North Florida Matmen staff report
TALLAHASSEE — One for both thumbs.
Lincoln won its 10th consecutive district traditional tournament title Friday night, 12th consecutive in all district-level competitions (including duals), rolling past the five-team 2A-District field at home with 250.5 points.
The Trojans advanced all 14 of their wrestlers to Friday’s Region 1 meet at district and crosstown rival Chiles. Thirteen of those 14 were district finalists Friday evening.
Columbia was well back of the Trojans, taking second with 165 points. The Tigers qualified 11 for regions, four as district champs (additionally, two runners-up, four thirds and one fourth).
Chiles was just 12 points back of Columbia, with 153 points. The Timberwolves will have 13 host wrestlers on the mat on Friday, at least, with one champion, three runners-up, seven thirds and two fourths.
Leon finished fourth with 79 points on seven region qualifiers, including one champion, two runners-up, one third and three fourths. Gainesville was fifth, with 68 points and eight qualifiers (two runners-up , one third and five fourths).
A complete recap of the tournament follows:
106 — In a three-person bracket, Lincoln sophomore Elijah Hendley (28-13) won his first district championship. Hendley received a bye into the finals, where he pushed past Chiles freshman Hunter Brown (21-14), 11-6. Brown got to the finals with a fall in one minute over Columbia sophomore Brett Millard (19-17), who received a bye in the third-place match.
113 — In a three-person bracket, Lincoln senior Mark Munroe (5th in 2A, 36-8) won his third district championship (wins in 2017 and 2018) and made his fourth finals appearance (runnerup in 2016). Munroe received a bye into the finals, where he won by injury-default over Leon sophomore Lukas McKinney (11-9). McKinney shut out Chiles freshman Brady Dawkins (2-7), 13-0; Dawkins, in turn, received a bye in the third-place match.
120 — A full bracket saw Lincoln senior Ikeon Myles (14th, 29-10) win his second district championship (also won in 2017) after placing second in 2016 for crosstown rival Florida High in 1A-District 2. Myles bonus-pointed through the draw, with a fall over Gainesville freshman Brennan Kade (1:52) in the semis and an 11-0 major over Chiles sophomore Olufemi Egberongbe (22-10). Egberongbe reached the final with a win by forfeit over Columbia freshman Thomas Greene (28-15), who contested his next two matches with pins, :22 over Leon’s Alex Crago in the consi semis and 1:53 over Kade (19-19) in the third-place match. Kade had falled Crago in :57 in a front-side pigtail.
126 — In a four-person bracket, Columbia junior Ian McGuigan (11th, 42-8) won his first district championship after placing second last year and third in 2017. McGuigan bagged two pins, pinning Gainesville freshman Shamar Lewis in :50 in the semis and then pinning Lincoln senior Caleb Bushong (9-10) in 3:28 for the title. Bushong got to the final with a 19-4 tech in 3:45 over Chiles sophomore Alex Adkins. Adkins (15-16) came back for third with a fall in 2:15 over Lewis (5-12).
132 — In a four-person bracket, Columbia junior Alex McGuigan (16th, 41-9) won his first district championship in his first post-season traditional-tournament appearance. McGuigan also won by fall twice, pinning Leon junior Derek Holloman (1:00) in the semis and then falling Lincoln junior Jimmy Martin (20-20) in 3:19 for his title. Martin reached the final with a 17-2 tech in 4:06 over Chiles freshman Mitchell Monk. Monk (7-6) came back for a third with a fall in 2:41 over Holloman (3-5).
138 — Columbia senior Matthew Arango (18th, 32-12) won his first district championship after taking third in 2017. Arango ran through a full bracket with a semifinal pin over Gainesville’s Nicholas Hanson (3:10) and 10-3 decision in the finals over Lincoln junior Reed Watterson (23-6). Watterson reached the final with a 20-8 major over Chiles junior Andrew Mullins (pigtail winner by fall in 2:42 over Leon junior Cole Dalton). Mullins (11-11) came back for third with a bye in the consi semis and taking a second win over Dalton (6-8), 8-6, in the third-place match. Dalton punched his crosstown ticket for regions with a 4-1 consi-semi win over Hanson.
145 — In a full bracket, Columbia senior Matt Ross (7th, 38-8) won his second district championship and will make his fourth regions appearance after finishing second in 2017 and third in 2016. Ross needed just 56 seconds to win it, with pins in the semis over Leon junior Ethan Eudy (:41, pigtail winner by fall in 1:25 over Gainesville’s Ja’ron Roberson) and again in the championship match over Lincoln junior Jace White (18-13) in 15 seconds. White reached the final with a 9-3 semifinal win over Chiles sophomore Will Wiggins, while Eudy (24-9) rallied back for third behind a bye in the consi semis and 10-4 win over Wiggins for third. Wiggins punched his ticket to host as a competitor with a fall in 3:16 over Roberson in the consi semis.
152 — A full bracket didn’t keep Lincoln senior Elliott Crum (6th, 39-5) from pinning his way through it, as Crum won his second district championship and also will make his fourth region appearance after taking thirds in both 2016 and 2017. Crum falled Chiles senior Gage Bunton (:23, frontside pigtail winner by fall in 3:08 over Leon’s Tramia Dillard) in the semis and then won by fall in the championship match, in 3:05 over Columbia sophomore Obie Smith (23-17). Smith reached the final with a pin in 1:14 over Gainesville junior Logan Fernandez-Smith in the semis. Fernandez-Smith (12-10) came back for third behind two pins, :56 in the consi semis over Dillard and then 2:46 over Bunton (4-11) for third place.
160 — In a full bracket, Lincoln senior Tony Davis (8th, 32-3) won his first district championship after placing second for crosstown and district rival Leon a year ago. Davis first teched Columbia junior Preston O’Quinn (frontside pigtail winner by fall in 5:21 over Gainesville’s Jonte’ Criswell) in 4:16 (22-6), then pushed past former teammate and Leon senior Jaquenez Madison (24-8), 13-8, for the championship. Madison reached the final with a 9-4 decision over Chiles junior Kevonte Times; Times (19-9), in turn, had two pins for third, falling Criswell in 3:40 in the consi semis and then pinning O’Quinn (25-17) in 2:44 for third place.
170 — Chiles sophomore Kyle McGill (10th, 30-6) won his first district championship after placing third in 2018. McGill won twice in a full bracket for the title, first pinning Leon senior Jalani Stockton (frontside pigtail winner by fall in 5:51 over Columbia’s Joseph Rice) in 1:27 in the semis, then just edging Gainesville senior Bronson Carter (16th, 27-7), 9-8, for the championship. Carter reached the finals with a semifinal pin in 1:12 over Lincoln junior Andrew Collins. Collins (31-15) rallied for third with a consi-semi pin in 1:39 over Rice, then survived a wild third-place match with Stockton (19-11), taking a 15-12 decision.
182 — Lincoln junior Tanner Washburn (15th, 38-10) won his first district championship after finishing second back in 2017. Washburn pinned his way through a four-person bracket, with falls in the semis over Gainesville junior Josh Cohn (1:42) and again in the championship match, where he pinned Chiles junior Austin Wheeler (3:25) for the title. Wheeler reached the final with a 13-4 major over Columbia freshman Shawn Raggins in the semis; Raggins (13-9) came back for third with a pin in 1:51 over Cohn (11-13).
195 — Lincoln sophomore Jeremiah Brown (26-17) won his first district championship. Brown also pinned hs way through a four-person bracket, with pins in 1:15 over Chiles junior Elijah Borden in the semis and 2:40 in the championship match over Columbia freshman Julius Moreland (15-11). Moreland reached the final with a fall in 1:02 over Gainesville junior Luis Bonilla. Borden (7-17) came back for third with a fall in 54 seconds over Bonilla (3-6).
220 — A four-person bracket saw Leon sophomore Josh Seabrooks (10-7) win the Lions’ lone title and his first district championship, first with an 8-4 semifinal win over Columbia junior Zhaquez Griffin, then a third-period fall in the finals over Lincoln sophomore Wyatt Yown (26-17) in 5:17 for the championship. Yown reached the final with a 57-second pin over Gainesville sophomore Dallas Figueroa, while Griffin (7-4) came back for third with a fall in 3:51 over Figueroa (3-14).
285 — In a three-person bracket, Lincoln senior Jonquille Rivers (14th, 31-6) won his first district championship after placing second in 2018. Rivers needed just 1:18 to claim it, with a bye into the finals and fall over Gainesville senior Gregory Milinkovic (19-12) in the championship match. Milinkovic reached the final with a win by forfeit over Chiles senior Sam Neely (3-4), who received a bye in the third-place match.
Complete brackets for this tournament and all other contested 2A brackets can be found here.
All statewide rankings as created by Brant Parsons and as updated February 18.
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