By MATMEN, Tuesday, 5:25 p.m.
ORLANDO — Three wrestlers within the coverage area won group titles on Saturday at Cypress Creek’s Lady Bear Tournament.
West Orange’s Jazmine Villicana, Timber Creek’s Hayden Proulx and Hagerty’s Shyann Tate were all group champions by finishing 5-0 in their respective six-person groups (one group was a 5-person group), with 129 girls wrestlers in all competing.
No team scores were kept. In addition to the three teams listed above, wrestlers from Horizon, South Lake, Stanton, Wekiva and Windermere competed in the weight-blocked roundrobin event.
In Group B, Villicana had five pins, with falls over wrestlers from East River, Oak Ridge, Tohopekaliga, Colonial and Freedom on the day.
Proulx (7th at 145) was 5-0 in Group P; she finished with three pins and two decisions. Against fellow-ranked competition, Proulx had a fall over McKeel’s Angelyn Glazier (11th at 140), plus decisions over Osceola’s Cathia Timas (6th at 140) and Isabel Perez (16th at 140).
Tate (9th at 155) pinned her way through Group Q, with pins over Harmony, Freedom, Cypress Creek, Oak Ridge and over West Orange’s Ariana Martinez, who otherwise had four max-point wins and took second in the group.
Finishing second in their respective groups from the coverage area were South Lake’s Grisbet Guzman (Group N) and Zoe Williamson (Group R), Wekiva’s Brianna Hertilien (Group T) and West Orange’s Thalia Rodriguez (Group Y).
Guzman had 4 pins in Group N; her only loss was by decision to Osceola’s Nyla Rocke (12th at 135), while Williamson (6th-145) lost only to top-ranked 145 Jennah Mustafa of Lake Wales in Group R, otherwise picking up two pins, a major over Poinciana’s Kaylie Collado (8th-145) and decision over Gateway’s Elody Rodriguez (7th-140).
Hertilien lost only by decision to Gateway’s Emiliana Martinez (5th-170), otherwise taking three pins and a decision over Auburndale’s Sariana Jones (16th-155), in Group T. Rodriguez was 3-1 in Group Y, the only five-person bracket of the day, with two pins and a forfeit. Her only loss came against McKeel’s Shelby Mills (12th-235).