The Mater Lakes Academy wrestling team will travel to the FHSAA Class 1A state doubles event for the second consecutive season.
The surprising Miramar made his first appearance in the state doubles at Class 2A.
Powerhouse South Dade and stable Cypress Bay will represent South Florida in Class 3A.
Mater Lakes Academy beat hosts Key West 58-14 and Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines) 34-29 in the 1A Regional. By beating Somerset, the Bears avenged the loss 27-25 in the regional doubles final a week earlier.
With two starters out, Mater Lakes Academy showed amazing resilience in the regional play.
Three seniors (Emmanuel Celestin 145, Calogero Mazzrillo 170, Emanuel Nazco 182) led the way with a crucial win against Somerset. Celestin records the flag for the match, avenging her loss to the same wrestler in a regional doubles match. He lost again, then scored with a cradle on a blocked comeback attempt.
Somerset beat Killian 78-6 to reach the regional semi-finals with Matt Lake Academy.
The Bears will defend the regional title over 1A state champion Jason Beach in Friday’s state game in Kissimmee. The winner advances to the state semifinals on Saturday. State finals are also held on Saturday.
Both at Osceola High School.
Jensen Beach defeated Cardinal Gibbons 41-20 in the Regional 1A Semifinals. The Chiefs eliminated Clewiston 66-12 and Jason Beach beat the Coral Springs Charters 73-6 to reach the semifinals.
In Class 2A, Miramar has stepped up after gradually improving over the past few seasons. The Patriots won the regional double and two regional games to qualify for the state.
In the regionals, Miramar defeated the Belem Jesuits 63-13 and then defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 69-12 to advance to the national team. The Raiders beat Matt College 36-34 to advance to the regional semifinals with Miramar.
Miramar 63, Belem Jesuit 13: 106 Charles (Mir) p. Mazman. 113 Brutus (Mir) p. Lhasa. 120 Butter (Mir) p. Woohoo. 126 Brownlee (Mir) p. Aguadel. 132 Neely, (Mir) p. Badr. 138 Amador (Bell) p. Berno. 145 Morris (Mir) p. Slim. 152 Akinlabi (Mir) p. Levy. 160 M. Mondesir (Mir) p. Juan. 170 Simon (Mir) p. Torres. 182 Amaya (Belgium) December Milton. 195 Torres (Bel) maj.dec. Joachim. 220 Mondesir (Mir) p. Scott. high speed rail Entienne (Mir) p. Gonzalez.
Miramar 69, St. Thomas Aquinas 12:106 Charles (Mir) by forf. 113 Brutus (Mir) p. williams. 120 Butler (Mir) Dec Hadid. 126 Brownlee (Mir) p. Ristano. 132 Neely, (Mir) p. Otto. 138 Syzcmanick (STA) p. Belno. 145 Kavanaugh (STA) p. Morris. 152 Alkinlabi (triple) p. Risone. 160 M. Mondesir (Mir) p. Rissone. 170 Simon (Mir) p. Gilbert. 182 Milton (Mir) p. Brown. 195 Joachim (Mir) p. aaron. 220 Mondesir (Mir) p. Woods. high speed rail Francis (Mir) p. Troy.
Previously, Miramar won the Battle in the Den tournament at Mater Academy in Miami and went 6-3 at the Battle at the Bay Invitational at Weston Cypress Bay.
The Patriots take on Merritt Island on Friday, with the winner capturing the regional title and advancing to the state semifinals on Saturday.
Powerhouse Namdaeduk has done it again. The top-ranked Buccaneers beat Columbus 75-0 and beat No. 2 Southwestern 58-16 in the regional doubles to move into Class Triple-A. Southwest defeated Doral College 38-30 to face South Dade in an ongoing rivalry.
South Dade is in contention for its 22nd state title.
What a season South Dade has had so far.
After the regional double, the Buccaneers traveled to St. Cloud and won the Cousins-Milton Winter Memorial Invitational.
Luis Acevedo, Josh Aviles, EJ Solis, Misha Arbos, Gavin Balmeceda, Cordell White and Sawyer Bartelt won the individual titles.
South Dade is 9-0 in two games. The Buccaneers won the Christmas Knockout Invitational, Cradle Cancer Invitational, Regional Doubles, Regional Semifinal Doubles and the Cousins-Milton Winter Memorial Invitational.
Cousins-Milton Winter Memorial Invitational: Teams: 1. Namdaeok 302; 2. Harmony St. Cloud 183.5; 3. Uly 160; 4. Tohopekaliga-Kissimmee 156; 5. Middleburg 152.5; 6. Winter Springs 131.5; 7. Satellite-Satellite Beach 128; 9. George Jenkins-Lakeland 113.5; 10. Flagler Palm Coast 103; 11. Poinciana-Kissimmee 94; 12. Winter Park 68.5; 13. Gateway-Kissimmee 63.5; 14 . Boone — Orlando 63.
In the other Triple-A regional doubles semifinal, Cypress Bay Wrestling defeated the West 70-12 to advance to the national football team. On Friday, Lightning plays South Dade in the regional finals.
In competition, Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines) continue to excel.
The Panthers won King of the Island IBT in Venice. They also won the Somerset melee.
King of the Island IBT: Somerset celebrated six titles, even without a few starters. 106 Jake Austin (seventh grader) CHAMP; 113 Jovani Solis (seventh grade student) CHAMP; 113 Gavin Calcines (Fr.) 2nd place; 120 Dylan Fernandez (eighth grader) 3rd; 126 Matthew Velasco (Sr.) CHAMP; 132 Jacob Davis (Fr.) No. 5; 138 Kevin Concepcion (Sr.) CHAMP; 138 Brandon Delgado (Soph) fifth; 152 Luis Veron (sophomore) 2nd; 160 Kendrick Hodge (Jr.) Champion; 170 Noah Lopez (Jr.) 2nd; 195 Rafael Lopez (Jr.) 2nd; 220 Adrian Tejada (Jr.) 3rd; 285 Abder Bey (sophomore) champion.
Island Queen IBT: 120 Rachel Silva (sophomore) champion.
Somerset Melee: 106 Jake Austin (seventh grader) CHAMP; 113 Gavin Calcines (Fr.) 2nd place; 120 Jovani Solis (seventh grade student) CHAMP; 120 Dylan Fernandez (eighth grade) second; 120 Darion Shannon (Grade 8 student) third; 126 Matthew Velasco (Sr.) CHAMP; 132 Sidney Katz (seventh grader) fifth; 132 Jacob Davis (Fr.) No. 6; 138 Brandon Delgado (sophomore) fourth; 152 Louis Veron (Soph.) CHAMP; 160 Kendrick Hodge (Jr.) Champion; 170 Noah Perez (Jr.) 2nd place; 182 Rafael Lopez (Jr.) 4th; 195 Adrian Tejada (Jr) 5th; 285 Abdul Bey (sophomore) was fourth.
Team achievements: 1. Somerset 425.5; 2. Key West 327.5; 3. Cypress Bay 319.5; 4. Miami Norland 211; 5. Belén Jesuit 148; 6. Coral Springs Charter 128.5; DE 117.5; 8. Sarasota Military Academy 114.5; 9. Fort Lauderdale 79; 10. Miami Edison 67; 11. Westminster Christian 59; 12. Coral Coast 55; 13. Keygate 4.
In more competition, Columbus Wrestling won the Bay Invitational at Weston Cypress Bay.
The Explorers beat Southridge 78-0, Park Vista 64-12 and Heritage 42-29 on Day 1 and 52-15, Riverdale 36-29 and Boca Raton Olympic Heights 44-30 on Day 2 . Also on the second day, Columbus avenged an earlier season loss by beating Palmetto 38-30 in a thrilling brawl.
The Explorers (29-7) host the Jupiters on Friday before heading to Naples High School for Saturday’s tournament, which features mostly Florida’s west coast teams.
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