#StJohn: Forest Claims 3rd

VILLAGES — Forest took home two weight-class titles and placed third as a team, just 2.5 points behind host Villages, in the nine-team St John Memorial Holiday IBT on Saturday.

The Wildcats scored 131 points as a group, five ahead of Vero Beach in third. Villages were second with 133.5 points.

In addition to the two weight-class wins, Forest had three runnerup finishes, as well as two fourths.

Belleview won the title, with 171 points, but, due to missing results, a further recap of the Diamondbacks’ championship effort is not possible at this writing. Multiple emails have been sent to get those missing results.

Review the brackets HERE for further information on Belleview’s, and all other participants’ day.

Belleview will be first back on the mats on January 2, going to Buchholz’s Bobcat Roundrobin. Forest is one of our 10 teams without a schedule in hand; so we’re not sure what the Wildcats’ next date will be.

Championship matches —
106: Ortiz (Vero Beach) p. Balderstone (Central), 1:02.
113: Zack Young (Belleview) p. Stansfield (South Lake), 3:48.
120: Jakob Zawosky (Forest) p. Gage Alberty (Belleview), :58.
126: Michael Ventre (Belleview) p. Collin Maynard (Forest), :53.
132: D. Mendez (Lecanto) p. Wesley Marren (Forest), 3:06.
138: Andrew Davis (Belleview) md. Wilke (Villages), 11-3.
145: Rima (Villages) p. Brown (Leesburg), 2:27.
152: Patton (Vero Beach) p. Tyler Miller (Forest), 1:32.
160: Coon (Villages) p. Giovannone (Vero Beach), 4:30.
170: Eric McLaughlin (Belleview) p. John Bruce (Crystal River), 1:09.
182: Jauma (Villages) md. Ramallo (Lecanto), 9-0.
195: Campbell (Vero Beach) p. Riley Sorenson (Belleview), 5:32.
220: Heise (Villages) p. Andrew Dunn (Belleview), 1:37.
285: Cane Fernandez (Forest) p. Harmon (Central), 5:45.

Forest: Junior Jakob Zawosky (120) was one of the Wildcats’ two champions on the day, with five falls to dominate the bracket. After going into the second period in round 1 of a roundrobin-formatted weight class for his first pin, Zawosky had four consecutive first-period falls in succession to win the title, needing 58 seconds in round 4 to fall the eventual runnerup from Belleview.

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