Five Star Conference Recap

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

PORT ORANGE — Eight champions. 11 finalists. 12 medalists.

The numbers all added up to a dominating defense of the Five Star Conference for Flagler Palm Coast, which held a 74-point margin of victory over runnerup University (Orange City), 231.5-157.5, at the end of Saturday’s wrestling at Atlantic HS.

A summary of each Bulldog’s day follows:

106 — Christian Sheppard won the title as the second seed, with two first-period falls in the semis over New Smyrna Beach’s David Cieckiewicz (1:41) and University’s Zion Gonzalez, the top seed (56 seconds), in the final.

113 — Andrew Dance went 0-2 in the tournament, with a loss by fall in the quarters to runnerup Justin Bruner of Atlantic and then again in the consi semis to Seabreeze’s Kobe Baert.

120 — Michael DeAugustino won the title as the top seed, with three first-period falls that totaled 2:29 to finish off, pinnng Deltona’s Jacob Swanson (10 seconds), Atlantic’s Brady Bowles (:43) and Seabreeze’s Nick Caliendo in the final (1:36).

126 — Avery Holder won the title as the top seed, falling Pine Ridge’s Kaitlin Martin in 29 seconds in the semi and teching University’s Craig Sava, 16-1, in the final.

132 — Damion Figourea won the title as the top seed, pinnng New Smyrna Beach’s Hunter Lupien in 1:37 in the semis, then overcoming Atlantic’s Lucas Cianfarra, 8-4, by decision in the final.

138 — Michael Martins won the title as the top seed, with two first-period falls over Atlantic’s Landon Coleman (1:53) in the semis and University’s Kale Moore (1:26) in the final.

145 — Tyrone Jones won the title as the top seed, pinning University’s Yonell Laboy in 27 seconds in the semi and then falling Deland’s Marshal Stone in 2:30 to take victory in the final.

152 — Curtis Brock finished second after being seeded first, with two first-period pins in the quarters over Deltona’s Luke Cordell (1:24) and Seabreeze’s Tyler Mullen (1:15), but lost by fall in the final to second seed Yoaquim Rios, in 1:13.

160 — Keith Boswell finished second after being seeded third. Boswell pinned Deltona’s Brandon Tetreault (1:33) in the first round and falled #2 seed Chris Mariani of University in 5:56 in the semis, but lost to top seed Will Hennessy of Deland, 15-0, in the title match.

170 — Steve Canidate finished second as the second seed, with a 14-6 major over Atlantic’s Wilbur Thomas in the semis. Canidate then lost, 13-3, in the finals to top-seeded Gabe Gonzalez of Deltona.

182 — Eddie Bryant won the title as the third seed, with a forfeit victory over Deland’s David Sosa, a 6-5 semifinal win over second seed Josh Brouillette of New Smyrna Beach, and a 5-2 win over top-seeded Jorge Betancourte of University for the title.

195 — Matthew Harris finished fourth after being seeded fourth, forfeiting in the semi to top seed Raymond Haverty of Deland, and then received a bye into the third-place match, where he lost to Atlantic’s Austen Herres, by fall.

220 — Tyler Irigoyen went 1-2 in the tournament’s deepest weight class after being seeded second, but injury most likely played a role. Irigoyen pinned New Smyrna Beach’s Hank Baker in 1:23 in the first round, but then fell to third-seed Braden Buswell of Seabreeze, 7-2, in the semis and injury-defaulted his consi semi against University’s Alex Snedden.

285 — Vincent Ebanks won the title as the top seed, with three falls on the day, pinning Deland’s Evan Leary (1:06) in the first round, New Smyrna Beach’s Cody Lupien (3:03) in the semis and then Atlantic’s Vernon Hamilton in the final.


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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