28 Brevard wrestlers qualify for state

28 Brevard wrestlers qualify for state

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28 Brevard wrestlers qualify for state

Seven Brevard County high school wrestlers won regional championships on Saturday. Palm Bay led the way with three and finished as the Region 4-2A runner-up.

Matt Cates of Palm Bay takes on Bayside wrestler Owen Cavanaugh during the Cape Coast Conference wrestling tournament.

Matt Cates of Palm Bay takes on Bayside wrestler Owen Cavanaugh during the Cape Coast Conference wrestling tournament.

The Pirates’ Matt Cates dominated the 170-pound class and, in the final, pinned Emmanuel Noel of Port St. Lucie. Merritt Island’s Caden Norris went on a similar tear at 220 class, and his final win came 22-7 over Shanoyd Whyte of Dillard.

Heritage’s Seth Adeclat won the 120-pound title with a 7-3 win over Alexander Godinez of Miami Lakes. Casey Jackson of Merritt Island defeated Chance Scott of Olympic Heights in overtime, 3-1. Two Brevard wrestlers battled in the 132 final, Palm Bay’s Shane Stewart beating Dacoda Deyoung of Merritt Island, 16-1. Bryce Poppell of Palm Bay won at 160 with a 9-3 defeat of Jensen Beach’s Blake Wiswell.

Zack Viers won the 195-pound class at the Region 2-1A tournament in Titusville. In the final, he defeated Justus Sheppard of Gulf, 7-4.

The top four finishers in each weight class earned state tournament berths, including 28 from Brevard.

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Region 2-1A

Team scores: 1. Lake Highland Prep 336.5; 6. Space Coast 87; 7. Astronaut 85; 10. Cocoa Beach 66; 11. Rockledge 63.5; 17. Satellite 27; 21. Cocoa 14; 24. Titusville 9.

Individual placers: 106 pounds – 3. Carson Kirk, A; 113 – 3. Michael Watson, CB; 120 – 3. Louis Cortez, A; 132 – 4. Kolin Marsh, S; 145 – 3. Leonard Bradley, SC; 152 – 3. Sean Verner, CB; 170 – 4. Devicq Thompson-Alexander, R; 195 – 1. Zack Viers, SC; Hvy – 2. E.J. Krajewski, R; 4. Javohn Maravolo, A.

Region 4-2A

Team scoring: 1. Jensen Beach 204.5; 2. Palm Bay 167; 3. Olympic Heights 149.5; 4. Merritt Island 112.5; 6. Heritage 73.5; 9. Bayside 50.5; 14. Eau Gallie 41.5.

Individual placers: 106 – 4. Riley Benninger, EG; 113 – 2. Timothy Tran, B; 4. Weston Blalock, EG; 120 – 1. Seth Adeclat, H; 126 – 1. Casey Jackson, MI; 132 – 1. Shane Stewart, PB; 2. Dacoda Deyoung, MI; 138 – 2. Dylan Perrow, PB; 152 – 3. Chris Patterson, PB; 160 – 1. Bryce Poppell, PB; 170 – 1. Matt Cates, PB; 4. Owen Cavanaugh, B; 182 – 3. Arlen Dean, PB; 220 – 1. Caden Norris, MI; Hvy – 2. Joe Lopez, H; 3. Connor Liston, MI.

Region 2-3A

Individual placers: 126 – 4. Gate Etienne, M; 195 – 2. Joe Fields, M.

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