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#TheRecap: University Takes 3rd In Home Clash

North Florida Matmen staff report

ORANGE CITY — As expected, Hagerty and Winter Springs were 1-2 in Saturday’s Clash of Titans one-day IBT hosted by new area team University (Orange City).

But the Titans were a solid third in the 17-team tournament, scoring 162 points, 13 up on fourth-place Citrus and 27 up on fifth-place West Orange.

New Smyrna Beach was 12th, with 33 points, while Deltona was 13th and a point back of the Barracudas. Pine Ridge was 14th with 30 points, with Lake Weir and Mainland tied for 15th, each with 20 points.

Below follows a summary of the tournament:

106 — Lake Gibson’s Hayden Whidden pinned or teched through the draw, with a second-period 15-0 tech fall in the final over West Orange’s DJ Perez. No local wrestlers at the weight class.

113 — Hagerty’s Jason Shaw had two pins to take the title, the second of those in 1:33 in the final over Winter Springs’ Silas Mantero. No local wrestlers at the weight class.

120 — Citrus’ Jacob Reynolds pinned his way to the title, with four falls in all, the last in 1:18 over West Orange’s Chris Perez. New Smyrna Beach’s Tristan Winfrey rallied from a quarterfinal loss by pin to Reynolds with two pins in the back, first in the consi semis over West Orange’s Nolan Hockenberry (2:41) and then in the place match over Lake Brantley’s Mark Nashed (2:55). Pine Ridge’s Jadyn Heard was 0-2 in the tournament.

126 — Hagerty’s Kamdon Harrison pinned his way into the finals, where he took down Citrus’ Kobe Rosario, 9-3, for the tournament win. University’s Jonathan Justice was 3-2 and placed fourth in the tournament. After a 13-8 loss in the quarters to Lake Gibson’s Zachariah Stewart, Justice won three times at the back, with a fall over Lake Brantley’s Sebastian Rodriguez (1:19) and decisions over Winter Springs’ David Deal (9-7) and West Orange’s Jaeden Trost (8-1) in the consi semi. Justice then lost by fall to Stewart (2:51) in the third-place match. New Smyrna Beach’s Jace Engberg was 3-3 and placed sixth. Engberg lost by fall to Rosario in the quarters, but won twice at the back for a podium spot, before taking losses to Stewart in the consi semis and Trost (3:40) in the place match).

132 — Winter Springs’ Riley Chapdelaine had a pin and two 1-point decisions, the second of those a 6-5 win over Lake Gibson’s Braden Stewart. Deltona’s Jacob Swanson was fourth and reached the semis after a front-side pin, losing to Stewart in that round. Swanson then decisioned Celebration’s Chase McBroom, 9-7, in the consi semis, but then took a 13-9 loss to Winter Springs’ Aiden Reichert in the third-place match. University’s Kolton Nixon and Pine Ridge’s Zach Benjo were both 0-2 in the tournament.

138 — After a quick pin in the round of 16, Hagerty’s Joseph Gonzalez teched his way through the draw, with the third tech a 20-5, third-period (5:07) version over Lake Brantley’s Chris Labrecque. Pine Ridge’s David Cortez was 1-2 in the tournament, with a fall on the back side, while New Smyrna Beach’s Justis Chandler and Lake Weir’s Ethan Gregersen were both 0-2 in the tournament.

145 — University’s Chase McDonough pinned his way through the tournament, only going past the first minute in the semis. He pinned Lake Weir’s Hunter Peake (:37, round of 16), Blake’s Deshawn Rhodes (:58, quarters) and Citrus’ Logan Simpson (2:32, semis) before falling Hagerty’s Blake Watts in 55 seconds in the title match. Pine Ridge’s Walter Warner was 1-2 in the tournament, with a win on the back side, while Peake, New Smyrna Beach’s Hunter Childress and University’s Michael Berrios were all 0-2 in the tournament.

152 — Hagerty’s Dylan Kohn bonus-pointed his way into the finals (tech/pin/major), then edged Winter Springs’ JJ Contreras, 2-0, for the title. New Smyrna Beach’s Hunter Lupien and Lake Weir’s Grant Kincannon were both 1-2, with those wins both on the back side of the bracket, while Pine Ridge’s Nathaniel Ortiz was 0-2 in the tournament.

160 — Hagerty’s Ryan Cody pinned or teched his way through the bracket, with a fall in 1:08 in the finals over Winter Springs’ Dylan Deal. University’s Kellan Flanary and James Houck were third and fourth, respectively. Both reached the semis, with Flanary falling 14-13 to Deal and Houck losing by tech (17-0 in 3:10, only wrestler not to be pinned) to Cody. Houck pinned Celebration’s Elijah Sankitts (3:32) and Flanary falled Blake’s Georgie Hough (2:28) in the consi semis, with Flanary winning over Houck, 4-1, for third. Lake Weir’s Dean Marquis was 1-2, with a backside win by fall, while Pine Ridge’s Joseph Presa was 0-2 in the tournament.

170 — Hagerty’s Logan Perkins needed just 2:03 to pin his way through the draw, with a pin in the final in 1:20 over Winter Springs’ Joe Burgess. Pine Ridge’s Dylen Oglesby was 3-2 and placed fifth in the tournament. After an opening-round loss to eventual third Jayvian Haynes of Lake Gibson, Oglesby had two pins to secure a podium space. He then took a second loss to Haynes, 13-10, in the consi semis, but then pinned Lake Brantley’s Christian Mowry in 2:38 for fifth. Lake Weir’s Tyler Craig was 0-2 in the tournament.

182 — Citrus’ Blake Coleman teched his way into the final, but then showed he could win close, with a 6-5 decision over Hagerty’s Jacob Maldonaldo in the final. University’s Aaron Liberti was 4-2 and placed fourth. After a quarterfinal loss to Coleman by tech, Liberti had three pins on the back, including a 57-second fall in the consi semis over Olympia’s Jaziah Blyden, but then fell to Winter Springs’ Garrett Accomando, 7-5, for third. Pine Ridge’s Jonathan Waugh was 3-2 and placed sixth. Waugh needed two wins on the back to secure a place finish, but did not contest for fifth after a loss by fall in the consi semis to Accomando. Mainland’s Tommy Short and New Smyrna Beach’s Dale Edwards were both 0-2 in the tournament.

195 — University’s Ethan Lasher powered through two decisions to reach the final, but then finished with a pin in 2:25 over Mainland’s Doug Dittmer in the final. Lasher’s earlier wins were 7-3 over Hagerty’s Bertilus Bornelus (quarters) and 3-1 over Celebration’s Marquese Carter (semis). Dittmer reached the final with a pin over Wekiva’s Luther Johnson (1:19, round of 16) and decisions over Lake Brantley’s Justice Pratt (6-3, quarters) and Lake Gibson’s Kaleb Ross (3-2, ultimate tiebreaker, semis).

220 — Winter Springs’ Marvin Collins pinned his way through the bracket, with the third of those in 2:35 in the finals over Deltona’s Ethan Chiu. Chiu reached the final with a 13-6 quarterfinal win over Olympia’s Ashton Hage and fall in the semis over Celebration’s Kelvin Mamber (1:01). Lake Weir’s Anthony Loynes was 2-2 and placed fifth. He reached the semifinals, where he lost by fall to Collins, and then lost to Hage by pin in the consi semis, but had a forfeit win over Wekiva’s Orane Clark for fifth.

285 — University’s Christian Kennick had two pins in a combined total of 2:18 for his bracket. He falled teammate Keenan Diaz in 42 seconds in the semis and then pinned Celebration’s Eriknaldo Gonzalez in 1:36 for the title. Diaz was 2-2 and placed fourth for the Titans; after a quarterfinal pin over South Lake’s Antwan Sanders and the loss to Kennick, Diaz downed West Orange’s Daimion Rangel, 6-1, in the consi semis, but then lost by fall to Sanders in the place match, in 5:17.

Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.

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