None of the six Key West High wrestlers were able to advance beyond the first day of last weekend's 1A state finals at the Lakeland Center.
John Piraino (170 pounds), Uriel Diaz (182) and John Pozzi (190) all won their first matches on Friday, as did freshman Jeromy Homerston, but then they all lost two in a row -- in the quarterfinals and then in the consolation round -- and failed to advance to Saturday's semifinals.
The other Conch freshmen, 113-pound Joseph Casasola went 0-2.
Senior Angelo Guieb, who was runner-up at the state meet last season in the 106-pound class, had hoped to place in the 120 class, but he never got the chance because of a broken hand.
Guieb was not allowed to compete after being examined by a doctor before Friday's matches. "He was told it was unsafe to wrestle," said coach Chaz Jimenez. "He was devastated."
Bothered all season by shoulder injury, Guieb broke the hand at a recent practice. He won 20 of 21 matches during the season.
Pozzi's victory was his 30th of the season and he finished 30-8. He lost by injury default in the quarterfinals after blacking out momentarily after hitting his head.
Piraino, a district and regional champion, finished 27-11. He lost his quarterfinal match in overtime.
Homerston left Lakeland with a 32-20 record and Casasola finished 19-10.
"It was disappointing," Jimenez said. "This is the first time since I've been coach that we didn't place [finish in the top six] at the state meet, and only the second time in school history."
Key West has had two state champions -- Ralph Major in 2008 and Max Llama in 2012.