#Recap: Lake Brantley Rolls To District 4 Title

Lake Brantley wrestlers and coaches are pumped after the Lady Patriots claimed their first district title last Thursday at Hagerty (Photo submitted by lbhswrestling via Instagram).

By MATMEN, Sunday, 12:25 p.m.

OVIEDO — Lake Brantley put District 4 on notice the previous Saturday, dominating the Seminole Athletic Conference en route to the team championship.

Thursday, the Lady Patriots added another resounding team win, rolling to a 47-point victory over runnerup Oviedo at Hagerty HS, scoring 170 points to the Lady Lions’ 123.

Lake Brantley advanced nine wrestlers to Saturday’s Region 1 tournament at Matanzas, with two champions, three runners-up, two 3rds and two 4ths.

In taking runnerup honors, Oviedo moved seven wrestlers through automatically, with one champ, two runnes-up, three 3rds and one 4th, outpointing University (Orange City), last year’s district champion, 123-116. The Lady Titans saw six wrestlers move on to region (two champs, two 3rds and two 4ths).

Lake Mary held off Hagerty by one point, 111-110, for fourth, with Mainland sixth at 101 points. The Lady Rams moved seven on to the region round (one champ, one runnerup, two 3rds and three 4ths), while Hagerty qualified five out (two champs, one runnerup & two 4ths) and Mainland added five as well (two champs, two runners-up and one 3rd).

Winter Springs qualified all four its wrestlers out (one champ, three 3rds) in taking seventh with 68 points, while Seminole advanced three in placing eighth with 66 (one champ, two runners-up).

DeLand took ninth on 42 points and two qualifiers (one champ and one runnerup), followed by Seabreeze (35 points, one 3rd and one 4th), West Port (24 points, one champ), with both Deltona and Lake Howell (18 points, one runnerup each) tying for 12th.

Additional region qualifiers may be added from the district in order to fill each weight class’s bracket, in accordance with an FHSAA-generated schematic.

A brief summary of each weight class follows.

100 — DeLand’s Yosselyn Flores won her team’s lone title after a bye into the final of a three-person bracket, where she pinned Lake Brantley’s Angali Rodriquez in 57 seconds. It was a wild minute, with both wrestlers scoring twice before Flores secured control with a takedown and turn. Rodriquez advanced to the final with a medical-forfeit win over Oviedo’s Amelia Vamadoe, who took third place with a bye.

105 — University (Orange City)’s Jaelyn Sunseri (15th) was first in the field to pick up her second district title, thanks to pins in the semis over Lake Mary’s Elizabeth Thurman (:24) and again in the title round against Lake Brantley’s Vanessa Martin-Soto (20th) in 2:31. Sunseri built an early 5-0 lead, extending it to 8-0 behind two takedowns and a 3-point nearfall before getting the pin. Martin-Soto made final after pinning Oviedo’s Amy Trevino in 1:22 in the semis; Trevino came back for third behind a 24-second fall over Thurman.

110 — Lake Mary’s lone title of the day came at this weight class, as Bianca Ribeiro-Barbosa took two second-period pins for her first district title, first in the semis over Hagerty’s Christine Grimm (2:58) and in the championship round over Lake Brantley’s Charlotte Eldridge. Eldridge had early control, building a 7-0 lead behind a pair of first-period nearfalls, but Ribeiro-Barbosa was able to reverse and secure the pin. Eldridge reached final behind a semifinal pin (2:38) over Winter Springs’ Alysha Morales, who claimed third by pinning Grimm in 1:53.

115 — The Lady Patriots got their first title Thursday from Lilah Nation (14th), who pinned her way through three rounds, including Lake Mary (:53, quarters), Mainland’s Jazlynn Golder (3:31, semis) and then Oviedo’s Camryn Harber in 4:59 for the finals win and her first district title. Nation staved off a Harber turn to open the second period, getting a takedown to go up, 6-2, before riding in the third period to secure control and the fall. Harber pinned University’s Sydney Legates in 1:44 to reach the final, while Golder rallied from the semifinal loss with two consi-side pins, including one over Legates (3:19) in the medal round.

120 — Winter Springs’ lone title came from Kiersten Flanagan (16th), a former Lake Howell wrestler, who pinned her way thorugh the field, with falls over Lake Brantley (:58, quarters), Lake Mary’s Savannah Strickland (3:05, semis) and over DeLand’s Grace Lashinsky (18th, fall time 1:06) in the title round. Lashinsky had first-period pins over Seabreeze (:17) and University (Orange City)’s MaryEllen Wingate (1:58) to get to Flanagan; likewise, Wingate won by pin twice in the consis, falling Strickland in 3:19 for third place.

125 — Seminole’s Brianna Pena (10th) was her team’s lone champ, taking her second district title after pins over Hagerty (1:56, semis) and again in the final over 18th-ranked Raegan Hatch of Deltona. Pena had first takedown 11 seconds in, but didn’t really get untracked until the second period, when she recorded two 3-point nearfalls before pinning Hatch in 3:39. Hatch took a 5-2 quarterfinal win over Seabreeze’s Caitlyn Cavalluzzo and pinned Lake Brantley’s Ella Belt (2:59) in her march to the final; Belt won by pin twice in the consis, falling Cavalluzzo in 4 minutes for third.

130 — University’s Bryanne Kaminsky (5th) joined Sunseri as two-time Lady Titan district champs, max-pointing through three rounds by bookending a semifinal forfeit with pins over Lake Brantley (3:09, quarters) and over Lake Howell’s Ava Barhorst (19th) in 4:33 in the final. Kaminsky held a substantial lead in the match, with takedowns in each period and nearfalls in each of the first two periods before taking the win by fall. Barhorst pinned Winter Springs’ Layla Redd (2:44) in the semis to claim her finals place; Redd in turn came back with two pins in the consis, falling Lake Mary’s Jocelyn Mery in 3:10, in a rematch of their quarterfinal round (which Redd also won by pin).

135 — Oviedo’s Sarah Edmiston won her first district title and team’s only title of the day, with three falls over University (Orange City (3:05, quarters), Winter Springs’ Melanie Alequin (4:48, semis) and over Seminole’s Rylee Queene in 4:20 to claim the bracket. The first period had some back-and-forth to it, as both wrestlers scored, but after that it was all Edmidson, with two takedowns and two turns. Queene took a semifinal pin (3:40) over Hagerty’s Aryana Pickens-Trujillo to secure her finals space; Alequin won twice on the back side for third, pushing past Pickens-Trujillo, 5-3, in the medal round.

140 — Hagerty’s Shyann Tate (5th) won by fall twice for her first district bracket win, pinning Lake Mary’s Olivia Boni (2:39) in the semis and then falling Seminole’s Hailey Meadows in 2:48 for first place. Tate hit a 5-point move late in the first period, then rode in the second period for the second turn and eventual pin. Meadows reached the final after an 11-1 major over Oviedo’s Delaney Graves, while Boni won by pin twice in the consis for third, including a medal-round fall (3:20) over Graves.

145 — In a three-person bracket, Lake Brantley’s Lanyla Hudspeth (14th) needed just one victory for her second district title, pinning Hagerty’s Megan Dathe (19th) in 1:51 for the championship. Hudspeth had a takedown just nine seconds in, riding Dathe for nearly all of the period before the critical turn and fall. Dathe reached the final with a semifinal pin (1:05) over University (Orange City)’s Delilah Lehrer, who received a bye for third.

155 — West Port’s Jayden Dodge (6th) collected two falls en route to her second district bracket, pinning Lake Brantley (:20) in the semi before falling Mainland’s Jah’Mya Hill (7th) in 3:40 in the final round. That final was all Dodge, who had a pair of 3-point turns to build an early 8-0 lead, buttressed by two takedowns in the second before securing the pin. Hill had pins over Lake Mary (2:50, quarters) and over Oviedo’s Jana El’harake (13th) in 59 seconds in the semi, in order to get to Dodge. El’harake had a rematch in her third-place match, where she pinned University (Orange City)’s Saelie Perez in 3:09; both wrestlers had to win twice in the consis to take their eventual medals.

170 — Mainland’s Eva Rojas earned the Lady Buccaneers’ first title of the day, and her first district title, behind first-period falls over Lake Mary’s Tayla Sutton (1:31, semis) and Oviedo’s Haley Mitchell (1:42, championship). Rojas needed just one takedown, getting the turn and pin half a minute later. Mitchell reached the final after a 32-second semifinal fall over Lake Brantley’s Mikaela Matheny; Sutton claimed third by pinning in Matheny in 1:21.

190 — After a quick semifinal pin (:59) over Lake Brantley’s Gabriella Nieves, Hagerty’s Jenna Childers (8th) claimed her first district championship with a 5-2 win over Mainland’s Katherine Meza-Perez (9th) for her first district bracket win. Childers got first takedown late in the first period, needing another one midway through the third to secure the victory. Meza-Perez falled Seabreeze’s Jeslene Gonzalez in 1:44 to reach the final; for her part, Gonzalez rallied back for third behind two consi-side pins, falling Nieves in 1:51 in the medal round.

235 — In a three-person bracket, Mainland’s Cheyenne Wigley (4th) got a bye into the final, where she took her second district title behind a first-period fall (1:32) over Lake Mary’s Ahmya Stokes (19th). Wigley got a takedown late in that period, using it to immediately collect the turn and pin. Stokes reached the final after a 7-5 semifinal win over Lake Brantley’s Alaysia Linton, who received a bye for third.

Results for this tournament, along with the other 15 district tournaments contested statewide, can be found HERE.

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