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North Suncoast: Central wrestlers dominate Hackney Duals; Springstead second to Brandon at Ippolito tournament

BROOKSVILLE — With the postseason looming in two weeks, Central dominated both its opponents Saturday to win the three-team Chuck Hackney Duals.

The Bears went 2-0 with victories over Lecanto (60-12) and Hudson (66-6). Lecanto beat Hudson 48-18 in their matchup.

"The kids did what I wanted them to do," coach Richard Drumheller said. "They're trying out some new things, and changing their focus before districts."

Robbie Monsegur (119 pounds) and Puerto Rico Nieves (160) went undefeated at the event. Monsegur (20-2) and Nieves (22-8) both qualified for region last season before falling short of state, a goal that Drumheller believes both can reach this time around.

"They'll be running into a lot of the same kids they've already seen this season," Drumheller said. "They should be more prepared."

Josh Cleveland (135), Luke Walton (140) and Luis Lantigua (189) also went 2-0 for the Central, 9-5 in dual meets this season.

Springstead second: The Eagles crowned three champions and finished second overall to powerhouse host Brandon at the Tony Ippolito Memorial Tournament. Springstead sent eight wrestlers to the weight-class finals — Richie Bliss (103 pounds), Cody Ross (140) and John Dreggors (heavyweight) won titles — as the Eagles scored 267.5 points. Brandon won with 398.5. The five others to reach finals were: Jordan Rivera (112), Sean Redman (125), Virgil Toms (130), Nick Soto (135) and Shawn Landgraff (152).

Hurricane Duals: Fivay went 2-3 (tied for seventh) and River Ridge was 0-4 at the Hurricane Duals in Palm Harbor. Lake Highland Prep won with a 5-0 mark.

North Suncoast: Central wrestlers dominate Hackney Duals; Springstead second to Brandon at Ippolito tournament 01/22/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:50pm]
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