North Florida Matmen staff report
JACKSONVILLE — Chiles got a scare from Orange Park, but otherwise ran through a 3-0 day to win the Rob Bierbaum Invitational on Saturday at Episcopal.
The Timberwolves defeated Mandarin (75-6), Orange Park (36-34) and Episcopal (58-13) in the four-team dual event, which served as the four competitors’ final tuneup prior to district dual competition.
Chiles had seven unbeaten wrestlers on Saturday, with four of them max-pointing (scoring a full 6 points in every round the team contested) through the day. Hunter Brown (113) was the only wrestler in the tournament to have three pins.
Garrett Marschka (106, 2 pins), Olufemi Egberongbe (138/145, 2 pins) and Kevonte Times (170, 2 pins) all max-pointed for the Timberwolves. Alex Adkins (132, 2 pins & decision), Will Wiggins (160, major) and Austin Wheeler (220, pin & decision) were all 3-0 as well. Preston Scoggins (138/145) and Kadis Nafal (195, pin) each were 2-1 for the Timberwolves.
Orange Park was 2-1 on the day, with wins over Episcopal (52-12) in round 1 and Mandarin (65-12).
The Raiders had six unbeaten wrestlers, led by max-pointers Jacob Moore (182, pin) and Jose Indio (195, 2 pins).
Davon Bailey (120, 2 majors), Durrionte Myrick (126, pin/major/decision), Cameron Broughton (145/152, 2 pins & tech) and Trevion Sermons (152/160, pin & decision) also were 3-0 for Orange Park. Arlo Wilson (138) and James McArthur (220) each were 2-1 for the Raiders.
The host Eagles picked up their lone win in Round 2, with a 57-12 win over Mandarin.
Five different Episcopal wrestlers were 2-1, as Christian Ryan (113, 2 decisions), Joe Jackson (120, pin & major), Baylor Maurer (126, decision), Noah Meyer (132, pin & decision) and Reid Hampton (152, 2 pins) each won twice.
Mandarin had just six wrestlers in the lineup on Saturday. One of them, Nick Wilbur, was a max-pointer, with a 3-0 day (including one pin) at 285.
Below follows quick summaries of each round:
Round 1 (start weight 106): Chiles won each contested match against Mandarin, with pins from Brown, Adkins, Egbergonbe and Wheeler, with Juan Plenge (120) contributing a 7-1 decision. The hosts got out to a 9-0 start on a fall from Scott Busey (106) and 9-8 win from Ryan at 113, and led 12-7 through five weights, but Orange Park would dominate up top, with eight straight wins to close out the dual. Cameron Broughton, Sermons, Julian Moore (170) and Indio had pins, while Bailey won by a 15-4 count and Myrick won with an 11-6 decision. Meyer withstood a furious challenge, taking a 15-14 overtime win at 132.
Round 2 (start weight 113): Orange Park took a couple of leads early, going up 8-6 and 17-15 early. The teams traded points from 160 through 195 and Chiles took a 30-28 lead with an 11-4 win from Wheeler at 220, but it took a fall from Marschka in the final match to close the door in the Timberwolves’ favor. Brown, Egberongbe and Times added pins, with Adkins adding a 9-4 win. Cameron Broughton, Jacob Moore and Indio had pins for the Raiders, with Bailey (10-1) and Myrick (14-2) contributing majors and Sermons taking an 8-5 decision. Episcopal swept the contested matches against Mandarin, with pins from Jackson, Meyer and Hampton, while Ryan added a 14-10 decision win.
Round 3 (start weight 120): Chiles spotted the hosts a 7-0 lead, but won three in a row from 132-145 and six in a row between 160-106 to seal the tournament win. Adkins, Times, Nafal, Marschka and Brown all won by fall for the Timberwolves, with Wiggins adding a 12-4 major. Hampton won by fall for the Eagles, with Jackson taking a 12-0 shutout and Maurer adding an 8-3 win. Orange Park won all but two contestd matches against the Mustangs, with Myrick, McArthur and Wesley Carlisle (113) winning by pin and Cameron Broughton taking a 16-1 tech. Tristan Garcia (132) and Wilbur each had pins or the Mustangs.
Complete results from the day can be found HERE.
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