By MATMEN, Friday, 4:25 p.m.
Lady Pirate Classic
When & where: Saturday at Matanzas
Local teams in the field: In addition to the host Lady Pirates, Bartram Trail, Beachside, Bishop Kenny, Chiles, Clay, Columbia, Creekside, Dr Phillips (also scheduled for Lady Bear Classic), Flagler Palm Coast, Fletcher, Florida High, Hagerty (also scheduled for LBC), Lincoln, Middleburg, Nease (also scheduled for LBC), Oakleaf, Pedro Menendez, St Augustine, Tocoi Creek, University (Orange City), Westside; Florida Christian is also in attendance.
Defending champion: Matanzas.
Returning individual champions: Mariah Mills (Matanzas); Tiana Fries (Matanzas); Brielle Bibla (Matanzas); Ava Burre (Bartram Trail); Jazzmine Moore (Oakleaf); Cheyenne Cruce (Middleburg).
Synopsis: This is, after Ponte Vedra’s event last month, probably the biggest regular-season girls tournament on the 2022-23 held within the coverage area. I think everyone will be chasing Matanzas, unsuccessfully, as the Lady Pirates should defend. I look for Dr Phillips (again, if they’re here) to be the top team for second, but don’t count out either Middleburg or Oakleaf, or possibly Bartram Trail, for that spot as well. We should see several excellent finals matches, as the rankings below indicate.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
100: Gracie Bradshaw (Middleburg, 4th); Lily Bradshaw (Middleburg, 5th); Sayuri Caceres (Lincoln, 9th).
105: Adrianna Barrientos (Oakleaf, 2nd); Jaelyn Sunseri (University-OC, 6th); Skyla Fisher (Middleburg, 10th); Kyla Crooks (Bartram Trail, 11th).
110: Mariah Mills (Matanzas, 5th); Victoria Ceballos (Dr Phillips, 12th); Memphis Moses (Middleburg, 14th).
115: Isabella Garcia (Florida Christian, 16th).
120: Kailani Barrientos (Oakleaf, 1st); Christina Borgmann (Matanzas, 2nd).
125: Tiana Fries (Matanzas, 7th); Chloe Parets (Florida Christian, 20th).
130: Brielle Bibla (Matanzas, 1st); Ana Vilar (Flagler Palm Coast, 4th); Bryanne Kaminsky (University-OC, 5th); Anjel Balkenbush (Creekside, 19th).
135: Aubrianna Apple (Clay, 3rd); Saiomy Cabrera (Matanzas, 17th); Holly Sanders (Lincoln, 18th).
140: Kendall Bibla (Matanzas, 3rd); Aryan Benson (Tocoi Creek, 5th); Jaylyn Middleton (Florida High, 15th).
145: Katherine Stewart (Bartram Trail, 2nd); Zoe Williamson (South Lake, 6th); Gabrielle Proctor (Matanzas, 12th); Degriece Coleman (Westside, 13th); Jade Noble (Horizon, 14th); Olivia Carr (Nease, 17th); Jessania Jarret (Dr Phillips, 20th).
155: Karla Ortiz (Westside, 3rd); Isabella Tietje (Matanzas, 4th); Jayla Harrison (Oakleaf, 6th); Shyann Tate (Hagerty, 9th); Ava Burre (Bartram Trail, 10th); Sofia Shirley-Montijo (Oakleaf, 12th).
170: Amy Etienne (Dr Phillips, 9th); Amari Etienne (Dr Phillips, 10th); Cadee Lyons (Chiles, 14th); Brooklyn Watt (Matanzas, 16th).
190: Cheyenne Cruce (Middleburg, 1st); Jazzmine Moore (Oakleaf, 4th); Hannah Matalobos (Bartram Trail, 7th); Emily Riveira (Dr Phillips, 9th); Francheska Robles (Dr Phillips, 11th).
235: Tanyah McCain (Dr Phillips, 15th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/girls