North Florida Matmen staff report
JACKSONVILLE — In a quick Thursday afternoon of wrestling at University Christian, Clay left the middle of Duval County with its third consecutive FHSAA district dual-team tournament title.
The Blue Devils lost just three matches in routing University Christian (67-12) and Wolfson (77-6). Clay will face Bishop Kenny in a Region 1 quarterfinal dual at Yulee on January 16.
Ten Blue Devil wrestlers were 2-0 on the afternoon; of those 10, eight were max-pointers (scored 6 points in both duals contested). Derrek Mosley (285) was the only Clay wrestler, though, to pin both of his opponents.
Leo Garcia (120, pin over Wolfson), Luke Davis (126, pin over Wolfson), Thomas Viens (132/138, pin over Wolfson), Aiden Mayo (132/138, pin over Wolfson), Dominic Martin (145, pin over Wolfson), Joe Grelli (195) and Garrett Tyre (220, pin over Wolfson) also were max-pointers for Clay. Cale Hoskinson (152, tech over Wolfson) and Jordan Bell (182, major over UC, pin over Wolfson) also were 2-0.
Dalton Huckelberry (113, pin over Wolfson), Luca Fiannca (160, pin over Wolfson) and Ryan Prince (160, decision over UC) also had contested wins for the Blue Devils.
Wolfson reached the final with a 42-36 semifinal win over Bolles, then, after the loss to Clay, had to wait and see if the Bulldogs would get third (they would), assuring that the Wolfpack would qualify for the Region 1 rounds for the first time in school history. Wolfson will face host Yulee in the quarterfinals on the 16th.
Dallas Kemp (170) pinned both of his opponents, securing Wolfson’s lone win over Clay in the title dual. Max Lewallen (126) and Cameron Frison (152) also had falls for the Wolfpack in the win over Bolles.
After falling to Wolfson in the semis, Bolles rallied for third with victories over Bradford (66-6) and University Christian (72-0, all wins by forfeit). Three Bulldogs wrestlers max-pointed over the course of three duals: Dalton Posick (132, pin over Wolfson), Tyson Riley (145, pins over Wolfson and Bradford) and Cam Neal (285, pins over Wolfson and Bradford).
Bryson Hubbard (106), Jacob Witt (106/113, pin over Wolfson), Gabriella Dattoli (113), Thomas Holt (120), Denny Vohs (126), Skylar Malone (152), Jackson Brill (170), Ethan Asbury (182) and Jack Pyburn (220, pin over Bradford) each won twice for Bolles.
The host Christians were 1-2 as a team, with a pigtail 25-24 (criteria) victory over Bradford to get to Clay in the semis. Jayce Paridon (106, pin over Clay) and Egan Gustilo (113, pin over Clay) were both 2-0, while Matthew Flores (160) had a win by pin in the Bradford dual.
Bradford took two dual losses as a team, with one contested victory from Austin Varnes (pin at 285 against University Christian).
Complete results from all rounds of the tournament can be found HERE.
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