12/12 #DailyRoundup: South Walton Takes Down Bay

North Florida Matmen staff report

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Full-sized teams against half-sized teams rarely are going to go wrong in duals.

And with seven forfeits — and a corresponding 42-0 lead built in — South Walton could focus on wrestling with full intensity against district rival Bay in the dual season-opener for both teams Thursday night.


The Seahawks took three contested victories over the Tornadoes in compiling a 58-24 dual win.

Ryan Kurfirst (138) and John Lopez (152) both had pins for South Walton, while Canyon Dart made his Seahawks debut with a 14-4 major at 132.


For Bay, the Tornadoes got four contested victories, with pins from Jamie Balmeceda (120), Kyle Roper (145), Trenton Wood (160) and Joshue Betancourt (285).

Over the weekend, South Walton placed 25th at the Capital City Classic in Tallahassee. Bay was slated to go there, but did not attend; the Tornadoes’ next event is the Allstate Wildcat Invitational in Valdosta GA on December 20-21.

Alabama tri-meet: At W.S. Neal HS, Tate sustained a pair of dual losses, falling to Satsuma (48-16) in round 1 and the hosts (48-36) in the final dual of the night.


Brandon Biello (132, major & pin), Ashtyn Allen (195, 2 pins) and Gabriel McKinley (220, pin against W.S. Neal) were all 2-0 for the Aggies (2-2 in duals).

Daniel McGaha (126), Michael Higgins (170) and Landen George (285) all contributed pins for Tate in the loss to W.S. Neal.

Tate got back on the mats Saturday, competing at district rival Gulf Breeze’s one-day Gulf Breeze Duals tournament. Results on the Aggies’ day were not available at press time.

Bozeman quadrangular: No results from any of the four teams competing in the event — Arnold, North Bay Haven, Rutherford and the host Bucks — were reported. Writing on these four teams will be held until results are returned.

RESULTS: Can be found under Thursday, December 12 (some scrolling will be involved) HERE.

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