2022 All-Area Athletes & Teams

All-Area Athletes and Teams

All-Area Athletes & Teams

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www.yoursun.com Page 27 to win a state title, taking the crown in Class 3A's 182-pound division. It was an emotional moment for the Joyce and extended Bobcat wrestling fam- ilies and capped a 50-2 season. CAEL NEWTON CHARLOTTE, JUNIOR All eyes are going to be on Newton next season as his improvement from year to year has been as undeniable as his 6-5 frame. Dicult for opponents to square up, Newton improved from "happy to be here" to third place at state in the Class 2A, 195-pound division. PATRICK NOLAN CHARLOTTE, SENIOR Nolan is a textbook definition for doggedness. After losing in the state quarterfinals a year ago, Nolan wrestled his way back to a third-place finish. This year, he was defeated in the semifinals, but repeated his third-place showing. This, after a spectacular region tourna- ment championship run. LANCE SCHYCK LEMON BAY, SENIOR After going undefeated last season and winning a state title with a torn ACL, Schyck repeated the feat this year in Class 1A's 182-pound division. This, despite a rough recovery from two subsequent surgeries. In his final three seasons at Lemon Bay, Schyck went a stunning 118-1. BLAINE TARANTO VENICE, JUNIOR Taranto stepped it up a notch this season at Venice in terms of competition and it paid o for him at the Class 3A state championships. After finishing fifth a year ago, Taranto battled back from a semifinal defeat to win the blood round and then secure third place in the 120-pound division. SECOND TEAM JOSIAH ARROYO, Port Charlotte, senior JUSTIN BRADY, Lemon Bay, junior NATHANIEL BOX, Charlotte, junior MIGUEL DIAZ, Lemon Bay, sophomore VINCENT DONATELLE, North Port, sophomore CALEB CORRIDINO, Lemon Bay, senior BIAGGIO FRATTARELLI, Charlotte, senior LOGAN KELLY, Lemon Bay, sophomore OKTEN LOGUE, Port Charlotte, senior MARCUS LOPEZ, Lemon Bay, junior TYLER RODRIGUEZ, Port Charlotte, junior TRISTANY SMALLWOOD, Venice, sophomore BRYCEN WARREN, Lemon Bay, junior GAGE WIGGINS, Venice, sophomore WRESTLING FROM PAGE 26A SUN PREPS ALL-AREA GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING By VINNIE PORTELL SPORTS WRITER It's going to be hard to top this past season of girls weightlifting in our area. Several high schools – Charlotte, Lemon Bay, North Port, Venice, Imagine and Port Charlotte – sent competitors to the 1A-3A state championships. There were several performances to remember along the way. Two area teams – Lemon Bay and Charlotte – won regional championships while North Port and Port Charlotte finished as runners-up. Individually, dozens of athletes advanced to states and several of them won regional titles, too. At states, Madison Atwood and Aubrey Jarvis lived up to their strong seasons as each brought home a state championship – with Atwood breaking the state's clean and jerk record. That's only scratching the surface of an area chock-full of decorated lifters. For another solid season at Charlotte, Matt Galley was named the Coach of the Year. FIRST TEAM MADISON ATWOOD IMAGINE, JUNIOR It seemed nearly impossible for Atwood to top her dominant run to a championship last season. Somehow, she pulled it o. Now competing for Imagine after winning with North Port last year, Atwood won her district, region, and the title for the 1A 183-pound weight class. She then went on to set a new state record in the clean and jerk — lifting 250 pounds in her final attempt at the 1A state championships. Atwood won her weight class at states by 80 pounds. AUBREY JARVIS NORTH PORT, JUNIOR The top returning lifter for North Port, Jarvis won most matchups with ease. She won her weight class at the 3A-District 12 meet with a combined lift of 345 pounds, beating out second place by a combined 75 pounds. She kept that momentum going all the way to a state championship — winning the 3A 169-pound weight class with a combined lift of 380 pounds (195 pound bench and 185 pound clean and jerk). ALEXA ESTEVEZ PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR A top lifter for the Lady Pirates, Estevez was a force in the 139-pound weight class. She won individual titles at her district and regional meets on the way to a third-place finish at the 2A state championships. Her best lift of the postseason came in regionals when she benched 170 pounds and lifted 175 pounds in the clean and jerk to win by 10 pounds. TARA YOUNT PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR A state champion last season, Yount came close to repeating. Yount lifted a combined 420 pounds (205 pound bench and 215 pound clean and jerk) to come five pounds away from winning the 2A 199-pound weight class. Despite the runner-up finish, her season was still special. Yount laid waste to the competition at the 2A-District 13 meet as she eased o the pedal and still won by a combined 115 pounds. At regionals, the senior lifted a com- bined 420 pounds to win by 60 — setting up her return to states. NATALEE BROWN LEMON BAY, JUNIOR A reliably dominant lifter, Brown won individual district and regional titles in the 139-pound weight class as she helped the Lady Mantas win a pair of team championships, too. Brown won her district by 50 com- bined pounds and her region by 30 pounds, but saved her best lift for the 1A state championships. The junior finished in second place as she benched 155 pounds and lifted 165 pounds in the clean and jerk (320 total) — the best finish among Lemon Bay lifters. ANGELINA DABNEY PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR Part of a key senior trio for the Lady Pirates, Dabney often came up clutch. The senior won the 2A-District 13 meet for the 129-pound weight class by 30 pounds and then won her region by 20. Though she was unable to complete her lifts at states, it was still a season to remember for Dabney. Her best lift of the postseason came at regionals when she benched 170 pounds and lifted 190 pounds in the clean and jerk (360 total). GIANNA CREOLA CHARLOTTE, SENIOR A senior leader for the regional champion Tarpons, Creola performed at a championship level all season. If not for Angelina Dabney, Creola would have won district and regional titles while helping the Tarpons team capture a pair of championships, too. She lifted a combined 340 pounds (160 pound bench, 180 pound clean and jerk) for a third-place finish in 2A competition for the 129-pound weight class. SECOND TEAM MARISSA SCHULER, Charlotte senior SHANTAY REID, North Port senior MAKAYLA WATERHOUSE, Imagine, 7th grade MAELANI PARKINSON, Charlotte junior KAYLEIGH SOLER, North Port senior PRESLEY ENGELAUF, Lemon Bay junior KATARINA WILBURN, North Port senior Titles won, records broken

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