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Women's Wrestling powers their way to their second consecutive Metro Conference Championship (2018)

Women's Wrestling repeats as Metro Champions
1/13/2018 12:05:00 AM

Sophomore Jada StCyr, fresh off winning the Women's Weightlifting District Championship 24 hours earlier, pinned all four of her opponents to capture her first Metro Conference Wrestling title in the 138-pound division and led Women's Wrestling to its second consecutive Metro Championship in the tournament's two-year existence. DP crowned a total of ten individual champions, 11 earned an appearance in the finals and 14 wrestlers placed in the top four as DP outdistanced second place Freedom 305 - 142.5. Sophomore Jessica Corredor earned her second Metro title with a pair of pins to secure the 97-pound title while the 113-pound class title went to senior Remy Hellinger, who pinned two of her four opponents and earned a tough 1-0 decision over Cypress Creek in the final for her first Metro title. Junior Karoline Ortiz brought home the gold at 120 pounds with two pins and a 3-0 decision over Apopka in the final. Trinity Rios dominated the 126-pound class with three consecutive pins, including the championship bout over Colonial, for her second straight Metro title. Senior Remy Vargas earned her second Metro title, pinning Boone in the championship bout of the 160-pound class after earning an 11-3 major decision and a pin on the path to the title. Junior Shania Gowan, now ranked eighth in the nation at 170 pounds, destroyed all three of her opponents by pin for her first Metro title and junior Shedeline Ulysse, ranked sixth in the country at 182 pounds, validated her ranking with two pins to take home her second Metro Championship. Sophomore Michela Toussaint and freshman Aaliyah Hyacinthe each pinned both of their opponents to earn their first Metro titles in the 195 and 220 pound classes, respectively. DP also saw senior Roberts Charles take second in the 145-pound class, junior Yahira Torres was third at 106 pounds and fourth place finishes were earned by sophomore Jennifer Charles (132) and junior Dianna Rodriguez (152). In addition to the national rankings of Gowan and Ulysse, the latest national rankings for each weight class now have Jessica CorredorKaroline Ortiz and Trinity Rios on the "watch list" as well! With this championship, Dr. Phillips High school now has 200 Metro Championships all-time, second only to Winter Park HS, and has averaged over six Metro titles a year since its opening in 1987.

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