Ethan Vergara and Azakin Sejour won Florida High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships in Kissimmee to lead a strong showing by the boys and girls teams from Mater Lakes Academy back in March. Ethan won his second state title in the Class 1A 285-pound division. Azakin won the state crown in the Class 1A 145-pound division.
In the girls competition, Sofia Ferran reached the state-title bout and finished second at 110 pounds. Janice Quiroa was fourth in her 140-pound division.
The boys team finished ninth overall according to the FHSAA, and the girls team -- with only three qualifiers -- still finished 10th.
The Mater Lakes boys who made the state tournament were Kellen Messina (106-pound division), Anthony O’Dell (113), Ethan Tran (eighth place, 120), Malikai Badillo (126), Dylan Garcia (132), Azakin Sejour, Eric Hodge (160), Damian Soto (fifth place, 220) and Ethan Vergara. The girls at the state tournament were Sofia Ferran, Janice Quiroa and Arianna Ruiz (130). Photos courtesy of Mater Lakes Academy.