Cradle Cancer Invitational
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Jensen Beach.
Area teams in the field: Apopka, Buchholz, Fernandina Beach (ranked 17th in 1A), Flagler Palm Coast, Ridgeview, St Augustine.
Returning team champion: Charlotte.
Returning individual champions: Sebastian Degennaro (Jensen Beach); Patrick Jones (Wellington); Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast); Anderson Heap (Osceola); Cooper Haase (Osceola); Dylan Fox (Jensen Beach); Gunner Holland (Osceola).
Synopsis: Probably the elite IBT of the weekend statewide, Cradle will have last year’s 1A state duals champ (the hosts), plus the top-ranked 3A team (South Dade), second-ranked (1A) Lemon Bay, third-ranked (3A) Osceola and fourth-ranked (2A) Charlotte among state top-5 teams. It will be a sizable accomplishment for an area team to crack the top 10 in this field.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
126: Jedidiah Brown (Buchholz, 16th-3A).
132: Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast, 10th-3A); Nik Saldana (Fernandina Beach, 19th-1A).
138: Cavarius Liddie (Buchholz, 5th-3A); Tamarion Kendrick (Apopka, 7th-3A); John Hald (Flagler Palm Coast, 8th-3A); Cael Kubatzke (Fernandina Beach, 14th-1A); Christian Garcia (Ridgeview, 19th-2A).
145: Cole Misciagna (Fernandina Beach, 15th-1A).
160: Enzo Gamba (Fernandina Beach, 2nd-1A); Max Szabo (Buchholz, 14th-3A).
182: Lucas Crawford (Fernandina Beach, 5th-1A).
195: Dalton Schell (Flagler Palm Coast, 8th-3A).
220: Gauge Housely (Fernandina Beach, 17th-1A).
All boys rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings