Bragging Rights: Who Won States For Class 1A?

OK, time to get some work done finally.

1A. Same scoring system as the 3A (see earlier post for the numbers). Can one region go wire-to-wire as 3A’s Region 4 did?

As we did with 3A, we’ll start with the medal count.
1. Region 2 (31 medals) — 6-2-4-5-7-7.
2. Region 3 (20 medals) — 1-4-5-4-4-2.
3. Region 1 (17 medals) — 2-5-4-2-3-2.
4. Region 4 (16 medals) — 5-3-2-3-0-3.

Region 2 did better than any of the 3A regions, but how will they point out?

Let’s start with 106 and find out.

106
1. Region 3 — 34.5 points.
9-7 as a group. Cullen Telfer (3rd) 4-1, Aaron Mills (5th) 4-2, Stephen Nicholls 1-2, Matthew Davis 1-2. Some pretty good work done on both sides, but more so the consi rounds.
2. Region 2 — 33 points.
9-7 as a group. Aaron Silva (1st) 4-0, Andrew Klopman 1-2, Lukas Twardosky (6th) 3-3, Conner Kirk 1-2. Most of the muscle came from the medalists, but everyone pitched in.
3. Region 4 — 22 points.
8-8 as a group. Brevin Balmeceda (4th) 3-2, Steven Moreno 2-2, Jeromy Homerston 2-2, Anthony Botts 0-2. Balmeceda was the only winner on the championship side of the bracket.
4. Region 1 — 14 points.
3-7 as a group. William Pickren (2nd) 3-1, James Boyd 0-2, Max Metcalf 0-2, Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero 0-2. Not a good way to start, getting points only from the region champ.

113
1. Region 2 — 58 points at weight (91 overall).
12-7 as a group. Jake Brindley (1st) 4-0, Brandon McQuinn 2-2, Dale Browning (5th) 2-2, Jacob Demming (6th) 2-3. Only one 3A weight (132, where Region 2 had four medalists) scored more points. Lot of bonus points all around.
2. Region 3 — 33 points at weight (67.5 overall).
9-7 as a group. Dre Neely 0-2, Jack Lipp (4th) 4-2, Noah Ridley (3rd) 4-1, Anthony Slack 0-2. NOt having Neely might have helped, but still a consistent effort.
3. Region 4 — 20 points at weight (42 overall).
4-7 as a group. Kennedy Monday (2nd) 3-1, Daniel Valledar 1-2, Joseph Casasola 0-2, George Giampetro 0-2. Monday had most of the points and was the only advancer in the championship round.
4. Region 1 — 12 points at weight (26 overall).
4-8 as a group. Larry Smith 2-2, Bryan Metcalf 1-2, Jason Griffis 1-2, Chance Layfield 0-2. Three wins came in round 1, a good start. Just one after that.

120
1. Region 2 — 26 points at weight (117 overall).
8-9 as a group. Bryce Rogers (4th) 3-2, Dante Pedilla (6th) 3-3, Austin Rasmussen 1-2, Steven Arce 1-2. A pretty good start and a solid finish, but the region did come back to earth a bit.
2. Region 3 — 41.5 points at weight (109 overall).
8-6 as a group. Anthony Artalona (1st) 4-0, Gianni Dattolico (5th) 4-2, Jack Pohler 0-2, Eric Garcia 0-2. Hard to believe Artalona’s an eighth-grader. All the wins and points from the medalists, but the group fought its way back in.
3. Region 4 — 20.5 points (62.5 overall).
5-7 as a group. Brady Moser (3rd) 4-1, Pablo Schwiep 1-2, Angelo Guieb 0-2, Raul Gonzalez 0-2. Moser did most of the heavy lifting and all of the points came on the front end of the bracket.
4. Region 1 — 25.5 points (51.5 overall).
8-7 as a group. Richie McClanahan (2nd) 3-1, Nick Toney 1-2, Dy’Juan Carney 2-2, Anthony Ward 2-2. Everyone contributed and for the first time the region went over the .500 mark, closing the gap on third just a little bit.

126
1. Region 2 — 46 points at weight (163 overall).
11-8 as a group. Michael Allen (6th) 3-3, Travis Ahrens (5th) 4-2, Jon Galvan (3rd) 4-1, Mark Espinosa 1-2. Two semifinalists from the group, with Galvan losing only to the champion. Another solid performance. Not quite wire-to-wire, but Region 2 looking solid.
2. Region 3 — 34 points at weight (143 overall).
8-7 as a group. Donoven Hough (2nd) 3-1, Keaton Koselke (4th) 4-2, Brendan Ditro 1-2, Azeekwuai Bryant 0-2. Group is hanging in, but only barely against the Region 2 onslaught. Hough and Koselke did most of the work.
3. Region 4 — 33 points at weight (95.5 overall).
7-6 as a group. Anthony Vazquez (1st) 4-0, Justin Cohen 2-2, Joseph Padron 1-2, Todd Perry 0-2. One medal per weight will be difficult to get into the top half; Vazquez did most of the work (just one consi win).
4. Region 1 — 11 points at weight (62.5 overall).
3-8 as a group. Brock Carlan 2-2, Hunter Royce 1-2, Michael Brown 0-2, Tharin Hessenauer 0-2. Just one win on the front side and not a lot after that. That and just two medalists through four weights making the battle very uphill fast.

132
1. Region 2 — 34 points at weight (197 overall).
10-7 as a group. Elijah Cleary (2nd) 3-1, Dylan Martin (4th) 4-2, Ethan Ahrens 2-2, Jesus Nieves 1-2. Three wins on the front side and plenty on the back end made this the best region in what was a pretty-balanced weight.
2. Region 3 — 17 points at weight (160 overall).
5-8 as a group. Jay Dugmore (5th) 3-2, Aaron Nauert 1-2, Joey Fazio 0-2, Landon Carter 1-2. There wasn’t much on the back end to cheer about — just one consi rd 1 win and Dugmore’s 5th-place finish.
3. Region 4 — 31 points at weight (126.5 overall).
6-7 as a group. Jamel Morris (1st) 4-0, Jonathon Astacio (6th) 2-3, Alex Perez 0-2, Dominick Venturi 0-2. The medalists did all the work for the region, and all on the championship side of the bracket.
4. Region 1 — 28 points at weight (90.5 overall).
8-7 as a group. Josh Calhoun (3rd) 5-1, Paul Patterson 2-2, Brandon Harvey 0-2, Jameson Maddox 1-2. Calhoun’s work on the consolation end helped a great deal, with four wins on the back. He also had the only front-side win as well.

138
1. Region 2 — 58 points at weight (255 overall).
13-6 as a group. Anthony Petrone (5th) 3-2, Skyler White (4th) 4-2, Max Wohlabaugh (1st) 4-0, Austin Luke 2-2. The maximum number of wins a region can win is 14, so getting 13 is pretty dang impressive. So many young stars in Florida, with Wohlabaugh in that mix. Could Region 2 have just about wrapped things up now?
2. Region 3 — 26 points at weight (186 overall).
7-7 as a group. Leo Tarantino (3rd) 4-1, Michael Gingras 1-2, Eric Cabral 1-2, Kamen Wilmington 1-2. All four won in round 1, so a promising start, but it fizzled from there, with the exception of Tarantino, who got the rest of the wins for the group.
3. Region 4 — 23 points at weight (149.5 overall).
6-8 as a group. Jamal Morris (2nd) 3-1, David Morse 0-2, Scott Pomare (6th) 3-3, Johnny Raich 0-2. Another weight for Region 4 where the medalists did all the work. They’ve had elite wrestlers at the top, no doubt, but the 2-4 group is having trouble holding up its end.
4. Region 1 — 6 points at weight (96.5 overall).
3-8 as a group. Chris Warf 2-2, Billy Jenkins 0-2, Jonathon Kenney 1-2, Timothy Worthen 0-2. So far, this is the lowest point total any group has scored thus far. No wins on the front side.

145
1. Region 2 — 37 points at weight (288 overall).
10-7 as a group. Adam Breindel (1st) 4-0, Isaiah Martinez (6th) 3-3, Robert Napolitano 2-2, Quentin Johnson 1-2. Lots of wins everywhere in the bracket, a good solid weight class for the region, as everyone contributed.
2. Region 3 — 15 points at weight (201 overall).
5-8 as a group. Erich Byelick (5th) 4-2, Marc Allison 1-2, William Sadlo 0-2, Marquis Outlaw 0-2. Byelick did most of the lifting at this weight, but none of the others could find a consi win.
3. Region 4 — 44 points at weight (193.5 overall).
10-6 as a group. Alex Lopouchanski (3rd) 4-1, Tag Wilber (4th) 3-2, Christian Perez (2nd) 3-1, Ben Delez 0-2. Best performance thus far for the region, and now within shouting distance of Region 3 for second.
4. Region 1 — 13 points (109.5 overall).
4-8 as a group. Cody Pickren 2-2, Josh Helm 1-2, Cody Joseph 1-2, Cody Davis 0-2. The three Codys and Helm started off with two wins in round 1, but only had two more the rest of the way. It’s time to start making a push.

152
1. Region 2 — 57 points at weight (343 overall).
12-5 as a group. Jake Spangler (1st) 4-0, Imier Almanzar (5th) 3-2, Jonte Scott (3rd) 5-1, Kyle Barrington 0-2. Another 50-plus point performance for the region that pretty much has to wrap it up (and, looking ahead, it just about does). Tons of bonus points, as the region averaged 4.75 points per win.
2. Region 3 — 30 points at weight (231 overall).
8-8 as a group. Connor Allshouse (2nd) 3-1, Connor Steinfeld (6th) 2-3, Ashton Plourde 2-2, Bobby Caspolich 1-2. A good rally after nearly losing second, thanks to wins from everyone.
3. Region 4 — 5 points at weight (198.5 overall).
2-8 as a group. Nick Delvecchio 0-2, Nick Zalzer 0-2, Godwin Ferrier 2-2, William Pollock 0-2. Um, WOW. If Region 4 winds up last, this will be where it started. I thought I could refrain from this, but your region champ can’t get bageled. I realize it was a tough quarter, but still.
4. Region 1 — 22 points at weight (131.5 overall).
7-8 as a group. Tyler Foster 1-2, Thomas Monaghan 1-2, Devin Combs (4th) 4-2, Rodney Padgett 1-2. OK guys. Rome wasn’t built in a day, one weight at a time, and the region made up some ground here, mainly because everyone contributed.

160
1. Region 2 — 37 points at weight (378 overall).
9-8 as a group. Trace Woxberg (5th) 3-2, Brennan Ertl (2nd) 3-1, Caleb Loyd (6th) 2-3, Zachary Logan 1-2. I can tell you this was enough for Region 2 to win the whole thing. Getting three through to the semis was a really big deal for the group.
2. Region 3 — 16 points at weight (247 overall).
5-8 as a group. Ryan Dodge (4th) 4-2, Bradley Bolesta 0-2, Ricky Almodovar 1-2, Nick Norton 0-2. Other than Dodge, there wasn’t a lot of slack picked up by the rest of the group. Can’t put it on cruise control for second just because Region 2 already has it clinched.
3. Region 4 — 6 points at weight (204.5 overall).
3-8 as a group. John Piraino 1-2, Bryce Hill 0-2, Julian Georgescu 2-2, Adam Hessanien 0-2. Just 11 points in the last two weights for Region 4. The battle for second AND third could start heating up, because…
4. Region 1 — 48.5 points at weight (180 overall).
12-5 at weight. Jarraid Forsyth (3rd) 5-1, Michael Dudzinski 2-2, Shawn Brown (1st) 4-0, Daniel Folkner 1-2. These guys came gunning for bear, with a lot of bonus points. I thought this group would be the best 60 group, and from an overall wins standpoint, it was.

170
1. Region 2 — 33 points at weight (411 overall).
8-7 as a group. Colton Jackson (3rd) 4-1, Connor Andrew (6th) 3-3, Trevor Larson 0-2, Le’Shaun Gray 0-2. No victory laps yet for Region 2, as they would continue to score solidly at almost every weight the rest of the way, including here. Jackson and Andrew picked up all the points, though.
2. Region 3 — 17 points at weight (264 overall).
6-8 as a group. Anthony Dampier (4th) 3-2, Carrick Brennan 0-2, Tupac Isme 2-2, Selbourne Steward 1-2. Dampier was the only winner on the front side of the bracket. So far second is still Region 3’s to lose, but…
3. Region 4 — 25.5 points at weight (229 overall).
6-6 as a group. Matt Kirkland (1st) 4-0, Uriel Diaz 1-2, Aryan Bonnin 0-2, Nino Sannasardo 0-2. All the points came on the front side of the bracket, and almost all of them came from Kirkland. It’s being given a chance to catch Region 3, but can’t, because…
4. Region 1 — 34.5 points at weight (214.5 overall).
10-7 as a group. Kuba Kaszuba (2nd) 3-1, Sasha Key (5th) 4-2, Trevon Johnson 1-2, Brandon Dattoli 2-2. These guys, along with 160 and (a little while ago) 132, made the region competitive again. For the second straight weight, the group was arguably the best, and it probably — looking ahead — won’t be the last for the 1s.

182
1. Region 2 — 34 points at weight (445 overall).
8-7 as a group. Brandon Brown (3rd) 4-1, Nathan Love 1-2, Jarred Kruse (5th) 3-2, Eddie Bennis 0-2. Just keeps on keepin’ on. I shouldn’t be surprised at how the region had 11 more medalists than the next competitor. Consistently, it’s been the deepest region.
2. Region 3 — 13 points at weight (277 overall).
6-9 as a group. Termaine McClendon 1-2, Petronilo Maron (6th) 3-3, Zach Fouch 2-2, Mathew Johnson 0-2. Not many bonus points for six wins and just one first-round win. Can they be caught?
3. Region 4 — 39 points at weight (268 overall).
10-6 as a group. Raekwon Reggler (1st) 4-0, Diego Bell (4th) 4-2, Aaron Fluitt 2-2, Will Clervil 0-2. Wasn’t just the medalists, as Fluitt won twice in the wrestlebacks as well, to push the 4s within whispering distance of the 3s for second.
4. Region 1 — 20 points at weight (234.5 overall).
5-7 as a group. Brandon Marshall (2nd) 3-1, Jermaine Oliver 1-2, Nathan Tyre 1-2, Robert Rodriguez 0-2. All the points came on the championship side of the bracket, as three won in the first round but only Marshall won after that. Still closer though.

195
1. Region 2 — 34 points at weight (477 overall).
8-8 as a group. Cole Fagan (4th) 3-2, Andrew Bilby 1-2, Chris Ralston 1-2, Drake Carson 2-2. Lots of good work got done in the consi rounds for this group. They’re kind of at victory-lap status now.
2. Region 3 — 19.5 points at weight (296.5 overall).
5-7 as a group. Delroy Blake (2nd) 3-1, Michael Dunlap 1-2, Fouad Salem 1-2, Brad Grundy 0-2. Only just held on to second place this go-round, and thanks for that have to go mostly to Blake, who picked up most of the points for the group.
3. Region 4 — 25.5 points at weight (293.5 overall).
5-6 as a group. Brian Thomas (1st) 4-0, Devin Salute 0-2, John Pozzi 1-2, Jarvis Gamble 0-2. Would have thought a region with the champion would score better, but it didn’t mainly because all the points came on the front end. No consi points means no depth.
4. Region 1 — 44 points at weight (278.5 overall).
11-8 as a group. Trey Miller (3rd) 4-1, Nathan Morales (6th) 3-3, James Douin (5th) 4-2, Garrett Fairbanks 0-2. At long last, we finally have a three-way battle for second and two-way for third. First three-medal weight for Region 1. Won’t be the last.

220
1. Region 2 — 42 points at weight (519 overall).
9-6 as a group. Jesse Gaudin (1st) 4-0, Anthony Contegiacomo 1-2, Travis Dunbar (5th) 4-2, Carlos Sanabria 0-2. Keep on truckin. They medaled at every weight class.
2. Region 3 — 39 points at weight (335.5 overall).
9-6 as a group. Alejandro Lopez (3rd) 4-1, Noah Huxley (2nd) 3-1, Damon Golden 2-2, Jared Escorcia 0-2. Probably just about clinched second with the performance here. Like Region 2, medaled at every weight — though significantly less often.
3. Region 4 — 24 points at weight (317.5 overall).
6-9 as a group. Ken ROsa (6th) 3-3, Austin Nelson 2-2, Juan Cornett 1-2, Osvelt Joseph 0-2. Did they do enough to stay third at least? Still close for second. Two rd 1 winners but no semifinalists.
4. Region 1 — 16.5 points at weight (295 overall).
5-8 as a group. Keith Godden (4th) 3-2, David Trigg 1-2, Max Cobb 1-2, Lenny Carter 0-2. Godden did his job, and Trigg won in rd 1 and ran into two buzzsaws after that, but points were hard to come by for the group.

285
1. Region 2 — 22 points at weight (541 overall).
5-8 as a group. Andrew Ivie (4th) 4-2, Anthony Vines 0-2, Roland Samec 1-2, Alan Perrotta 0-2. One of only three weights where the region was below .500, and the only one without two medals. Other than Samec’s one consi win, all the points were Ivie.
2. Region 3 — 34 points at weight (369.5 overall).
8-7 as a group. Kane Takacs 1-2, Nickolas Thomas (3rd) 4-1, Russell Panos 1-2, Joe Hernandez 2-2. Even with a subpar performance from the champ, still scored well enough to wind up second and the only leader besides Region 2.
3. Region 1 — 64 points at weight (359 overall).
13-6 as a group. Jamal Fiffer (2nd) 3-1, MaShawn Knight (1st) 4-0, DeAngeles Harris (5th) 3-2, Austin Gwin (6th) 3-3. Unbelievable performance by the four northern/local heavies. They’ve scored the most of any foursome so far at state, averaging nearly five points per win, and had better than one-sixth of all of the region’s points. That’s how to get out of the basement!
4. Region 4 — 9 points at weight (326.5 overall).
3-8 as a group. Matt Knick 2-2, Mathew Lynch 1-2, Brandon Bodden 0-2, Ronald Smith 0-2. Three weights with single-digit points. That’s how to wind up in the basement. Only Region 2 (six) had more champs than Region 4 (five), but only 11 other wrestlers medaled — less than 20 percent.

OK. Work on 2A tomorrow and updating the off-season schedules.

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