November 29 Duals Report

North Florida Matmen staff report

YULEE — Let the battle be joined for Nassau County.

The reigning county-champion Hornets, ranked as an honorable-mention team in preseason for the Northeast, proved that they’ve got more than a little fight in them Wednesday night, and not quite ready to lay down that crown just yet, with a pair of victories over #10 West Nassau (43-42 via criteria) and Fernandina Beach (72-9).

West Nassau took down the Pirates, 54-30, in the third dual of the evening.

Joshua Brown (pin over West Nassau at 113), Bryce Bees (two pins at 120/126), Orion Duffy (two pins at 132), David Crawford (two pins at 195), Bradley Durronce (pin over the Warriors at 220) and McKenzie Lewis (pin over West Nassau at 285) each were 2-0 for the Hornets on the night.

Triston Martinez added a fall for Yulee at 106 in the West Nassau dual, while Aston Ricks (120), Logan Blaise (138), De’Von Worthen (152) and Gunner Harrison (160) had falls against Fernandina Beach.

Double winners for West Nassau on the night were Jake Blount (two pins at 126), Bradley Hulett (two pins at 138), James Clay (pin over Yulee at 145), Requan Works (two pins at 152), Mark Hall (two pins at 160) and Breyer Wood (pin over Yulee at 170).

Brendan Ferenchik (120), Wyatt Rochay (132) and Patrick Connors (285) each added falls for the Warriors in the win over Fernandina Beach.

Fernandina Beach’s Jeremy Mahoney (pin over West Nassau, decision over Yulee at 106 and Nathan Manning (pin over West Nassau at 182) were 2-0 on the night, with Uriah Giedrys (195) and David Sturges (220) taking falls against the Warriors.

Yulee will be at the Cam Brown Seminole Classic on Friday and Saturday, while West Nassau and Fernandina Beach will both be at the North Florida Duals on Saturday.

Clay 57, Orange Park 21: At Green Cove Springs, in the other battle of the night where two top-10 ranked teams hooked up, the host Blue Devils swept the field between 120 and 152 to take the win in an intra-Clay County dual.

Clay, ranked second on Matmen and third in the Orlando Sentinel’s statewide Class 1A poll, got the right start with a fall at 285 from Ryan Rivers, then overcame a 12-6 deficit with seven wins in eight matches, including falls from Stevie Chopek (120), Daniel Porter (126), Cale Hoskinson (132), Grant Stanish (145) and Carson Yost (170).

Abbott Taylor had a 15-4 major decision at 195 and Joe Grelli’s pin at 220 closed out the dual in favor of the Blue Devils (1-0).

Eighth-ranked Orange Park did lead, as mentioned earlier, behind a forfeit and then fall from Davon Baily at 113. Later on, Jacob Moore would win by fall at 182 and Jacob Campbell added a decision at 160 for the Raiders (0-1).

Clay returns to the mats on Friday, traveling to South Walton for Border Wars. Orange Park is off until Saturday, when it will compete in the North Florida Duals at Bishop Snyder.

Flagler Palm Coast 68, St. Augustine 12: At Palm Coast, the third-ranked Bulldogs (#5 in Orlando Sentinel 3A statewide poll) scored maximum points at 10 weights for the season-opening home win.

Christian Sheppard (120), Shane Butler (126), Michael DeAugustino (132), Avery Holder (138) and Michael Martins (145) all picked up falls for FPC. Curtis Brock (160) won by technical fall and Wilbur Thomas (182) added a 7-1 decision for the Bulldogs.

St. Augustine picked up pins from Marcus Petersen (152) and Cade Augspurger (170) for its points.

Flagler Palm Coast will be at Orange City for Clash of the Titans on Saturday, while St. Augustine will be at Fleming Island’s Robert Northway “Keystone” Invitational on both Friday and Saturday.

Bishop Kenny 57, Ponte Vedra 15: At Jacksonville, the fifth-ranked Crusaders rolled up four pins against a short-handed Sharks side.

Jack Delaney (120), Garrett Tirado (132), Andrew Slade (152) and Jimmy Citrano (170) all won by fall for Bishop Kenny, with Jack Donghit (126) taking a win by decision.

Ponte Vedra took in a pin from Alex DeAlmeida (145) and decision from Ethan Baur at 160 as part of its final total.

The Crusaders will be at the Keystone in Fleming Island this weekend, while Ponte Vedra will be at Terry Parker’s Arlington Optimist Invitational on Saturday.

Clay-Orange Park: I know that Clay won by a 57-21 score, per Blue Devil Twitter. Recap in this space forthcoming.

Statewide roundup:
3A-Region 1: A tight battle went Timber Creek‘s way in a 43-36 season-opening win over Lake Mary in a match of District 4 vs. District 3. Five falls (Jacob McCrimmon 106, Logan Custred 113, Corban Arana 132, Carlos Matos 145 and Ryan Harper 170) fueled the TCHS victory…Ocoee turned back Colonial, 45-36, behind pins from Jacob Labonte (145), David Ortiz (170), Luisadyan Lopez (182), plus a tech fall for Herman Gomez (126) and major for Markel Howard (195)…Edgewater won each match from 145 through 182 in a 39-33 victory over Oak Ridge, with pins from Jordan Albrecht (145), Marquis Kelly (152) and Elijah White (170).
1A-Region 2: The Villages romped past Lecanto, 61-18, with three pins coming from Shir Moyal (120), James Creech (126) and Joshua Graham (195).
Statewide implications: In a battle of Orlando Sentinel state-ranked 2A teams, fourth-ranked Riverdale held off visiting and third-ranked Jensen Beach, 34-33. The Raiders had falls from Johnathan Cavanaugh (120), Jacob Moore (126) and Jesse Martinez (160), with Kenny Hauck (113) and Blake Wiswell (182) with pins for the Barracudas. Key match might have been 195, as Darius Parker edged 2017 state qualifier Chad Nix, 2-1, to give Riverdale a three at that weight…State-ranked 1A #2 Cardinal Gibbons rolled past Monarch, 72-9, in the Chiefs’ season-opener. Jaydon Lee (113), Jed Huerkamp (126), Anthony Temes (132), Eric Temes (145), Brett Brincefield (152), Zachery Bellar (160), Nestor Nunez (170), Daniel Limperis (220) and Devon Roosna (285) had falls for Gibbons…Also from the Southeast, Ferguson rolled up three wins, including over Mater Academy (42-27) and Southridge (42-29). Daniel Moya (120), Alejandro Guerra (152), Andrew Alemany (170), Derek Brown (195) and Maxwell Diaz (285) all were 3-0 for Ferguson.


Creekside 45, Nease 25

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Duals are not always won by the big pin.

Sometimes they’re won by gutting out tight decisions.

Wednesday night on the road, #4 Creekside turned the tide against #7 Nease behind three decisions in the middle weights, capitalizing on the shift in momentum to surge toward strengths at the bookends and take a 45-25 dual victory that was closer than the final score would otherwise indicate.

“We thought the matches would be close and they were, and I thought the dual would be close,” Creekside coach Rick Marabell said. “We had a couple guys that had a rough week, so we held them out. A couple of younger guys stepped in.

“The kids wrestled well. We have to get in better shape, but it’s early. We will.”

Nease (0-1) jumped out to an early 10-0 lead behind DeAndre Demus’ first-period fall at 132 and Jacob Satterfield’s 14-2 major at 138, but the tide began to turn at 145.

There, in a battle where both wrestlers seemed to have advantages at one point or another, it was the experience of the Knights’ Max Patterson that paid off, as he picked up the fall in 2:47 to put Creekside on the board.

Then, in a match that had significant momentum implications, the Knights’ Jacob Cooney outlasted Tanner Hill, 3-2, with a penalty point called against Hill either immediately before or just as time expired in regulation. Billy Shaw (160) and Tristan Diaz (170) then battled their way to 9-4 wins at their weights, and Creekside (1-0) had a lead it would not relinquish.

With Nease forfeiting at 182, plus falls for Trey Chesser (195) and Saul Storey (285) bookending a Panther pin from Nick Thoresen at 220, Creekside was up 17, 33-16, with four weights to go, and clinched the dual with a forfeit at 106.

“They forfeited to (Brandon) Dickman (at 182), and I would have too, but that kind of fed into our strengths up top,” Marabell said.

Nease cut into what was a 23-point lead with two bonus-point wins from Brenden Teaman (10-2 major at 113) and Sean Arnold (tech in 5:04 at 120), but Creekside closed out the dual with another victory in a match that had wild momentum shifts on both sides, as Andrew Keck picked up the fall at 126 in 5:19.

“We’re right there. We’ve got more work to do, and that’s OK, because I’m a patient man. Slow and steady,” Nease coach Craig Muckle said. “They (Creekside) got the momentum to swing their way with Tanner’s match (at 152) and they got a little more momentum after that.

“But that’s OK. We had a nice big crowd tonight, that’s new for us, and it was a good way to start. More work to do, though.”


#NextLevel: November 29 Results

SPRINGDALE, AR — Thanks in part to a tech fall from Matmen alum Kaleb Warner (Columbia ’15), the University of Central Missouri wrestling team rolled to victory on Wednesday night.

Kaleb Warner
Kaleb Warner

The Mules improved to 2-2 in duals on the season with a road victory over Ouachita Baptist, 28-13, taking seven wins in the process.

One of those was Warner’s, which was the final match of the first “half” of the dual, at 157. Warner teched Ouachita’s Sean Butler, 20-2, to give UCM a 17-6 lead at the break.

Central Missouri is now off until Saturday, when it will compete at Simpson College (IA)’s Luther Hill Invitational.

Iowa Lakes CC 34, North Iowa Area CC 15: At Estherville, IA, the host Lakers won seven matches, including three falls and a major decision, to take the in-state rivalry win.

However, the dual wasn’t so kind from a local aspect, as Kaz Maia (Flagler Palm Coast ’16), ranked #2 nationally at 149 pounds, took an 11-8 loss at a weight class up, 157, to NIACC’s Noah Jackson.

Kaz Maia

Iowa Lakes is off until Saturday, when the Lakers compete in the Buena Vista (IA) Open.


Junior High Results From Clay County

I was sent results from the Lakeside-Oakleaf dual held, I believe, Tuesday night. I do encourage submission of junior high results from coaches (this is a requirement I have for this level, can’t come from parents/students, sorry). They can be sent to the site email,, and I’ll get them on the main page. I would also add schedules to the master list (as I have for IOF dates) if I get them.

Lakeside JH 60, Oakleaf JH 54
75: Brandt (O) p. Cruz, 2:52. 80: Double fft. 85: Mastin (O) fft. 90: Gustilo (O) p. Myrick, :58. 95: Leigh (L) fft. 100: Willis (L) DQ over Marques. 106: Lanier (O) p. Lato, 1:37. 113: Champion (O) p. Haynes, :40. 120: Padgett (L) p. Bailey, :44. 126: Williams (L) p. Newton, :45. 132: Sermons (L) fft. 138: Francois (L) p. Hecks, :55. 145: Valenzuela (O) p. Mack, 1:39. 152: Jones (O) fft. 160: Floyd (L) fft. 170: McDaniel (L) p. Outlaw, 2:30. 182: Tuisano (L) fft. 195: Hoffstetter (L) p. Washington, 3:45. 220: Blevins (O) fft. 285: Daniels (O) fft.


Choctaw 63, Ft Walton Beach 18

FT WALTON BEACH — The 2017-18 season for North Florida wrestling teams kicked off Tuesday night on the Gulfside.

There, in a battle of intracity teams, Choctaw used six pins to surge past host Ft Walton Beach, 63-18, in a matchup of 2A-District 1 rivals.

Giovani Gonzalez (106), David Tambula (113), Jerson Cabiao (120), Logan Myers (138), Aiden Savage (220) and Martino Plummer (285) all won by fall for the Indians, with Dentin Bottino (160) adding an 8-4 decision.

The Vikings picked up their points on falls from Colwyn Mason (132), Connor Cleveland (170) and Nick Woodward (182).

Choctaw is now off until the Capital City Classic on December 8-9, while Ft Walton Beach will get back to the mats on Friday at South Walton for Border Wars.

Wrestling begins on the Atlantic side with five events scheduled for tonight.

Statewide roundup
Mariner 39, Cypress Lake 27: At Cape Coral, the highlight match of the night was at 160, where the Tritons’ Christian Minto, a 2017 state champion in 2A, downed Cypress Lake’s Jalen Soto (third last year for the Panthers in 2A) by a 9-4 decision.


#Schedules17-18: Mosley Is In

We have our final schedule from 1A-District 1, and 70th overall!

Mosley’s schedule was uploaded to Trackwrestling and we found it while surfing the entire state to get a statewide Week 1 “cheat sheet” up and rolling. The Dolphins are the Northwest area’s 25th schedule (just need North Florida Christian, Somerset Jefferson and Maclay) and 10th of 10 in 1A-District 1.


The Dolphins will begin the season with a short trip to district rival South Walton for the two-day Border Wars, which has both roundrobin and IBT formats in the event, on Friday and Saturday. After a midweek dual a week from today at Bay, Mosley will travel to Tallahassee for the two-day IBT hosted at Chiles, the Capital City Classic. Then, on the 14th, Mosley will compete in FHSAA district duals, with Marianna hosting for 1A-District 1.

Mosley will have two more events in December, taking part in Ft Walton Beach’s Beast of the Beach, a two-day duals event on the 21st and 22nd at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. The Dolphins will also compete in Tate’s one-day IBT between Christmas and New Year’s, on the 30th.

The Dolphins will kick off January with a road trip to Live Oak for Suwannee’s Billy Saylor Invitational on the 6th, and then will host two events in back-to-back dates, first the Panhandle Championships on the 12th and 13th, and then a midweek dual on January 18 against Bozeman.

Mosley will go all the way across the top of the state to Yulee on January 26-27, returning to the Hornets’ Battle of the Border. It will close out the regular season with an appearance at Wakulla’s one-day IBT on February 3 and then at the Bay County Championships on February 9, hosted by Arnold.

We’re down to four schools. Paxon. North Florida Christian. Somerset Jefferson. Maclay. Which one of these will be NEXT??


#Schedules17-18: Raines Is In

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated with newer information sent on November 29)

We have our 69th schedule (actually, we also have our 70th as well). Raines’ schedule was sent to Northeast Florida head official Pat Fairfax, who was kind enough to send it to me.

Raines is the 45th schedule on the Northeast side (just missing Paxon over there), and our eighth and last schedule in 1A-District 3.


Raines will begin the season with a trip to Tallahassee for Florida High’s Cam Brown Seminole Classic, which is a two-day event starting on Friday. The Vikings then are hosting a midweek dual event on December 6 with Paxon and FSDB (possibly Fernandina Beach, Pirates had this on their schedule), before hitting the road back to Tallahassee for the two-day Capital City Classic IBT, hosted by Chiles. The Vikings wrap up 2017 with an appearance at the #GillisStrong Invitational, traveling to Southwest Ranches for a two-day event hosted by Archbishop McCarthy.

The Vikings will begin 2018 with FHSAA district duals on January 3, with Yulee hosting for 1A-District 3. That will be a tuneup for Raines’ long roadtrip to Pembroke Pines on the 5th and 6th, for the Somerset 1A Scuffle. The Vikings then will have a home dual on the 10th against Orange Park, and then compete in the one-day Michael Hutchins Memorial tournament, hosted by Bishop Moore in Orlando.

With one exception, the Vikings will stay in IBT mode for the remainder of their posted schedule, with Gateway Conference at Sandalwood on January 19-20, a home dual against Keystone Heights for Senior Night on January 24, another road-trip to Lakeland for the George Jenkins IBT on January 26-27 (how that affects FSDB and Ridgeview for the 5 Star Invitational, which Raines has traditionally hosted on these dates, is another question), and then at Clay for the Green Cove Springs Rotary on February 2-3, which closes out the Vikings’ regular season.

We know which school will be 70. Tune in shortly for what’s NEXT…


#NextLevel: November 26, 28 Results

DAVIDSON, NC — The start was great.

But the finish was not for the Division I host Davidson College wrestlers Tuesday night, as Division II Limestone won five matches in a row to send the Wildcats to 1-3 in duals on the season, taking a 22-15 win at Belk Arena.

Davidson jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the dual behind four consecutive wins between 157 and 184 pounds. Part of that win streak at the start was pushed along by Noah Satterfield (Marysville OH ’15, family living in Nease school district) at 174 pounds.

Noah Satterfield
Noah Satterfield

Satterfield stopped Limestone’s Jimmy Sandlin, 6-1, to extend the Davidson lead to 9-0. But while each team won five matches, the Saints were able to get bonus points in three of their wins, and those extra points made the difference in the victory.

Davidson is now off until Saturday, when the Wildcats host UT-Chattanooga.

Arizona State 25, South Dakota State 13: At Tempe on Sunday, the 12th-ranked hosts won the final five matches of the dual to overcome the 14th-ranked Jackrabbits, coached by Bolles alum Chris Bono.

Chris Bono
Chris Bono

SDSU led at the break, 13-7, behind tech falls at 197, the first match of the dual, from Nate Rotert and top-ranked Seth Gross at 133, plus a decision from Henry Pohlmeyer at 141.

But the Sun Devils, behind wins from four ranked wrestlers, surged ahead after the break, ripping off 18 points in the second half of the dual for the win.

SDSU is now off until the Dakota Showcase on Sunday.


Florida Times-Union Preview

This is what they ask me to do. It’s pretty short, pretty sparse, but that’s how FTU rolls when it comes to non-football previews.

Please note, the Times-Union coverage area is much smaller than the Northeast area. If we wrote about you in 2013-14 on this space, your team is in their coverage area.

I had arranged the teams initially by how I would “rank” them, and they conveniently re-arranged them into alphabetical order. So I guess, go off of how I ranked them on the Northeast Matmen page and you get an idea how I would rank the FTU’s top five. The first “Power Poll,” with any changes to that list, will come out midweek during Week 2, so probably somewhere around December 6 or 7.


#Schedules17-18: Stanton Is In

We have our 68th schedule tonight, and it’s the school where my son goes (and, as I will continue to lament this until the winter season of his senior year has passed, does not wrestle). Stanton is our 44th schedule on the Northeast side, just two left out there, and completes our list of 2A-District 3 teams in the fold.


The Blue Devils will open their season on Saturday with Terry Parker’s Arlington Optimist Invitational, a one-day IBT, and then will stay in the IBT format with Bishop Snyder’s Westside Kiwanis Invitational, a two-day version on December 8-9. Stanton will have its first duals of the season on December 11 at Wolfson, where Paxon will also be in attendance.

Stanton elected not to compete in 2A-District 3 duals, at least from the schedule I have, so their next competition will not be until Terry Parker’s Army Duals event on January 12-13. The Blue Devils will then compete in the Gateway Conference tournament at Sandalwood on January 19-20, with a midweek tri-meet at Robert E. Lee, along with Atlantic Coast, on January 24.

Stanton wraps up the regular season with a January 31 tri at First Coast (Atlantic Coast will also be there), then will be the Westside Duals on February 3.

That is our 68th schedule. Which one will be NEXT?? (Raines…Paxon…Mosley…North Florida Christian…Maclay…Somerset Jefferson…it will be one of you).