BY GENE NARDI
Last week, Royal Palm Beach High School hosted the annual Western Conference Duals meet, and the Seminole Ridge Hawks took the conference title.
The Western Conference consists of Royal Palm Beach High School, Seminole Ridge High School, Palm Beach Central High School and Wellington High School. The Wolverines did not participate because of a bomb threat at the school, canceling all school activities for the day.
The Hawks swept the duals, defeating the Broncos 74-0 and the host Wildcats 61-12. Royal Palm defeated Palm Beach Central in its meet by a score of 60-21, taking the second-place position.
The Hawks’ first-place results are as follows:
Against Palm Beach Central, 106 lb. Alain Correa, 113 lb. Hunter Claunch, 120 lb. Francisco Farr, 126 lb. John Arnold, 132 lb. Colton Crumrine and 145 lb. Danny Pazos all won by forfeit; 138 lb. Calvin Crumrine defeated Kyle Josey by technical fall; 152 lb. Jarrod Smiley defeated Caesar Frantini by pin fall; 160 lb. Liam Lapeter defeated Nick Byrd by pin fall; 170 lb. Mitchell Clark defeated Rohan Edwards by decision; 182 lb. Shawn Edwards defeated Mike King by pin fall; 195 lb. Kailer Lasagna defeated Dylan Oversmith by decision; 220 lb. Nelson Sutton defeated Ryan Standfill by decision; and 285 lb. David Lyons defeated Nygel Sebastian by pin fall.
Against Royal Palm Beach, 106 lb. Hilton Luciano defeated Patrick Vasconecelos by pin fall; 113 lb. Hunter Claunch defeated Drew Nieves by pin fall; 120 lb. Francisco Farr defeated Taylor Sharrard by technical fall; 126 lb. John Arnold defeated Cameron Sapp by pin fall; 132 lb. Colton Crumrine defeated John Mejia by decision; 138 lb. Dylan Smith of RPBHS defeated Calvin Crumrine by decision; 145 lb. Ben Asher of RPBHS defeated Danny Pazos by pin fall; 152 lb. Jarood Smiley defeated Samuel Perez by technical fall; 160 lb. Liam Lapeter defeated Ethan Bennet by default; 170 lb. Joe Fioramonti defeated Riley Bellin by pin fall; 182 lb. Shawn Edwards defeated Joshua Schettini by pin fall; 195 lb. Kailer Lasagna defeated Michael Quinn by pin fall; 220 lb. Drew Matias of RPBHS defeated Nelson Sutton by decision; and 285 lb. David Lyons defeated Tyler Reddin by pin fall.
Royal Palm Beach results vs. Palm Beach Central: 103 lb. Patrick Vasconecelos, 113 lb. Brian Nieves, 120 lb. Taylor Sharrard, 126 lb. Cameron Sapp, 132 lb. John Mejia and 145 lb. Ben Asher all won by forfeit; 138 lb. Dylan Smith defeated Kyle Josey by pin fall; 152 lb. Samuel Perez defeated Caeser Fratini by pin fall; 160 lb. Ethan Bennett defeated Nick Byrd by pin fall; 182 lb. Mike King of PBCHS defeated Josh Schettini by decision; 220 lb. Drew Matias defeated Ryan Stanfill by pin fall; and 285 lb. Nygel Sebastian of PBCHS defeated Tyler Reddin by pin fall.
Seminole Ridge participated in the Troy Smith Duals on Jan. 16 and went 5-4 overall with a total of 18 teams participating in the Central Florida event in Kissimmee St. Cloud. Gateway High School hosted the event. The tournament serves as preparation for grapplers to get in tune for the district tournament.
ABOVE: Seminole Ridge’s Jarrod Smiley gets a takedown on Royal Palm Beach’s Samuel Perez in the 152 lb. class.