The Scouting Report: 3A-District 10

Welcome to another edition of The Scouting Reports. Here, we take a spin through what the entire state of Florida has coming back. More information for you, the readers, is what we’re all about at Matmen. We’re starting with the completely out-of-area teams, as we just ran through each area team in the previous 3 months. The plan is to complete all 48 districts before most schools start. We can only highlight returners from last year based on post-season performances and we can only know so much about transfers. If someone out-of-area was hurt or just didn’t compete, I just won’t know about it (regardless of what may be or have been posted on other forums). One new wrinkle for this year. We’re focusing less on the individual histories of each wrestler and focusing more on their matches with local kids, and we’ll have a couple of tidbits on each team to show that focus.

3A-District 10

2015-16 team finish: 1. Wellington. 2. Seminole Ridge. 3. Forest Hill. 4. Palm Beach Central. 5. Royal Palm Beach. 6. John I. Leonard.
2014-15 team finish: 1. Wellington. 2. Seminole Ridge. 3. John I. Leonard. 4. Palm Beach Central. 5. Royal Palm Beach. 6. Lake Worth.
2013-14 team finish: 1. Wellington. 2. Seminole Ridge. 3. Palm Beach Central. 4. Royal Palm Beach. 5. Lake Worth. 6. John I. Leonard.

Forest Hill (West Palm Beach)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 14th at region, 23rd at states. 2015 — 1st at 2A-District 15, 4th at 2A-Region 4, 20th at 2A states. 2014 — 1st at 2A-District 15, 5th at 2A-Region 4, T-44th at 2A states.
Individual returners: Pablo Asenjo (senior, 59-6 at 126, district champ, region 3rd, state 4th); Derrick Gould (sophomore, 26-11 at 145, district 4th); Jorge Loy (senior, 52-9 at 160, district runnerup, region 3rd); Julio Mirambaux (senior, 37-6 at 170, district runnerup); Eric Jones (senior, 50-7 at 182, district champ, 1 match from states); Edward Dejesus (junior, 37-8 at 195, district runnerup); Jordan Earle (junior, 285, district champ, region 3rd).
Why knowing about the Falcons matters: Not a lot of guys, but each one brought a lot of power to the table, even with the move up to 3A. Asenjo was Forest Hill’s most successful wrestler at states, earning his podium spot behind a 3-2 tournament that didn’t include any Region 1 wrestlers. Loy was 1-2 at 160, with a consi round 1 fall, but did not face any Region 1 opponents, dropping a 5-2 decision to Martin County’s Nick Sorace in consi round 2. Earle won twice on the back side, taking out Region 1’s Latavius Melton, a 2016 Wekiva graduate, 4-3 in double OT in consi round 1.

John I. Leonard (Greenacres)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 21st at region. 2015 — 12th at region, T-37th at states. 2014 — T-29th at region.
Individual returners: Kevin Hernandez (sophomore, 24-9 at 106, 1 match from regions); Enrique Perez (sophomore, 16-10 at 113, district 3rd); Keydondre Stewart (sophomore, 3-13 at 120, district 3rd); Xavier Lopez (sophomore, 11-12 at 126, district 4th); Lovenson Cerephin (sophomore, 13-13 at 138, district runnerup); Johan Albuquerque (senior, 23-9 at 285, district runnerup).
Why knowing about the Lancers matters: Leonard had two wrestlers (Cerephin and Albuquerque, who got some Disney Duals work in earlier this summer) reach Saturday’s rounds at regions.

Palm Beach Central (Wellington)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 17th at region, T-54th at states. 2015 — 13th at region, T-49th at states. 2014 — 11th at region, T-34th at states.
Individual returners: Hunter Llano (junior, 25-18 at 132, district runnerup); Rohan Richards (senior, 11-20 at 160, 1 match from regions); Anthony Strada (senior, 13-19 at 170, district 3rd); Mike King (senior, 21-20 at 182, district 3rd); Dylan Oversmith (junior, 6-19 at 195, district 4th); Ryan Stanfill (senior, 12-26 at 220, district 3rd).
Why knowing about the Broncos matters: No state experience returning for Central, but most of the returners had wins at regions. 2016 Broncos graduate Ivan Pena (138) scored Central’s two points at state, edging Fleming Island’s Paul Detwiler 4-3 in the first round. Later, in consi round 2, Pena lost by fall in the third period to Flagler Palm Coast 2016 graduate Tariq Johnson.

Royal Palm Beach
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 22nd at region. 2015 — T-24th at region. 2014 — 15th at region, T-52nd at states.
Individual returners: Patrick Vasconcelos (sophomore, 1-8 at 106, 1 match from regions); Brian Nieves (sophomore, 4-15 at 113, district 4th); Taylor Sharrard (junior, 5-16 at 120, district 4th); Nick Wiggins (senior, 2-9 at 126, 1 match from regions); Ethan Robbins (junior, 1-4 at 132, district 4th); Samuel Perez (senior, 15-9 at 152, district 3rd); Ethan Bennett (senior, 8-13 at 160, district 4th); Adam Travaglini (senior, 170, 1 match from regions); Michael Quinn (junior, 2-8 at 195, 1 match from regions); Drew Matias (senior, 18-12 at 220, district champ).
Why knowing about the Wildcats matters: As befitting a district champ, Matias got the farthest for Royal Palm Beach, going 2-2 at regions and advancing to Saturday’s rounds.

Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 4th at region, 21st at states. 2015 — T-9th at region, T-60th at states. 2014 — 6th at region, T-26th at states.
Individual returners: Hilton Luciano (senior, 36-17 at 106, district 3rd); Alan Correa (sophomore, 14-19 at 113, district runnerup); John Arnold (sophomore, 38-14 at 126, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Colton Crumrine (junior, 12-14 at 132, district 3rd); Nico Perrone (sophomore, 7-19 at 138, district 3rd); Mitchell Clark (junior, 23-27 at 170, district 4th); Kailer Lasagna (junior, 10-6 at 195, district 3rd).
Why knowing about the Hawks matters: No returners with state experience, but Arnold might be the next hammer in the lineup for Seminole Ridge. He might need to be, as three 2016 graduates did all the damage for the Hawks in Kissimmee. Francisco Farr (120) pushed Region 1’s Michael DeAugustino of Flagler Palm Coast to a 1-0 decision before falling in the quarters, and had another tight match in the consi semis with Region 1’s Jake Semrad, a 2016 Lyman graduate, before falling 4-3. Another Hawks grad, Jarrod Smiley (152), lost 7-2 in the quarters to eventual finalist Kaz Maia, also of Flagler Palm Coast and a 2016 grad. On the way to taking fifth, Smiley eliminated Region 1’s Briso Aimable of Orlando Freedom in consi round 2 by a 10-1 major. Finally, Hawks grad Liam Lapeter (160) was 2-2 at states, pinning Region 1’s Kendrik Koller (Apopka) in consi round 2, and at 182 Hawks grad Sean Edwards lost by fall to Fleming Island’s Ryan Smenda in the first period during first-round competition.

Wellington
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 2nd at region. 2015 — 1st at region, T-25th at states. 2014 — 2nd at region, 12th at states.
Individual returners: Donovan Ortiz (sophomore, 42-15 at 106, district champ, region 4th); Jared Abramson (junior, 47-10 at 113, district champ, region runnerup); Cameryn Townsend (junior, 26-17 at 120, district runnerup, region 4th); Tyler Difiore (senior, 38-11 at 132, district champ, region champ, 1 match from state podium); Jacob Treanor (senior, 31-25 at 145, district champ, region runnerup); Alec Trias (senior, 26-22 at 152, district runnerup, region 4th); Roland Kupoluyi (senior, 19-20 at 160, district 3rd); Eric Saber (junior, 42-10 at 170, district champ, region champ); Isaac Adonis (senior, 26-7 at 195, district champ, region runnerup); Ian Posada (senior, 15-16 at 220, district runnerup); Camron Allen (senior, 17-19 at 285, district 4th).
Why knowing about the Wolverines matters: Ortiz was 0-2 at states, losing in the first round to Region 1’s Marcus Jean Baptiste of Orlando Freedom, 7-2. Abramson was 1-2 in Kissimmee, eliminated in consi round 2 by Region 1’s Avery Holder of Flagler Palm Coast in a second-period fall, while Townsend was 0-2 with no Region 1 opponents. Difiore was 2-2 at 132, falling 4-2 in the quarters to 2016 Fleming Island graduate Xaiver Sampsel, but rallied for an 8-0 major in consi round 2 over Region 1’s Lucas Ruiz, a 2016 Deland grad. Treanor was 0-2 at states, with a first-round loss by fall to 2016 Flagler Palm Coast graduate Evyn Insalaco, while Trias also was 0-2, including a consi round-1 loss, 9-4, to Region 1’s Nick Sala of Oviedo. Saber was 1-2 at states, with both losses coming against Region 1 opponents. Boone grad Jude Moore decisioned Saber, 12-7, in the first round, and Lake Brantley’s Nathan Ferkovich eliminated him in consi round 2 by a 2-0 count. Finally, Adonis was 1-2, with Region 1’s Jackson Saffold knocking him out of the tournament by a 7-2 decision in consi round 2.

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I covered wrestling for 15 years up north and "retired" in 2011. But as I thought I had in 1992, I couldn't stay away. Started Northeast Florida Matmen in 2013, Northwest Florida Matmen in 2015. New initiative this year is to create a space on my sites where ALL Florida results can be stored, searched, reviewed and used by my readers, with NO COST TO THEM.

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