Toughest on the mat in Citrus County By Matt Pfiffner Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Note: The athlete of the year finalists and winners in each sport will be honored at the annual Student Athletic Recognitions banquet. More information about the event will be published as it becomes finalized.

All-Chronicle Wrestling Team

106 — Sebastian Dwyer, Fr., Crystal River

113 — Chase Bunts, Sr., Crystal River

120 — Rhoderick Bruce, Soph., Crystal River

126 — Austin Miller, Sr., Citrus

132 — Justin Rosario, Jr., Citrus

138 — Brendan Hess, Sr., Citrus

145 — David Miller, Jr., Citrus

152 — CJ Lawson, Sr., Crystal River

160 — Justin Lyon, Sr., Citrus

170 — Joshua Hagan, Jr., Citrus

182 — Brian Breedlove, Sr., Lecanto

195 — Michael Porcelli, Jr., Citrus

220 — Brian Henderson, Soph., Crystal River

285 — Jason Graham, Sr., Crystal River

Wrestler of the Year finalists

Chase Bunts, Sr., Crystal River

The four-year 113-pound varsity starter and four-time regional qualifier for the Pirates closed out an outstanding career with a second straight trip to the Class 1A FHSAA State Finals in Kissimmee. Although he didn’t get on the award stand like he wanted, Bunts finished the season 36-9 and picked up a victory at state.

Jason Graham, Sr., Crystal River

The Pirate heavyweight became a complete wrestler in his final season and capped off his career with a second trip to the Class 1A FHSAA State Finals in Kissimee. Like his teammate Bunts, Graham fell short of the medal stand, but did earn a win in the final tournament of the season and finished the year with an outstanding 39-9 mark.

Michael Porcelli, Jr., Citrus

The Hurricane junior qualified for the Class 2A FHSAA State Finals with a sparkling 44-4 record, but was unable to compete in Kissimmee. The Citrus pinning machine will be back one more year with plans on finishing on the mat at the state meet.

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