Wolverine Grapplers Win Team Wrestling District Title

Wellington’s Jared Abramson tries to turn Seminole Ridge’s Matt Susichin the 138-pound division.

High school wrestling added a new division for state competition, and on Saturday, Jan. 6, the inaugural FHSAA team title quest began at Royal Palm Beach High School.

Wellington High School took the district championship over host Royal Palm Beach High School. All four area high schools competed in the event. Royal Palm Beach earned the district runner-up, while Seminole Ridge took third place, and the Broncos came in fourth.

The Wolverines and Wildcats both move on to regional competition in hopes to make a run for the team state title. Area coaches seem to be in favor of the new concept. Wellington coach Travis Gray noted that it gives the entire team something to strive for. The traditional individual district competition will occur later on in the season.

Wellington won the first round over Seminole Ridge with a team score of 61-18. Royal Palm Beach defeated Palm Beach Central in their first round 64-18. The Wolverines bested the Broncos in round two 72-9, and the Wildcats defeated Seminole Ridge 55-14. The Hawks handled Palm Beach Central in round three to take third 53-12, and Wellington defeated Royal Palm Beach 60-18 for the title.

The results were as follows:

In the 106-pound class, Wellington’s Chakiris Townsend defeated Royal Palm Beach’s Sean Mauermann by a 4-2 decision.

In the 113-pound class, Wellington’s Jesse Weinberg defeated Royal Palm Beach’s Winnie Cajuste by fall in 3:05.

In the 120-pound class, Wellington’s Tony Widrig defeated Royal Palm Beach’s Xavier Agosto by fall in 3:52.

In the 126-pound class, Wellington’s Robert Saldarriaga defeated Royal Palm Beach’s Jonathan Thomas by fall in 2:49.

In the 132-pound class, Wellington’s Justin Henry received a forfeit.

In the 138-pound class, Wellington’s Jared Abramson received a forfeit.

In the 145-pound class, Cameryn Townsend received a forfeit.

In the 152-pound class, Royal Palm Beach’s Benjamin Asher defeated Wellington’s Angelo Tizol by fall in 3:33.

In the 160-pound class, Wellington’s Max Steinberg received a forfeit.

In the 170-pound class, Jake Pilat received a forfeit.

In the 182-pound class, Wellington’s Eric Saber received a forfeit.

In the 195-pound class, Wellington’s Tyler Gray defeated Royal Palm Beach’s Avrian Gilbert by a 7-2 decision.

In the 220-pound class, Royal Palm Beach’s Bryan Canedo defeated Wellington’s Jacob Thomas by fall in 5:59.

In the 285-pound class, Royal Palm Beach’s Brian Ornsby defeated Wellington’s Preston Morrow by fall in 4:34.

The results in the Seminole Ridge versus Palm Beach Central third-place round were as follows:

In the 106-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Ryan Cohen defeated Palm Beach Central’s Ethan Eastman by fall in 3:17.

In the 120-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Jayla Coombs received a forfeit.

In the 126-pound class, Palm Beach Central’s Nick Roast defeated Seminole Ridge’s Andrew Erickson by fall in 0:58.

In the 132-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Leonardo Caputo defeated Palm Beach Central’s Anthony Trevino by fall.

In the 138-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Derek Howell received a forfeit.

In the 145-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Matthew Susich received a forfeit.

In the 152-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Danny Pazos defeated Palm Beach Central’s Alejo Chin by fall in 6:12.

In the 160-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Micah Trujllo defeated Palm Beach Central’s Kyle Stevens by fall in 2:43.

In the 170-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Juan Hernandez defeated Palm Beach Central’s Ian Wilhoite by fall in 5:20.

In the 182-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Mitchell Clark defeated Palm Beach Central’s Tedrick Patterson by fall in 2:45.

In the 220-pound class, Palm Beach Central’s Joe Villano defeated Seminole Ridge’s Clayton Trujillo by fall in 5:02.

In the 285-pound class, Seminole Ridge’s Nelson Sutton received a forfeit.