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New Club Florida Prime Makes Debut

Wrestlers contend for advantage during the first rumble hosted by Florida Prime Saturday at Bartram Trail (Photo by Shannon Heaton).

We got out to Florida Prime’s inaugural rumble event on Saturday. Florida Prime isn’t a new club from other sports’ standpoint, but it is new to the area for wrestling.

They’ve already held midweek practices, but Saturday’s rumble was the first weekend event that the group has staged. Creekside coach Rick Marabell and Bartram Trail coach Chad Parker are the lead coaches, but the energy of the other Prime coaches — most notably Bartram Trail lead assistant Evan McCall, who essentially ran Saturday’s drills — was brought to bear for around 50 campers (30-ish in the afternoon HS group, close to 20 in the morning group).

While the initial focus of Prime is on the Knights and Bears, Marabell and Parker are looking to make the organization area-wide, and future events will likely reflect that goal.

Check out the Florida Prime Facebook page to learn more details. We have many more pictures from today’s rumble on the Matmen Facebook page, as well as our Instagram, and we whipped up a short movie trailer that provided a video description of the event. (Side note: you can expect to see more movie trailers down the road).

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