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Pinellas boasts two state wrestling champs

March 4, 2023


Kinea More, state wrestling champion

Boca Ciega sophomore Kinea More earned the top spot for the 235-pound weight class, and Countryside High senior Brian Burburija won the state championship in the 195-pound weight class.

Eight girls and 14 boys from Pinellas County Schools competed in the state wrestling championship tournament in Kissimmee March 2-4. 

Several other wrestlers made Pinellas proud, placing in the state championships:

Girls Wrestling:
Countryside - Cerenity Whiting  – 6th place -  190 pounds
Palm Harbor – Jullianna Caisse – 6th place – 125 pounds
Palm Harbor – Sophie Booe – 7th place – 100 pounds

Photos: Jullianna Caisse and Sophie Booe  

Palm Harbor Jullianna Caisse 6th place Palm Harbor Sophie Booe 7th place
Boys  Wrestling:
Countryside – Landon Bates – 3rd place – 126 pounds
Palm Harbor – Joseph Cuttitta – 4th place – 160 pounds
Palm Harbor – Malachi Ortiz – 4th place – 106 pounds
Gibbs – Al’Zaveon Harris – 7th place – 113 pounds
Countryside – Hernand Pinto – 8th place – 113 pounds

Photo: Joseph Cuttitta  

Joseph Cuttitta 4th Place