Miami-Dade High School Wrestling

Southwest’s Nosomy Pozo wins district wrestling title


Special to The Miami Herald

Two years ago, a wrestling rivalry was born.

During the GMAC semifinal, Southwest’s Nosomy Pozo led Columbus’ Damian Penichet when the latter started snapping on his opponent’s head to set up shots. Pozo, who thought the contact was too hard, swung a punch. The tussle escalated, turning into disqualifications for the pair and consequently ending both wrestlers’ seasons.

“Every time we go at it it’s a battle,” said Pozo, now a senior. “He’s a really tough contender. We have a history.”

On Friday afternoon, Pozo earned a 4-1 decision over Penichet for the District 15-3A 132-pound title at Braddock High School.

Two weeks ago, Pozo beat Penichet 4-2 in overtime for his second GMAC crown. Penichet bested Pozo, who was making his first tournament appearance since an injury that kept him out over the summer, earlier in the season.

“It’s the different styles that challenge each other, which always make it a good match,” said Penichet, now a junior. “I’ll just watch the videos, look at what I did wrong, try to fix my mistakes.”

Both captured county championships and reached the state semifinal of their respective divisions while competing at different weight classes in 2011-12.

On Friday, the pair battled through a scoreless first period before Penichet took a 1-0 advantage in the second. Pozo, however, answered with a takedown and scored his four points soon after.

Pozo and Penichet won’t have to wait long for another possible rematch: Regional play begins next week, followed by the state tournament in Lakeland.

“I do like it knowing I have tough opponents like him making me train even harder,” Pozo said. “I push myself every day to the limit.”

Columbus, which won its sixth consecutive district title with a score of 215.5, produced five individual champions. Southwest also took five titles and finished second with 184.

“We had a great tournament,” Columbus coach James Husk said. “We look like we’re in a pretty good position with 12 boys going to the region next week.”

Team scores: Columbus 215.5, Southwest 184, Braddock 181.5, South Miami 91, Coral Park 48, Coral Gable 46.5, Miami Beach 46, Miami 36.

Championship – 106: Erik Zorrilla (SWM) dec. Nicholas Villamil (BRD) 8-6; 113: Gustavo Villamil (BRD) maj. dec. Anthony Codinach (COL) 10-0; 120: Jesse Acedo (SWM) dec. Alejandro Menendez (SM) 15-13 SV; 126: Juan Calderon (CP) dec. Emmanuel Nordelo (SM) 7-1; 132: Nosomy Pozo (SWM) dec. Damian Penichet (COL) 4-1; 138: Robert Powell (COL) dec. Geoffrey Nicholas (BRD) 5-4 TB2; 145: Daneil Harth (COL) pin Jose Felipe (BRD) 1:39; 152: Sonny Gulesian (COL) pin Milton Hope (BRD) 2:42; 160: Giovanny Lins (MB) dec. Kier Rodriguez (COL) 5-4; 170: Diego Garcia (COL) dec. Edney Alvarez (SWM) 3-2 TB2; 182: George Knowles (BRD) pin Jean Concepcion (SM) 3:58: 195: Adolfo Sotolongo (SWM) pin Leandro Rodriguez (BRD) 1:28; 220: Nicholas Wethy (COL) pin Juan Herrera (SWM) 2:41; 285: Joseph Kennedy (SWM) dec. Nicholas Gonzalez (COL) 5-1;

Consolation – 106: Adriel Garcia-Ramirez (COL) dec. Fernando Hernandez (SM) 9-4; 113: Christopher Camarillo (CG) pin Alaen Gonzalez (SWM) 0:56; 120: Anthony Vizcaino (CG) pin Carlos Perez (BRD) 4:17; 126: Jake Aguilera (COL) pin Marcieus Brown (BRD) 2:58; 132: Joel Alvarez (BRD) tech fall Julio Rodriguez (MB) 16-0; 138: Wayne Tarpley (MIA) dec. Joel Amaya (SM) 8-7; 145: Pedro Miranda (SWM) pin Hector Paz (MB); 152: Lazaro Rodriguez (SWM) dec. Brian Diaz (SM) 7-1; 160: Lazaro Acosta (CP) dec. Sebastian Calderon (BRD) 10-5; 170: Miguel Valles (SM) pin Darian Lazo (BRD) 4:12; 182: Lazaro Segura (SWM) pin Humberto Martinez (COL) 2:59; 195: Isidro Sandino (MIA) maj. dec. Marcos Moreno (CG) 17-3; 220: Eliezer Garcia (CP) pin Angelo Cordano (BRD) 2:11; 285: Jose Diaz (MIA) pin John Wesley (BRD) 1:48.


•  Ransom Everglades 71, Champagant 58 – RE (22-2): Singer 26, Mourning 4, Stern 5, Ertel 4, Roach 20, Marx 12. CHAMP: Holanda 10, Chaputin 2, Leadon 20, Domingues 8, LaBrandre 3, Nairm 14. Halftime: RE 41-24. Rebounds: Mourning 7. Assists: Marx 4. Steals: Rose 3. Blocks: Mourning 6

Late Thursday — LaSalle 68, Calusa Prep 57 – LAS: Berdullas 6, Reguiera 3, Puig 2, E. Lopez 6, Santana 30, Robinson 12, C. Lopez 8, Laphitzondo 1. Rebounds: Robinson 9. Assists: Berdullas 4. Steals: E. Lopez 3

•  Late Thursday — Belen Jesuit 63, Sunset 32 – BEL (15-11): Iparraguirre 4, Perez 6, Alvarez 8, Medina 2, Fernandez 6, Couto 11, Pujals 12, Roca 2, Battle 12. SUN: Garcia 2, Alvarez 6, Padilla 3, Fletcher 2, Alvarenga 2, Galban 3, Felipe 8, Del Solar 2, Rosales 4. Three-pointers: Perez, Alvarez, Couto 3, Alvarenga 2, Galban. Rebounds: Roca 6, Pujals 6. Assists: Medina 4. Steals: Fernandez 5

•  Late Thursday — Hebrew Academy 64, MAST Academt 34 - HEB (15-6): Schechter 27, Abramowitz 20, Furst 4, DiVeroli 4, Esformes 3, Paul 3, Bronstein 2, Masin 1. MAST: Zarate 13, Martinez 11, Morales 4, San Roman 2, Carvalho 2, Lostao 1, Modesto 1. Halftime: HEB 29-19. Three-pointers: Martinez 3, Abramowitz 2, Zarate, Paul. Rebounds: Abramowitz 8. Assists: Esformes 5. Steals: Schechter 6

•  Late Thursday — Miami Country Day 63, Marathon 54 - MCD (20-5): Clements 17, Cordero 5, Parizo 12, Woodside 8, Alvarez 3, Zimmer 11, Kydd 5, Jones 2. MAR: Chaplin 9, Rojas 21, Deluca 3, Fantroy 7, Chavez 3, Stewart 4, Ryan 7. Three-pointers: Clements 4, Parizo, Alvarez, Rojas 5, Deluca, Chavez. Rebounds: Woodside 11. Assists: Woodside 7

•  Late Wednesday — Miami Country Day 68, Marathon 27 - MCD (19-5): Clements 8, Parizo 41, Woodside 2, Alvarez 5, Zimmer 8, Kydd 4. MAR: Cavitt 3, Rojas 5, Deluca 6, Fantroy 4, Chavez 3, Stewart 1, Garcia 2, Ryan 1, Chaplin 2. Three-pointers: Clements, Parizo Alvarez, Rojas, Deluca, Fantroy, Chavez. Rebounds: Kydd 10, Jones 10. Assists: Cordero 4, Woodside 4, Kydd 4


•  District 15-8A final — Lourdes 62, South Miami 40 – LOU: Suarez 20, Palmer 18, Jordan 13, Nunez 9, Vidal 2. SM: Khadijah Brown 10, Graham 8, Evans 6, M. Ayerdis 6, Brown 4, C. Ayerdis 3, Valdes 2, Cummings 1. Halftime: LOU 36-13. Three-pointers: M. Ayerdis 2, Jordan, C. Ayerdis. Rebounds: Palmer 14. Steals: Farinas 4. Assists: Suarez 5

•  District 16-4A final — Gulliver Prep 59, St. Brendan 38 – GP (18-9): Deutch 2, J. Pyatt 9, B. Bahadue 1, Westbrooks 12, M. Pyatt 14, Wirshing 7, C. Nixon 15, Campbell 1. SB (13-13): Martinez 11, Rodriguez 1, Vargas 2, Gonzalez 2, Falla 16, Bolanos 6. Rebounds: J. Pyatt 10. Assists: Westbrooks 7

•  Late Thursday — District 15-4A semifinal — La Salle 42, TERRA 30 – LAS (17-8): Moye 4, Noriega 3, Echevarria 2, Pena 1, Tilman 2, De La Madriz 2, Berry 25, Chapoteau 3. TER: Friend 7, Pelberg 10, Zagales 7, Pandolfo 6. Halftime: LAS 19-11. Three-pointers: Chapoteau, Friend. Rebounds: Berry 11. Assists: Tilman 4. Steals: Tilman 6. Blocks: Moye 3.

•  Late Thursday — District 13-4A semifinals — Cardinal Gibbons 43, American 47 - CG (14-8): Cohen 19, Williams 19, Lanzon 7, Jones 5, Pollock 4, Jones 2. PC (6-14): Johnson 25, Jarecki 5, Engler 3, Shea 3, Mintz 3, Cureton 2, Landers 1. Halftime: CG 32-24. Rebounds: Cohen 15, Pollock 10, Jones 9. Assists: Williams 7. Steals: Jones 3.

•  Late Thursday — District 12-8A final — Flanagan 48, Miramar 43 – FLAN (20-3): S. Oramas 20, Cortes 10, Morency 9, Cogdell 9. MIR: Nelson 1, Bridges 9, Lee 7, Jinks 7, Dalton 2, Vassel 3, Green 2, Daniel 12, Halftime: FLAN 29-25. Three-pointers: S. Oramas 2. Rebounds: S. Oramas 10



WP: Frances Santos 5 strikeouts. Top performers: Sharon Zamora 2-3, 4 RBI, triple, double, run. Rahni Ramjit 2-2, 2 RBI, double, run. Vicky Morales 2-2, RBI, double, 2 runs


WP: Emily Santos 8 strikeouts. Top performers: Mel Costero 4-5, 2 RBI, 4 runs, 4 SB. Frances Santos 3-4, 3 runs, 3 SB. Angie Montalvo 2-3, 3 RBI.



Big 8 championship at Fort Lauderdale: 7:30

Northwest Christian at Gulliver, 2:30


District 11-8A final at Coral Glades: Taravella-Deerfield Beach winner vs. South Plantation-Douglas winner, 7

District 15-7A final at Blanche Ely: Coconut Creek-Boyd Anderson winner vs. Northeast-Blanche Ely winner, 7

District 16-7A final: Nova at South Broward, 7

District 15-6A final at Archbishop McCarthy: Pines Charter-Fort Lauderdale winner vs. Hollywood Hills-Archbishop McCarthy winner, 7

District 16-5A final at Pompano Beach: Dillard-Hallandale winner vs. American Heritage-Pompano Beach winner, 7

District 13-4A final at Pine Crest: Pine Crest-Cardinal Gibbons winner vs. North Broward Prep-Coral Springs Charter winner, 7

District 13-2A final: Posnack at Sheridan Hills Christian, 7

District 15-4A final at Ransom: Doral-Ransom winner vs. TERRA-La Salle winner, 5:30

District 15-3A final at Archbishop Curley: Miami Country Day vs. Curley-Dade Christian winner, 7

District 16-3A final: Florida Christian at Palmer Trinity, 7


District 11-3A at Taravella: noon

District 16-3A at Sunset: 10 a.m.

District 16-2A at Homestead: 10 a.m.


Region 3-5A semifinal: St. Thomas Aquinas at Taravella, 7

Region 4-5A semifinal: West Broward at Cypress Bay, 7

Region 4-5A semifinal at Tropical: South Dade vs. Coral Gables, 5

Region 4-4A semifinal: Hialeah American at Fort Lauderdale, 4

Region 4-3A semifinal: Pines Charter at American Heritage, 7

Region 4-2A semifinal: Delray American Heritage at North Broward Prep, 7

Region 4-2A semifinal: Gulliver at Ransom Everglades, 7

Region 4-1A semifinal at Brian Piccolo Park: Sagemont vs. Posnack, 8

Region 4-1A semifinal at Cutler Ridge Park: Hillel at Westminster Christian, 8


State meet at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee


Taravella at American, 10 a.m.

Taravella vs. Key West (American), 12:30

Key West at American, 3

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