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Minto, Taylor state wrestling champs

March 11, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Mariner's Christian Minto and Adolphus Taylor of North Fort Myers won state titles Saturday in the state Class 3A wrestling tournament at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.

Minto, a senior at Mariner, completed an undefeated season at 160 pounds by taking an 8-2 decision over Ethan Davis of Boca Raton Olympic Heights in the final.

Taylor, competing in the largest weight class in FHSAA competition, 285 pounds, decisioned James Spencer of Spring Hills Springstead 5-0. The North Fort Myers senior also finished his season undefeated.

Tritons' 220-pound wrestler Justyn Cordones earned third place. Cordones, knocked into the consolation bracket on Friday, won three matches Saturday to finish third. In the third-place match, Cordones defeated Christian Reynolds of Springstead by a 4-2 decision.

Trevor Shook of Ida Baker finished sixth in the 195-pound division.

Mariner's Mack Koselke was eliminated in the third round of the consolation bracket at 138 pounds.

FHSAA State Championships

At Kissimmee

Class 3A

138 pounds: Cons. Round 3 - Richard Lawyer (Charlotte) 33-10 won by decision over Mack Koselke (Mariner) 36-9 (Dec 3-1). 160: Semifinal - Christian Minto (Mariner) 33-0 won by decision over Ethan Davis (Olympic Heights) 32-5 (Dec 8-2). Championship: Christian Minto (Mariner) 34-0, Sr. over Terrence Clayton (Riverdale) 40-8, Sr. (Fall 5:17). 195: Cons. Round 3 - Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Ryan Voor (Brandon) 64-9 (SV-1 10-8). Cons. Semi - Anthony Andou (Charlotte) 50-6 won by major decision over Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 (MD 15-5). 5th Place Match - Caden Cunningham (Lake Gibson) 43-9 won by fall over Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 (Fall 3:54). 220: Cons. Round 3 - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by fall over Wilkinson Saul (Olympic Heights) 44-8 (Fall 4:51). Cons. Semi - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by decision over Trillyon Fils-Aime (Palmetto Ridge) 43-17 (Dec 7-1). 3rd Place Match - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by decision over Christian Reynolds (Springstead) 34-6 (Dec 4-2). 295: Semifinal - Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 10-0 won by fall over Cameron Carr (Lake Weir) 38-10 (Fall 1:04). Championship: Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 11-0, Sr. over James Spencer (Springstead) 38-4, Sr. (Dec 5-0).

Friday

State wrestling tournament

Christian Minto of Mariner and Adolphus Taylor of North Fort Myers made it today's semifinals of the state Class 2A wrestling tournament in Kissimmee.

Minto (160 pounds) will meet Ethan Davis of Boca Raton in his semifinal match. Taylor (285) takes on Cameron Carr of Lake Weir for a shot at the title.

Three other area wrestlers are still alive in the wrestlebacks. Mariner's Mack Koselke lost his first-round match, then advanced through two rounds of wrestlebacks at 138 pounds. He takes on Charles Lawyer of Charlotte on Saturday.

At 195 pounds, Ida Baker's Trevor Shook won his first match, but lost in the quarterfinals to fall into the wrestlebacks. He picked up another win there, and will face Ryan Voor of Olympic Heights.

Mariner's Justyn Cordones, wrestling at 220 pounds, also went win-loss-win on Friday. Cordones meets Olympic Heights's Jonathan Shaw on Saturday.

In the Class 1A tournament, Oasis 220-pounder George Minervini was eliminated with losses in the first two rounds.

FHSAA state wrestling tournament

At Silver Stars Arena, Kissimmee

Fridays results

Class 3A

138 pounds: Round 1 - Sergio Desiante (Jesuit) 51-11 won by decision over Mack Koselke (Mariner) 36-8 (Dec 3-2). Cons. Round 1 - Mack Koselke (Mariner) 36-8 won by tech fall over Matthew Arango (Columbia) 35-16 (TF-1.5 4:05 (18-2))Cons. Round 2 - Mack Koselke (Mariner) 36-8 won by fall over Cameron Broughton (Orange Park) 33-13 (Fall 3:32).

160 pounds: Round 1 - Christian Minto (Mariner) 32-0 won by fall over Jah-Shua Watts (Heritage) 37-16 (Fall 2:55). Quarterfinal - Christian Minto (Mariner) 32-0 won by fall over Antonio Davis (Lincoln) 37-5 (Fall 5:41).

195 pounds: Round 1 - Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 45-5 won by fall over Juhnari Dye (Miami Central) 23-3 (Fall 1:38). Quarterfinal - Timothy Johnson (Pasco) 55-5 won by fall over Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 45-5 (Fall 3:59). Cons. Round 2 - Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 45-5 won by decision over Trey Chesser (Creekside) 34-8 (Dec 5-3).

220 pounds: Round 1 - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 24-6 won by tech fall over Shawn Rodriguez (Goleman) 34-14 (TF-1.5 5:50 (15-0). Quarterfinal - Mason Arnold (Jesuit) 49-9 won by fall over Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 24-6 (Fall 1:09). Cons. Round 2 - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 24-6 won by decision over Clarke Hamilton (Bartram Trail) 28-12 (Dec 6-0).

285 pounds: Round 1 - Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 9-0 won by fall over Cam Goodenow (Pace) 29-20 (Fall 1:49). Quarterfinal - Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 9-0 won in sudden victory - 1 over Kevron Gadson (East River) 29-6 (SV-1 3-1).

Class 2A

220 pounds: Round 1 - Chase Thompson (American Heritage School (Delray Beach) 45-6 won by fall over George Minervini (Oasis) 18-11 (Fall 3:13). Cons. Round 1 - Deacon Straube (Weeki Wachee) 26-16 won by decision over George Minervini (Oasis) 18-11 (Dec 9-8).

 
 
 

 

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