North Florida Matmen staff report
ORLANDO — Buchholz was the top Class 3A team in Saturday’s Wolfpack Invitational at Timber Creek.
The Bobcats (17th-3A) placed third in the 17-team one-day IBT, scoring 220.5 points. Only central Florida 1A stalwarts Hernando (9th-1A) and Palm Bay (7th-1A) scored more, with the Leopards holding off Palm Bay, 265.5-256, for the title.
Host Timber Creek was fourth with 195 and Atlantic was fifth at 124. DeLand was 12th, with 44 points.
Below follows a summary of the tournament:
106 — Palm Bay’s Tyler Perrow (2nd-1A) pinned his way into the final (3 first-period falls), then shut out the hosts’ Trenton Dominguez (7th-3A; 2 pins & decision prior to final), 7-0, for the championship. Buchholz’s Siddharth Bianchi was 1-2 in the tournament and one match from placing, with a fall in the consis and losses to Dominguez (quarters) and eventual 6th (consi semis). Bobcat teammate Jun Jie Zheng was 0-2 in the tournament with losses to the eventual 4th (rd of 16) and 6th (consi rd 2).
113 — The hosts’ Nando Dominguez (16th-3A) won the title, with two pins to get to the final and then a 6-5 win over the Bobcats’ Venumadhava Mirel (17th-3A). Mirel had pins over East River’s Shane Fisher (1:22, rd of 16) and Windermere’s Duane Lewis (:43, quarters), then downed Celebration’s Kyler Peraza, 6-4, in the semi.
120 — Buchholz’s Aiden Moore (15th-3A) pinned his way through the draw, with falls over Hernando’s Diego Mojica (3:13, rd of 16), Olympia’s Jake Darden (:57, quarters) and Timber Creek’s Jacob McCrimmon (1:43, semis) before going into the third period for his fourth fall over Hernando’s Jonathan Britton (10th-1A, tech/pin/decision prior to final), in 5:09, for the bracket win.
126 — The hosts’ Jayden Tapia (3rd-3A) had two pins and two decisions for his title, taking a 9-3 win in the final over Palm Bay’s Rocco Senia (7th-1A, pin/tech/decision prior to final). Buchholz’s Alexis Gonzalez was 2-2 in the tournament and one match short of placing. After a rd of 16 pin over Cypress Creek’s Kash Barnes (1:38), Gonzalez lost by fall to Tapia (2:53) in the quarters. On the back side, Gonzalez pinned East River’s Aidan Kory (2:20, but then lost by fall to eventual 6th Niko Huff of Sebastian River (2:30) in the consi semis.
132 — Hernando’s Michael Brown (7th-1A) bonus-pointed through every round of the tournament, with three pins and a major, falling the Bobcats’ Kason Nichols in 56 seconds in the final. Nichols teched Windermere’sTyler Drone (15-0 in 6 minutes) in the round of 16, then majored Evans’ Tyran Schanck, 15-4, in the quarters before edging Palm Bay’s Dominick Carter (10th-1A), 5-4, to advance out of the top-half semi. Bobcat teammate Malcolm Brown was 1-2 in the tournament; after a first-round loss to eventual 4th Chase McBroom of Celebration, Brown pinned University-ORL’s Ivan Rodriguez (1:45) before losing by fall to Schanck (:51), the eventual 6th.
138 — Palm Bay’s Braden Baxter (7th-1A) won by tech and by pin to get to the semis, then had a pair of one-point decisions, the second of those a 3-2 ultimate-tiebreaker win over Hernando’s Jason Perez (19th-1A, dec/pin/major prior to final). Buchholz’s Cole Nixon was 1-2 in the tournament. After an 11-6 loss to Perez in the round of 16, Nixon pinned East River’s Ethan Folse (2:16), but then lost by tech fall (15-0 in 4:40) to eventual-5th Abel Marcano of University-ORL in the consi quarters.
145 — Palm Bay’s Anthony Holden had three first-period pins in 3:10 and an overtime decision to win the title, falling East River’s William Belcher (2 majors & decision prior to final) in 54 seconds for the title. Buchholz’s Timothy Bowen was 2-2 and one match short of placing. Bowen decisioned the hosts’ Dominick Acosta (16th-3A), 5-3, but then lost in the quarters, 3-1 in sudden victory, to Windermere’s eventual 4th, Jeryl Lewis. In the consis, Bowen pinned Evans’ Inam Khan in round 2, but then fell to eventual 3rd Jeremiah Funk of Cocoa, 2-1, in the consi semis.
152 — Hernando’s Billy Fetzner (11th-1A) bonus-pointed through each round of the tournament, with three pins and a major, falling Palm Bay’s Cameron Komat (9th-1A, 3 pins prior to final) in 1:52 for the title. Buchholz’s Liam Buchanan was 3-2 and placed sixth. Buchanan pinned Lake Nona’s Aidan Earnest (1:55) in the round of 16, but then lost by pin (3:27) to eventual fourth Jahn Williams of Cypress Creek in the quarters. Buchanan then took consi-side wins over Olympia’s Brian Douglas (11-3, rd 2) and Winter Park’s Adrian Alonso (2:20, semis) before falling to Earnest in the fifth-place match by pin in 1:42.
160 — Hernando’s Josh Pritz (3rd-1A) pinned four opponents in 4:18, half of that time exactly needed to pin the hosts’ Carson Rick (pin & 2 decisions prior to final) in 2:09 for the championship. Buchholz’s Daniel Rattner was 0-2 in the tournament, losing by fall to the eventual 5th in the round of 16.
170 — Windermere’s Hendrix Paterson (20th-3A) had a bye into the quarters, and then went six minutes twice before winning by fall in the finals over Buchholz’s Matt Vann (14th-3A) in 1:46. Vann had three first-period falls to reach the final, pinning Celebration’s Miguel Fabian (:57, rd of 16), Winter Park’s Ghazi Alkadry (1:50, quarters) and the hosts’ Zach Hanks (:28, semis).
182 — Buchholz’s Armando Acosta (5th-3A) won his team’s second title, also pinning his way through the draw as Moore had at 120. Acosta pinned University-ORL’s Isaac Anglero (1:12, rd of 16), Celebration’s Lucas Dapaixao (1:08, quarters), Winter Park’s Austin Parker (12th-3A; 5:42, semis) and then Palm Bay’s Matthew Lewis (3rd-1A; 2 pins prior to final) in 5:08 in the championship match for his bracket.
195 — Palm Bay’s Jahree Holmes (11th-1A) also pinned his way through his bracket, with three falls, the last in 2:58 in the finals over Hernando’s Christopher Spellman (9th-1A; 2 pins prior to final). Buchholz’s Jason Martin (10th-3A) was a semifinalist and placed third. After a bye, Martin falled Cypress Creek’s Caleb Salazar (1:16) in the quarters, but then lost by fall to Spellman (2:55) in the semis. Martin then downed Celebration’s Marquese Carter, 4-1, in the third-place match.
220 — The hosts’ Shamir Nelson (14th-3A) bookended a double-overtime, 2-1 win over Buchholz’s Nevan Burney (10th-3A) with two pins, the second of those in the finals over the Bobcats’ Drew Lewis. Lewis got to the finals with falls over Hernando’s Tarek Thompson (3:29) in the quarters and Palm Bay’s Ozkan Aydin (13th-1A, 5:31) in the semis. Burney went on to place third, shutting out Atlantic’s Micheal Sklare, 9-0 in the quarters, and decisioning Aydin, 7-1, in the third-place match.
285 — Atlantic’s Jared Jackson (3rd-1A) had a pin and two decisions as the Sharks’ lone titlist and finalist, with a 3-2 decision in the final over Hernando’s Sam Fleming (5th-1A; 2 pins & ultimate-tiebreaker win prior to final). Buchholz’s Jacob Robinson (10th-3A) was 2-2 and placed sixth. After a bye into the quarters, Robinson lost by fall in overtime to eventual 3rd Daniel Garcia (12th-3A) of Timber Creek in the quarters. He then made podium with two consi-side wins, decisioning Seminole Ridge’s Xayver Arrington, 7-3, in round 2 and pinning Celebration’s Eriknaldo Gonzalez (3:43) in the consi semis, but then fell, 3-2, to Hernando’s Devin Williams in the fifth-place match.
* Note: Complete recaps for all three area teams could not be done due to missing results. Coaches can get with Matmen at any time to resolve.
Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
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