North Florida Matmen staff report
TALLAHASSEE — Chiles bookended its regular season in the same way in which it started Saturday in hosting the 12-team Timberwolf Duals.
The Timberwolves — as they had in winning Ridgeview’s Panther Prowl on the first weekend of the season — dominated the tournament, with wins over Choctaw (66-18), Rutherford (66-6) and Rocky Bayou (66-12) to win their pool, then took down crosstown rival Leon (57-9) and Marianna (44-34) to win the championship trophy.
Three Chiles wrestlers were 5-0 “max-pointers” (scored 6 team dual points in each of the duals contested), as Garrett Marschka (106, 3 pins, Hunter Brown (113/120, 4 pins) and Andrew Mullins (152, 4 pins) each max-pointed.
Alex Adkins (132, pin & decision), Kyle McGill (182/195, pin & tech) and Austin Wheeler (195/220, 3 pins & decision) also were 5-0, while Will Wiggins (160, 2 pins) was 4-0. Olufemi Egberongbe (138/145, 3 pins) added a 4-1 day.
Additionally, Chance Newhouse (113/120, 2 pins), Mattias Garrett (126, pin) and Preston Scoggins (138/145, 2 pins) contributed 3-2 weekends for Chiles.
Below follows a summary of the other 11 teams in the tournament:
Marianna (4-1, 2nd): The Bulldogs took their pool with dual victories over Lincoln B (41-36), Wewahitchka (66-18) and Mandarin (51-17); in the championship pool, Marianna defeated Leon, 63-12, to claim second overall. Chase Maddox (160, pin) was a 5-0 max-pointer for the Bulldogs, while Ethan Heinemann (145, pin/tech/decision), John Maddox (170, 2 pins & decision) and Christian Cosson (182, 2 pins & major) all were 5-0 as well. William Carrel (113/120, 3 pins), Cody Lewis (152, pin) and Zeth Harris (285) each were 4-1 for the Bulldogs, while Dustin Arnold (132, 2 pins) and Roosevelt Williams (220, pin) were 3-2 and Lawson Jackson (195) 2-2 for Marianna.
Leon (3-2, 3rd): Despite just six wrestlers, Leon still won their initial pool competition, with wins over Bozeman (37-36) and Godby (31-30) in criteria, plus a 30-24 win over Pace B. Nolan Zirgibel (126, 3 pins) was a 5-0 max-pointer, while Ethan Eudy (145, 3 pins & decision) and Josh Seabrooks (195, 3 pins) were both 4-1. Tyson Meyer (152/160) was 3-0 in a part-time role for Leon.
Choctaw (4-1, 4th): The Indians defeated Rocky Bayou (48-29) and Rutherford (54-22) in pool competition, then took wins over Pace B )57-16) and Lincoln (54-27) in the crossover. David Tambula (113, 3 pins) and Sherman Fuller (152/160, 3 pins) were both 4-1 for Choctaw, while Jacob Johns (132, pin) was 3-1 and Eli Devoid (138, 2 pins), Ben Semenov (145/152, pin), Samuel Santos (170/182, 2 pins) and Jesse Sarver (220) all added 3-2 weekends for the Indians.
Lincoln B (3-2, 5th): The Trojans’ second unit were 2-1 in pool, with wins over Mandarin (48-18) and Wewahitchka (57-12), defeating Pace B in crossover competition, 60-18. Omarion LaRoach (220, 3 pins) was a 5-0 max-pointer, while Adam Barnes (126, 2 pins/tech/decision) and Connor Edwards (138, 3 pins & decision) also were 5-0 for Lincoln. Ron Taylor (106/113, pin & major) and Luke Geiger (152, pin), while Mason Crowder (160), Evan Taylor (170, 2 pins) and Nick Weaver (285, pin) each were 3-2 for the Trojans.
Pace B (2-3, 6th): Despite bringing just seven wrestlers, the Patriots’ second group had dual wins over Godby (42-18), Bozeman (37-36 in criteria) in pool play, with six of the seven wrestlers winning three matches or more. Michael Burgess (170, 2 pins & decision) was 5-0 for Pace, while Kevin Elliott (132/138, 3 pins), Camden Friend (145/152, 2 pins & major), Nick Adams (182/195, 2 pins) and Jacob Stokes (182/195, 2 pins) each were 4-1 and Jonah Fierro (126, 3 pins) 3-2 for the Patriots.
Bozeman (3-2, 7th): The Bucks defeated Godby in pool (42-24), then took wins over both Rocky Bayou (33-30) and Mandarin (42-30) in the crossover duals. Joshua vonKeyserling (106, decision) was 5-0 and Cole Galbreath (285, pin) 4-0 for Bozeman, which saw Chris Eadie (132) contribute a 4-1 weekend. Logan Jamison (113, pin), Nicholas Simental (120, pin) and Bradley Garner (152/160) were all 3-2 for the Bucks.
Rocky Bayou (2-3, 8th): The Knights had a pool victory over Rutherford (36-27) and defeated Mandarin (42-33) in crossover competition. Wyatt Kirkpatrick led Rocky Bayou with a 5-0 day at 145 (2 pins, major and decision). Calvin Wells (152, 3 pins) and Kyle Burden (285, pin) were both 4-1 and Luke Latham (126, pin & 2 decisions), Sam Brewer (160, pin) and Jaden Scruggs (170, 2 pins) each were 3-2 for the Knights.
Mandarin (1-4, 9th): The Mustangs only brought seven wrestlers Saturday, but all seven had three wins. Mandarin took down Wewahitchka, 24-18, in pool competition for its only team win. Individually, Devin Foster (113) was a 5-0 max-pointer and was the only wrestler to pin all five of his opponents on the day. Ethan Harvey (120, 3 pins), Tony Carter (182, 2 pins) and De’Shawn Wise-Minor (220/285, decision) were each 4-1, while Tristan Garcia (126/132, 2 pins & decision), Frank Kershaw (138/145, 3 pins) and Royal Felton-Norman (195/220) were each 3-2 for Mandarin.
Rutherford (2-3, 10th): The Rams won both their crossover duals, with wins over Godby (30-24) and Wewahitchka (24-18). Rutherford’s Chad Allgood (170, 3 pins & major) was its only 5-0 competitor, while Zander Stillgess (106, pin) and Xavier Stillgess (195/220, 3 pins) were both 4-1 and Calvin Williams (120/126, tech) 3-2 for the Rams.
Godby (1-4, 11th): The Cougars took their lone victory over Wewahitchka (36-24) in crossover action, with two 5-0 max-pointers in Thomas Branson (160, pin) and Gabriel Richardson (285). Caleb Vega (220) was 4-1 for Godby, while Seth Williamson (170) and Keith Clark (182/195, pin) both contributed 3-2 weekends for the Cougars.
Wewahitchka (0-5, 12th): The Gators brought just four wrestlers, but they combined for a 15-5 individual record. Conner Roberts was Wewa’s lone unbeaten, going 5-0 with three pins and a decision. Jaden Moseley (132/138, 2 pins) was 4-1, while Justin Johnson (106/113, pin & decision) and Kaylee Easter (126) were both 3-2.
Complete results for all duals in the tournament can be found HERE.
Complete results for the tournament can be found HERE.
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