#TheSeason2020-21: Mandarin

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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 side of Round 3, with Mandarin.


You can see everything I have on the Mustangs in 2020-21 here    –>  MANDARIN

Win/loss record: 6-3 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 1-1 at Keystone Memorial Duals, 1/8
  • 12th at Keystone Memorial IBT, 1/9 (20 teams)
  • 2nd at Gateway Conference, 1/29-30 (15 teams)
  • 3-1 (2nd) at Parker Rumble, 2/12 (6 teams)
  • 4th at 3A-District 1 Traditional, 2/20 (8 teams)
  • 11th at 3A-Region 1 Traditional, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
  • T-24th at 3A State Traditional, 3/5-6 (64 teams)

Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Logan Emanuel (sophomore, 6-6 at 106, district 4th, 2-2 at regions); Da’mon Teague (junior, 8-5 at 120, district 4th, 2-2 at regions); Jameel Smith (senior, 25-5 at 132, district champ, region runnerup, state 6th); Ashton White (sophomore, 8-5 at 145, district runnerup, 0-2 at regions); Adrian Rodriguez (junior, 4-4 at 160, district 5th); Tony Carter (senior, 21-5 at 182, district runnerup, region 3rd, state 4th); Jaelen Simmons (junior, 10-8 at 195, district 4th, 2-2 at regions).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Nathan Bremer (17-6 at 113, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Ethan Harvey (12-10 at 126, district 4th, 1-2 at regions); Xaine Evans (7-14 at 152, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Andres Rodriguez (16-9 at 285, district 4th, region 4th, 0-2 at states).

2020-21 MVP: Tony Carter

  • 4-1 (3rd) at Keystone Memorial
  • 4-0 at Parker Rumble
  • 10-4 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 captain: Jameel Smith

  • 5-1 (2nd) at Keystone Memorial
  • 4-0 (1st) at Gateway Conference
  • 4-0 at Parker Rumble
  • 10-4 in post-season series (see above)

Zander Laurin Warrior: Andres Rodriguez

  • Due to schedule, had to wait until mid-January to get matches; first-year starter as a senior
  • Won four matches by fall at Gateway to place 3rd in only full regular-season tournament
  • Rallied from opening-round loss by injury default at regions with four pins to qualify for states at 285
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