We now take a look at 2A-Region 1.
Here’s a breakdown of champions for that region:
District 2 — 7 champs (113, 120, 126, 152, 160, 220, 285).
District 4 — 3 champs (106, 182, 195).
District 1 — 2 champs (138, 145).
District 3 — 2 champs (132, 170).
Here’s a breakdown of qualifiers:
District 3 — 17 qualifiers (2 champs, 5 2nds, 4 3rds, 6 4ths).
District 1 — 15 qualifiers (2 champs, 4 2nds, 4 3rds, 5 4ths).
District 4 — 14 qualifiers (3 champs, 5 2nds, 3 3rds, 3 4ths).
District 2 — 10 qualifiers (7 champs, 3 3rds).
Interesting data there.
Here’s what I do (and there’ll be a quiz later, so take notes).
On the front side of the bracket, each district gets 2 points for round-1 advancement, 4 for quarterfinal, 6 for semi and 8 for a title win.
Oh the back side of the bracket, each district gets 1 point for round-1 advancment, 2 for round 2, 3 for the consi quarter, 4 for the “blood round,” or consi semis, and 6 for taking third. Slight adjustment from the state scoring. Also, there are bonus points given. 1 extra point for a major, 1.5 for a tech, 2 for pins, forfeits, injury-defaults, DQs, etc.
OK. Got all that straight? Let’s dive in, shall we…just remember that this is data. Particularly with 1A and 2A, every one of these kids is local to me.
1. District 4 — 52 points (Smith 1st, Vugman 4th).
Breakdown: Smith picked up two falls on Friday and two decisions on Saturday to put together a 24-point tournament, leading the way for the 4s. Vugman lost in the first round and had to win four times on the back side (three with bonus points) to get to states, scoring 15. Arnold reached the semis, scoring max bonus on Friday for 10 points, but couldn’t find a win on Saturday, and Bower had a consi rd-1 fall for the remaining 3 points.
2. District 1 — 44 points (Cerillo 2nd, Cochran 3rd).
Breakdown: Twelve team points don’t look like a whole lot, but 14 of the kids in the bracket would have liked to have Cerillo’s 12-point tournament, as he won by decision in each of his 3 matches en route to the final. Cochran led the 1s in team points, with four falls in taking third (2 on each side) and 24 points. Cabiao added five points with two consi-side wins (fall in rd 1) and O’Gara had a consi rd-1 fall for three.
3. District 3 — 14 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Sheridan did get to the blood round, but the 3s had two round-1 victories and that was all for the front side. Sheridan lost to Cerillo in the quarters but then had a decision and major to finish with 10 points. Ganci’s round-1 fall gave the 3s the rest of their points.
4. District 2 — 11 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Two front-side wins in round 1 (with max bonus in both), but that was it, and only one win on the back side for the 2s. Tacinelli had a front-side fall and consi rd-2 major to get to Saturday, scoring seven points, while Munroe’s round-1 fall chipped in the other four points.
1. District 2 — 41 points (O’Neal 1st).
Breakdown: O’Neal started his winning ways at this tournament, nearly pulling off maximum points but for a decision win in the quarters, as three pins carried him to a 26-point tournament. Crowder reached the blood round behind two falls (1 each side) and a decision, adding 11 points, and Hall had a round-1 fall for the remaining four points.
2. District 3 — 39 points (Jackson 3rd).
Breakdown: For just three wrestlers, the group acquitted itself honorably, led by Jackson’s five wins in the tournament (2 pins, major & 2 decisions) for 22 points. Sawyer had max points on Friday as the lone 3 to reach the semis, scoring 10 points, and Walker had two consi-side falls for seven.
3. District 1 — 25 points (Porter 4th).
Breakdown: Porter earned max points on Friday in getting to the semis, adding a consi-semi win for a 14-point tournament to lead the 1s. Leon picked up falls on both sides of the bracket to get to Saturday, scoring eight points, and Verda added a consi rd-1 fall for three to close out the 1s’ scoring.
4. District 4 — 18 points (Samples 2nd).
Breakdown: While Samples didn’t score all the 4s’ points, he had a majority, with a fall and two decisions to reach the final with 14. Summers had a consi rd-1 forfeit and Teaman added a consi rd-1 win by decision for the remaining points.
Standings through 2 weights: 4s 70, 1s 69, 3s 53, 2s 52.
1T. District 4 — 32 points (Martinson 2nd).
Breakdown: Martinson pulled together maximum bonus in his run to the final, with three falls for an 18-point tournament, but he got some help from Giordano, who had falls on both sides in getting to Saturday with eight points. White and McDonald each had consi rd-1 forfeit wins for 3 points each to round out the 4s’ scoring.
1T. District 3 — 32 points (Reid 3rd).
Breakdown: Reid led the 3s with five wins, including a major on the front, 2 falls and 2 decisions for 22 points. Trinh reached the semifinals and scored an additional seven for the 3s, with Benton chipping in a consi rd-1 fall for three.
1T. District 1 — 32 points (Elder 4th).
Breakdown: Elder had just the forfeit on the front side, but then won three times (all with max bonus) to get to states, scoring 19 points. Hartzog had max bonus points Friday after pinning Reid in the quarters, but couldn’t find a win on Saturday, finishing with 10, and Scott added a consi rd-1 fall for three.
4. District 2 — 30 points (Curtis 1st).
Breakdown: Not a bad score for just having two kids in the district. Curtis had max points on Friday and two decisions Saturday in taking the title, scoring 24 points. Young had two wins to get to Saturday, with a round-1 fall and consi rd-2 decision, for his six.
Standings through 3 weights: 4s 102, 1s 101, 3s 85, 2s 78. Almost impossible for a weight class to be any more balanced than this one was.
1. District 2 — 33 points (Hendley 1st).
Breakdown: Champion Hendley had a first-round fall and three decisions en route to taking the title, scoring 22 points for the 2s. Ross had max bonus twice on the back side, getting to Saturday behind a forfeit and fall for seven points, while Brennen added a round-1 fall to score four points to round out the scoring.
2. District 1 — 30 points (Wood 3rd).
Breakdown: After a first-round forfeit and subsequent quarterfinal loss, Wood rallied on the consi side to grind through four decisions and put together a 19-point weekend. Golman added two decisions on the front side Friday, scoring six points, but couldn’t find a Saturday win, while Knoch had two back-side wins to get to Saturday, scoring five points.
3. District 3 — 24 points (Rossetti 4th).
Breakdown: Rossetti had three wins to get to the semis, scoring 11 to lead the 3s. Watson got to the blood round with a front-side decision and two bonus-point wins on the back for 10 points, with Belden’s consi rd-1 fall chipping in the remaining three for the 3s.
4. District 4 — 23 points (Lucessi 2nd).
Breakdown: As a finalist, Lucessi did most of the work for the 4s, with maximum points on Friday and then a decision on Saturday, scoring 16 points. Goodman had a round-1 fall for four points and Fox a consi rd-1 fall for three to close out the 4s’ scoring.
Standings through 4 weights: 1s 131, 4s 125, 2s 115, 3s 109. Really close thus far.
1. District 3 — 52 points (Ejmali 1st, Belden 2nd).
Breakdown: Ejmali had bonus points in every round, nearly accomplishing a perfect score in the weight class with three falls and a major, and finishing with 27 points. Belden made sure there would be a District 3 title rematch with two falls and a decision, scoring 16 points of his own. Lampkin also reached the blood round, with two decisions and a fall to score the other nine points.
2. District 1 — 37 points (Cantwell 3rd).
Breakdown: Hung on to the overall lead with a solid point total here, led by Cantwell, who lost only to Ejmali in the course of the weekend, finishing third with four falls and a decision, good for 25 points. Losievsky got to Saturday with a front-side fall and consi rd-2 decision, scoring six points, and both Howes and Moore added consi rd-1 falls for three each.
3. District 2 — 20 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: The 2s got two wrestlers to Saturday, but no one through. Mellor came closest, reaching the semis and blood round and scoring eight points, while Feddersen had wins on both sides to add six. Prine and Williams each had consi rd-1 falls to score three apiece.
4. District 4 — 14 points (Pickett 4th).
Breakdown: Pickett had all of the points for the 4s, scoring max bonus on Friday to get to the semis and then winning 12-11 in the consi semis to get out and finish with 14, with the rest of the district going 0-6.
Standings through 5 weights: 1s 168, 3s 161, 4s 139, 2s 135.
1. District 1 — 59 points (Thompson 1st, Calonje 2nd).
Breakdown: Top point total thus far in any 2A weight. Thompson had max bonus on Friday and added two decisions on Saturday to lead the charge with a 24-point tournament, but Calonje acquitted himself well, too, scoring max bonus in every round up to the final to add 18 in. Pigg had a solid tournament in reaching the blood round, scoring 11, and Cleveland got to Saturday with two bonus-point wins and six team points.
2. District 4 — 36 points (Kraus 3rd).
Breakdown: Kraus only lost to Thompson over the course of the tournament, with two falls and two decisions to finish third with 20 team points. All other points came through the consi rounds, with Tyer winning three times with max bonus to reach the blood round, scoring 12. Thomson added a consi rd-1 fall for 3 points and Crowley a consi rd-1 win (11-10) for 1.
3. District 3 — 25 points (Tucker 4th).
Breakdown: Tucker had bonus points in both of his Friday wins and rallied for a tight decision win in the consi semis to get out with 13 points to lead the 3s. M. Williams got to Saturday with falls on both sides of the bracket, scoring eight points, and D. Williams had a round-1 fall before having to ID out of the tournament, scoring four.
4. District 2 — 2 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Just one front-side win, and that by one point, by Tychsen. That was it. Other than that decision, the district went 0-8.
Standings through 6 weights: 1s 227, 3s 186, 4s 175, 2s 137.
1. District 1 — 43 points (Krevatas 1st, Johnson 2nd).
Breakdown: Not quite as dominating as the 138 1-2 performance, but the 1s were led by Krevatas, who had two decisions, a forfeit and fall to finish the weekend with 24 points, while Johnson scored max points en route to the final, putting together 3 falls for 18 points. Simmons added a consi rd-1 win for the 1s’ final point.
2. District 2 — 39.5 points (Jackson 3rd).
Breakdown: Jackson lost only to Krevatas in the quarters, going on to take five wins in the tournament (including its first win by tech; there were only two), with three decisions and pin to score 20.5 points. Nolan got to the blood round, scoring 11 points, and Waldron reached Saturday behind falls on each side of the bracket for the remaining eight points.
3. District 4 — 20 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: No 4s made it out, but two got as far as Saturday, with Stanton getting to the blood round after winning both Friday matches with bonus points, good for nine in all, but couldn’t find a way on Saturday. Koike had falls on both sides of the bracket to score eight points, and Frye had a consi rd-1 fall for three.
4. District 3 — 17 points (Lee 4th).
Breakdown: Lee got through to the semis and then won the blood-round match to advance, scoring 12 points to lead the 3s. Elam had a consi rd-1 forfeit for three points and Mika added a consi rd-1 major for two.
Standings through 7 weights: 1s 270, 3s 203, 4s 195, 2s 176.5.
1. District 1 — 44 points (Mantuano 3rd).
Breakdown: Lots of bonus points on both sides of the bracket really meant the difference to the 1s, led by Mantuano’s 27-point performance (maximum available for a wrestler with a loss in the tournament). Mantuano had four falls and an ID victory. Womack got to the semis, with a fall and decision, for eight points, and Cleveland had a fall on the front and win on the back for six. Crum chipped in a fall in consi rd-1 for the remaining 3 points.
2. District 4 — 35 points (Dickman 2nd, Leon de la Cruz 4th).
Breakdown: Dickman reached the final with two bonus-point victories, parlaying a fall, decision and major into a 15-point tournament, while Leon de la Cruz had three bonus wins and also put in 15 points toward the 4s’ effort. Beshara (3 points) had a consi rd-1 fall and Mauney (2) picked up a consi rd-1 major.
3. District 2 — 29 points (Grant 1st).
Breakdown: Grant nearly pulled together maximum points in winning the region title, with two pins, an ID victory and decision in the final. That was good for a 26-point tournament, but the rest of the 2s only could come up with three points — those coming via a consi rd-1 fall from Bagias.
4. District 3 — 14 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Had one wrestler reach the blood round in Whitehead, who’d reached the semis with two Friday wins, but there were no Saturday wins for the 3s as a whole. Whitehead finished with eight points, and Eastwood picked up the other six with wins on both sides of the bracket to get to Saturday.
Standings through 8 weights: 1s 314, 4s 230, 3s 217, 2s 205.5.
1. District 3 — 56 points (Lee 2nd, Jordan 3rd).
Breakdown: In addition to Lee making the final, all of the 3s were still in the tournament as of the blood round, helping take the one-sided weight class win. Lee had bonus points twice, scoring 15 points, but Jordan was the team-point ace, with a round-1 forfeit and then four decisions after the loss to the eventual champ in the quarters, scoring 19. Sermons didn’t win a front-side match, but had three consi-side falls to get to the blood round, scoring 12 points, and Dains had two front-side forfeits (I think the second should have been an ID) to score 10.
2. District 2 — 30 points (Rudd 1st).
Breakdown: Rudd scored maximum points through the first three rounds of the tournament, taking the title with a 26-point weekend behind three falls and a decision, but he didn’t get much help from the rest of the 2s, who were also a man short. Toomey had a round-1 fall for the remaining 4 points for the 2s.
3. District 4 — 19 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Just one contested win on the front side for the 4s, who did get two wrestlers to Saturday. Mixan had seven points, with a round-1 major and consi rd-2 fall, while Case had six (round-1 fall, consi rd-2 decision). Both Bennett and Chesser had consi rd-1 forfeits to split the remaining six points.
4. District 1 — 17 points (Gerlits 4th).
Breakdown: Two of the four wrestlers — champ and 3rd — did not compete, putting the 1s at a disadvantage. Gerlits got to the semis, with two falls and a decision en route to a 14-point weekend, with Royce taking a consi rd-1 win by forfeit for the remaining 3 points.
Standings through 9 weights: 1s 331, 3s 273, 3s 249, 2s 235.5.
1. District 3 — 56.5 points (Shoen 1st, Brown 2nd).
Breakdown: Shoen was exceptional all weekend, nearly picking off maximum points for the entire tournament, with the title coming behind three pins and a tech fall, good for 27.5 points. Brown didn’t get quite as many bonus points, but parlayed a major and two decisions into a run to the final with 13 points. Augustin had wins on both sides of the bracket in getting to the blood round, with a pin and two decisions for nine points, and Danielson made it to Saturday with two consi-side falls for seven.
2. District 2 — 31.5 points (Hoard 3rd).
Breakdown: Hoard’s only loss was to Shoen in the semis, otherwise it was a very dominant tournament, with a tech and pin on Friday and two falls in 45 seconds on the back side, good for 23.5 points. Lopeman won twice on the back side to score 5 points and Sapp had a consi rd-1 fall for the remaining 3.
3. District 1 — 31 points (Herndon 4th).
Breakdown: Herndon’s only losses in the tournament were to Hoard (quarters and third-place) and he had bonus points in three of his four wins, with two falls, a major and decision to score 16 points. Slack had max points on Friday to get to the semis, but couldn’t find a win after that, finishing with 10, while Martin had a round-1 fall for 4 and Gehrke won a wild consi-rd 1 decision (13-12) for one point.
4. District 4 — 4 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Tough Friday for the 4s. Only Harp had a first-round win, by fall, and that would be all of the points that the group would score as a group, as none of their matches even went a full six.
Standings through 10 weights: 1s 362, 3s 329.5, 2s 267, 4s 253.
1. District 4 — 68 points (Dennis 1st, Lulias 2nd, Stith 3rd).
Breakdown: Only Region 4-1A at 138 did as well as the District 4s, and in both cases the group went 1-2-3 with a crap-ton of bonus points. Dennis nearly earned maximum points for the entire weekend in taking the title, with three falls and a decision for 26 points, while Lulias also had three falls en route to the final for 18. Stith had four falls — two on each side — in taking 3rd with the remaining 24 points. The trio of state qualifiers almost single-handedly brought the entire district back into the team race.
2. District 3 — 35 points (McCalop 4th).
Breakdown: Got two wrestlers into the blood round, led by McCalop, who had a round-1 fall and then three decisions to punch his ticket for states with 13 points. Heflin tied McCalop for the team points lead for this tournament, with 3 falls (1 front, 2 back) providing his 13 points. Carley had falls on both sides of the bracket to get to Saturday with eight, and Hamilton chipped in a consi rd-1 win for one.
3. District 1 — 13 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Mason reached the blood round after qualifying for the semis with two bonus-point wins, scoring nine points, but there would be no Saturday wins to go along with those. Decoux had a consi rd-1 fall for 3 points and Miller had a consi rd-1 win for 1 point for the 1s.
4. District 2 — 9 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Tough sledding for the 2s, who did have one wrestler get to Saturday in Gutierrez-Tapia, who had falls on both sides of the bracket to score eight points. The only other point came from Lightsey, who had a consi rd-1 win by decision.
Standings through 11 weights: 1s 375, 3s 364.5, 4s 321, 2s 276.
1. District 4 — 56 points (Fischer 1st, Castanheira 3rd).
Breakdown: Fischer became the first wrestler in the tournament (but not the only one — still, select company) to earn maximum points for the tournament, with four falls in a combined time of 7:10 for a 28-point weekend. Castanheira wasn’t so bad himself at picking up points, with five wins (two falls, three decisions) to score 21. Wilson had bonus-point wins on both sides of the bracket to get to Saturday, with a fall and a major on Friday for the remaining seven team points.
2. District 3 — 35 points (McDonald 2nd, Jackson 4th).
Breakdown: The 3s pushed their way back into the lead with another solid performance, led by the qualifiers. McDonald was highest on the podium, with a fall and two decisions en route to the final and 14 points, but Jackson scored the most team points, with three falls and a major for 18. Elliot added a consi rd-1 falls for the last 3 points for the 3s.
3. District 1 — 19 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Two wrestlers made it to Saturday, with Haynes getting to the semis behind a fall and OT win for eight points, but that would be all the points he would get. Staviski matched that eight with falls on both sides of the bracket, and French chipped in a consi rd-1 fall for the remaining three points.
4. District 2 — 14 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Segura made it to the semis with a fall and decision for eight points, but couldn’t find a way on Saturday. Vazquez and Newhall each had consi-rd 1 falls for 3 points apiece to close out the 2s’ scoring.
Standings through 12 weights: 3s 399.5, 1s 394, 4s 377, 2s 290. Almost anyone’s to win at this point.
1. District 2 — 38 points (Grant 1st).
Breakdown: Like his brother at 152, Grant nearly earned maximum points for the weekend in taking the title, with three falls and a decision in the semis to put together a 26-point weekend. Williams also got to the semis, adding eight in the process, with Norton contributing three behind a consi rd-1 forfeit and McLendon taking a consi rd-1 win by decision for one point.
1T. District 3 — 38 points (Meeks 3rd, Wilds 4th).
Breakdown: No semifinalists for the 3s, but Meeks and Wilds combined for seven wins on the back to both get out. Meeks led the charge, with three falls, a major and decision for 22 points, while Wilds had two falls, a major and decision for the remaining 16.
3. District 1 — 30 points (McAnally 2nd).
Breakdown: McAnally posted maximum points on Friday, with a forfeit (District 3 had no 4th-place wrestler) and fall, reaching the finals with a 16-point weekend. He got some help from Witt, who got to Saturday with falls on both sides of the bracket for eight points, plus both Young and Sutton had consi rd-1 falls for 3 points each.
4. District 4 — 14 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Grower got to the semis with a fall and decision for eight points, but couldn’t find a win after that. McDaniel had the other six points for the 4s, with a round-1 decision and consi rd-2 fall.
Standings through 13 weights: 3s 437.5, 1s 424, 4s 391, 2s 328. Two-district race for 1st now. 4s have too much ground to make up.
1. District 2 — 67 points (Beyer 1st, Zeighler 3rd).
Breakdown: Beyer became just the second wrestler to earn max points in the tournament, with four falls in 3:41 to score 28 points and all but assure a weight-class win. Zeighler got to the semis with max points Friday, with a fall and decision on the consi side to finish the tournament with 22 points. Moss and Spencer provided plenty of depth for the 2s, with Moss getting to the blood round and scoring nine points on three consi-side wins, while Spencer had falls on both sides of the bracket to get to Saturday and score eight.
2. District 1 — 35 points (Pearson 4th).
Breakdown: Pearson’s consi-semi win was enough to break the tie between the 1s and 3s, but it might have been broken, really, earlier. Pearson had max points on Friday, with the consi-semi win good for a 14-point weekend. Both Hall and Bennett got to Saturday, with Hall winning three times via fall on the back side for a 12-point tournament, and Bennett winning twice by fall on the back for eight. Zapata chipped in a consi rd-1 fall for the remaining 3 points.
3. District 3 — 18 points (Johnson 2nd).
Breakdown: Johnson had maximum points on Friday, adding a semifinal win to score the lion’s share of the 3s’ points (16 of 18), but Hudson’s round-1 win by decision was the only other victory the 3s could find, and that wound up being just not quite enough to prevent the overall team victory from going to District 1.
4. District 4 — 8 points (no qualifiers).
Breakdown: Got two front-side round-1 falls from Storey and Montroy, as each of them scored four points, but the district as a whole went 2-8 on Friday, with no one making it to the second day.
1. District 1 — 459 points. Analysis: Started fast, didn’t really have any holes until 160 and the key was the depth. I saw lots of weight classes where everybody did something. Just six kids that competed at regions went 0-2 from District 1, and they even didn’t have two solid kids at 160. Gulf side proved it could hang in.
2. District 3 — 455.5 points. Analysis: Thought the 3s — which, if I recall correctly, won this last year — were going to be able to hold off District 1, but the 3s had four weights where it scored less than 20 points, and that ultimately proved its downfall. Just a little bit less depth than the 1s.
3. District 4 — 399 points. Analysis: Had some very good weights, and was as competitive as it could get through 195, but five weights with less than 20 points (two in single digits) did make the overall competitive stance for the 4s difficult to keep. Wasn’t quite as competitive as 1A-District 1 (which was 3rd in its region battle), but did have the strongest group at 182 (nearly matched by the District 2 heavyweights).
4. District 2 — 395 points. Analysis: As we saw in the coming week at states, this district might have been tougher at that level, where the stars could come out. With half the region champs in the field, the district definitely had stars. But depth? It’s tough for five-team districts to have lots of depth, and that was a bit of a struggle to find.