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#Knockout: Hoskinson, Vugman Earn Medals

Medalists in the 170-lb weight class at the Knockout Classic in Kissimmee Tuesday, including Clay senior Cale Hoskinson (second from right) (Photo submitted via Clay team FB page).
KISSIMMEE — At a tournament like Osceola’s Knockout Christmas Classic, where getting to the second day is an accomplishment, two north Florida wrestlers were able to get on the podium.
Clay senior Cale Hoskinson (170) and Bartram Trail sophomore Ethan Vugman (106) both earned Knockout medals on Tuesday, as Hoskinson was fifth and Vugman sixth in their respective weight classes.
Hoskinson’s fifth led the Blue Devils to the top northern finish, as Clay was 31st with 36 points, one point ahead of Florida High. Tampa Jesuit was the top Florida team in the 52-team tournament, taking fourth with 152.5 points, one back of Woodland (Cartersville). Tuttle (OK) won the team title with 215.5 points, 18 ahead of Tennessee’s Baylor School.
Hoskinson reached the quarters at 170, where he fell to runnerup Dylan Kohn of The Master’s Academy, 7-1, on Monday. In the consis, Hoskinson was 3-1, with two pins before falling, 8-2, in the consi semis to third-place Cody Rice of Charlotte. Hoskinson then went double-overtime with 2020 3A state champ Joshua Swan of South Dade, finding the critical point for a 2-1 decision in the fifth place match.
Medalists from the 106-lb weight class at the Knockout Christmas Classic, including Bartram Trail sophomore Ethan Vugman (far right) (Photo submitted by Bartram Trail team page via Twitter).
Vugman fell to eventual champ Anderson Heap of Osceola, 7-0, in the round of 16 on Monday, with one consi-side tech fall to get to Tuesday. In the second day, Vugman won three times to assure himself of a medal before a 7-0 consi-semi loss to fourth-place Colby McBride of Woodward Academy (GA). He then fell in sudden victory, 7-3, to Somerset Academy’s Christian Fretwell in the fifth-place match.
Three Florida High wrestlers — Tyler Reeve (126), Micah Perdue (195) and Amarrie Harris (220) — each were one match from medaling.
Complete brackets from the two-day tournament can be found HERE.
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#So.Belle: 3 Local Champs Crowned

KISSIMMEE — Three north Florida champions were crowned at the inaugural Southern Belle tournament, staged at Silver Spurs Arena on Monday.
The tournament was designed by the Knockout Christmas Classic tournament managers at Osceola to become the eventual girls’ component to the Knockout, something that has been missing in prior seasons.
Clay’s Madisyn Blackburn (131), Ponte Vedra’s Josie Sagasser (137) and Orange Park’s Andrea Smith (235) each won titles in the one-day tournament. No team scores were compiled.
Blackburn pinned her way into the finals, with falls over Wiregrass Ranch’s Mady Harris (1:35), Lady Pirates’ Da’Maria Raymond (3:47) and Freedom’s Rachel Ferreter (1:39) along the way. In the title match, Blackburn took down Woodmont (SC)’s Aniyah Kelly, 8-6, for the championship.
Sagasser had two pins for her title at 137. After a bye into the semis, Sagasser falled Gladiator’s Briana Membreno in 2:32 in that round, then followed that up with a fall in two minutes over East Lee County’s Karla Roman in the championship match.
At 235, Smith had two falls over the only opponent put in front of her, with pins in 1:09 and 3:23 over Osceola’s Katelyn Chin for her first-place medal.
The trio of local champs was joined by Nease’s Brielle Bibla (101) in the finals. Bibla won two bonus-point matches to reach the final, where she fell to Canes WC’s Clare Booe by a 12-3 major. Bibla was joined on the Southern Belle podium by her younger sister, eighth-grader Kendall Bibla (Applied Pressure), who was 2-2 in taking fourth at 126.
Jazzmine Moore (Oakleaf HS/Riot Wrestling) was third at 189, going 2-2 in the roundrobin-formatted weight class, while Ponte Vedra had three fourths from Cynthia Kowitski (2-2 at 111), Olivia Richie (4-2 at 131) and Mira Schmidt (2-2 at 160).
Complete brackets from the Southern Belle can be found HERE.
Competitive Edge Middle School: Seven north Florida middle-schoolers placed in the one-day tournament, also staged at Silver Spurs on Monday.
Team Clay had three placers in Cameron Haines (2nd, 75), Dylan Beck (2nd, 145) and Cooper Beck (4th, 112), while Bold City Wrestling Academy had a pair of runners-up in Liam Davis (100) and Landon Bates (112). Seminole County WC picked up a third with Logan Price (75), while Creeks’ Mario Del Vecchio (90) placed fourth.
Deep South Duals: ECE, a team primarily comprised of Panhandle-area middle schoolers, was 1-3 in the first day of pool play at the Deep South Winter Duals at the Birmingham (AL) Crossplex.
ECE defeated Scorpions Club, 66-36, after earlier losses to Alabama Elite (77-9), Blackman WC (51-50) and Union County WC (72-24).
Full dual results can be found here: ECE RESULTS — K-8 DUALS DAY 1
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