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 are on the downhill portion of Round 2, closing in on finishing the round, with Nease.
You can see everything I have on the Panthers in 2020-21 here –> NEASE
Win/loss record: 10-13 in dual meets reported to Matmen.
Season in a nutshell:
- 3-2 (3rd) at Friday Knight Lights, 12/11 (6 teams)
- 1-2 at Ponte Vedra Duals, 12/12 (4 teams)
- 7th at Ponte Vedra Girls IBT, 12/12 (17 teams)
- 1-3 (4th) at St Johns County Championships, 1/2
- 0-2 (5th) at 3A-District 1 Duals, 1/6
- 2-2 (T-5th) at Trojan Invitational, 1/16 (10 teams)
- 38th at Girls’ State meet, 2/19-20 (118 teams)
- 6th at 3A-District 1, 2/20 (8 teams)
- T-26th at 3A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Brielle Bibla (junior, 15-8 at 106, girls’ state 3rd); Jacob Finkelstein (sophomore, 7-18 at 120, district 6th); Jhon Olivar (junior, 7-10 at 126, district 5th*, 0-2 at regions); Liam Monroe (senior, 2-5 at 132, district 5th); Parker Stamschror (junior, 15-5 at 132, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Mateos Zajni (senior, 11-11 at 138, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Juan Cervantes (senior, 4-5 at 152, district 5th); Chad Severt (senior, 13-10 at 160, 0-2 at districts); Peter Simon (senior, 17-13 at 170, district 4th, 2-2 at regions); Shawn Anderson (junior, 7-9 at 182/195, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Evan Higgins (junior, 16-12 at 220, district 5th*, 1-2 at regions); Paden Pinder (junior, 7-9 at 285, district 5th).
* — additional region qualifier per FHSAA schematic
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Anthony Tanza (21-7 at 145, district champ, 1-2 at regions-injured); Kobe Ross (13-9 at 195, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions).
2020-21 MVP: Anthony Tanza
- 3-2 at Friday Knight Lights
- 3-1 at St Johns County
- 4-0 (a weight up) at Trojan Invitational
- 4-2 in post-season series (see above; team’s lone district champ)
2021-22 captain: Peter Simon
- 4-1 at Friday Knight Lights (lone loss by 1 point)
- 2-2 at St Johns County
- 4-0 at Trojan Invitational
- 3-4 in post-season series (see above; only Panther to get to Saturday at regions)
Zander Laurin Warrior: Brielle Bibla
- Won Ponte Vedra Girls IBT title & was 2nd at Southern Belle in Kissimmee between Christmas & New Year’s
- Sidelined for nearly a month with appendicitis in mid-January
- Rallied to place third at 106 at girls’ state