North Florida Matmen staff report
JACKSONVILLE — University Christian paid tribute to its 2001 state championship team Tuesday night, unveiling its new wrestling mat, which has the names of that team on it.
One of those names is Jeremy Mosley, who wrestled for the Christians before going on to wrestle at Edinboro, then returning to Jacksonville, where he has been running Bishop Snyder’s program for the past few seasons.
The Cardinals and Christians were the first to compete, and University Christian would max-point the final three weights to come from behind for a 42-30 victory, the first won on that mat and first under the program’s reboot under coach Wes Champ’s tenure.
Bishop Snyder (0-5) would start off with a 24-6 lead, fueled in part by pins from Austin Davoli (132) and Clayton Beasley (160), but the Christians (1-5) would tie it up at 24, as Jackie Dinh’s pin at 182 plus two forfeits fueled that. Angel Lecointe (285) would put the Cardinals back up, 30-24, with a fall at 285.
That set the stage for the Christians’ youth brigade, as seventh-grader Jayce Paridon (106) and freshman Egan Gustilo (120) both won by fall, with a forfeit besides, providing the surge to give UC the win.
University Christian will next compete at the Yulee Duals on December 20-21; Tuesday night’s dual was the last scheduled competition in December for Bishop Snyder, which will pick things back up in January at Fleming Island’s Keystone Memorial on the 3rd and 4th.
Nease 48, St Augustine 31: At St Augustine, the visiting Panthers (3-3) built a double-digit lead right from the jump and held it most of the rest of the way for the win.
Falls from Brielle Bibla (106) and Trevion Demus (113) got Nease off to the strong start; Jalon Lumar (138), Andrew Ryan (152), Dalton McGuire (160) and Kobe Ross (195) would add pins later on to secure the victory for Nease.
The Yellow Jackets (2-4) got back-to-back pins from Jordan Levy (126) and Wilson Nguyen (132) to get as close as 18-12, but that was the closest they’d get. Ryan Murphy (182 and Jaquan Johnson (285) would add pins for St Augustine, while Carlos Quintanal (145) took a 12-4 major and Khaled Gardner (170) won with a 9-4 decision.
Nease is off until Friday, competing in the inaugural Friday Knight Lights hosted by Oakleaf, while St Augustine will visit district rival Deltona for the Deltona Duals on Saturday.
Crestview 40, Choctaw 33: At Crestview, the Bulldogs strung together four straight wins up top, but needed Easton Flamand’s fall at 138 to secure the victory after Choctaw’s lowers made things come down to the final match.
Crestview (1-0) got pins from Jakob Allen (145), Layne Franks (160), Kennard Madden (220) and Rolando Hernandez (285), as well as Flamand’s, with Julio Fernandez (182) taking a 14-5 major.
Choctaw (1-2) had early pins from Sherman Fuller (152) and Gamaliel Harris (170), then rallied behind max-point wins from Deagan Kilpatrick (126, pin) and Steven Banfield (132, injury-default), plus an 11-10 win from Ethan Pfhul at 120.
Crestview hosts Gulf Breeze tonight, while Choctaw is off until Friday, when the Indians will go to the Capital City Classic at Tallahassee.
NBH season-opener: At Dothan ALA, North Bay Haven made its season debut with a trip across the line, where it took losses against Bainbridge GA (57-24) and host Dothan (40-36).
Ethan Cole (182/195, 2 pins) was the only Buccaneer wrestler to go 2-0 on the night. In the Bainbridge dual, North Bay Haven got pins from Katherine Lundgren (126) and Helmut von Knoblauch (132). Against Dothan, Michael Esquivias (138) and Patrick Kelley (220) each took pins.
The Buccaneers next compete a bit closer to home, going to district rival Bozeman’s quad along with Arnold and Rutherford.
Atlantic 39, New Smyrna Beach 36: At New Smyrna Beach, the visitors won seven of nine matches from 138 on up for the dual victory among 5 Star Conference rivals.
The Barracudas (0-2) got pins from Tristen Winfrey (120), Jace Engberg (126) and Michael Shannon (132).
New Smyrna Beach will travel to Orlando on Saturday, visiting Dr Phillips for its one-day IBT, the House of Payne.
Results from all of these duals can be found HERE.
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