North Florida Matmen staff report
NEW ORLEANS, LA — In one of the Southeast’s stronger tournaments of the weekend, with state-champion level programs from three different states in attendance, the Trey Culotta Invitational, hosted by Brother Martin HS Friday and Saturday, was a tough place for South Walton to be.
The Seahawks were 24th out of 25 teams in the field, scoring 16 points. The hosts held off a spirited challenge from Georgia state champions Woodward Academy, 301-283.5, for the overall title, with Vestavia Hills ALA third (231.5), followed by Louisiana teams St Pauls (220) and Parkway (186.5) to round out the top five.
Seahawk results follow below:
120 — CJ Inman was 0-3 in pool D, qualifying for the championship round, where he lost by fall in the first round to Parkway’s eighth-place Garrette Larsen.
126 — Like Inman at 120, Randall Yates was 0-3 in pool A, qualifying into the championship round, taking a loss by fall in the first round to Live Oak LA’s third-place Clayton Hill.
132 — Canyon Dart was 0-3 in pool E competition, going six minutes in each match, but did not advance to the championship round.
138 — Ryan Kurfirst was 0-3 in pool E competition and did not advance to the championship round.
145 — Shane Lane was 0-3 in pool B competition and did not advance to the championship round.
152 — John Lopez was 0-3 in pool E competition and did not advance to the championship round.
160 — Seth Marshall was 0-2 in pool A competition, qualifying to the championship round, where he lost by fall to Parkway’s sixth-place Jacob Chittom.
170 — Dylan Garner was 2-1 (wins by pin and decision) and second in pool A, but then lost by fall in the first round of the bracketed competition to St Pauls’ sixth-place Blain Cascio.
195 — Payton Ubben was 1-2 (win by fall) and third in pool A, but then lost by fall in the first round of bracketed competition to Parkway’s fifth-place Jaden Jones.
220 — Nick Lee was 0-2 in pool D and qualified out to the championship round, where he lost by fall in the first round to Brother Martin’s Kyle West, the eventual runnerup in the tournament.
285 — Andrew Thompson was 0-2 in pool A and qualified out to the championship round, where he lost by fall to Zachary LA’s sixth-place Osee Anderson.
Complete results from the tournament can be found HERE.
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