OK, we’re back to the regions posts now that the national high school folkstyle tournament is over — I did see a couple of local names that wrestled at the Florida folkstyle state meet in Poinciana Sunday — and I do have completed data for 1A-Region 1.
106: 1. District 4 50 (Porter 1st, Delaney 4th). 2. District 2 39 (Trask 2nd). 3. District 3 33 (Blount 3rd). 4. District 1 4 (no qualifiers).
1s: Other than a first-round bye for Matthew Laster (Wewahitchka), the 1s were shut out of tournament, but only had two wrestlers competing.
2s: Three semifinalists in Matt Turk (Florida High), Brandon Trask (Suwannee) and Ashlee Dalton (Wakulla), but only Trask was able to get out. Neither Turk nor Dalton won on the back side, and were 1 match from states.
3s: Although none of the 3s got to the semis, the district still performed solidly, with three first-round wins and Jake Blount (West Nassau) winning four matches on the consi side after falling to Trask in the quarters, scoring 21 points. Cole Cushman (Baker County) added eight, with pins on both sides of the bracket, and Logan Blaise (Yulee) had a first-round fall for four.
4s: Daniel Porter (Duval Charter) was the only front-side winner for the 4s, but finished with 26 points in winning the title. Jack Delaney (Bishop Kenny) had four consi wins to qualify out with 18 points, with Limuel Mallari (Menendez) and Cameron Wiley (UC) each getting consi-rd 1 byes for three each.
113: 1. District 2 48 (Smith 1st, Santangelo 4th). 2. District 3 37 (Youmans 2nd, English 3rd). 3. District 1 23 (no qualifiers). 4. District 4 18 (no qualifiers).
Running score: 1. District 2 87. 2. District 3 70. 3. District 4 68. 4. District 1 27.
1s: Again, only a first-round bye on the front for the 1s, but they did better on the backside, as Garrett Jones (Arnold) was 1 match from states.
2s: Larry Smith (Wakulla) and Michael Santangelo (Suwannee) each made the semis for the 2s, with Smith rolling up 26 points on the weekend in taking the title and Santangelo adding 14.
3s: The 3s had the other semifinalists in Dylan Youmans (Yulee, 16 points in reaching the finals) and Jaquan English (Raines, 18 points in taking 3rd). Shelbie Martin (Baker County) had a consi rd-1 bye for the other 3 points.
4s: After a strong start at 106, the 4s struggled more at this weight. Kyle Mayer (Bishop Kenny) had 11 points in finishing 1 match short of states. Reid Hampton (Episcopal) had a rd-1 fall for four points, and Tayshaun Smith (FSDB) had a consi rd-1 bye victory for three.
120: 1. District 2 50 (Metcalf 2nd, Malik 3rd, Foster 4th). 2. District 1 35 (Pickren 1st). 3. (tie) District 3 & District 4 20 (no qualifiers for either district).
Running total: 1. District 2 137. 2. District 3 90. 3. District 4 88. 4. District 1 62.
1s: William Pickren (South Walton) scored a perfect 28 points for the 1s, and his effort alone was enough for second, but outside of that the 1s had one first-round fall and one consi-side rd 1 win by forfeit.
2s: With three qualifiers out in Max Metcalf (Florida High, 14 points, finalist), Rolin Malik (Wakulla, 24 points on five wins, 3rd) and Suwannee’s Kenneth Foster (12 points, semifinalist & 4th), it was a solid group.
3s: Other than a rd-1 forfeit win for Rafael Charriez (Fernandina Beach), the 3s didn’t win on the front side. Blaine Dorsey (Yulee) was 1 match from states, with nine points, while Charriez added eight with two wins and Brandon Bostick (West Nassau) scored three.
4s: The 4s did better on the front side than on the back, with Ryan Timmons (Bishop Kenny) reaching the semis and falling 1 match short of states. Timmons had nine points, Andrew Slade (Duval Charter) scored eight and Stefan Sladojevic (Menendez) added three.
126: 1. District 2 38.5 (Carney 3rd, Fanfan 4th). 2. District 1 36.5 (McClanahan 1st). 3. District 4 30.5 (Toney 2nd). 3. District 3 25 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 175.5. 2. District 4 118.5. 3. District 3 115. 4. District 1 98.5.
1s: Richie McClanahan (Arnold) had bonus points in every round of the tournament to take the title, scoring 26.5 points to do most of the heavy lifting.
2s: Although only Dy’Juan Carney (Wakulla) won on the front side, he still finished with 23 points in taking third, and Jemel Fanfan (Florida High) won four matches on the back, all with bonus points, en route to a 15.5-point performance. Those overcame a pair of double-bagels.
3s: A pair of 3s — John Parker (Yulee) and Delmontae Davis (Westside) — were each 1 match short of states, taking different paths. Parker made semis, scoring 10 points, while Davis won three in the consi rounds for 12 points. Brenden Bizier (Bishop Snyder) had a consi rd-1 fall for three.
4s: A solid start, with three rd-1 wins by fall or tech, but only Nick Toney (Bishop Kenny) qualified out, scoring 15.5 points in taking second. Jason Griffis (Bradford) had falls on both sides, with eight points, while Dominique Bordley (Menendez) had four with a rd-1 fall and KJ Fagan (Bolles) three with a consi rd-1 fall.
132: 1. District 1 50 (Carlan 1st, Cao 4th). 2. District 2 39.5 (Owen 2nd, Harris 3rd). 3. District 3 22.5 (no qualifiers). 4. District 4 15 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 215. 2. District 1 148.5. 3. District 3 137.5. 4. District 4 133.5.
1s: Like Pickren before him at 120, Arnold’s Brock Carlan scored a perfect 28 points in racking up four falls to win the tournament. South Walton’s Alex Cao added 16 in qualifying out.
2s: Just one semifinalist in runnerup Max Owen (Wakulla), who finished with 17.5 points in taking second, but Florida High’s Maxim Harris was the top point-getter in taking 3rd, with 22 points. Two oh-fers otherwise.
3s: The 3s had two wins on the front side in rd 1, thanks to byes, with Brandon Harvey (Baker County) reaching the semis and later being 1 match from state. Harvey had 9.5 points, with Daisean Biffle (Raines) adding eight with pins on both sides of the bracket, and Jacob Boyd (Westside) scoring two points with a consi-rd 1 win.
4s: Kyle Black of Bishop Kenny made the semis with 10 points on the front side, but wound up a match short of states from that point forward. Derrick Stumph (UC) had a consi rd-1 fall for three points, and Gray Creed (Bolles) had a round 1 win by decision for two points.
138: 1. District 1 41.5 (Patterson 1st). 2. District 2 40 (Royce 2nd, Clark 4th). 3. District 4 38 (Cronk 3rd). 4. District 3 10.
Running total: 1. District 2 255. 2. District 1 190. 3. District 4 171.5. 4. District 3 147.5.
1s: Paul Patterson (Arnold) did most of the work for 1s in winning the title, scoring 26 points during the course of the weekend. The 1s had all of their points on the front side, and Marianna’s Maxmiliano Martinez was 1 match from states after reaching the semis.
2s: The 2s had the other two semifinalists in Hunter Royce (Wakulla) and Matt Cook (Florida High). Royce had 18 points in finishing second, and Cook added eight, finishing 1 match short of states.
3s: A tough weight, with no front-side victories and only three consi wins. Westside’s Keyvonta Broadwater led the way with seven points, while Phoenix Mikell (Yulee) had a consi rd-1 bye to add three.
4s: After a somewhat-slow start (2 wins in rd 1), the 4s owned the consi rounds, scoring 30 points on the back side. Conner Cronk (Bolles) had five wins (1 front, 4 back, all by fall) to score 27 points. Colin Warren (Bishop Kenny) had two consi wins to score seven points, with Marcus Maldonado (FSDB) getting a rd-1 bye for four points.
145: 1. District 4 37 (Calhoun 1st). 2. District 2 30 (Davis 3rd, Borrell 4th). 3. District 3 25.5 (no qualifiers). 4. District 1 23 (Soto 2nd).
Running total: 1. District 2 285. 2. District 1 2143. 3. District 4 188.5 4. District 3 173.
1s: Daniel Soto (South Walton) was the only front-side winner, reaching the final and scoring 16 points. Everyone else scored, but the rest of the district only won in consi rd 1.
2s: The 2s had two semifinalists in Cody Davis (Wakulla) and Joseph Borrell (Suwannee), with Davis scoring 18 points and Borrell 12, but the other two qualifiers took double bagels.
3s: No qualifiers, but a lot of points (enough to finish ahead of the 1s). Leading the way was Demonta Bell (Raines), who was 1 match short of states and scored nine points. Paxon’s Torry Williams added eight points with pins on both sides of the bracket, while Joseph Helm (Fernandina Beach) had two wins and 5.5 points and Dakota Everetts (Yulee) had a consi rd-1 fall for three points.
4s: Only a decision over Davis in the semis kept Josh Calhoun (Bolles) from a perfect score, but he still racked up 26 points over the weekend in taking the title. Nicholas DiGregorio (Menendez) had wins on both sides of the bracket and was 1 match short of states, scoring 11 points. Clayton Hicks (Bradford) and Mark Harrington (Wolfson) both took oh-fers.
152: 1. (tie) District 2 (Hostetter 2nd, Thaxton 3rd) & District 1 (Pickren 1st) 43.5. 3. District 4 26 (Surenyan 4th). 4. District 3 13 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 328.5. 2. District 1 256.5. 3. District 4 214.5. 4. District 3 186.
1s: Cody Pickren (South Walton) almost made it back-to-back perfect weekends for the Pickren brothers, but he’ll take a 27.5-point performance, with three pins and a technical fall. Christian McIntire (Marianna) was 1 match short of states, winning on both sides of the bracket.
2s: Both Drew Hostetter (Florida High) and Andrew Thaxton (Godby) reached the semis, and both qualified out, with Hostetter scoring 16.5 points in finishing 2nd and Thaxton leading the way with 20 points in finishing third.
3s: The 3s only had one win on the front side, with only Garen Mauney (Paxon) getting to Saturday. Mauney had five points with two consi wins, Jordan Frank (Yulee) scored four with a round 1 bye, Jacob Andreoli (Bishop Snyder) had a consi rd-1 fall for three and Caleb Gibbs (Westside) scored one point with a consi rd-1 decision.
4s: Bolles’ Michael Surenyan led the 4s’ charge, with 16 points en route to finishing fourth in the weight class. Surenyan eliminated fellow 4 Max Worthington (Menendez), who was 1 match short of states after reaching the semis and scoring 10 points. Bishop Kenny’s Kain Temple was 0-for-2.
160: 1. District 4 44 (Homewood 3rd). 2. District 3 38 (Beverly 1st). 3. District 2 28 (Surace 2nd, Haigler 4th). 4. District 1 14 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 356.5. 2. District 1 270.5. 3. District 4 258.5. 4. District 3 224.
1s: Just three wins on the front side, with one semifinalist. Stephen Benedik (Arnold) was 1 match from states, scoring 10 points, but only one rd-1 forfeit victory went the 1s’ way otherwise.
2s: Usually, two qualifiers out has resulted in more points, but Chris Surace (Wakulla) pulled together 16 in reaching the finals, and Will Haigler (Florida High) added 12 with three wins and finished fourth. They were the only 2s in competition.
3s: Daniel Beverly (Yulee) proved our prediction correct, winning the region total and scoring 23.5 points. Calvin Altman (Westside) added seven points with a pair of wins, and Jesse Henn (Fernandina Beach) chipped in 6.5 points with two consi wins. Daniel Hill (West Nassau) scored the last point with a consi rd-1 decision.
4s: The 4sh had only two wins in round 1 as far as points on the front side go, but dominated the back, with Wesley Homewood (FSDB) scoring four consi wins in taking third, with 25 points on the weekend. Avery Samples (Menendez) was one match from states, scoring 13 points, while Christian Rickey (Episcopal) and Ethan Barry (Duval Charter) each added three with maximum-bonus wins in the consi first round.
170: 1. District 3 46.5 (Dudzinski 2nd, Cleland 3rd). 2. District 1 30 (Girard 4th). 3. District 2 27 (Key 1st). 4. District 4 16 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 383.5. 2. District 1 300.5. 3. District 4 274.5. 4. District 3 270.5.
1s: The 1s had only two first-round wins, but rallied well in the consi rounds, with Brian Girard (Arnold) winning three times on the back side to punch his states ticket, scoring 17 points to lead the charge.
2s: Other than champion Sasha Key (Suwannee), it was not a very good weight class for the region leaders. Key scored 23 of the district’s 27 points, but the remainder had only a rd-1 forfeit win and suffered a pair of double-bagels otherwise.
3s: This district dominated on both sides of the bracket, despite just one semifinalist in Michael Dudzinski (West Nassau), who finished the tournament with 17.5 points in taking second. Nathan Cleland (Bishop Snyder) won four matches on the back side to take third and top point honors (25 in all). Christian Wilkerson (Westside) had a consi rd-1 fall for three points and Blake Dicks (Baker County) won a consi rd-1 decision for one.
4s: The 4s had two semifinalists in Ty Merry (Providence) and Bayley Judah (Bishop Kenny), but both finished just 1 match short of states. Judah scored 10 points and Merry added six as the only district competitors in the weight class.
182: 1. District 1 43 (Harris 2nd, Strain 4th). 2. (tie) District 2 (Foster 1st) & District 4 (Padgett 3rd), both with 34. 4. District 3 19 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 417.5. 2. District 1 343.5. 3. District 4 308.5. 4. District 3 289.5.
1s: The 1s had solid performances on both sides of the bracket, with three round-1 winners. Michael Harris (Arnold) was the only semifinalist, however, scoring 18 points in finishing second overall, with Payton Strain (South Walton) adding 15 in taking fourth.
2s: Only a major decision in the semis kept Tyler Foster (Suwannee) from a perfect score on the weekend, but Foster did generate 27 points in picking up the region title. The rest of the district had just two wins, however.
3s: It was a tough weekend for the 3s, who got all of their front-side points from RJ Adams (Yulee), who reached the semis and was 1 match from states, scoring 10 points. Brian Thomas (Westside) had two consi wins for six points, while Josh Bailey (Raines) had a consi rd-1 bye for three.
4s: Rodney Padgett (Menendez) was the district’s only semifinalist, racking up 21 of the district’s points in the process of taking third. Rafeal Leon (Wolfson) was 1 match from states after losing in the quarters by fall to Harris, scoring the other 13 points before losing 10-0 to Padgett in the consi semis. Michael Marshall (UC) and Paxton Driscoll (Bishop Kenny) both took oh-fers.
195: 1. District 2 48 (Ochat 1st, Brown 2nd). 2. District 3 33 (Cleland 4th). 3. District 1 27 (Koscak 3rd). 4. District 4 16 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. Distict 2 465.5. 2. District 1 370.5. 3. District 4 324.5. 4. District 3 322.5.
1s: Only Randy Koscak (Arnold) was able to win on the front side, reaching the semis and eventually scoring 22 of the district’s points. Two double-bagels didn’t help the district’s fortunes.
2s: Cody Ochat (Wakulla) and Cam Brown (Florida High) reprised their district final in the title match, with Ochat scoring 24 points in taking the title and Brown adding 16 in finishing second. Robert Rodriguez (Suwannee) added the other eight, with falls on both sides of the bracket.
3s: Nick Cleland (Bishop Snyder) was the only semifinalist for the 3s, scoring 14 points in qualifying out. Sean Mulkey (Baker County) added 13, with three falls before being eliminated by Cleland; Mulkey, in turn, knocked out Brad Lucas (Fernandina Beach), who had a consi rd-1 fall for three points. Malik Brown (Westside) also had a consi-rd 1 fall.
4s: Other than one round-1 fall and one consi rd-1 fall, Imed Touahri (FSDB) had all the points for the 4s, advancing within one match of states in scoring nine points. Deevon Jenkins (Wolfson) added four with the round 1 pin and Caleb Calhoun (Bolles) collected the consi rd-1 fall.
220: 1. District 4 70 (Cobb 1st, Chepenik 2nd, Trigg 3rd). 2. District 3 24 (no qualifiers). 3. District 1 23 (Mosley 4th). 4. District 2 13.5 (no qualifiers).
Running total: 1. District 2 479. 2. District 4 394.5. 3. District 1 393.5. 4. District 3 346.5.
1s: No semifinalists for the 1s and not a huge amount of points in this heavily-dominated district. Michael Mosley (Arnold) did put together 19 of those 23 points in taking fourth, but two double-bagels and only one other win in round 1 didn’t help the district much.
2s: One of the few weights where the 2s struggled, with just four wins as a district.
3s: The 3s picked up the only non-4 semifinalist slot, as Jackson Moyle (West Nassau) got there and finished one match short of state, with 10 points. Corey Paine (Baker County) also finished one match short of state after losing in the first round, and led the district with 11 points. Zack Walker (Yulee) had a consi rd-1 forfeit to chip in three points.
4s: The District 4 220s proved to be the strongest foursome in the tournament, scoring the most points as a group, with all four contributing. Leading the charge, with a rally from his third-place district effort, was Max Cobb (Providence), who had only a 3-1 decision over UC’s David Trigg in the semis mar a perfect weekend. Cobb finished the tournament with 26 points. Conor Chepenik (Episcopal) had three falls to get to the finals and finish second, adding 18 points, while Trigg bookended the semifinal loss with two wins on either side, taking third place with 23 points. Josiah McCallum (Bishop Kenny) added a consi rd-1 fall for three more, helping the district push into second place.
285: 1. District 2 49 (Livingston 3rd, Griffin 4th). 2. District 4 44 (Harris 1st, Condoroteanu-oroveanu 2nd). 3. District 3 20 (no qualifiers). 4. District 1 12 (no qualifiers).
1s: Wewahitchka’s Jarod Melvin reached the semifinals with eight points, but was 1 match short of states. The district only won three matches as a group.
2s: The 2s wound up winning the district with a very strong performance on the backside. James Livingston (Godby) reached the semis and finished the tournament with 22 points, while Devin Griffin (Wakulla) won four matches to qualify out, scoring 14. Rossie Williams (Suwannee) was 1 match short of states, with three bonus-point wins to pick up 11 points.
3s: The 3s had just two wins on the front side, scoring a bit better on the back, but only got two wrestlers to Saturday. McKenzie Lewis (Yulee) and Travaris Shanks (Andrew Jackson) each had two bonus-point wins on the consi side to each score seven points, while Collyn Green (Baker County) had a round-1 fall for four and Tariq Hookfin (Westside) won by decision in round 1 for two points.
4s: DeAngeles Harris (Wolfson) and Alexander Condoroteanu-oroveanu (Bishop Kenny) reprised their district title matchup, and their points would be all that the 4s would get, with oh-fers for Travis Williams (Episcopal) and Jordan Luke (Bradford). Harris scored a perfect 28 points, with four pins to win the title title, and Condoroteanu-oroveanu added 16 in taking second (two pins and decision in the semis).
1. District 2: 528 points, 24 qualifiers (4 1sts, 7 2nds, 6 3rds, 7 4ths).
2. District 4: 438.5 points, 13 qualifiers (4 1sts, 3 2nds, 4 3rds, 2 4ths).
3. District 1: 405.5 points, 12 qualifiers (5 1sts, 2 2nds, 1 3rd, 4 4ths).
4. District 3: 366.5 points, 7 qualifiers (1 1st, 2 2nds, 3 3rds, 1 4th).