North Florida Matmen staff report
BRISTOL, TN — Sunday was a good way to go into the holidays for Brewton-Parker freshman Cameron Carr (Lake Weir ’19).
After winning twice Friday night for the Barons (see our November 22 entry, which we wrote on the road Saturday at Brantley County GA’s one-day scramble), Carr reached the semifinals of the 285-pound bracket at the King Tornado Open on Sunday, going on to place third in the weight class.
After a bye in the round of 16, Carr decisioned Division I wrestler Tim Warren of Appalachian State, 4-1, in the quarters, then lost by fall to eventual champion Jervey Sistrunk of Limestone (2:31) in the semis. Carr came back with win by forfeit over BPC teammate Rolando Tinoco in the consi semis, and took third with a 6-1 decision over Newberry’s Devon Rice in the medal match.
Cumberland-TN’s Kaz Maia (Flagler Palm Coast ’16) was one match from placing in the 157 bracket. Maia started with a 10-2 major over Giuseppi Inserra of Appalachian State in the round of 32, but then fell to eventual runnerup Creed Lumpp of Bluefield, 16-6, in the round of 16. Maia then won four matches on the back, with pins over Bluefield’s Joseph Dudley (5:48, consi round 2) and teammate Demetri Flores (2:06, rd 3), then decisioning Brewton-Parker’s Mitchell Thompson (11-4, rd 4) and Appalachian State’s Kameron Miller (8-6 in sudden victory, consi quarters) before losing in the consi semis to another App State wrestler, Garrett Starks.
At 184, Brewton-Parker’s Jonathan Whiting (Clay ’16) was 0-2. Whiting fell, 3-1, in the round of 16 to Lander’s JD Harrelson. In the consis, Whiting took a loss by fall in 2:12 to the hosts’ William Seymore.
At 197, Newberry’s Brandon Dickman (Creekside ’18) was 0-2. Dickman lost by fall to Cumberland-TN’s Devin Gibson (5:42) in the round of 16, and then took a 6-1 loss in consi round 2 (after a bye) to the hosts’ Isaah Perez.
Newberry fared well as a team under the coaching of Cy Wainwright (Clay alum), as the Wolves bagged weight-class titles from Isaiah Royal (149), Zebrandon Gant (184) and Austin Palmer (197), plus runnerup finishes from Evan Carrigan (125) and Caleb Spears (174) and a fourth from Devon Rice (285).
Northwestern 28, North Dakota State 18: At Evanston IL, the Wildcats’ Michael DeAugustino (Flagler Palm Coast ’18) started at 125 and won by forfeit. The Wildcats had four additional bonus-point wins, all by majors. Northwestern (2-1 in duals) next goes to to Las Vegas on December 6-7 for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Roadrunner Open: At Bakersfield CA, Arizona State’s Ethan Pickren (South Walton ’19) was 1-2 at 149. Pickren lost by fall (6:06) on the front side to Menlo’s Devin Everk; after a bye in consi round 1, Pickren falled unattached wrestler Joshua Jimenez in 4:53 in consi round 2. In consi round 3, Pickren then lost to San Francisco State’s Mason Boutain, the eventual fourth-place finisher, by a 15-0 tech fall.
Mt Olive tri-meet: At Mt Olive NC, UNC-Pembroke (ranked 21st in Division II) split a pair of duals, hammering the hosts, 39-10, but falling to 12th-ranked West Liberty, 22-16. Kaleb Warner (Columbia ’15) started both duals in his first time back since an injury-default the first weekend. Ranked 7th in D2, Warner fell to West Liberty’s Chase Morgan, 5-3, but came back with a first-period fall over Mt Olive’s Aiden Pyatte.
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