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The winning ways carry over from last season as the Eagles notch wins over three county foes.
By TERRY JONES
Published November 20, 2005
BRANDON - The wrestling season has only just started, but already is in hurry-up mode, with teams adding multiple dual matches in addition to the dual tournaments.
Alonso, Chamberlain and Sickles, perhaps the top three programs in northern Hillsborough County, collided at the Brandon gym Saturday in a quadruple match. Each team wrestled three duals.
"This was kind of an experiment by the Hillsborough County athletic department to both save money and give the kids three good matches on one trip," Brandon coach Russ Cozart said. "The other coaches were fine with the idea and it worked well."
Brandon, ranked No. 1 in the nation, went undefeated, losing one individual match out of 42. The Eagles defeated Chamberlain 82-0, Alonso 76-0 and Sickles 78-3.
In the other matches, Alonso tied Chamberlain at 39 and defeated Sickles 59-18. Sickles defeated Chamberlain 59-18. Chamberlain's upper weights were in the football playoffs Friday and unavailable for competition Saturday. The Alonso-Chamberlain tie garnered the most noise from the crowd. To break the tie, officials went to the seventh criterion. The team with the fewest unsportsmanlike penalties would have won, but there were none. Second came number of wins (seven each), then pins and forfeits (six each), technical falls (none) and major decisions (none).
Finally, officials looked at the number of wrestlers scoring first points in the individual matches. Alonso won 11-1.
"We still have some improvements to make, but I was pleased with the overall performance of our kids," Alonso coach John Moore said. "This format worked out fine, giving us an opportunity to measure where we are right now."
Leading the charge for the Ravens, with a pair of pins each, were Lazara Palma (119), Curt Ivy (140) Aleks Vega (145), Victor Paparella (160) and Justin Hughes (219).
Aside from the Brandon wrestlers, Sickles senior heavyweight Joe Russell was the only competitor to win all three of his matches.
"Joe is just an exceptional athlete," Sickles coach Terry Brockland said. "He did great, even in his Brandon match. This format worked out well to allow us to get in some very good matches without missing school time and using one bus to one location."
Winning three matches for the Eagles were Eddie Ciesla (103), Eric Grajales (112), Kyle Keller 119), Kevin Timothy (125), James Brown (130), Alex Araoz (135), Justin Uno (140), Zaq Berridge (145), Sean Joyce (152), Keith Koziel (160), Tom Timothy (171), David Craig (189) and Phillip Uno (215).