By MATMEN, Friday, 5 p.m.
Lyman Greyhound Open — Girls
When & where: Saturday at Lyman.
Local teams in the field: Apopka, Clay, DeLand, Hagerty, Lake Brantley, Lake Howell, Lake Mary, Mainland, Middleburg, Oakleaf, Ocoee, Olympia, Seminole (also listed as attending Lady Falcon), Tocoi Creek, University (Orange City), West Orange. Rest of field: Admiral Farragut, Cocoa Beach, Gateway, Harmony, Merritt Island, Osceola, Riverdale, Space Coast, Tavares, Vero Beach, Viera, Winter Springs.
Defending champion: None; last year’s champion, Dr Phillips, is not returning.
Returning individual champions: Bryanne Kaminsky (University-OC); Cheyenne Cruce (Middleburg).
Synopsis: Several solid teams will be coming to this year’s event, but I think from a team standpoint, that Gateway and Osceola should be considered the early team favorites. Riverdale, Middleburg, Oakleaf and Apopka each have some powerhouses and will definitely be in the mix. This is one of the older and iconic girls tournaments in the state, so it will definitely be one to watch, with several excellent matches forthcoming in the finals.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
100: Kealonie Vega (Osceola, 1st); Gracie Bradshaw (Middleburg, 4th); Lily Bradshaw (Middleburg, 5th); Hananeel Gregoire (Apopka, 15th); Yossy Flores (DeLand, 17th); Jennifer Rodriguez (Gateway, 19th).
105: Adrianna Barrientos (Oakleaf, 2nd); Jaelyn Sunseri (University-OC, 6th); Skyla Fisher (Middleburg, 10th); Andrea Garcia (Riverdale, 12th); Vanessa Martin-Soto (Lake Brantley, 13th).
110: Jazlyn Diaz (Riverdale, 4th); Shelby Sherman (Apopka, 10th); Daniela Tabora-Contreras (Osceola, 11th); Memphis Moses (Middleburg, 14th); Brenda Gomez (Vero Beach, 17th).
115: Tatiana Soto (Riverdale, 7th).
120: Kailani Barrientos (Oakleaf, 1st); Christina Borgmann (Matanzas, 2nd); Grace Lashinsky (DeLand, 4th); Skyler Randolph (Riverdale, 19th).
125: Bianca Cespedes (Riverdale, 3rd), Shelby Filyaw (Harmony, 5th); Samantha Sherman (Apopka, 9th); Kiersten Flanagan (Winter Springs, 11th); Jayla Benjamin (Vero Beach, 14th); Jaylene Hernandez (Gateway, 15th); Brianna Pena (Seminole, 16th).
130: Bryanne Kaminsky (University-OC, 5th); Kelliana Mack (Osceola, 8th); Julia Martin (Harmony, 13th); Shamari Smith (Apopka, 20th).
135: Aubrianna Apple (Clay, 3rd); Nehemie Gregoire (Apopka, 6th); Nyla Rocke (Osceola, 12th); Ava Barhorst (Lake Howell, 19th); Jayda Rankin (Seminole, 20th).
140: Aryan Benson (Tocoi Creek, 5th); Cathia Timas (Osceola, 6th); Elody Rodriguez (Gateway, 7th); Emma Hoppe (Viera, 13th); Noeila Varela (Riverdale, 14th); Shyonte Simpson (Vero Beach, 20th).
145: Jah’Mya Hill (Mainland, 11th); Lanyla Hudspeth (Lake Brantley, 16th).
155: Jayla Harrison (Oakleaf, 6th); Shyann Tate (Hagerty, 9th); Sofia Shirley-Montijo (Oakleaf, 12th); Riley Lancaster (Admiral Farragut, 15th); Trinya Tillman (Mainland, 18th); Allie Bauknight (Harmony, 20th).
170: Emiliana Martinez (Gateway, 5th); Madelyn Driggett (Merritt Island, 7th); Cierra Young (Ocoee, 12th).
190: Cheyenne Cruce (Middleburg, 1st); Jada Jones (Apopka, 2nd); Jazzmine Moore (Oakleaf, 4th); Lilly Yambor (Gateway, 12th); Katherine Meza-Perez (Mainland, 13th).
235: Cheyenne Wigley (Mainland, 3rd); Grace Vernine (Admiral Farragut, 6th); Marcela Maya-Escalona (Lake Brantley, 9th); Fedline Joseph (Gateway, 11th); Amanda Hudson (Olympia, 18th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/girls