#CapCity: Trojans Win 2nd Title Of Season

Lincoln wrestlers, coaches and managers are masked up and holding title hardware for the second straight weekend, with the championship trophy won Saturday in the Capital City Classic wrestled at Florida High (Photo submitted by Mike Crowder via Facebook).

TALLAHASSEE — The previous weekend was a wild one for the Capital City Classic.

A 16-team tournament and one of the north’s premier IBTs was shoehorned into a five-team event due to social-distancing considerations, and held at Florida High this year, rather than its traditional spot at Chiles.

But, this weekend, all 14 weight classes got to compete, and in the end it was Lincoln that took the title, holding off solid challenges from Mosley and Niceville in scoring 239 points to the Dolphins’ 227 and Eagles’ 200.

Chiles was fourth, with 185 points, while Florida High was fifth with 137.

Results from all weights — some were contested in true roundrobin fashion, others in pools followed by flighted brackets — can be found HERE.

Mosley and Florida High, of the five competing teams, will compete first. The Seminoles are slated to host Godby in a 1A-District 2 quarterfinal dual on Tuesday, while the Dolphins will go to Panhandle rival Bay that same day. Lincoln and Chiles will next meet over at Lincoln for 2A-District 2 duals competition on Saturday. Niceville is scheduled for Saturday as well; the Eagles will compete in the Scott Simpson Invitational at South Walton.

Team scores: 1. Lincoln 239. 2. Mosley 227. 3. Niceville 200. 4. Chiles 185. 5. Florida High 137.
Championship matches —
106: Derrick Williams (Mosley) p. Sam Tolomeo (Chiles), 5:37.
120B: Garrett Marschka (Chiles) p. Calvin Williams (Mosley), 5:35.
120A: Elijah Hendley (Lincoln) p. Hunter Brown (Chiles), 1:37.
126: Tyler Reeve (Florida High) p. Noah Tritz (Niceville), :32.
132: Ethan Bueno (Niceville) p. Darius Mailhot (Mosley), 1:36.
138: Olufemi Egberongbe (Chiles) d. Chris DeGrella (Niceville), 15-11.
145: Nick Hejke (Mosley) p. Emil Ganim (Florida High), 3:22.
152: Alex Adkins (Chiles) d. Ty Hawkins (Niceville), 12-6.
160: Nick Kendrick (Mosley) p. Noe Pena (Mosley), 5:10.
170: Martin Black (Niceville) d. Kaydon Lester (Mosley), 17-15.
182: Cayden Bevis (Lincoln) p. Bryce Travis (Niceville), :57.
195: Kyle McGill (Chiles) d. Micah Perdue (Florida High), 11-5.
220: Omarion LaRoach (Lincoln) p. Landon Campbell (Niceville), 1:25.
285: Robert Willis (Mosley) p. Nick Weaver (Lincoln), 2:13.

Lincoln: Junior Omarion LaRoach (220) helped secure the Trojans’ title as one of its three weight-class champs. LaRoach max-pointed through the roundrobin-formatted weight class, going 5-0 with pins over Niceville, Chiles (2x) and Florida High, with a forfeit in round 4. LaRoach’s round-1 fall over Niceville was the effective championship match.
Mosley: Junior Nick Hejke (145) was 5-0 as one of three weight-class champions for the Dolphins. Hejke had first-period falls over Florida High, Chiles and Niceville in pool play, adding a fourth such in the championship semis over Lincoln, before going into the second period for a fifth fall over Florida High in the title match.
Niceville: Junior Martin Black (170) was one of two Eagles champions Saturday, going 4-0 in the roundrobin-formatted weight. Black had pins over Lincoln, Chiles and Florida High, then had the wildest match of all the effective championship matches, pushing past Mosley in a 17-15 decision.
Chiles: Senior Alex Adkins (152) was 5-0 on the day, with one pin, one major and three decisions in winning his weight class. Adkins’ fall was in the championship semi over Florida High, with a major over that team in pool play. He had decisions in pool play over Mosley and Lincoln, with a 12-6 decision in the final.
Florida High: Senior Tyler Reeve (126) was the Seminoles’ lone champion, taking pins over wrestlers from Chiles, Mosley, Lincoln 2x and Niceville, with his championship match ending with a 32-second fall. Reeve’s combined time on the mat for all five matches was 3:27, as he dominated his weight class.

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