Osceola County wrestlers came home with two state championships from the Florida high school title meet Saturday at Dr. Phillips High in Orlando.
Since girls wrestling is not yet sanctioned by the FHSAA, Saturday’s event is technically an invitational — but the best in the state do get invites.
Gateway’s Emiliana Martinez won the 172-pound division by pinning Boca Ciega’s Millian Garrett 4:48 into the match. Osceola’s Natalia Ferrer won at 222 with a 4-2 decision over Dr. Phillips’ Aaliyah Hyacinthe.
Liberty’s Amara Morales was the runner-up at 122 pounds, going 4-1 on the day.
Thanks to eight of its 10 wrestlers scoring points, Osceola was third in the team standings with 106.5 points behind host Dr. Phillips (225.5) and Freedom (185.5), who had 16 and 19 wrestlers competing, for comparison.
Gateway (51) was 12th, St. Cloud (37.5) was 19th, Liberty (36) was 20th, Poinciana (11) was 61st and Celebration (8) was 68th.
For Osceola, Kealonie Vega — who also qualified for the state weightlifting meet on Saturday in Panama City Beach but chose to stay home and wrestle — finished fourth at 100 pounds. Angelica Angeles was 5th at 117, Talia Lugo 5th at 122, and Madison Duncan was 4th at 134.
Gateway’s Angelique Torres joined Martinez on the podium and was 5th at 140. St. Cloud’s Sophia Anderson was 4th at 106.