#TheSeason2020-21: Arnold

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 are closing in on closing out Round 3, with Arnold.


You can see everything I have on the Marlins in 2020-21 here –>  ARNOLD

Win/loss record: 7-8 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 10th at Border Wars VIII, 12/4-5 (11 teams)
  • 2-1 (did not advance) at 1A-District 1 Duals, 12/18 (8 teams)
  • 5th at Scott Simpson, 12/19 (9 teams)
  • 4-6 (7th) at The Bash, 1/2 (11 teams)
  • 8th at Arnold Holiday, 1/18 (11 teams)
  • 13th at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial, 1/22-23 (18 teams)
  • 6th at Arnold IBT, 2/6 (12 teams)
  • 7th at Gator Brawl, 2/13 (9 teams)
  • 4th at 1A-District 1, 2/18 (8 teams)
  • T-10th at Girls’State, 2/19-20 (116 teams)
  • 22nd at 1A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
  • T-61st at 1A 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): Valorie Solorio (sophomore, 39-7 at 100/106, district champ, girls’ state 4th, did not compete at regions-injured); Lucas Biddle (junior, 36-13 at 120, district champ, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Konstantin Lekov (junior, 6-7 at 120, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Porter Beach (senior, 9-13 at 132, 0-2 at districts); Henlee Haynes (junior, 15-17 at 182, district 4th, girls’ state runnerup, 0-2 at regions); Tyler Lewis (senior, 26-10 at 195, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Trevyn Slik (20-25 at 138, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Tanner Lewis (27-16 at 220, district 3rd, 0-1 at regions-injured).

2020-21 MVP: Valorie Solorio

  • 3-2 (4th) at Border Wars VIII
  • 3-0 at 1A-District 1 Duals
  • 4-0 (1st) at Scott Simpson
  • 8-2 at The Bash
  • 4-0 (1st) at Arnold Holiday
  • 2-1 (2nd) at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial
  • 3-0 (1st) at Arnold IBT
  • 5-0 (1st) at Gator Brawl
  • 6-2 in post-season series (including girls)
  • Were it not for injury, would likely have been first north Florida girl to qualify for FHSAA state tournament

2021-22 captain: Lucas Biddle

  • 3-2 (5th) at Border Wars VIII
  • 3-0 at 1A-District 1 Duals
  • 2-1 (2nd) at Scott Simpson
  • 6-4 at The Bash
  • 5-0 (1st) at Arnold Holiday
  • 3-2 (5th) at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial
  • 5-0 (1st) at Arnold IBT
  • 7-4 in post-season series (see above)

Zander Laurin Warrior: Henlee Haynes

  • Got out to 1-4 start at Border Wars, but then rallied to 9-9 during The Bash
  • Missed both January tournaments post-The Bash, and was injured again at Arnold IBT
  • Rallied to get enough done to qualify for regions in boys’ series and reached her second girls’ state finals match, with three pins prior to final
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