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 nearly three-quarters through Round 4, with Forest (Ocala).
You can see everything I have on the Wildcats in 2020-21 here –> FOREST
Win/loss record: 3-5 in dual meets reported to Matmen. We didn’t have results from a Friday-night duals tournament Forest had on January 15 and we were missing two duals from their MCIAC conference tournament. The Wildcats also had an event in Lakeland on January 8, not sure whether this was a duals or IBT event.
Season in a nutshell:
- 0-2 at 3A-District 2 Duals, 12/7 (3 teams)
- 13th at Steadwell-Grow Memorial, 12/11-12 (13 teams)
- 3rd at Amanda St John Memorial, 12/19 (9 teams)
- 3-2 (4th) at Tiger Duals, 1/23 (10 teams)
- 7th at 3A-District 2, 2/19 (7 teams)
- T-26th at 3A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (31 teams)
Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Aydan Ruano (sophomore, 8-13 at 106, district 5th); Jamon Stromwall (sophomore, 0-8 at 113, district 6th); Jakob Zawosky (senior, 26-8 at 120, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Collin Maynard (junior#, 6-7* at 126, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Preston Ballard (senior, 8-14 at 138, district 5th); Antonio Brown (sophomore#, 11-7 at 152, district 5th); Kobe Yancey (senior, 2-8* at 195, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Daniel Burney (sophomore, 6-4* at 220, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Cane Fernandez (junior, 15-9 at 285, district runnerup, 0-2 at regions).
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Chase Cook (14-8 at 145, district 5th); Casey Carr (15-12 at 170, district 5th).
* — records considered incomplete due to missing regular-season results & no post-season traditional appearance)
# — year in school not known with certainty
2020-21 MVP: Jakob Zawosky
- 2-2 (5th) at Steadwell-Grow Memorial
- 5-0 (1st) at Amanda St John Memorial
- 4-1 at Tiger Duals
- 4-3 in post-season series (see above)
2021-22 captain: Cane Fernandez
- 3-2 (5th) at Steadwell-Grow Memorial
- 2-0 (1st) at Amanda St John Memorial
- 1-3 in post-season series (see above)
2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Casey Carr
- Had .500 performances or better in each of first four tournaments (district duals, Steadwell-Grow, Amanda St John Memorial & Tiger Duals)
- Placed fourth at both Steadwell-Grow and Amanda St John Memorial
- After taking two losses at districts, was able to win his final high school match and score points for the team