North Florida Matmen staff report
MIDDLEBURG — In the end, Lake Asbury wound up getting the last word on taking top honors among north Florida area middle and junior high schools.
With the middle-school season wrapping up at Middleburg HS on Saturday, Lake Asbury held off Green Cove Springs to win the North Florida Championships, with a 24.5-point margin of victory, 260.5-236.
Wilkinson was third with 208 points, followed by Suwannee (158), Riversprings (117), Lake City (109), Orange Park (106), Florida High (98), Episcopal (80), Oakleaf (78), Lakeside (65) and Wakulla (25).
Below follows a summary of each weight class:
75 — Florida High’s Sterling Hollingsworth had two pins, then took a 9-3 decision in the finals over Suwannee’s Eli Jolicoeur (pin & major prior to final). GCS’ Caleb Green pinned Lakeside’s Lukas Gerlach in 2:22 for third.
80 — Green Cove Springs’ Brady Glavine had a pin in the quarters, then powered through a pair of one-point decisions, the second of those a 7-6 win in the final over Lake Asbury’s Shane Jourdan (pin & injury-default prior to final). Riversprings’ Tyler Thaxton pinned Suwannee’s Keshawn Moseley in 4:05 for third.
85 — Suwannee’s Justin Contreras had an 11-0 major in the quarters, then picked up two pins for the title, falling Lake City’s Brennen Robinson (decision & pin prior to final). Florida High’s Kyle Montgomery decisioned Lake Asbury’s KJ Rheaume, 8-2, for third.
90 — Lake Asbury’s Jacob Bucci pinned his way through the draw, 3 pins in all, with the last of those in 3 minutes in the final over Lake City’s Kevin Fink (3 pins prior to final). Suwannee’s Xzander Boehm falled Lakeside’s Lincoln Germain in 1:53 for third.
95 — Orange Park’s Ryder Pimienta won by fall and by decision, then took a 13-5 major in the title match against Riversprings’ David Culley (decision & pin prior to final). GCS’ Laird Duhaylunsod downed Lakeside’s Matthew Newman, 6-1, for third.
100 — Suwannee’s Austin McKinney pinned his way through the bracket, with 3 falls, the last in 2:28 for the championship over Orange Park’s Christian Wilson (pin & major prior to final). Wilkinson’s Grady Woodard pinned GCS’ Joseph Forte in 3:47 for third.
106 — Lake Asbury’s Wyatt Leduc had three pins in 3:40, with his third pin in 1:24 in the finals match against Oakleaf’s Jackson Hemphill (pin & decision prior to final). Orange Park’s Keon Barrientos pinned GCS’ Diana Rivera in 48 seconds for third.
113 — Wilkinson’s Zane Raulerson pinned his way into the title match, where he decisioned Riversprings’ Nate Jacobs (pin & major prior to final) by a 4-2 count. GCS’ Dyllan Beck shut out Oakleaf’s Markos Barfield, 7-0, for third.
120 — Wilkinson’s Chandler Thomas picked up three pins in 2:43, falling Orange Park’s Quinton Moore (2 pins prior to final) in 45 seconds for the championship. Suwannee’s Christian Soccaro decisioned Lakeside’s Christopher Chop, 6-3, for third.
126 — After a pin in the quarters, Lake Asbury’s Shane White took two decisions, with a 5-0 win in the finals over GCS’ Matthew Koller (pin & decision prior to final). Episcopal’s Chance Wolff won by fall for third, pinning Oakleaf’s Elijah Schevchook in 1:53.
132 — Green Cove Springs’ Gunner Ivey won by fall three times, with the third pin in the finals coming in 2:14 over Wilkinson’s Landon Madrigal (2 pins & decision prior to final). Riversprings’ Max Harvey pinned Oakleaf’s Bryant Taylor in 2:59 for third.
138 — After two first-period falls in a combined total of 1 minute, Lake Asbury’s Nathan Bilancione powered past Florida High’s Anthony Bedoya (pin & decision prior to final), 8-3, for the bracket win. Riversprings’ Sultan Ellington pinned Wilkinson’s Jermey Wiggs in 55 seconds for third.
145 — After a quarterfinal pin, Lake Asbury’s Hayden Meszaros had two decisions, including a 5-2 win in the final over Lakeside’s Caiden Kowal (2 pins prior to final). Wilkinson’s took down Lake City’s Nick Wilkerson, 9-3, for third, after losing to Wilkerson in the quarters.
152 — Lake Asbury’s Gavin Rossow had two victories to make it back-to-back-to-back titles, with a pin in the semis and a 12-0 major in the final over Episcopal’s Christian McGarity (2 pins prior to final). Riversprings’ Kohl Pippen pinned Orange Park’s Jeremiah Baker in 4:23 for third.
160 — Green Cove Springs’ William Newman collected three falls, with a 46-second pin in the finals over Wilkinson’s Tucker Cody (2 pins prior to final) for his third pin. Lake City’s Wilson Philemon falled Orange Park’s Cameron Leese in 1:38 for third.
170 — Wilkinson’s Austin Joiner pinned three opponents, earning a fall in 2:56 in the title match over Florida High’s Collin Bishop (2 pins prior to final). Lake Asbury’s Emmanuel Cassen falled Suwannee’s Larry Kinter in 3:50 for third.
182 — Episcopal’s Lawson Perry bonus-pointed his way to the title, with two majors bookending a semifinal pin. Perry’s second major was a 13-1 win over Suwannee’s Dylan Stover (2 pins prior to final). Lake Asbury’s Trevor Bramlitt pinned Riversprings’ Aaron Caquimbo in 1:28 for third.
195 — After a bye into the semis, Green Cove Springs’ Jadon Bell had two pins, falling Lake Asbury’s Matt Grenville (major prior to final) in 1:40 for the championship. Wilkinson’s Josiah Pierre pinned Lake City’s Javon Bradely in 4:41 for third.
220 — Like Bell at 195, GCS’ Gage Isbell had a bye and then two pins for his championship win, pinning Lake Asbury’s Ronan Carns (pin prior to final) in 3:25. Wakulla’s Hershal Blackman needed sudden victory time for a takedown and 11-9 win for third over Wilkinson’s Dylan Cloud.
285 — Green Cove Springs’ Zeth Wager made it three weight-class wins to close out the day, with two pins, the second in the final over Lake City’s Allen Irish (pin prior to final) in 2:44. Wilkinson’s Luke Green pinned Lake Asbury’s Kobe Brown in 1:19 for third place.
Complete brackets can be found HERE under the January 25 schedule date.
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