#Viper: Young Sharks Take 5th

COCOA — Atlantic’s young team turned some wheels after a tough start the previous weekend, taking fifth out of seven teams at Space Coast’s Viper Invitational on Saturday.

The Sharks scored 79 points as a group, eight out of fourth place. Host Space Coast prevailed after strong challenges from Master’s Academy and Heritage, with 229 points to Master’s’ 208 and Heritage’s 205.

Atlantic had five wrestlers earn top-four finishes, with one runnerup, three 3rds and one 4th.

Complete results from the two-day event can be found HERE.

Our next competition that we have for Atlantic is the 1A-District 5 duals on January 5, with Palatka hosting. Wrestling to start around 4:15 p.m. on that day.

Team scores: 1. Space Coast 229. 2. Master’s Academy 208. 3. Heritage 205. 4. Cocoa 86. 5. Atlantic 79. 6. Astronaut 73. 7. Cocoa Beach 4.
Championship matches —
106: Du. Kohn (MA) p. Jessee (MA), :15.
113: Morelli (MA) p. Jones (H), 3:18.
120-26: Edwards (SC) md. Pireiro (Ast), 15-6.
132-38: G. Ferreira (H) d. B. Cody (MA), 5-1.
145: D. Ferreira (H) p. Henderson (Ast), :51.
152: Pyatt (SC) p. Brazeate (Ast), 1:28.
160: Sartin (SC) p. Blue (Coc), 1:57.
170: Dy. Kohn (MA) p. Noah Anderson (Atl), 1:19.
182: Sawyer (Coc) d. Gorman (H), 6-2.
195: R. Cody (MA) p. Colson (Coc), 1:13.
220: Schaeffer (SC) p. Sampson (MA), 1:16.
285: Clement (H) p. Crissman (SC), :41.

Junior Nolan Anderson was the Sharks’ lone runnerup on Saturday, competing at 170. Although the weight class was short on numbers (four), it had some pretty decent and experienced wrestlers. Anderson began his tournament with a wild 12-11 win, but then lost by fall to the eventual champion, Master’s Academy’s highly-ranked Dylan Kohn in round 2. Anderson took a medical forfeit in round 3 over a 2020 2A state qualifier to emerge with a 2-1 record.

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