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Pasco edges Nature Coast for district title


Published:   |   Updated: February 4, 2014 at 06:42 PM

BROOKSVILLE - Going into the finals of the Class 1A, District 6 Tournament Saturday at Hernando High, Nature Coast and Pasco were in a virtual heat.

Nature Coast led 138-137, and each team had six wrestlers going into the finals.

In the end, it was the Pirate wrestlers that came through with more wins than their Shark counterparts and edged Nature Coast, 163-157.

It was Pasco's 106-pounder Lukas Twardosky who got the ball rolling for the Pirates. The lighting-quick sophomore major decisioned Brandon Smith of Weeki Wachee 11-0.

From there, the usual Pasco wrestlers followed suit. Skyler White, who was a 1A state runner-up last season, was hardly tested Saturday. He won the 138-pound class with a convincing second-period pin of Nature Coast's Jeramie Jazikoff.

T.J. Maple defeated Hernando's Brennan Ertl at 160, 8-6, and Andrew Ivie pinned Weeki Wachee's Anthony Vines at 285 in 1:09.

Pasco coach Mark DeAugustino knew what his Pirates were up against.

"I knew Nature Coast would be tough, and I take nothing away from them, but we've been tested all year," DeAugustino said. "This was closer than last week (in the Sunshine Athletic Conference Tournament), but Fivay and the other teams from our county are great, so we're ready every week."

Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra took the heartbreaking loss in stride. So close to Nature Coast's first ever district title, Lastra was beaming when talking about his Shark grapplers.

"It's hard to be too upset," Lastra said. "To be honest, the tide really turned at the 132- and 145-pound semifinals. If those matches went the other way, we would probably be the champions right now."

Lastra was referring to Joey DeFranco at 132 and Raivyn Alicea at 145, who lost close semifinal matches to Pasco's Tyler Bridenstine and Maleak Dawkins, respectively.

Individually, some local wrestlers who are going to make a serious push for state placing took their first step in that direction Saturday night.

From the Sharks, Le'Shaun Gray (170) and Frank Ritchie (195) collected district crowns.

Weeki Wachee's Dante Padilla (120) and Jesus Nieves (138) both achieved first-place finishes, as well.

Hernando's Jesse Gaudin moved closer to his dream of a state title with a first-place finish at 220 on Saturday. Gaudin pinned Nature Coast's Anthony Contegiacomo in the second period in his fourth match against the Shark junior this season.

Gaudin was satisfied but knows bigger things are in store.

"This is just a steppingstone," Gaudin said. "He (Contegiacomo) changed some things up on me this time, but I was able to figure it out."

Class 1A, District 6 Tournament

at Hernando

Team Standings:

PL TEAM PTS.

1. Pasco (PAS) 163.0

2. Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 157.0

3. Wesley Chapel (WC) 110.5

4. Holiday-Anclote (ANC) 95.0

5. Weeki Wachee (WW) 88.0

6. Hernando (HER) 84.0

7. Gulf (GF) 80.0

8. Central (CEN) 36.0

9. Hudson (HUD) 27.0

10. Ridgewood (RW) 15.0

1A-II Qualifiers from 1A-6 (56) NO.

1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 11

2. Dade City-Pasco (PAS) 10

3. Wesley Chapel (WC) 8

4. Holiday-Anclote (ANC) 6

5. Brooksville-Hernando (HER) 5

5. New Port Richey-Gulf (GF) 5

5. Weeki Wachee (WW) 5

8. Brooksville-Central (CEN) 3

9. Hudson (HUD) 2

10. New Port Richey-Ridgewood (RW) 1

Finals Results

106 - Lukas Twadorsky (PAS) major dec. Brandon Smith (WW), 11-0.

113 - Brandon McQuinn (ANC) tech. fall Austin Mestres (CEN), 18-3.

120 - Dante Padilla (WW) pin Bailey Mosher (HER), 0:44.

126 - Jon Galvan (WC) tech. fall Mark Espinosa (NCT), 15-0.

132 - Jesus Nieves (WW) dec. Tyler Bridenstine (PAS), 7-1.

138 - Skyler White (PAS) pin Jeramie Jazikoff (NCT), 3:42.

145 - Robert Napolitano (GUL) dec. Maleak Dawkins (PAS), 3-2.

152 - Jonte Scott (ANC) dec. Adrian Rivera (NCT), 4-1.

160 - T.J. Maple (PAS) dec. Brennan Ertl (HER), 8-6.

170 - Le'Shaun Gray (NCT) dec. Ryan Robinson (WC), 7-2.

182 - Jarred Kruse (GUL) dec. Nathan Love (WC), 5-2.

195 - Frank Ritchie (NCT) dec. Nick Oleszczuk (ANC), 4-3.

220 - Jesse Gaudin (HER) pin Anthony Contegiacomo (NCT), 3:44.

285 - Andrew Ivie (PAS) pin Anthony Vines (WW), 1:09.

Consolation Finals Results

106 - Nathan Napolitano (GF) dec. Derick Vo (WC), 5-3 (OT).

113 - Matt Lafavor (HUD) pin Rudy Hajaistron (WC), 0:25.

120 - Brandon Rasmussen (PAS) pin Jordan Gibson (NCT), 2:42.

126 - Jaekwon Forde (ANC) dec. Josh Cooey (PAS), 6-0.

132 - Joey DeFranco (NCT) dec. Jacob Irving (WC), 7-3.

138 - Brandon Enoch (NCT) dec. Codey Maniates (HER), 8-6.

145 - Raivyn Alicea (NCT) dec. Niko Grivas (ANC), 1-0.

152 - Hunter Solem (RW) major dec. Jon Rivera (WC), 10-1.

160 - Zack Adams (ANC) dec. DeShawn Smith (NCT), 5-2.

170 - Austin Webber (HER) pin John Templar (CEN), 4:47.

182 - Brandon Brown (CEN) dec. Johnathon Coats (PAS), 4-1.

195 - Robert Valentine (WC) dec. Drake Carson (HUD), 9-8.

220 - Kenneth Hayes (GF) dec. Nick Burt (PAS), 7-1.

285 - Dean Brooks (NCT) pin Josh Rodriguez (GF), 4:01.

NCT Individual Results

WGT NAME W L PINS PL

120 Gibson, Jordan 1 2 0 4th

126 Espinosa, Mark 2 1 1 2nd

132 DeFranco, Joey 3 1 2 3rd

138 Jazikoff, Jeramie 1 1 0 2nd

145 Alicea, Raivyn 3 1 1 3rd

152 Rivera, Adrian 1 1 0 2nd

160 Smith, DeShawn 2 2 1 4th

170 Gray, Le'Shaun 2 0 0 1st

182 Young, Travis 0 2 0 -

195 Ritchie, Frank 3 0 0 1st

220 Contegiacomo, Anthony 2 1 2 2nd

285 Brooks, Dean 3 1 2 3rd

TOTALS (12) 23 13 9 -11-

Hernando Individual Results

WGT NAME W L PINS PL

106 Watson, Jordan 0 2 0 -

113 Hester, Matt 0 2 0 -

120 Mosher, Bailey 1 1 0 2nd

126 Ellerbee, Dakota 2 2 1 -

132 Fouts, Johnny 0 2 0 -

138 Maniates, Codey 1 2 1 4th

145 Swain, Ricky 1 2 0 -

152 Hammett, Colton 2 2 2 -

160 Ertl, Brennan 1 1 0 2nd

170 Webber, Austin 2 1 1 3rd

182 Terkevich, Abel 2 2 1 -

195 Whitaker, Lane 0 2 0 -

220 Gaudin, Jesse 3 0 3 1st

285 Graves, Robert 2 2 1 -

TOTALS (14) 17 23 10 -5-

Weeki Wachee Individual Results

WGT NAME W L PINS PL

106 Smith, Brandon 2 1 2 2nd

120 Padilla, Dante 2 0 2 1st

126 Gibson, Hunter 1 2 1 -

132 Nieves, Jesus 3 0 1 1st

138 Enoch, Brandon 3 1 1 3rd

152 Beck, Gavin 0 2 0 -

220 Gathright, Kyle 0 2 0 -

285 Vines, Anthony 1 1 0 2nd

TOTALS (8) 12 9 7 -5-

Central Individual Results

WGT NAME W L PINS PL

106 Brackrog, Selena 0 2 0 -

113 Mestres, Austin 2 1 2 2nd

126 Brown, Devin 0 2 0 -

170 Templar, John 1 2 1 4th

182 Brown, Brandon 2 1 1 3rd

TOTALS (5) 5 8 4 -3-

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