Seabreeze’s wrestling season ended at the Region 2-1A championships Feb. 26 at Palm Bay.
The Sandcrabs had qualified nine wrestlers to the regional, but none could finish among the top four of their weight classes to advance to state.
Senior Joseph Kent and junior Pedro Sierra Bonilla came closest, each missing state qualification by one match.
Kent went 2-3 at 132 pounds. After losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champ Ronald Theilacker of Palm Bay, Kent won two matches in wrestlebacks before falling to Dominic Rubino of The Master’s Academy, 5-4, in the consolation semifinals. Kent finished the season at 30-10.
After winning two matches by pinfall, Sierra Bonilla lost in the 220-pound semifinals to eventual region champ Darian Gillins of Lakeland Tenoroc, who pinned Sierra Bonilla at 4:58. Sierra Bonilla then lost a major decision in the consolation semifinals to Omarion James of Lake Region, who went on to place third.
Sierra Bonilla ended his season with a 29-9 record.
Seabreeze tennis teams on a roll
Seabreeze’s boys and girls tennis teams are rolling through their early-season matches with a combined 9-0 record.
The boys swept Mainland, Deltona and New Smyrna Beach by 7-0 scores before beating Pine Ridge 6-1.
The girls swept Deltona, Pine Ridge and Mainland and topped DeLand 6-1. But they needed a win at No. 1 doubles by Riya Arab and Haylee Ochipa to defeat New Smyrna Beach 4-3. Arab, Mary Kwetkus and Alana Karas won singles matches against the Barracudas.
The loss was NSB's first of the season. The Sandcrabs and Barracudas will meet again in the Five Star Conference championships March 23 at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.