2/5 #DailyRoundup: Forest Wins MCIAC Title

North Florida Matmen staff report

OCALA — Forest swept to victory at the MCIAC Duals Wednesday night at West Port, as the Wildcats defeated Belleview (42-39), Lake Weir (66-0) and West Port (48-30).

Belleview was 2-1, with wins over West Port (45-33) and Lake Weir (78-5) after the opening-round loss to Forest. West Port had its lone victory in Round 1, with a 78-0 win over Lake Weir.

Jakob Zawosky (106, pins over Belleview and West Port), Steven Holmes (138/145, 3 pins), Casey Carr (170, pin over Belleview), Alvont Graham (182, pins over Belleview & West Port), Jacob Pratt (195, pins over Belleview & West Port) and Kaleb Thompson (285, pins over Belleview & West Port) were all 3-0 for Forest.


Chase Cook (126, pin over West Port) and Tyler Miller (145/152, pins over Belleview & Lake Weir) were each 2-1 on the night for the Wildcats.

For Belleview, Michael Ventre (120), Andrew Davis (126, pins over Forest & West Port), Zachary McLaughlin (132, pins over Forest & West Port), Eric McLaughlin (152, pins over West Port & Lake Weir) and Andrew Dunn (220, pin over West Port, decision over Forest) were all 3-0.

Zackery Young (106, pin over West Port), Mark Willis (113, pin over Forest), Cornelius Bentley-Greene (160), Shaun Young (170, pin over West Port) and Nathan Halstead (195, decision over West Port) all were 2-1 for the Diamondbacks.

West Port was paced by unbeaten performances from Frangello Baltodano (113, pins over Belleview & Forest), Bryce Dodge (145, 3 pins) and Theo Massillon (160, decision over Belleview).

Colton McInturf (132, pin over Forest), Tyler Pinkowski (138, pin over Belleview), Aspen Dodge (152, pin over Lake Weir), Rowlin Richardson (182, pin over Belleview) and Larry Brooks (285, pin over Belleview) were all 2-1 for the Wolfpack.

Lake Weir had just two wrestlers in the event, with Grant Kincannon (145) taking a fall against Belleview.

Belleview is scheduled to wrestle at South Lake tonight, while Forest, West Port and Lake Weir will next compete at Belleview’s Diamondback Duals, which start on Friday.

Columbia 47, Orange Park 33: At Columbia, the hosts led wire-to-wire, although the Raiders nearly fully erased a 23-0 opening lead, getting as close as five (29-24) at one point.

Obie Smith (152), Preston O’Quinn (160), Jaycob Jones (285), Ian McGuigan (132) and Alex McGuigan (138) each won by fall for the Tigers, while Joseph Rice took a 16-1 tech fall at 182.

Jacob Moore (195), James McArthur (220) and Wesley Carlisle (113) had pins for the Raiders, with Cameron Broughton winning by a tech fall (3:07) and Davon Bailey securing a 13-4 major at 120.

Columbia will be at Lake Gibson on Friday and Saturday for the two-day Braves IBT, while Orange Park will be at Englewood’s one-day duals tournament, the Englewood Rams Classic, on Friday afternoon.

Matanzas 60, Ponte Vedra 18: At Matanzas, the hosts roared out to a 24-0 lead and clinched the dual with three pins between 182 and 285.

George Joanos (132), Sam Russo (138), Griffin Wilder (145), Noel Alicea (152), Sean LeBeau (182), Christopher Iuliano (195), Robert Elder (285), Ethan Goodman (120) and Shaun Culbreth (126) all had pins for the Pirates.

Harlan Nikolov (220) won by fall for the Sharks, who got decisions from Rett Maritato (5-2 at 170) and Julian Villegas (11-6 at 113).

Matanzas and Ponte Vedra will be at Clay on Friday for the two-day Green Cove Springs Rotary IBT.

Bolles 60, Bishop Snyder 12: At Bishop Snyder, the visiting Bulldogs racked up six pins in the away victory.

Jacob Witt (106), Thomas Holt (120), Dalton Posick (132), Julian Morris (145), Skylar Malone (152) and Jack Pyburn (220) all had falls for Bolles.

Clayton Beasley (160) had the Cardinals’ lone contested victory, winning by fall.

Both Bolles and Bishop Snyder will next be at Clay on Friday and Saturday.

Mandarin 59, Atlantic Coast 10: At Atlantic Coast, a refurbished Mustang lineup took six pins and one technical fall in the victory.

Devin Foster (113), Cotrie Warren (120), Ethan Harvey (126), Amari McKinnon (145), Xavier Plumey (152) and Royal Felton-Norman (195) all won by fall for Mandarin, while Tristan Garcia (132) had an 18-3 technical fall.

Joel Dudley (138) won by fall for the Stingrays, while Joshua Ayau had an 11-2 major.

The dual concluded Atlantic Coast’s regular season. The Stingrays are off until the 3A-District 1 tournament at Nease on Feb. 22, while Mandarin hits the mats on Saturday for Chiles’ one-day Timberwolf Duals.

Missing results: Results from DeLand v Atlantic and Seabreeze’s quad meet (in total) were not sent as of this writing. Coaches have until 8 p.m. tonight to submit results in time to be added to this story.

Results as reported thus far can be found HERE.

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