Bragging Rights: Who Won States In 3A?

OK, I’m going to try to be nice with these posts, but no promises. I feel like you guys want to be informed, and sometimes the data just speaks for itself.

All right. Who won 3A states?

We know South Dade won, Osceola was 2nd, yadda yadda yadda. Go read the FHSAA team scores. Not what I’m trying to do.

I’m a Yankee trying to figure out which area of the state is better than everybody else, and which areas need to go back to work tomorrow.

So I look at the four regions, the 56 kids from each region and how they performed as groups. To that end, I have a point system.

The championship side: 2 points for a first-round win, 4 for quarters, 6 for semis, 8 for the title. The consolation side: 1 for first round, 2 for second, 3 for third, 4 for consi semis, 5 for third and four for fifth. I also give bonus points: 1 for majors, 1.5 for techs, 2 for pins/ffts/IDs/DQs, etc.

But first, let’s look at the four regions by medals:

1. Region 4 (25 medals) — 5-6-5-5-3-1.
2. Region 1 (21 medals) — 3-3-3-4-4-4.
3. Region 2 (20 medals) — 4-3-2-2-4-5.
4. Region 3 (18 medals) — 2-2-4-3-3-4.

Do the point totals match the medals? After all, there’s 10 kids who made an appearance at state that DIDN’T medal. I’m just as interested in how they did. In fact, almost more. They’re the proof in the pudding of a region’s strength.

So let’s do this already! I’ll give the standings through each weight, with each kid that qualified and his record, in the order in which they finished at regions.

106
1. Region 4 — 48.5 points.
The four wrestlers were 10-5 as a group. Ozzy Lugo (1st) 4-0, Erik Zorrila (2nd) 3-1, Randy McCray 1-2, Alex Victor 2-2. Pretty good start. Could Region 4 go wire-to-wire? Not many points on the back end, but all four won at least one match in the championship side.
2. Region 1 — 32.
10-8 as a group. Tyler Garcia 1-2, Jake Semrad (3rd) 5-1, Randy Rivera-Santiago (6th) 3-3, Cody Backer 1-2. Good tournament for Semrad, who lost only to the champion. Good amount of wins as a group; eight of them came on the back end.
3. Region 3 — 21.5.
6-8 as a group. Bryce Marcus (5th) 3-2, Alex Radli (4th) 3-2, Colton Macfarlane 0-2, Drew Manzo 0-2. Both Marcus and Radli reached the semis in putting together all of the region’s points.
4. Region 2 — 7.
3-8 as a group. Deven Acevedo 0-2, Gage Hollingsworth 0-2, Cain Martin 1-2, Anthony Tripke 2-2. All the points came from the 3rd and 4th placers in the region and on the back side.

113
1. Region 4 — 36 points at weight (84.5 overall).
10-7 as a group. Jordan Marshall (5th) 3-2, Olson Delisca (4th) 4-2, Nicholas Villamil (2nd) 3-1, Matias Caceres 0-2. Three medals came to the region. Scored well on both sides of the draw.
2. Region 1 — 45 points (77 overall).
11-5 as a group. Brandon Staley (1st) 4-0, Jake Kosachiner (3rd) 5-1, Taz Neyrinck 2-2, Chase Robison 0-2. Kosachiner lost in rd 1 and didn’t lose again — that’s a comeback of epic proportions.
3. Region 3 — 13 points (34.5 overall).
4-9 as a group. Juan Castillo (6th) 2-3, Tyler Difiore 1-2, Michael Gibson 1-2, Andrew Mitchell 0-2. Group had three wins in rd 1, one in the quarters, but none otherwise.
4. Region 2 — 11.5 points (18.5 overall).
4-8 as a group. Caleb Rudisill 2-2, Jose Cuevas 1-2, Alejandro Torres 1-2, Anthony Mina 0-2. Rudisill was the only one to find a win in the championship side of the bracket.

120
1. Region 4 — 52 points (136.5 overall).
12-5 as a group. Maleek Williams (2nd) 3-1, Steven Nogradi 4th (4-2), Franco Valdes (1st) 4-0, Christian Delgado 1-2. Everybody contributed something and the quartet scored the most points and had the most wins so far — with the third-place region qualifier winning state.
2. Region 1 — 20 points (97 overall).
8-9 as a group. Alfred Shavers 2-2, Austin Day (6th) 3-3, Xaiver Sampsel 2-2, Yamil Tapia 1-2. The group had three wins in the first round, but none after that until the second round of consis.
3. Region 3 — 13 points (47.5 overall).
4-8 as a group. Briar Macfarlane (5th) 3-2, Preston Kyle 1-2, Jon Diaz 0-2, Christian Pellecer 0-2. Macfarlane scored all but one of the region’s points at this weight.
4. Region 2 — 23 points (41.5 overall). John Locksmith (3rd) 4-1, Austin Haley 1-2, Joe Capone 0-2, Kizhan Clarke 0-2. Region 2 finally gets its first medalist, though as we’ve seen obviously nowhere near its last. Group closed the gap on third.

126
1. Region 4 — 16 points (152.5 overall).
7-8 as a group. Tyler Sage 2-2, Alexander Lesense (4th) 3-2, Bryan Dominguez 1-2, Christopher Bentley 1-2. The region came back down to earth a bit after a phenomenal performance at the previous weight. Lesense had 12 of the 16 points.
2. Region 1 — 20 points (117 overall).
6-7 as a group. Evan McCall (2nd) 3-1, Gabriel Acosta 1-2, Blake Backer 0-2, Chris Elliott 2-2. Region had a chance to close the gap but couldn’t do it. McCall had majority of the points (13).
3. Region 3 — 31 points (78.5 overall).
9-7 as a group. Nik Bonadies (3rd) 5-1, Kyle Williams 0-2, Jonah Gomes (5th) 4-2, Chase Cruz 0-2. Bonadies and Gomes — by themselves — gave the region its top performance thus far.
4. Region 2 — 33 points (74.5 overall).
7-7 as a group. Jared Prince (1st) 4-0, Luis Rivera 0-2, Tyrek Hoyte (6th) 2-3, Tyler Schultz 1-2. Two semifinalists and medalists, but not as many wins as a group. Win-wise, the four regions were very even.

132
1. Region 4 — 21 points (173.5 overall).
7-8 as a group. Emmanuel Nordelo 1-2, Justin Ramirez (4th) 4-2, Joel Alvarez 2-2, Nixon Chavez 0-2. Group had three wins in rd 1 but that was it for the championship side of the bracket.
2. Region 1 — 27 points (144 overall).
8-7 as a group. Charles Cuthbert (3rd) 4-1, Kaz Maia 1-2, Kurtis Aimable 1-2, Ollie Dixon 2-2. While Cuthbert had 19 of the 27 points, everybody contributed and Dixon almost got to the medals.
3. Region 2 — 59.5 points (133.5 overall).
13-6 as a group. Connor Prince (1st) 4-0, Ethan Owen (2nd) 3-1, John Cruz (6th) 2-3, Jaquan Loney (5th) 4-2. Almost pulled all the way into second by most dominant performance for both points and wins thus far. Loney lost only to Cuthbert. Considering there’s only 29 matches to be won, for one region to win more than 40 percent of them is a truly incredible performance. Best by any region at any weight in 3A.
4. Region 3 — 2 points (49.5 overall).
1-8 as a group. Nick Abenoza 1-2, Peterson Aulibrice 0-2, Arlen Almonor 0-2, Marcus Morin 0-2. Just one first-round win, and even that was not one-sided.

138
1. Region 4 — 45.5 points (219 overall).
11-5 as a group. Pat Lugo (1st) 4-0, Lerch Oremar (3rd) 4-1, Ramon Ferrer 2-2, Marcel Sierra 1-2. After a couple of sideways skids at 126 and 132, region re-established itself as the one to beat here.
2. Region 1 — 17 points (161 overall).
5-8 as a group. Jordon Tague 1-2, David Detwiler (5th) 4-2, Joshua Sweeten 0-2, Christian Ugalde 0-2. Only barely held on to second, as we’ll see in a minute. Detwiler, with 13 of the 17 points, saved the bacon.
3. Region 2 — 26.5 points (160 overall).
8-9 as a group. Anthony Parisi (4th) 3-2, Ryan Strickland 2-2, Dacoda Flenard 0-2, Anthony Agazarm (6th) 3-3. Continued to charge hard for the second spot, with a sparkling performance from Agazarm — even though he had Lugo in rd 1.
4. Region 3 — 21 points (70.5 overall).
5-7 as a group. Sal Guerriero (2nd) 3-1, Donteveous Jones 1-2, JP Azevedo 0-2, Christopher Zaskey 1-2. Falling deeply out of contention as a region after a decent start.

145
1. Region 4 — 39 points (258 overall).
8-5 as a group. Damian Penichet (2nd) 3-1, Isaiah Crosby (1st) 4-0, Julian Hernandez 1-2, Jonathon Elder 0-2. The 1-2 came up with most of the points (38 combined). Region starting to run away with the overall title.
2. Region 2 — 35.5 points (196.5 overall).
9-7 as a group. Aaron Hartman (3rd) 4-1, Gio Bonilla (4th) 3-2, Gino Cerna 1-2, Alex Ginn 1-2. Scored well on both sides of the bracket in moving into second place, question is how long might they hold it.
3. Region 1 — 28.5 points (189.5 points).
9-9 as a group. Dallan McGee (5th) 4-2, James Nereim (6th) 3-3, John Martorano 2-2, Anthony Moore 0-2. Region had a little bit of a rebound after the hiccup at 138, but just couldn’t hold off the furious charge from the 2s.
4. Region 3 — 5 points (75.5 overall).
3-8 as a group. Lawrence Kosoy 2-2, Jimmyson Jeanite 1-2, Wolky Belancourt 0-2, Aaron Santosus 0-2. Second-weakest overall performance thus far, only outmatched by same region two weights earlier. Just one win on the front side.

152
1. Region 4 — 17 points (275 overall).
5-7 as a group. Anthony Cooper (2nd) 3-1, Ernie Levy 1-2, Salvador Lopez 0-2, Deandre Chery 1-2. Other than Cooper, not a strong effort; draw had a little to do with it. Two back-side wins, one was a forfeit.
2. Region 1 — 42 points (230.5 overall).
12-9 as a group. Abe Nereim (5th) 4-2, Nick Celella (4th) 3-2, Jaryd Semrad (6th) 3-3, Mario Atesiano 2-2. Maybe the region’s best performance thus far, thanks to a huge performance in the consi rounds, where the bottom half was littered with Region 1 guys.
3. Region 2 — 5 points (201.5 overall).
2-8 as a group. Dakoda Dossey 0-2, Andrew Martin 1-2, Tucker Hardwick 0-2, Zachary Wood 1-2. Martin and Wood both won in rd 1. That was it. Momentum. Killer.
4. Region 3 — 42 points (117.5 overall).
10-5 as a group. Brian Perez 2-2, Brandon Paz (3rd) 4-1, Kyle Vangel (1st) 4-0, Joseph Eavarone 0-2. Of course, Vangel was ranked 1st going into regions, but Paz had a great tournament, too, losing only to Vangel.

160
1. Region 4 — 27 points (302 overall).
8-7 as a group. Eric Perez (3rd) 4-1, Alberto Pedraza 0-2, Kier Rodriguez (5th) 4-2, Colin Tucker 0-2. Perez and Rodriguez came up with all the points, all but four coming out of the back side of the bracket.
2. Region 1 — 21 points (251.5 overall).
7-8 as a group. Jordan Mainer (4th) 4-2, Will Young 0-2, Jerome Abbott 2-2, Justin Boyle 1-2. Same as 4, only 5 points came out of the championship side of the bracket.
3. Region 2 — 47 points (248.5 overall).
8-5 as a group. Fox Baldwin (1st) 4-0, Jesse Fulk (2nd) 3-1, David Towers 0-2, Gunner Hurst 1-2. Momentum stalled? Give it to Baldwin and Fulk and let them take over. The 2s almost took second place back.
4. Region 3 — 17.5 points (135 overall).
6-9 as a group. Jeremy Scott (6th) 2-3, Andres Sanchez 2-2, Robert LaPeter 1-2, Nicholas Mejias 1-2. Scott made semis and thereby medalled, but otherwise the group struggled. From a wins standpoint, though, a pretty even bracket.

170
1. Region 4 — 32 points (334 overall).
10-7 as a group. Marvyns Joseph (3rd) 4-1, Ripoll O’Connor 2-2, Sebastian Calderon (5th) 4-2, Alex Alari 0-2. Region looking pretty comfortable for a wire-to-wire finish.
2. Region 2 — 26.5 points (278 overall).
8-8 as a group. Spencer Lacey (2nd) 3-1, Dylan Renaker (6th) 3-3, Josh Pollard 2-2, Drake Libby 0-2. Rolled into second with another Region 1 hiccup. Lacey carried top half, Renaker had 3 wins on the back after losing by just one point (to Calderon, who beat him for 5th) in rd 1.
3. Region 1 — 14 points (265.5 overall).
5-8 as a group. Joel Nivar (4th) 3-2, Pierce Plusk 1-2, Heath Whiddon 1-2, Nick Williams 0-2. Three wins in round 1, but only Nivar would win after that.
4. Region 3 — 28 points (163 overall).
6-6 as a group. John Weiss (1st) 4-0, George Poole 1-2, Nick Keller 1-2, Steven Castaneda 0-2. Other than two falls in the first round of the consis, Weiss scored all of the points for the region.

182
1. Region 4 — 19 points (353 overall).
6-7 as a group. Adolfo Sotolongo (2nd) 3-1, Bert Martinez 1-2, Chei Hill 2-2, Christian Guzman 0-2. Sotolongo had 13 of the 19 points. Even when this region has a subpar round, it still scores in the teens for points.
2. Region 2 — 21 points (299 overall).
6-9 as a group. Franklin Lantigua (5th) 3-2, David Prindiville (6th) 2-3, Roman Morales 1-2, Vincent Capuano 0-2. Barely held off a mini-rally from the 1s, as we’ll soon see. Three rd 1 winners and two semifinalists.
3. Region 1 — 32 points (297.5 overall).
7-6 as a group. David Moodie (1st) 4-0, Ruben Lara 2-2, David Hellinger 1-2, Jaylon Couch 0-2. Moodie outpointed Region 4 and Region 2 by himself (23 in all), but Lara and Hellinger contributed on the back side.
4. Region 3 — 29 points (192 overall).
10-7 as a group. Wouvel Chevelon (3rd) 5-1, Nicholas Thomas 1-2, Aris Knight (4th) 4-2, Devin Gillotte 0-2. More than half of the region’s points have come in the last four weights. Chevelon’s five wins by a combined total of 12 points.

195
1. Region 4 — 33 points (386 overall).
8-8 as a group. Steven Decius (3rd) 4-1, Jean Concepcion (6th) 3-3, Luis Hernandez 1-2, Carmichael Leiva 0-2. Four points for each win…that’s how you win competitions like this one, with lots of bonus points.
2. Region 1 — 34 points (331.5 overall).
8-6 as a group. Dylan Meeks (1st) 4-0, Jonathan Muniz 1-2, Tyler Cameron 1-2, Ryan MacGeorge 2-2. The title points helped the region move back into second, but can it stay there? Everybody contributed at this weight. Also a high number of points per win.
3. Region 2 — 13 points (312 overall).
4-8 as a group. Marcus Kirkland (5th) 3-2, Connor Barrick 1-2, Tony Crowell 0-2, Tyler Orgera 0-2. Kirkland did his job, but only one consi point for the rest of the region.
4. Region 3 — 33 points (225 overall).
9-7 as a group. Ronaldo Abreu (2nd) 3-1, Joseph Wahlen 2-2, Xavier Kelly (4th) 4-2, Carlton Armstrong 0-2. Most wins of all the regions for the second straight weight, but too little too late as far as the overall points go.

220
1. Region 4 — 29 points (415 overall).
7-7 as a group. Demond Richardson (3rd) 4-1, Jeremy Greenridge 1-2, Kyle Mann 2-2, Michael Rodriguez 0-2. Richardson had three falls and a major in taking third. The region will win the competition.
2. Region 2 — 43 points (355 overall).
9-6 as a group. Ben Cruz (1st) 4-0, Ismael Deltoro (5th) 4-2, Marko Prusac 1-2, Davroy Atkinson 0-2. Cruz and Deltoro combine for 41 points in pushing the 2s back into second. Could be a battle.
3. Region 1 — 23 points (354.5 overall).
6-7 as a group. Jack Bales (2nd) 3-1, Brandon Rod 0-2, Edison Munnings (4th) 3-2, Vincent Sunter 0-2. Rod getting hurt didn’t help things, as he would have scored well here, but region only a half-point out and a good weight upcoming.
4. Region 3 — 22 points (247 overall).
7-9 as a group. Tyrone Toson 1-2, Marvens Saint Charles 1-2, Shamer Hamilton (6th) 3-3, Chandler Ferguson 2-2. Solid performance, especially with just two points in the championship side.

285
1. Region 4 — 34 points (447 overall).
7-6 as a group. David Leon (1st) 4-0, Sterling Shippy (4th) 3-2, Roberto Herrera 0-2, Carlby Mendez 0-2. Medalists carried this group, but it didn’t matter for the region as a whole, as it cruised in with a solid overall win.
2. Region 1 — 36 points (390.5 overall).
10-7 as a group. Colby Meeks (2nd) 3-1, Pablo Rubio 1-2, Devyn Lewis 2-2, Alec Shriner (5th) 4-2. Meeks did well at the top, but it might have been Shriner’s push at the back end that really sewed up second for the northeasterners.
3. Region 2 — 13 points (368 overall).
4-8 as a group. Will Wan 2-2, Julian Santos 1-2, David Berry 1-2, Nathan Brantley 0-2. Just one win on the front side, and the good fight from the west-central group came to a close.
4. Region 3 — 29.5 points (276.5 overall).
Troy Artiles (6th) 2-3, Colton Lynn (3rd) 5-1, Michael Jean Baskin 0-2, Jean Alternor 0-2. Artiles and Lynn did all the “heavy” lifting for the east-centralers, who had a nice finish in the upper half but gave away too much of a head-start in the lowers.

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