Several area wrestlers put together top-notch performances at the 2020 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Wrestling State Championships earlier this month at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, including first-place titles from Carrollwood Day’s Jonathan Conrad (160-pound) and Zephyrhills Christian’s Malik Jones (285-pound).
Here is a closer look at top results from local teams and placed individual wrestlers:
Steinbrenner — 23rd place (19 points)
Truman Noble, Steinbrenner, senior (sixth place)
Note: Noble (51-5) fell to Fleming Island’s Tanner Hill (58-11) in the fifth place finals match by a 5-3 decision.
Sunlake — 34th place (9 points)
Freedom — Tie-39th place (7 points)
Gaither — Tie-51st place (3 points)
Pasco — Tie-51st place (3 points)
Ryan Bennett, Freedom, junior (sixth place)
Note: Bennett (47-11) fell to Jesuit’s Alfonso Vargas (47-17) in the fifth place finals match by a 7-2 decision.
Carrollwood Day — Tie-15th place (31 points)
Zephyrhills Christian — 17th place (28 points)
Jonathan Conrad, Carrollwood Day, sophomore (first place)
Note: Conrad (47-4) defeated Hernando’s Josh Pritz (34-7) by a 7-0 decision.
Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Christian, senior (first place)
Note: Jones (34-0) defeated Key West’s Patrick Barnett (32-7) by pinfall in 6 minutes.
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