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NFM High’s Taylor, Mariner's Minto state champs
March 13, 2019

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Mariner's Christian Minto and Adolphus Taylor of North Fort Myers won state titles Saturday in the state Class 3A wrestling tournament at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.

Minto, a senior at Mariner, completed an undefeated season at 160 pounds by taking an 8-2 decision over Ethan Davis of Boca Raton Olympic Heights in the final.

Taylor, competing in the largest weight class in FHSAA competition, 285 pounds, decisioned James Spencer of Spring Hills Springstead 5-0. The North Fort Myers senior also finished his season undefeated.

Tritons' 220-pound wrestler Justyn Cordones earned third place. Cordones, knocked into the consolation bracket on Friday, won three matches Saturday to finish third. In the third-place match, Cordones defeated Christian Reynolds of Springstead by a 4-2 decision.

Trevor Shook of Ida Baker finished sixth in the 195-pound division.

Mariner's Mack Koselke was eliminated in the third round of the consolation bracket at 138 pounds.

FHSAA State Championships

At Kissimmee

Class 3A

138 pounds: Cons. Round 3 - Richard Lawyer (Charlotte) 33-10 won by decision over Mack Koselke (Mariner) 36-9 (Dec 3-1).

160: Semifinal - Christian Minto (Mariner) 33-0 won by decision over Ethan Davis (Olympic Heights) 32-5 (Dec 8-2).

Championship: Christian Minto (Mariner) 34-0, Sr. over Terrence Clayton (Riverdale) 40-8, Sr. (Fall 5:17).

195: Cons. Round 3 - Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Ryan Voor (Brandon) 64-9 (SV-1 10-8).

Cons. Semi - Anthony Andou (Charlotte) 50-6 won by major decision over Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 (MD 15-5). 5th Place Match - Caden Cunningham (Lake Gibson) 43-9 won by fall over Trevor Shook (Ida Baker) 46-7 (Fall 3:54).

220: Cons. Round 3 - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by fall over Wilkinson Saul (Olympic Heights) 44-8 (Fall 4:51).

Cons. Semi - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by decision over Trillyon Fils-Aime (Palmetto Ridge) 43-17 (Dec 7-1). 3rd Place Match - Justyn Cordones (Mariner) 27-6 won by decision over Christian Reynolds (Springstead) 34-6 (Dec 4-2).

295: Semifinal - Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 10-0 won by fall over Cameron Carr (Lake Weir) 38-10 (Fall 1:04).

Championship: Adolphus Taylor (North Fort Myers) 11-0, Sr. over James Spencer (Springstead) 38-4, Sr. (Dec 5-0).

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