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Brady, French win state wrestling titles

Prep Report 3-3-24

By Staff | Mar 3, 2024

Maximus Brady

Mariner’s star wrestling duo of Camren French and Maximus Brady won state titles Saturday at the FHSAA Championships in Kissimmee.

Brady (47-2) defeated Bradenton Manatee’s Luke Arthur by major decision in the 132-pound final. French, with a sparkling 54-1 record at 126 pounds, also won by major decision against Rylan Herrera of Clay.

It was Brady’s third Class 2A championship in a row, and the first for French.

Cape Coral’s Judd Cole (49-5) finished third at 157 pounds. Fellow Seahawk Tyler Charette (39-9) was eighth at 175.

For North Fort Myers, D’angelo Gil (37-6) was fifth at 120 pounds and Seth Tshiams (41-8) fifth at 285. Julian Gonzales (43-6) was sixth at 165 pounds, and Frank Cornelison (29-3) seventh at 215.

Camren French

Mariner came in eighth in the team standings, with North Fort Myers 13th and Cape Coral 21st out of 67 schools. Tampa Jesuit topped the 2A standings with 193 points.

Team scores were based on those wrestlers from each school who qualified for state. Some schools had one competitor.

State titles for French and Brady were the keys to the Tritons’ score. Mariner had three wrestlers at the meet. North Fort Myers sent four and Cape Coral three.

In Class 1A, Bennett Sweitzer (52-4) of Bishop Verot finished fourth at 175 pounds.

The Vikings were 27th and Oasis 46th out of 69 teams in Class 1A. Mater Lakes Academy topped the team scores with 152 points.


FHSAA 2A State Championships

At Kissimmee


126 pounds: Camren French (M, 54-1) d., Rylan Herrera (Clay, 8-2) MD 9-0.

132: Maximus Brady (M, 47-2) d. Luke Arthur (Man, 48-7) MD 15-6.


120: Kalob Williams (WS, 42-17) d. D`angelo Gil (NFM, 36-6) 6-5

157: Judd Cole (CC, 48-5) d. Pavel Bulko (StP, 39-3 8-4.

165: Husam Mustafa (LW, 43-5) d. Julian Gonzales (NFM, 43-5) 6-3.

285: DeAndre Berry (Palm, 40-10) d. Seth Tshiams (NFM, 40-6) 1-0.


157: Judd Cole (CC, 49-5) d., Evan Martinez (Lakel, 41-9) 7-2.


120: D`angelo Gil (NFM, 37-6) d. Dully Brutus (Mira, 37-11) 5-3.

165: Ty Rodriguez (Bran, 43-4) d. Julian Gonzales (NFM, 43-6) fall 4:38.

285: Seth Tshiams (NFM, 41-6) d. Carmine Morton (Gaither, 43-6) fall 4:45.


175: Chancellor Haber (TJ, 34-10) d. Tyler Charette (CC, 39-9) MD 15-4.

215: Frank Cornelison (NFM, 29-3) d. Maxinot Mondesir (Mira, 20-7) injury.

Class 1A


175: Bennett Sweitzer (BV, 52-3) d. Nolan McKelvy (FB, 63-8) 4-2.


175: Noah Perez (Somer, 52-7) d. Bennett Sweitzer (BV, 52-4) 4-2.


FHSAA State Championships

At Kissimmee

Gabriella Sergi (31.5) of North Fort Myers finished sixth at the state girls wrestling championships in the 125-pound weight class.

Emily Doolittle of North (29-10) was eighth at 105 pounds, and Cape Coral’s Tyler Miranda (19-10) seventh at 130 pounds.


125 pounds: Blanca Cespedes (R, 31-10) d. Gabriella Sergi (NFM, 31-4) 5-2.


125: Kaitelynn Oliver (SD, 34-3) d. Gabriella Sergi (NFM, 31-5) 7-4.


105: Skyler Randolph (R, 36-9) d. Emily Doolittle (NFM, 29-11) fall 2:01.

130: Geraldine Honore (SD, 27-10) d. Taylor Miranda (CC, 19-10) fall 1:49.


Bishop Verot 12, Gulliver Prep 2 (5 innings): Joey Lawson doubled and drove in three runs as the Vikings improved to 4-0. Maddix Simpson and Brody Baxmann had two RBI each.