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Hernando Today correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 7, 2013 at 04:19 PM
LAKELAND -

The first day in Polk County's "House of Pain," aka the 49th annual FHSAA Finals, concluded following four rounds of action with the Hernando County's original 16-member contingency whittled to 10 grapplers.

More importantly, Springstead with its six remaining grapplers leads Lakeland-Lake Gibson, 53.0-45.5, in the Class 2A team standings.

Springstead's state-best, nine-man state crew lost three Friday including senior Joe Russo at 152 pounds, junior Corey Humphrey at 220 and sophomore Andrew Smith at 126 – who all exited following 1-2 runs.

With the dust settled after 10 hours at the Jenkins Arena, six Eagles will return Saturday including: senior Stephen Pavao at 120, junior Jordan Rivera at 138, and sophomores Matt Landgraff at 106, Michael McDonald at 113, Billy Swift at 160 and Conor Ross at 170.

As Springstead went 15-9 with seven pins, Landgraff, Rivera, and McDonald each went 2-0 to earn a trio of semifinal berths beginning at 11 a.m.

Landgraff (48-7) etched his 28th and 29th pins of the season on Friday, over Lely's Mike Messina (3:21) and Homestead's Olson Delisca (78 seconds).

Landgraff will face Archbishop McCarthy junior Radley Gillis (63-1).

"Today I did what I was supposed to do," admitted the 15-year-old Landgraff, who placed sixth last year after going winless on Day 2 in 2012. "Making it to the finals is what Springstead wrestling is all about. My mindset tomorrow is not to have any regrets and not to look back at all. I'm not holding anything back."

McDonald (47-3) folded Niceville's Jack Frey in 98 seconds before winning by injury default against Archbishop McCarthy's Jake Gillis.

McDonald, who went 1-2 last winter and did not place at states, faces Lake City-Columbia's Cole Schreiber in the semis. McDonald solved Schreiber at the Knockout Classic at Kissimmee-Osceola during the holidays.

The two-time state placer Rivera earned his third straight state semifinal berth by solving Venice High's Chris Trammel, 8-6, and Boca Raton-Olympic Heights' Matt Sincoff, 8-6.

On Saturday, Rivera (43-4) will tangle against Palmetto Ridge freshman Joe Nadotti (46-5). Pavao, Swift and Ross all went 2-1. Ross chipped in his 27th and 28th pins of the season.

Nature Coast, which placed sixth last winter in Lakeland, is seventh at the midway point with 23.0 points.

All three of Nature Coast's grapplers will return following a fine 6-1 run: seniors Sean Nguyen at 106, Brandon Vovan at 160 and Dylan Savoury at 182.

Nguyen and Vovan both went 2-0 to reach the semifinals. Nguyen (43-2) opened the meet with an injury default win over Fort-Myers-Cypress Lake's Colten Thomas before pinning Olympic Heights' John Cleristor in 1:44.

Nguyen, who placed fourth last winter, will tangle with Hallandale senior Randy Garay (14-8) on Saturday.

Vovan, in his first state tourney, blanked Nease's Branden Wade, 4-0, before pinning Homestead's Ripoll O'Connor in 4:36.

In Saturday's semifinal Vovan (43-5) will tangle with Niceville's Taylor Bartleson. Savoury returns following a 2-1 run.

After winning his opening match – a 1:40 pin over Lincoln's Jason Osagie – Hernando junior Jesse Gaudin dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision in the final seconds to Tampa-Jesuit junior Austin Underwood, 4-3.

From the loser's bracket, Gaudin remained alive with a 7-3 nod over Matanzas' James Rumph.

"Losing to the Jesuit kid hurt; it hurt a lot," said 17-year-old Gaudin. "I thought I had it. "He kind of surprised me. He's a good wrestler; I'd love another shot at him. Tomorrow is all about finishing third – that's the goal."

In their first-ever state visits, both Central's Josh Marquez and Jesus Nieves along with Weeki Wachee's Dante Padilla all went 0-2.

 

Class 2A Top 10 Team Points

PL.      TEAM                                                             PTS.

1.         Spring Hill-Springstead (SPG)                       53.0

2.         Lakeland-Lake Gibson (LKG)                       45.5

3.         Boca Raton-Olympic Heights (OLYH)          36.0

4.         Fort Myers-Riverdale (RIVD)                        28.0

5.         Homestead (HOME)                                      27.0

6.         Tampa-Jesuit (TJ)                                            24.0

7.         Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical (NCT)    23.0

8.         Tallahassee-Lincoln (LINC)                           21.5

9.         Palm Bay (PALMB)                                       20.0

10.       Naples-Palmetto Ridge (PALR)                     20.0

55.       Brooksville-Hernando                                     5.00

79.       Brooksville-Central (CEN)                             0.00

  

Class 1A Team Points

68. (tie)Weeki Wachee (WW)                         0.00     

 

Round 1 Results:

106 – Matt Landgraff (SPG) pin Mike Messina (LELY), 3:21.

106 – Sean Nguyen (NCT) won by injury default Collen Thomas (CYLK),

113 – Michael McDonald (SPG) pin Jack Frey (NIC), 1:18.

120 – Stephen Pavao (SPG) major dec. Nick Valasquez (BAYS), 12-0.

120 – Josh Farley (PALMB) pin Josh Marquez (CEN), 2:28.

120 – Christopher Moreno (DORAL) major dec. Dante Padilla (WW), 14-3.

126 – Andrew Smith (SPG) major dec. Ryan Guthrie (WP), 13-5.

138 – Jordan Rivera (SPG) dec. Chris Trammel (VEN), 8-6.

145 – Tyler Sierra (LEN) dec. Jesus Nieves (CEN), 3-2. 

152 – Kenny Boyd (STRAN) dec. Joe Russo (SPG), 4-2.

160 – Brandon Vovan (NCT) dec. Branden Wade (NEASE), 4-0.

160 – Daniel Devers (COL) pin Billy Swift (SPG), 4:33.

170 – Conor Ross (SPG) pin Luis Aldana (DH), 3:57.

182 – Dylan Savoury (NCT) dec. Hunter Schawalder (MAR), 9-7.

220 – Jesse Gaudin (HER) pin Jason Osagie (LINC), 1:39.

220 – Corey Humphrey (SPG) pin Frank Giordano (PTVD), 2:40. 

 

Round 2:

120 – Dylan Martin (CLAY) sec. Dante Padilla (WW), 6-4..

120 – Rashaad Bennett (EAST) pin Josh Marquez (CEN), 0:34.

145 – Ryan Hagan (OKEE) major dec. Jesus Nieves (CEN), 15-7.

152 – Joe Russo (SPG) pin Tyler Williford (PMT), 0:53.

160 – Billy Swift (SPG) major dec. Colin Williams (JENB), 12-3 

 

Round 3:

106 – Sean Nguyen (NCT) pin John Cleristor (OLYH), 141.

106 – Matt Landgraff (SPG) pin Olyson Delisca (HOME), 1:18.

113 – Michael McDonald (SPG) won by injury default Jake Gillis (ARCHM).

120 – Joe Guelfi (NAP) dec. Stephen Pavao (SPG), 10-3.

126 – Yancarlos Guera (MATER) major dec. Andrew Smith (SPG), 14-2.

138 – Jordan Rivera (SPG) dec. Matt Sincoff (OLYH), 8-7.

160 – Brandon Vovan (NCT) dec. Ripoll O’Connor (HOME), 5-1.

170 – David Martinez (SAU) pin Conor Ross (SPG), 5:44.

182 – Terry Rosier (LINC) dec. Dylan Savoury (NCT), 13-8,

220 – Austin Underwood (TJ) dec. Jesse Gaudin (HER), 4-3.

220 – Demond Richardson (HOME) pin Corey Humphrey (SPG), 0:51 

 

Round 4:

120 – Stephen Pavao (SPG) dec. Sa’Derian Perry (LKG), 5-3,

126 – Kaleb Warner (COL) pin Andrew Smith (SPG), 3:26. 

152 – Jordan Mainer (EDGE) dec. Joe Russo (SPG), 5-2.

160 – Billy Swift (SPG) dec. Ripoll O’ Connor (HOME), 7-5.

170 – Conor Ross (SPG) pin Bobby Austin (LOL), 2:09.

182 – Dylan Savoury (NCT) dec, Joel Morrison (ZEP), 5-2.

220 – Jesse Gaudin (HER) dec. James Rumph (MAT), 7-3.

220 – Darien Hall (HERT) pin Corey Humphrey (SPG), 0:57.

 

Springstead Individual Results:

WGT   NAME                        W        L          PINS   PL

106      Landgraff, Matt          2          0          2          - 

113      McDonald, Michael    2          0          1          -     

120      Pavao, Stephen           2          1          0          -        

126      Smith, Andrew           1          2          0          - 

138      Rivera, Jordan             2          0          0          -     

152      Russo, Joe                   1          2          1          - 

160      Swift, Billy                 2          1          0          - 

170      Ross, Conor                2          1          2          -     

220      Humphrey, Corey       1          2          1          - 

TOTALS                                 15        9          7          -    

 

NCT Individual Results:

WGT                                       W        L          PINS   PL

106      Nguyen, Sean              2          0          1          -     

160      Vovan, Brandon         2          0          0          - 

182      Savoury, Dylan           2          1          0          - 

TOTALS                     6          1          0          -  

 

Hernando Individual Results

WGT   NAME                                    W        L          PINS   PL

220      Gaudin, Jesse              2          1          2          - 

TOTALS               2          1          2          -  

 

Central Individual Results:

WGT   NAME                        W        L          PINS   PL

120      Marquez, Josh             0          2          0          - 

145      Nieves, Jesus               0          2          0          -    

TOTALS               0          4          0          -

 

 

Weeki Wachee Individual Results: 

WGT   NAME                        W        L          PINS   PL

120      Padilla, Dante             0          2          0          - 

TOTALS               0          2          0          -

 

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