Updated at 7:55 p.m. Friday
LAKELAND — Seven area wrestlers are in action today and tomorrow at the Florida High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling tournament.
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FLAGLER PALM COAST
Jonathan Muniz gets pinned by Luis Hernandez (40-14) in 3 minutes, 45 seconds. Muniz (39-9) will have to go through the wrestle-back bracket. He’ll face Carlton Armstrong (36-9) first.
Muniz advances after his opponent forfeits.
Justin Boyle loses an 8-5 decision to Eric Perez (35-1) in the first round. Boyle (39-9) will face David Towers (46-5) in the wrestle-back bracket.
Boyle will advance in the first round of wrestle-backs because his opponent, David Towers, sustained an injury.
Kaz Maia lost to John Cruz (North Port), on a major decision, 18-9, in the first round. Maia (38-6) moves over to the wrestle-back bracket to face Nixon Chavez (20-6).
Maia knocks off Chevez with an 8-2 decision.
Alfred Shavers, Flagler Palm Coast’s lone regional champ, cruised to a first-round win over Kizhan Clarke (Riverview) with a fall in 5 minutes, 46 seconds. Shavers (40-4) will face Southwest’s Franco Valdez (46-3) in the quarterfinals.
Jake Kosachiner lost to Nicholas Villamil (Braddock), 6-4, in the first round. Kosachiner (36-6) moves into the wrestle-back side of the bracket and will face Andrew Mitchell (29-13).
Kosachiner topped Mitchell, 3-2, in the first round of wrestle-backs.
Kosachiner wins a 10-5 decision in the second round of wrestle-backs. He's into Saturday's competition.
Jordin Castanheira was pinned by Max Reynolds (37-2) in 1:22 in the first round. Castanheira (19-17) will move to the wrestle-back side of the bracket and face Damon McCurry (42-6).
Castanheira's season is over after he loses a major decision to McCurry, 10-1.
Clayton Dennis (40-8) pinned Ty McLeod in 5 minutes, 48 seconds, to pick up a first-round win. Dennis will face Ariel Jiminez (24-10) in the next round. Jiminez advanced via a forfeit.
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