Wrestler of the Year | Dalton Dennis, Jr., Northside Christian, 45-2
After finishing fourth last season, Dennis vowed to win a state title at 125 pounds. He accomplished that in dominating fashion, cruising through his class during the regular season then beating Green Cove Springs Clay's Josh McLeod 7-0 in the Class A championship. Dennis was the county's only state champion.
Most impressive accomplishment: Not only was Dennis undefeated against state wrestlers this season, he did not allow a takedown.
Did you know? Dennis' older brother, Dillon, won a state title for the Mustangs at 140 pounds last season.
Coach of the Year | Marc Allison, Dunedin
He led the Falcons to a breakthrough performance with team titles at two regular-season tournaments and conference and district championships.
103 — Aaron Hartman, 8th, Northside Christian, 46-3: State runnerup in Class A.
112 — Brian Travis, Jr., Northside Christian, 46-7: Fourth at Class A state meet.
119 — Dana Harrington, So., Dixie Hollins, 33-6: Went 2-2 at 2A state meet.
125 — Jeremy Goodloe, Sr., Dunedin, 47-6: Third at 2A state meet.
130 — Anthony Melillo, Jr., Northside Christian, 48-8: Fifth at Class A state meet.
135 — Clarence Longley, Jr., Largo, 43-4: Conference champion, state qualifier.
140 — Austin Prince, Jr., Dunedin, 44-8: State qualifier, 101 career wins.
145 — Louis Tonge, Sr., Osceola, 46-3: Third at 2A state meet.
152 — Scott Santangelo, Sr., PHU, 52-7: Conference champion, state qualifier.
160 — Thomas Gorman, Sr., Admiral Farragut, 46-2: Third at Class A state meet.
171 — Jameel Bryant, Sr., St. Petersburg, 41-3: Conference champion, state qualifier.
189 — Tony Murphy, Sr., Pinellas Park, 47-7: Conference champion, state qualifier.
215 — Jared Willett, Jr., Osceola, 31-9: Conference champion.
285 — Louis Agramonte, Sr., Dunedin, 52-1: State runnerup at 2A meet.
103: Ray Khemraj, So., Dunedin, 44-10
112: Ryan Hartman, Jr., Countryside, 46-6
119: Dryden Dennis, So., Northside Christian, 35-9
125: Jordan Harriott, So., Osceola, 24-16
130: Matt Dixon, Jr., Osceola, 28-7
135: Cliff Barker, Jr., Northside Christian, 53-9
140: Leo Quieroz, Sr., CC Catholic, 41-6
145: Dave Dougherty, Sr., East Lake *
152: Tyler Smith, Sr., Dunedin, 45-12
160: Bo Kennedy, Sr., St. Petersburg, 39-7
171: Mike Hogan, Jr., Dunedin, 39-12
189: Cooper Rekstis, Sr., Seminole, 27-10
215: Dennis Homol, Jr., Pinellas Park, 48-8
285: Trey Butler, Sr., Pinellas Park, 40-8
* Record not available
Dixie Hollins: Taylor Cooper. Dunedin: Jake Cannizzaro, Kane Plate, Shaun Shakoor. Gibbs: Adam Donohue. Lakewood: Daniel Clarke. Palm Harbor: Brennan Davis. Pinellas Park: Taylor Nevitt. Seminole: Mitch Larivee.
Bob Putnam, Times staff writer