It was a dead heat with three bouts remaining in the annual Broward versus Miami-Dade All-Star wrestling meet Thursday night at South Broward High School.
When Coral Reef’s Daniel Perez beat Nova’s Mike Marshall on an injury default in a 220-pound bout, the Dade stars clinched en route to a 67-52 victory.
Two of Miami-Dade’s state champions — Southwest’s Nosomy Pozo and North Miami Beach’s Ritchie Guillaume — won their respective weight classes.
Pozo, who finished his senior season 36-3 at 132 pounds, was also a two-time district and GMAC titleholder. Since the FHSAA finals in Lakeland two weeks ago, he has only taken two days off as he prepares for the NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., from March 29 to April 1.
“This season was awesome,” Pozo said. “It’s good to know all the hard work paid off. I’m really excited. The feeling’s great.”
Broward County has won the event just once — in 2011. Four-time county champion and Class 3A state runner-up Alex Uhre of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas capped his high school career with a 6-0 decision over North Miami Beach’s Markus Martinez in 113 pounds.
Bouts – 106: Jonathan Francois (PLA) pin Jorge Barrios (MS) 2:40, Richardo Rendules (GOL) dec. Randy Garay (HAL) 3-1, Ross Clark (GIB) pin Jorge Barrios (MS) 3:14; 113: Alex Uhre (STA) dec. Markus Martinez (NMB) 6-0, Joshua Brown (MIR) dec. Gustavo Villamil (BRA) 8-3; 120: Devon Lira (WES) dec. Ibrahim Small (MOU) 8-6, Ibrahim Small (MOU) pin Scott Simmons (CC) 1:06; 126: Caleb Carter (MON) maj. dec. Daniel Precedio (MS) 12-4, Tuqwan Stone (MIR) dec. Alexander Brooks (PAL) 4-1; 132: Nosomy Pozo (SWM) pin Fabian West (GLA) 3:44, Julien Moreno (SUN) dec. Chris Stones (GIB) 10-7; 138: Anthony Colon (STA) pin Danny Garcia (DOR) 4:35, Geoffrey Nicholas (BRA) dec. Quinten Tenner (EVE) 7-2; 145: Jose Felipe (BRA) maj dec. Nick Limperis (GIB) 14-5, Ritchie Guillaume (NMB) Eddie Pierce (SB) 5-3; 152: Helbert Canales-Rojas (SUN) pin Barry Jones (CC) 2:44, John Salcedo (MCA) dec. Lazaro Rodriguez (SWM) 3-2; 160: Jeiko Da Silveira (GIB) dec. Giovone Lins (MB) 10-4, Nate Delevoe (SB) dec. Armstrong Pierre-Charles (NM) 6-0; 170: Edney Alvarez (SWM) dec. Eugene Kinchen (MIR) 12-6, Courtney Stubbs (NMB) maj. dec. Eugene Kinchen (MIR) 17-9; 182: Raul Vargas (TAR) pin 3:08 Marquis Brown (MJA), George Knowles (BRA) dec. Romario Anderson (CS) 8-2; 195: David Phanor (NM) tech fall Damian Grullon (MCA) 16-0, Jordan Sanchez (CC) dec. Oscar Cruz (KROP) 3-1; 220: Juan Herrera (SWM) pin Alex King (STR) 3:44, Daniel Perez (CR) Mike Marshall (NOV) inj. default; HWT: Cornell Gilmore (PAL) pin Juan Gianformaggio (HH) 3:48.
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