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Tribune's All-Pasco County Wrestling Team

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

First Team

106: Dominick Tellesco, So., Land O'Lakes – Eclipsed 40 wins at the state tournament where he fell a match short of placing.

113: Dakota Arends, Sr., River Ridge – SAC and district champion who finished with a 38-6 record.

120: Tony Ruggiero, Sr., Wesley Chapel – 1A state champion finished with a 42-5 record.

126: John Ortiz, Sr., Sunlake – SAC champion and district runner-up.

132: Niko DeAugustino, Sr., Pasco – SAC and district champion produced a 48-7 record.

138: Skyler White, So., Pasco – White was a surprise of the state tournament, finishing second as a sophomore.

145: Andrew Scherer, Jr., Fivay – Eclipsed 100 career wins this season on his way to a fourth-place finish at state.

152: Jacob Newman, Sr., Gulf – District champion qualified for the state tournament with a 39-12 record.

160: Spencer Baxter, Sr., Gulf – Fell short of a state championship in a close match in the finals, but the SAC, District, and Regional champion went 46-4.

170: Nicco Lightfoot, Jr., Fivay – SAC and District champion had a fourth-place finish at the state tournament.

182: Colin Hahn, Sr., Fivay – SAC, district and regional champion fell in the state finals to nationally-ranked Taylor Jackson and finished with a 46-4 record.

195: Gary Garcia, Sr., Land O'Lakes – State qualifier finished with a 37-13 record.

220: Zach Jordan, Sr., Pasco – 37-4 record and a third-place finish at the state tournament.

285: Kelly Meus, Sr., Fivay – 35-8 record and a sixth-place finish at state.

Second Team

106: Cole Manion, Jr., Fivay

113: Jared Lanier, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch

120: Troy Reed, Sr., Fivay

126: Tyler Bridenstine, Jr., Pasco

132: Kendrick Porttereal, Jr., Sunlake

138: Robert Napolitano, Jr., Gulf

145: Dmitri Grivas, Sr., Anclote

152: Jonte Scott, So., Anclote

160: Max Reynolds, Sr., River Ridge

170: John Brown, Sr., Pasco

182: Jarred Kruse, Jr., Gulf

195: Thomas Shaffer, Sr., Zephyrhills

220: Kenneth Hayes, Jr., Gulf

285: Hayden Krautner, Sr., River Ridge

Honorable Mention

Anclote: Ricky Crawford, Nick Ritter, Devin Jones, Colton Nichols.

Fivay: Jose Morales.

Gulf: Anthony Agazarm, Tanner Abbott, Trystan Bussey, Austin Smith.

Hudson: Drake Carson.

Land O'Lakes: Bobby Austin, Cedrick Lowe.

Mitchell: Max Gebler, Austin Smith, Connor Murchie, Storm Schenk.

Pasco: Kurtis Boas, TJ Maple, Kevin Tipton.

Ridgewood: Hunter Solem. River Ridge: Kyle Arends, Brandon Simms.

Sunlake: Zach Kweller.

Wesley Chapel: Teddy Johnson.

Wiregrass Ranch: Max Quinones, Patrick Hill.

Zephyrhills: Joel Morrison.

Coach of the Year

Andy Medders, Fivay

In just three years, Medders has made the Fivay program a household name at the state tournament. In one of the most competitive seasons in Pasco County, Medders' Falcons edged out their Pasco county counterparts in the postseason. At the SAC tournament, just a few points separated Fivay, Pasco, River Ridge, and Gulf. The Falcons did just enough in the finals to pull off their second consecutive conference title. Three weeks later, Fivay finished seventh at the state tournament, just ahead of Pasco (eighth) and Gulf (11th). Medders led the Falcons to a 26-5 dual record and produced four state placers. Fivay was also champions of the Fivay Saturday Slam and the Romans IBT tournaments.

About The Team

The Tribune's All-Pasco County wrestling team was selected by correspondent Steven Campbell based on regular-season and postseason performances. The Sunshine Athletic Conference team selected by the county's head coaches was strongly considered. The Player of the Year will be announced at the end of the school year.

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