (Timber Creek, lost to North Miami, 9-0; pinned Winter Springs, 1:48).
0-2 Thursday: Jaidyn Vinson (Clay, lost by fall to Bell Creek, 3:12; lost by fall to South Lake, :50).

Quarters: Jada Llamido (Hagerty, pinned Coral Gables, :25); Nehemie Gregoire (Apopka, pinned Sunlake, :24); Olivia Carr (Nease, decisioned South Dade, 6-4); Olivia Richie (Ponte Vedra, pinned Mater Lakes, 1:26).
0-2 Thursday: Salomy Cabrera (Matanzas, lost by fall to Coral Park, 3:37; lost by fall to Sunlake, 2:27).

Quarters: Katherine Stewart (Bartram Trail, majored Treasure Coast, 10-1); Degriece Coleman (Westside, pinned Miami Norland, :44).
0-2 Thursday: Megan Dathe (Hagerty, lost by fall to South Dade, 3:01; lost by fall to Horizon, 2:20); Savannah Pitts (Mosley, lost by fall to North Miami, :51; lost by fall to Freedom, 3:27).

Quarters: Jah’Mya Hill (Mainland, pinned Miami Norland, 1:07; will advance to semis with walkover forfeit); Chloe Shull (Timber Creek, pinned Cypress Lake, 1:38); Jayden Dodge (West Port, by fft over Ft Pierce Westwood); Karla Ortiz (Westside, pinned South Dade, :48).
0-2 Thursday: Jasmine Hecht (Orange Park, lost by fall to North Miami, 2:36; lost by decision to Gateway, 10-6); Amy Etienne (Dr Phillips, lost by fall to Palmetto, 1:22, lost by decision to South Dade, 10-7).

Quarters: Henlee Haynes (Mosley, pinned South Broward, :33); Jazzmine Moore (Oakleaf, decisioned Wellington, 8-2; Hannah Matalobos (Bartram Trail, decisioned Okeechobee, 5-4).
0-2 Thursday: Claire Holt (Tocoi Creek, lost by TF to South Dade, 16-1 in 4:30; lost to Sunlake, 7-6); Cierra Young (Ocoee, lost by fall to Ft Myers, 4:48; lost to Okeechobee, 9-2).

Quarters: Maggie Moss (Lincoln, by fft over Boca Ciega); Jada Jones (Apopka, by fall over Doral Academy, :30).
Still alive: Cheyenne Cruce (Middleburg, lost by decision to Wiregrass Ranch, 10-8, SV; pinned Lincoln Park Academy, 2:09); Sydney Brown (Ed White, lost by fall to Barron Collier, 2:17; pinned Bayside, :21).
0-2 Thursday: Shyann Donaldson (Milton, lost by fall to Palmetto Ridge, 1:06; lost by fall to Freedom, 1:25).

Quarters: Andrea Smith (Orange Park, pinned Washington, :17); Jada Arnold (Raines, pinned North Miami, 2:59); Cheyenne Wigley (Mainland, won by forfeit).
Still alive: Nahilu Lubin (Matanzas, lost by fall to Miami Norland, :41, won by forfeit).
0-2 Thursday: Tanyah McCain (Dr Phillips, eliminated in double disqualification).

First-day brackets for the state tournament can be found HERE.

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