#TheSeason2020-21: Orange Park

Hey guys!

The work continues. We are bringing back, for its seventh year, #TheSeason. We didn’t do these first year, but have ever since. It’s something nobody else does. We compile all season records and write a wrapup for each team. To get them completed more quickly, we are summarizing these a bit more than in seasons past.

Today, we continue Round 2 with Orange Park.


You can see everything I have on the Raiders in 2020-21 here –>  ORANGE PARK

Win/loss record: 14-13 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 4-2 (3rd) at Panther Prowl, 12/4-5 (7 teams)
  • 4-1 (2nd) at Friday Knight Lights, 12/11 (6 teams)
  • 5th at Ponte Vedra girls IBT, 12/12 (17 teams)
  • 4-1 (2nd) at Orange Park Duals, 1/20 (6 teams)
  • 11th at Girls’ State, 2/19-20 (116 teams)
  • 6th at 2A-District 2, 2/20 (8 teams)
  • T-13th at 2A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
  • T-37th at 2A State, 3/5-6 (68 teams)

Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Ryder Pimienta (sophomore, 26-10 at 106, district runnerup, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Jose Penagos (junior, 9-18 at 132, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Aubrianna Apple (junior, 12-23 at 134, 1 match from girls’ state medal); Carley Nicholas (sophomore, 6-16 at 134, 0-2 at girls’ state); Cevan Broughton (senior, 7-20 at 138, district 6th); Trevion Sermons (junior, 31-5 at 152, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Jasmine Hecht (junior, 14-14 at 154, girls’ state 3rd); Zachary Cruz (sophomore, 12-15 at 170, district 6th); Cesar Contreras (sophomore, 4-20 at 182, district 5th/additional region quailfier, 0-2 at regions); Geoffrey Delice (senior, 16-13 at 195, district 5th/additional region qualifier, 0-2 at regions); Andrea Smith (senior, 16-5 at 220/HWT, girls’ state CHAMPION).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Davon Bailey (24-4 at 120, district runnerup, region runnerup, 0-2 at states); Elijah Serrano (19-11 at 126, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Gabriel Hecht (10-5 at 220, district 3rd, region 3rd, 1 match from state medal); Tayana Labady (10-6 at 220, girls’ state CHAMPION); Jonothan Garcia (7-3 at 285, did not compete in post-season traditionals).

2020-21 boys MVP: Davon Bailey

  • 6-0 at Panther Prowl
  • 5-0 at Friday Knight Lights
  • 4-4 in postseason series (see above)

2020-21 girls MVP: Tayana Labady

  • 2-1 (2nd) at Ponte Vedra Girls
  • 5-5 against boys competition
  • 3-0 (all pins) in winning girls’ state title

2021-22 boys captain: Trevion Sermons

  • 6-0 at Panther Prowl
  • 5-0 at Friday Knight Lights
  • 5-0 at Orange Park Duals
  • 4-3 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 girls captain: Andrea Smith

  • 3-0 (1st) at Ponte Vedra Girls
  • 8-5 against boys competition
  • 3-0 two weights up in winning girls’ state title

Zander Laurin Warrior: Gabriel Hecht

  • Had just one match in December & three in regular season
  • Nevertheless was 8-4 in post-season and qualified for state, nearly medaling
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