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3A-7 wrestling: Palm Harbor University wins team crown while Pinellas Park wrestlers claim five individual titles

PALM HARBOR — Northside Christian's Aaron Hartman won an individual district title Thursday, and for two days older brother Ryan had no choice but to admire it at home while awaiting his shot Saturday.

Ryan didn't let Aaron grab all the family glory for too long. The Countryside junior improved to 39-3 this season while picking up the 112-pound title at his Class 3A-7 tournament.

"Aaron didn't rub it in too much, but he was happy about it," Ryan said. "I knew I had to come and win. I knew I couldn't let him outdo me at districts. It put a little pressure on me, but it made me wrestle tougher."

Palm Harbor University took the team title Saturday with 181.5 points, but out of six wrestlers in the championship round, only one captured a title. Scott Santangelo led Seminole's Brett Thacher 7-2 early in the match, but by the third period it was tied at 10. Santangelo used an escape with 11 seconds left to claim the title. Overall, the Hurricanes will send 11 to regionals. The top four in each weight class advance.

Chamberlain High placed second as a team (120.5 points), while Pinellas Park went 5-for-5 in the championship round (Taylor Nevitt, 160; Toby Tague, 119; Tony Murphy, 189; Dennis Homolo, 215; Trey Butler, heavyweight) to move from fifth to third. East Lake will send seven to regionals, including Stephen Finocchiaro, who pulled an upset in the 140 final, and Dave Dougherty, who won at 145.

3A-7 wrestling: Palm Harbor University wins team crown while Pinellas Park wrestlers claim five individual titles 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 10:08pm]
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