FT WALTON BEACH — The 2020-21 high school wrestling competitive season began Monday night along the Gulf of Mexico.
And, in the annual crosstown battle between Ft Walton Beach and visiting Choctaw, it was the host Vikings that set the pace in a 64-18 win over the Indians.
Ft Walton Beach won 11 of 14 matches, scoring bonus points in all of them, with max points in nine of the 11.
Caleb Tourgee (160), Marquis Muniz (170) and Cedric Fairrow (220) each won by fall for the Vikings, with Carter Tobik (182; 17-1 in 5:29) and Spencer Mackenzie (285; 20-5 in 4 minutes) both taking technical falls.
A short-handed Indians group — Choctaw gave up six forfeits Monday night — saw Deagan Kilpatrick (120) and Steven Banfield (132) take the team’s lone contested victories, both by pin.
Results from the dual can be found HERE.
Ft Walton Beach makes the short hop over to Santa Rosa Beach on Friday for South Walton’s Border Wars VIII. We’re still missing a Choctaw schedule, so we don’t have solidified the Indians’ next date on the calendar.