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#RoadToTheShow: 2A-Region 1 Preview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note updated start time for Friday’s round. Best I can tell, it’s site-specific.

2A-Region 1 preview

When & where: Chiles HS, Tallahassee (physical host; Chiles & Lincoln co-host). First session is set for 2 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s first session is set for 10 a.m., finals usually begin at discretion of the tournament director and are most often slated for late-afternoon starts.
Team favorite/local outlook: We normally start with co-host Lincoln at the top of the heap, but with eight qualifiers (albeit almost all of their hammers), I think that the Trojans will be in the mix, but will need a tremendous weekend to come out on top. In surveying the landscape, as the teams look right now, Pace steps out to me as maybe the team to watch at the top. The Patriots have all their top kids in the fray, and a couple of them want some revenge for how districts went down for them personally. Have to look at Matanzas and Columbia as well. The Pirates were resurgent in their District 4 win last week, and the Tigers won their first district title in around 30 years in taking District 2. Lincoln, Fletcher, Ft Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze and perhaps Chiles are all solid threats for the top five as well.
Print brackets for this tournament here: REGION 1 PAIRINGS

For me, every kid in this tournament is local. We’ll break down each quadrant for all of the weight classes. You’ll actually see each pick at each round (other than the round of 16), with a quick comment on the round.

The key thing to remember: It’s not personal and it’s just an opinion at the moment. Prove me wrong. Or prove me right. I like either one. I’m not telling which one is better. You’ll have to figure that one out for yourself.

Matmen’s state qualifier predictions, sure to be wrong —

LINCOLN LOGO

106: 1. Elijah Hendley (Lincoln, 5th). 2. Garrett Marschka (Chiles, 14th). 3. Brett Millard (Columbia, 16th). 4. Cole Bell (Mosley, 17th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Nate Weber (Gulf Breeze); Zackery Young (Belleview, 20th).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Devon Heil (Pine Ridge); Ana Bradshaw (18th); Kayla Nguyen (Seabreeze).
First-round match worth price of admission: Bell v Bradshaw. Winner might get out to Kissimmee.
My too-short take: You can sell me on a couple of different possibilities on who finishes fourth, but I think the top three is the final finish with some certainty. Hendley is the class of the group.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Marschka qualifies through, with a win over Weber in the quarters.
Second quarter: Millard pushes through twice, with a win over Young in the quarters.
Third quarter: Hendley moves through comfortably, with a win over Nguyen in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Bell moves through, with a win over Heil in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Gavin Barro (St Augustine); Ricky Hicks (Robert E Lee – bye); Reid Gannon (Ft Walton Beach); Bradshaw. Best match should be Barro v Ponte Vedra’s Aiden Taylor.
WB round 2 projected: Heil; Nguyen; Young; Weber. I’d say other than Heil’s round 2, all of them are going to be hotly-contested.
WB quarters projected: Heil; Weber. The Weber pick goes against the rankings. Heil might have a tussle getting past his district rival.
Semis/blood round: Marschka/Millard was 5-4 at districts, so that should be close; Hendley should move through, having pinned Bell at districts. Millard will have too much offense in the top half of the blood round, while Bell should take down his area rival in the bottom half.

LINCOLN LOGO

113: 1. Jimmy Martin (Lincoln, 15th). 2. Hunter Brown (Chiles, 14th). 3. Ethan Pinto (Niceville, 11th). 4. David Tambula (Choctaw, 13th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Kevin Kerns (Deltona); Ian Loschinskey (First Coast).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Joe Kent (Seabreeze, 18th); Jacob Hobbs (Pace).
First-round match worth price of admission: Martin v Mark Willis (Belleview).
My too-short take: Going with District 2 here, but I can easily imagine a parallel universe where I took the District 1 kids at the top, or maybe a bracket where Kent figures in. There’s not much gap between the five of them.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Pinto moves through to the semis, with a win over Kerns in the quarters.
Second quarter: Martin moves out, with a win over Loschinskey in the quarters.
Third quarter: Brown should move through, with a win over Hobbs in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Tambula gets out, but it’s a war with Kent in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Jeffrey Parker (Middleburg); Willis; Ryden Ashmore (Fletcher); Raequan Staples (Englewood). Closest match, I think, will be Parker and Ponte Vedra’s Julian Villegas.
WB round 2 projected: Kent; Hobbs; Loschinskey; Kerns. Kerns v Staples should be a really good one.
WB quarters projected: Kent; Loschinskey. Loschinskey v Kerns should be the closer of the two.
Semis/blood round: I have Martin advancing out of the top half and Brown out of the bottom; both should be very close decisions. Pinto edges Kent in the top half of the blood round, and Tambula pushes through past Loschinskey in the bottom half.

PACE LOGO

120: 1. Derrick Lancero (Pace, 3rd). 2. Ethan Goodman (Matanzas, 6th). 3. Davon Bailey (Orange Park, 8th). 4. Jace Engberg (New Smyrna Beach, 10th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Kobe Baert (Seabreeze, 11th); Daniel McGaha (Tate).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Brandon Mallin (Ft Walton Beach, 17th); Adam Barnes (Lincoln).
First-round match worth price of admission: Wilson Nguyen (St Augustine) v Michael Stephens (Ponte Vedra).
My too-short take: Lancero is the class of the field, but after that there’s a number of possibilities after him. Could see any three of six or seven kids qualify out in this weight class.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Lancero moves through with a win over Baert in the quarters.
Second quarter: Bailey gets out, but gets a strong challenge from Engberg in the quarter (we could see this again in the medal match).
Third quarter: Mallin reaches the semi, with a win over Nguyen in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Goodman gets out with a win over Barnes in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Jayden Thomas (Columbia); Daniel McGaha (Tate); Riley Girgis (Middleburg); Noah Tritz (Niceville – bye). Could be a good one between Girgis and Stephens.
WB round 2 projected: Barnes; McGaha; Engberg; Baert. McGaha v Nguyen should be pretty good.
WB quarters projected: Barnes; Engberg. The Engberg-Baert match sets up district rivals and should be a war.
Semis/blood round: Lancero has enough offense to get through in the top half, while Goodman works to overcome in the bottom half. Bailey has a 7-1 win at districts in hand for the top half of the blood round, while Engberg moves through in the bottom.

MATANZAS LOGO

126: 1. Shaun Culbreth (Matanzas, 3rd). 2. Michael Shannon (New Smyrna Beach, 5th). 3. Colson Elliott (Gulf Breeze, 9th). 4. Ethan Billhimer (Pace, 17th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Weston Burbidge (Ft Walton Beach); Gabriel Daltro (Fletcher).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Nolan Zirgibel (Leon); Marcus Virgin (Tate).
First-round match worth price of admission: Burbidge v Daltro.
My too-short take: We should have a rematch of the District 4 final, which was quite a good match last week. The deeper bracket is the bottom half, but that shouldn’t deter Culbreth from adding a region title to his district one.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Shannon moves into the smeis, with a close win over Elliott in the quarters.
Second quarter: Daltro reaches the semis, with a win over Columbia’s Cooper Mote in the quarters.
Third quarter: Zirgibel advances to semis, behind a win over Robert E Lee’s Jamal Burkes in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Culbreth moves through, with a close win over Billhimer in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Durrionte Myrick (Orange Park); Burbidge; Virgin; Stephen Kowitski (Ponte Vedra). Burbidge v St Augustine’s Jordan Levy should be a good one.
WB round 2 projected: Billhimer; Burbidge; Virgin; Elliott. Sweep for District 1, Burbidge v Burkes the best match.
WB quarters projected: Billhimer; Elliott. Both of the District 1 finalists should move through with bonus.
Semis/blood round: Shannon’s experience should carry him through in the top half, while Culbreth moves through comfortably in the bottom. I project the District 1 kids moving on in the blood round. I could be convinced it goes the other way around.

MOSLEY LOGO

132: 1. Nick Hejke (Mosley, 8th). 2. Ian McGuigan (Columbia, 9th). 3. Ian Daily (Gulf Breeze, 14th). 4. Alex Adkins (Chiles).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): None.
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Lynden North (Englewood, 15th); Jayden Pinto (Niceville, 16th); Atticus Waters (Pace); George Joanos (Matanzas).
First-round match worth price of admission: Adkins v Pinto or McGuigan v Waters. Winners have very good chance to qualify out.
My too-short take: This should be a District 2 rematch, with the District 2s maybe taking three semifinal berths. Again, it appears that the bottom half of the bracket is the deeper of the two, with maybe up to six kids in it capable of qualifying out.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Daily reaches the semis, with a win over Ponte Vedra’s Jackson Shewey in the quarters.
Second quarter: Hejke qualifies out for semis, with a win over Deltona’s Jacob Swanson in the quarters.
Third quarter: Adkins reached the semis after two tough wins, including over North in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: McGuigan reaches the semis, with a win over Joanos in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Gabe Burch (Middleburg); Kaden Solomon (Fletcher); Pinto; Waters. The Burch match against St Augustine’s Christian Jackson should be most closely-contested.
WB round 2 projected: Joanos; North; Pinto; Waters. Best match is probably Pinto v Swanson.
WB quarters projected: North; Pinto. Pinto v Waters was a 7-1 decision in favor of Pinto; it’s probably the more closely-contested match.
Semis/blood round: Hejke, with his greater range of matches this year, should have the advantage in the top half, while McGuigan had a 9-1 major in the district, so should be favored. Daily and North will have a great match in the top half, could go either way; Adkins would have a rematch with Pinto in the bottom half.

COLUMBIA LOGO

138: 1. Alex McGuigan (Columbia, 9th). 2. Dylan Lawrence (Gulf Breeze, 15th). 3. Jaylan Griffin (Mosley, 18th). 4. Olufemi Egberongbe (Chiles).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Ty’Juan Jones (Robert E Lee); Brandon Nicholson (Milton); Sam Russo (Matanzas).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Alex De Almeida (Ponte Vedra).
First-round match worth price of admission: Griffin v Jones.
My too-short take: Should see at least three seniors in the semis, with the western champions, I think, slated to get to the final. Both brackets appear to be pretty balanced, one against the other.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Lawrence reaches the semis, with a win over Griffin in the quarters.
Second quarter: Egberongbe moves through, with a win over Nicholson in the quarters.
Third quarter: McGuigan advances to the semi, with a win over Pace’s Seth O’Gara in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: De Almeida reaches the semis, with a win over FWB’s Martin Muniz in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Jones; Russo; Gabriel Navarro (Stanton); Carlos Quintanal (St Augustine). Best match should be Quintanal v Orange Park’s Vincent Walker.
WB round 2 projected: Jones; Russo; Nicholson; Griffin. Russo v O’Gara should be a great match.
WB quarters projected: Russo; Griffin. I think Griffin v Nicholson would be the more closely-contested quarter.
Semis/blood round: Lawrence and McGuigan should be favored in the semis, but both matches could be close ones. Egberongbe has sufficient offense to advance in the top half of the blood round; I expect a great match in the bottom half.

Orange Park

145: 1. Cameron Broughton (Orange Park, 4th). 2. Griffin Wilder (Matanzas, 9th). 3. Keane Creager (Niceville, 13th). 4. Logan Gall (Mosley, 11th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Thomas Greene (Columbia); Tyson Petrie (Fletcher).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Gabriel Galloza (St Augustine); Josiah Mossor (First Coast, 19th).
First-round match worth price of admission: Greene v Petrie.
My too-short take: Broughton has the easier bracket of the two; the top half has got four wrestlers that could all reach the final, in their own right, but Broughton is the class of the field.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Creager gets to the semis, but it takes a tough win over Gall in the quarters.
Second quarter: Wilder reaches the semis, with a win over Greene in the quarters.
Third quarter: Broughton qualifies out, with a win over Ft Walton Beach’s Malachi Santiago in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Mossor advances to the semis, with a win over Galloza in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Jeramiah Stevens (Robert E Lee); Petrie; Nik Crossman (Seabreeze); Camden Friend (Pace). Best match should be Petrie v Gulf Breeze’s Kelly Scanlon.
WB round 2 projected: Galloza; Petrie; Greene; Gall. Petrie v Santiago should be a barn-burner.
WB quarters projected: Galloza; Gall. Both matches Saturday morning should be really good ones.
Semis/blood round: Should be a big-time battle between Wilder and Creager; Broughton should advance in the bottom half. I saw Creager at last year’s blood round; he won’t lose in that round again if he has to go there, while Gall has seen more diverse opposition and that should help him in the bottom half.

FLETCHER LOGO

152: 1. Joel Rodriguez (Fletcher, 6th). 2. Obie Smith (Columbia, 7th). 3. Noel Alicea (Matanzas, 8th). 4. Jean Maldonaldo (Ft Walton Beach).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Hayden Yanni (St Augustine, 19th); Brock Roberts (Seabreeze, 15th).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Joseph Cortez (Pace); Garret Rudick (Gulf Breeze).
First-round match worth price of admission: Rudick v Jonathan Griffin (Mosley).
My too-short take: I like this final; it matches up a pair of very capable juniors. The 3-6, though, could be fulfilled by around five or six different kids, and it could come down to who gets hot at the right time.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Maldonaldo reaches the semis, with a close win over Yanni in the quarters.
Second quarter: Smith qualifies out, with a win over Roberts in the quarters.
Third quarter: Rodriguez qualifies out, with a close win over Cortez in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Alicea advances to the semis, with a win over Rudick in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Savion Johnson (Robert E Lee); Tijuan Boyance (Terry Parker); Ethan Eudy (Leon); Griffin. Best match should be Boyance and Tate’s Chad Luckey.
WB round 2 projected: Rudick; Cortez; Roberts; Yanni. The best match should be Roberts and Eudy.
WB quarters projected: Cortez; Roberts. The Roberts-Yanni match should be a good one; it was 13-8 at districts.
Semis/blood round: Smith should be able to advance out of the top half, while Rodriguez should do the same in the bottom half. Maldonaldo went 7-6 with Cortez last week, so the top half of the blood round should be a great one. And so should the bottom half, which projects to be Round 3 between Alicea and Roberts.

ROBERT E LEE LOGO

160: 1. Ahmahd Denmark (Robert E Lee, 6th). 2. Victor Lipsey (Seabreeze, 15th). 3. Ethan Baur (Ponte Vedra). 4. Daniel McDonal (Milton).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Cayden Bevis (Lincoln); Preston O’Quinn (Columbia); Martin Black (Niceville).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Brody Andrews (Pace).
First-round match worth price of admission: Andrews v Ashley Saddler (Terry Parker) & Baur v Caleb Tourgee (Ft Walton Beach). Winners probably have a shot at wrestling for states.
My too-short take: After the top two choices, I would say this is the most balanced bracket I have seen thus far. I would also say there’s maybe one or two kids for whom it would be hard to build an argument for getting out, but otherwise? Yeah, you have a decent chance.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Bevis qualifies out, with a win over McDonal in the quarters.
Second quarter: Denmark advances to the semis, with a win over O’Quinn in the quarters.
Third quarter: Andrews gets to the semis, with a win over Mosley’s Kaydon Lester in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Lipsey reaches the semis, with a win over Baur in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Sam Howard (Englewood); Black; Saddler; Tourgee. Tourgee v Middleburg’s Alex Nayfack should be a good one.
WB round 2 projected: Baur; Black; O’Quinn; McDonal. All four of these matches should be great ones.
WB quarters projected: Baur; McDonal. Both could be pretty close.
Semis/blood round: Denmark will be too much in the top half, while Lipsey should move through comfortably on the bottom. Baur has enough momentum behind him to push onward to Kissimmee, while McDonal has been battle-tested enough just in getting to the blood round to not see it through.

MATANZAS LOGO

170: 1. Quenteen Robinson (Matanzas, 6th). 2. Angelo Philpot (Westside, 4th). 3. DeVante Wyatt (First Coast, 7th). 4. Kevonte Times (Chiles, 16th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Hunter Dupont (Gulf Breeze); Rett Maritato (Ponte Vedra, 19th).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Joseph Rice (Columbia, 13th); Dylan Oglesby (Pine Ridge).
First-round match worth price of admission: Times v Maritato.
My too-short take: I’d love to be, if nothing else, on site at Chiles for the finale of this weight class, where two really solid talents I’ve been watching for a long time should reach the final. This final is worth the price of the weekend admission.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Times advances to the semis, with a win over Dupont in the quarters.
Second quarter: Robinson gets to the semis, with a win over Wyatt in the quarters.
Third quarter: Rice reaches the semis, with a win over Oglesby in the quarters.
Bottom quarters: Philpot qualifies out, with a win over Mainland’s Brady Howe in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Maritato; Noe Pena (Mosley); Vincente Waugh (Robert E Lee); Brayden Weaver (Middleburg).
WB round 2 projected: Maritato; Oglesby; Wyatt; Dupont. The Oglesby-Pena match should be a good one.
WB quarters projected: Maritato; Wyatt. I think both should win by reasonable margins, maybe bonus points.
Semis/blood round: Robinson should advance in the top half; Rice could make this interesting, but I think Philpot’s offense will be too much. Both of the blood-round matches should be quite close; going with offense and feet in both, and that should favor Times and Wyatt.

CHILES LOGO

182: 1. Kyle McGill (Chiles, 6th). 2. Jacob Moore (Orange Park, 7th). 3. Ryan Murphy (St Augustine, 20th). 4. Stone Rockhill (Fletcher, 14th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Patrick Adams (Ft Walton Beach); John Merritt (Westside); Wyatt Yown (Lincoln).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Julio Fernandez (Crestview).
First-round match worth price of admission: Moore v Merritt.
My too-short take: Pretty solid top half of the bracket; the bottom half looks to be a bit lighter, but McGill I expect to repeat in an all-District 2 final. There’s possibilities for third and fourth out there, but I think I have the right two (though I can hear arguments for switching them).
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Moore gets to the semis, with a win over Adams in the quarters.
Second quarter: Murphy reaches the semis, with a win over Yown in the quarters.
Third quarter: McGill qualifies out, with a win over Fernandez in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Rockhill advances to the semis, with a win over Pine Ridge’s Jonathan Waugh in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Merritt; Darryl Sam (Englewood); Keshawn Waters (Robert E Lee); Isaac Hall (Mosley). I’d expect an evenly-contested match between Hall and Tate’s Jacob Turner.
WB round 2 projected: Merritt; Fernandez; Yown; Adams. The Yown-Waters match should be a good one.
WB quarters projected: Merritt; Yown. Yown vs Adams should be good as well.
Semis/blood round: Moore should move past Murphy in the top half, while McGill should be favored in the bottom half. Murphy will have too much size and speed in the top half of the blood round, while Rockhill should push through in the bottom half.

PACE LOGO

195: 1. Gabe Jacobs (Pace, 6th). 2. Tanner Washburn (Lincoln, 8th). 3. Austin Wheeler (Chiles, 16th). 4. Caiden Patton (Seabreeze).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Doug Dittmer (Mainland); Hakeem Culberson (First Coast, 19th).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Eddie Alexis (Ft Walton Beach, 15th); Sean Ripley (Niceville, 7th).
First-round match worth price of admission: Ripley v Michael Strong (Fletcher). Winner could get a chance to wrestle for states.
My too-short take: When last we saw Jacobs, he was at Gulf Breeze and a lower-weight. Now, he’s a hammer and we’ll find out how good he is against a placer-level kid like Washburn, who’s one of if not the top hammer for Lincoln. 3rd and 4th very much up for grabs here.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Jacobs reaches the semis, with a win over Dittmer in the quarters.
Second quarter: Wheeler qualifies out, with a win over Culberson in the quarters.
Third quarter: Washburn advances to the semis, with a win over Alexis in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Patton gets to the semis, with a win over Ripley in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Shawn Raggins (Columbia); Nathan Halstead (Belleview); Harlan Nikolov (Ponte Vedra); Strong. Best match should be Halstead v Gulf Breeze’s Julian McCully.
WB round 2 projected: Ripley; Alexis; Culberson; Dittmer. Dittmer v Strong looks the most curious of the matchups.
WB quarters projected: Ripley; Culberson. Ripley has a fall in hand from districts; Culberson has seen more competition.
Semis/blood round: Jacobs has enough power to get out of the top half, while I think Washburn should push past Patton in the bottom. Wheeler gets through and out at home in the top half of the blood round, while Patton has plenty of offense.

PACE LOGO

220: 1. Wyatt Dillon (Pace, 6th). 2. Kennard Madden (Crestview, 8th). 3. Ethan Hollenbach (Fletcher, 5th). 4. Kaleb Williams (Ft Walton Beach, 7th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): Nate Boyd (Seabreeze, 19th); Josh Seabrooks (Leon, 16th).
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): James McArthur (Orange Park, 11th); Ethan Chiu (Deltona, 18th).
First-round match worth price of admission: Seabrooks v D’Angelo Baker (Pine Ridge).
My too-short take: There’s probably a tossup between the top four kids as to who wins this bracket. Another day I might pick another champ, but my first instinct tells me that the two best kids are in the same half of the bracket.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Dillon qualifies out, with a win over Boyd in the quarters.
Second quarter: Hollenbach advances to the semis, with a win over Seabrooks in the quarters.
Third quarter: Madden gets to the semis, with a win over McArthur in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Williams reaches the semis, with a win over Chiu in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Omarion LaRoach (Lincoln); Baker; Craig Harper (Robert E Lee); Grayson Peterson (First Coast). Best match looks like Baker v Niceville’s Ramsey Kidder.
WB round 2 projected: Chiu; McArthur; Seabrooks; Boyd. Chiu v LaRoach should be a good one.
WB quarters projected: McArthur; Seabrooks. Both should be good, but McArthur v Chiu should be particularly so.
Semis/blood round: It should be all-out warfare between Dillon and Hollenbach in the top half, and I think Madden has a little bit more Saturday region experience; that’s why I went the route I did. Hollenbach should have the answers in the top half of the blood round, while Williams should rally to get out of the bottom half.

WESTSIDE LOGO

285: 1. Ray Bolden (Westside, 5th). 2. Tyler Moss (Lincoln, 10th). 3. Cam Goodenow (Pace, 14th). 4. Jaycob Jones (Columbia, 13th).
Dark horses (top half of bracket): None.
Dark horses (bottom half of bracket): Reese Sheehan (Orange Park); Alec Cavazos (Milton); Rolando Hernandez (Crestview); Robert Elder (Matanzas).
First-round match worth price of admission: Jones v Hernandez.
My too-short take: I can be sold on either choice out of the top half, but to me Bolden is the top heavy, and I think Jones — who’ll battle with Goodenow for top honors in 2020-21 joins them in getting out to Kissimmee.
Local outlook —
Top quarter: Goodenow advances to the semis, with a win over First Coast’s Dylan Lampkin in the quarters.
Second quarter: Moss gets to the semis, with a win over Fletcher’s Toby Matson in the quarters.
Third quarter: Bolden reaches the semis, with a win over Cavazos in the quarters.
Bottom quarter: Jones qualifies out, with a win over Elder in the quarters.
WB round 1 projected winners: Nathan Hatch (Deltona); Spencer Mackenzie (Ft Walton Beach); Sheehan; Hernandez. Sheehan v Seabreeze’s Connor Flagg should be a good contest in this round.
WB round 2 projected: Elder; Cavazos; Sheehan; Hernandez. The Hernandez-Lampkin match should be a good one.
WB quarters projected: Cavazos; Hernandez. Cavazos v Elder should be pretty well-contested on Saturday morning.
Semis/blood round: I’m willing to be convinced either way (I know Moss had a major in hand from region duals) on the top half, but for now I think Moss moves on, as does Bolden. Goodenow will be too much in the top half of the blood round, as will Jones in the bottom half.

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