St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version


Brandon dominates Gainesville tournament

© St. Petersburg Times
published January 19, 2003

GAINESVILLE -- Brandon remained undefeated Saturday with a victory in the Domino's Invitational Tournament, which was a combination of pool dual and individual competition.

The tournament started with pool dual matches and ended with singles competition among the top six wrestlers in each weight class. Brandon beat Fort Myers, Clay County and Gainesville in pool competition. In the second pool, Sickles beat Orange Park, Lake City Columbia and Tallahassee Lincoln before eventually losing to Miami Southridge. An undefeated record in dual matches and 11 individual champions gave the Eagles 334.5 points and the overall title. Southridge was second with 189, followed by Clay County (175.5) and Sickles (162).

With dual matches stopped after pool competition and Miami Southridge in another pool, Brandon did not get an opportunity to wrestle one of the state's top programs. However, in the individual championship rounds, Eagles and Trojans collided in tough matches at 103, 112 and 152 pounds. Brandon won all three.

Brandon's champions included Alejandro Figueroa (103), John Santana (112), Cesar Grajales (119), Khalid Andwele (125), Ryan Joyce (130), Eddie Hutchinson (135), Tommy Hutchinson (140), David Craig (145), Rocky Cozart (152), Matt Juncal (189) and Rashard Golf (215).

"I thought we did really well, coming off the Brandon duals," Eagles coach Russ Cozart said. "Alejandro, Eddie Hutchinson, John Santana and Rocky all beat some excellent wrestlers. Rocky beat a state champ from Clay County.

"We had great performances from everybody tonight."

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk

  • Smack is back
  • Tonight's game
  • Underappreciated Titans have been here before
  • Jaguars' GM pick stays in Baltimore

  • Tennis
  • Venus overcomes 33 errors to advance to quarterfinal

  • Season on the bubble
  • No. 13 Creighton 85, SIU 76

  • College football
  • Walton TD caps North win

  • In brief
  • Kwan near perfect in winning 7th U.S. title

  • NHL
  • Slapshots
  • Maple Leafs spoil Julien's debut in Montreal

  • College basketball
  • Gator focus on win, not UT mystique
  • USF holds off rally to upset Memphis
  • UConn reaches record of 55 straight wins
  • Top 25: Terps take out Devils again
  • Florida escapes South Carolina with win
  • Wolfpack keeps 'Noles winless in conference
  • St. John's rallies from 16 down

  • Autos
  • Fans, drivers get close for charity

  • NBA
  • Magic puts Hill on injured list

  • Golf
  • Baddeley extends lead to 2

  • Preps
  • Late win a building block for Jesuit
  • Hernando wins Springstead title
  • Brandon dominates Gainesville tournament
  • Cowboys, Tigers suffer losses
  • Packers knock off top-ranked team
  • A new level of PCAC dominance

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report
  • Red grouper seem to be on upswing

  • Rays
  • Rays wait to expand roster on the cheap

  • Bucs
  • The clock is ticking
  • Bucs defense fears no power
  • McNabb makes wins his duty
  • Even keel disguises Reid's passion for game
  • Familiarity breeds success for offensive line
  • Sideline
  • Little to love, but Vet was home
  • Chucky's chalk talk
  • What they're saying
  • We predict
  • Guest column: Revamped Bucs pose new threat
  • Ditka rates '85 Bears defense vs. 2002 Bucs
  • Trail of tears
  • Kickin' back: Legend smiles on today's Bucs
  • TV crew sees a different Bucs
  • Jurevicius joins Bucs, will play
  • Letters: Bucs chat
  • Gary Shelton: Bucs can take it or leave it
  • John Romano: Gimme five!
  • Hubert Mizell: Today it's okay to root, root for the home team

  • Lightning
  • Tampa Bay finds itself just average
  • Even on ice, fever present
  • Past vs. Senators looming

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts