Wrestling

Palm Bay holds on to CCC wrestling title

Six Pirates won their weight classes and Palm Bay retained the Cape Coast Conference wrestling championship on Saturday at Bayside High.

Weight class winners posed for photos after the 2017 Cape Coast Conference wrestling tournament.

Weight class winners posed for photos after the 2017 Cape Coast Conference wrestling tournament.

Palm Bay scored 189.5 points to Melbourne’s 166 for its second consecutive title and the eighth in the last 11 years. Merritt Island, with 152.5 points, placed third.

“We wrestled above our heads,” said Pirates coach Sean Ballard.

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Bayside’s Timothy Tran, the 113-pound champion, was named the outstanding wrestler for the lighter weights. Palm Bay’s Bryce Poppell, winner at 160, was the top upper-weight wrestler.

District championships for Brevard teams will be Thursday at Viera for 13-2A and Saturday at Cocoa for 8-1A. The state tournament will be March 3-4 at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.

2017 Cape Coast Conference wrestling

Team standings: 1. Palm Bay 189.5; 2. Melbourne 166; 3. Merritt Island 152.5; 4. Astronaut 122; 5. Space Coast 109.5; 6. Heritage 104; 7. Bayside 76; 8. Cocoa Beach 58; 9. Eau Gallie 57; 10. Rockledge 46; 11. Titusville 32; 12. Satellite 27; 13. Viera 25.5; 14. Cocoa 18.5.

Individual placers: 106 – 1. Carson Kirk, A, 2. Riley Benninger, EG, 3. Jacob Tihoni, S, 4. Brandon Grossman, B; 113 – 1. Timothy Tran, B, 2. Weston Blalock, EG, 3. Michael Watson, CB, 4. Austin Carter, A; 120 – 1. Seth Adeclat, H, 2. Johnny Bishop, M, 3. Keyshawn Percy, PB, 4. Aaron Williams, CB; 126 – 1. Casey Jackson, MI, 2. Anthony Minacapelli, SC, 3. Gabe Etienne, M, 4. Francois Ba, H; 132 – 1. Shane Stewart, PB, 2. Chandler Holder, M, 3. Dacoda Deyoung, MI, 4. Kolin Marsh, S; 138 – 1. Dylan Perrow, PB, 2. Stevie Galluscio, M, 3. Martin Erdman, MI, 4. Jason Amato, SC; 145 – 1. Reggie Bradley, SC, 2. Owen Graham, M, 3. Michael Alberico, PB, 4. Jerry Begera, A; 152 – 1. Chris Patterson, PB, 2. Tyree Parks, H, 3. Andrew Hansen, EG, 4. Garrett Brackett, R; 160 – 1. Bryce Poppell, PB, 2. Blake Newberry, A, 3. Charlie Galluscio, M, Ryan Pletcher, CB; 170 – 1. Matt Cates, PB, 2. Owen Cavanaugh, B, 3. Devicq Thompson, R, 4. Andre Jones, T; 182 – 1. Arlen Dean, PB, 2. David Mcgill, MI, 3. Nathaniel Carter, A, 4. Bobby Laramore, B; 195 – 1. Joe Fields, M, 2. Zack Viers, SC, 3. Charlie O’Neal, A, 4. Taben Tucker, MI; 220 – 1. Caden Norris, MI, 2. Isaiah Polanco-Rivera, SC, 3. Jordan Consilio, M, 4. Antonio Lumpkin, T; Hvy – 1. Connor Liston, MI, 2. Joseph Lopez, H, 3. Javohn Maravalo, A, 4. Giovanni Allen, V.