LAKE MARY — How does Buchholz coach Billy Pankey feel about scrambles?
After the past two weeks, if he hadn’t liked them before, he might have better feelings about them now. The Bobcats kicked off 2021 with the second-best team effort among Florida teams at their own Bobcat Roundrobin on January 2, and followed that up with a team win at the 30th Annual Tournament of Champions at Lake Mary on Saturday.
In so doing, Buchholz held off strong challenges from 3A-District 4’s runnerup and champ (Timber Creek & Hagerty, respectively), scoring 251.5 points to the Wolfpack’s 239 and Huskies’ 222.
The Bobcats walked away with titles at four weights, with a pair of runnerup finishes. In all, nine Bobcats finished in the top four at their respective weights.
Seminole also competed in the one-day roundrobin, which has been a two-day IBT in years past. The Noles were seventh in the 11-team event, one point off of sixth. Seminole left the tournament with three top-four finishes, including one champin and one runnerup.
Bracket’s from Saturday’s competition can be found HERE.
Buchholz will host the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds for half of the 3A-Region 1 tournament field on Thursday. Seminole has not submitted a schedule to us or a complete schedule to Track, but we have the Noles going to St Cloud’s Milton-Winter Invitational IBT on Friday and Saturday.
Team scores: 1. Buchholz 251.5. 2. Timber Creek 239. 3. Hagerty 222. 4. Lake Mary 198. 5. Bishop Moore 160. 6. Master’s Academy 123.5. 7. Seminole 122.5. 8. Oviedo 110.5. 9. Lake Howell 92. 10. Lyman 49. 11. First Academy 18.
Championship matches —
106: T. Dominguez (Timber Creek) p. Du. Kohn (Master’s Academy), 3:08.
113: Cavarius Liddle (Buchholz) p. Meyer (Bishop Moore), 4:42.
120: Solorzano (Lake Mary) d. F. Dominguez (Timber Creek), 8-7.
126: Venumadhava Mirel (Buchholz) md. Rubino (Lake Mary), 10-2.
132: Tapia (Timber Creek) by fft over McCrimmon (Timber Creek).
138: Harrison (Hagerty) p. Timothy Bowen (Buchholz), 5:17.
145: Patrick (Oviedo) md. Aiden Moore (Buchholz), 10-2.
152: Vazquez (Lake Mary) d. Wheeler (Bishop Moore), 10-3.
160: Kason Nichols (Buchholz) d. Gomez (Hagerty), 3-2.
170: Dy. Kohn (Master’s Academy) tf. Maldonado (Hagerty), 17-2.
182: Lopez (Hagerty) p. William James (Seminole), 1:15.
195: Jason Martin (Buchholz) p. McMichael (Lake Howell), :38.
220: Michael Frederick (Seminole) d. Nesheiwat (Timber Creek), 11-8.
285: Bornelus (Hagerty) d. Garcia (Timber Creek), 3-2, UTB.
THE ACES OF THE DAY
Buchholz: Freshman Cavarius “CJ” Liddle (113) rolled through Pool A with a 4-0 record, with pins over First Academy and Hagerty, a 19-9 major over Master’s Academy and 14-9 win to clinch the pool over Timber Creek. Liddle then falled Pool B champ Anthony Meyer of Bishop Moore in the third period for his bracket win.
Seminole: Sophomore Michael Frederick (220) won Pool A with four max-point wins, including pins over wrestlers Lake Mary, Hagerty and Lake Howell, plus an injury-default win over Buchholz, then decisioned Pool B champ Peter Nesheiwat of Timber Creek in the championship match.
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