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Region wrestling: Brandon wins another region title

BRANDON — This is the time of the season when Brandon peaks. And as expected, it won its 25th straight region title Saturday, taking 2A-2. The Eagles now turn their sights on a 25th state title and 14th in a row.

"We are wrestling tough right now not only physically, but mentally," coach Russ Cozart said.

Brandon sent 10 to finals and won nine to total 300 points. Jesuit, coming off its third straight district title, had five finalists and two winners to take second with 164.5.

Brandon's winners were: Frank Bruno (106 pounds), Kyle Norstrem (113), James Flint (126), Dylan Lucas (132), Devan Berrian (138), Troy Joyce (145), Dakota Greene (160), Dontae McGee (170) and Robert Enmon (220).

Bruno (46-0), Norstrem (65-0), Flint (28-0), Lucas (62-0) and McGee (53-0) are unbeaten.

Ty Lucas (120) was pinned in the final by Springstead's Mike McDonald, who is 39-0.

Jesuit's winners were Austin Underwood (285), who is 32-0 after pinning New Smyrna Beach's Brandon Martin in 2:53, and Nick Mosco (195), who beat Springstead's Corey Humphrey 7-1. Also making finals were Jarrett Roop (106), Adam Lewis (138) and Brian Buser (152).

In a rematch from the Ippolito tournament, Robinson's Luis Peguero defeated Harmony's Sawyer Root 3-1 at 182. Peguero (44-0) needed overtime to beat Root the last time they met.

3A-2: Riverview finished seventh with 68.5 points as host Kissimmee Osceola took the title with 208 points. The Sharks' Connor Barrick (195) took second while Kizhan Clarke (120) was fourth. Durant was 10th with 46 points. The Cougars are sending 120-pounder Austin Haley to state after he lost the final in overtime. Sickles' Andrew Martin was runnerup at 152. Alonso finished 14th with 29 points and qualified heavyweight Nathan Brantley.

A-3: Five Tampa Prep wrestlers qualified for state at Berkeley Prep. The Terps finished fourth while getting titles from Anthony Artalona (120), Donoven Hough (126) and Leo Tarantino (138). Aaron Mills (106) lost 4-3 to Tampa Bay HEAT's Cullen Telfer in the final. Landon Carter (132) finished fourth. The HEAT, a team of homeschoolers, also qualified Noah Ridley, who finished third at 113. Berkeley Prep's Brady Grundy qualified for his second straight state tournament by finishing fourth at 195. Bradley Bolesta of Citrus Park Christian took second at 160. Cape Coral Mariner won with 138.5 points.

Region wrestling: Brandon wins another region title 02/08/14 [Last modified: Saturday, February 8, 2014 11:53pm]
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