#TheSeason2020-21: Flagler Palm Coast

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 almost two-thirds of the way through Round 5, with Flagler Palm Coast.


You can see everything I have on the Bulldogs in 2020-21 here     –>  FLAGLER PALM COAST

Win/loss record: 15-9 in dual meets reported to Matmen. We were missing two duals, a single dual against Clay on January 15 and one of its duals the next day at Oviedo’s Showdown at O-Town (against DeLand).

Season in a nutshell:

  • 1st at Kenny Pfeiffer, 12/4-5 (10 teams)
  • Competed at Danny Byron Invitational, 12/11-12 (20 teams)
  • 3-2 (3rd) at Storm 6-Way, 12/19 (6 teams)
  • 3-1 (2nd) at 3A-District 2 Duals, 12/8 & 1/2 (7 teams; 5 competed)
  • 7th at Cradle Cancer, 1/8-9 (17 teams)
  • 0-1 (quarterfinalist) at 3A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 (8 teams competed)
  • 4-0 (1st) in reported duals at Showdown in O-Town, 1/16 (6 teams)
  • 3-5 (6th) at Flagler Rotary, 1/29-30 (17 teams)
  • 2nd at Bi-County Invitational, 2/6 (9 teams)
  • 2nd at 3A-District 2, 2/19 (7 teams)
  • 4th at 3A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (31 teams)
  • T-15th at 3A State, 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): Alex Castanheira (junior, 24-24 at 106, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Kole Hannant (junior, 44-14 at 113, district champ, region 4th, 1-2 at states); John Hald (junior, 36-21 at 120, district 3rd, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Brendan Buckles (senior, 27-22 at 145, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Timothy King (senior, 39-10 at 152, district champ, region 3rd, 0-2 at states); Kyle Peacock (senior, 24-3 at 152/160, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Blane DeFord (senior, 12-3 at 160, district champ, region runnerup, state 4th); Felipe Costa (senior, 16-11 at 160/170, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Logan Salatin (senior, 6-6 at 160/170, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Bryce Dodge (senior, 19-10 at 170, district champ, region 4th, state 5th); Marcelo Gonzalez (senior, 36-14 at 182, district champ, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Garrick Schwartz (senior, 36-13 at 195, district 4th, 1 match from states); Dalton Schell (junior, 19-21 at 220, district 4th, 1-2 at regions); Tristan Skinner (junior, 8-5 at 220/285, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Skyler Blackburn (junior, 3-5 at 285, district 3rd, 2-2 at regions); Seth Davis (senior, 15-17 at 285, did not compete in post-season traditionals).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: None.

2020-21 MVP: Blane DeFord

  • 2-0 at Bi-County
  • 8-3 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 captain: Timothy King

  • 5-0 (1st) at Kenny Pfeiffer
  • 5-3 (4th) at Danny Byron
  • 5-0 at Storm 6-Way
  • 4-0 at 3A-District 2 Duals
  • 1-2 at Cradle Cancer
  • 1-0 at 3A-Region 1 Duals
  • 4-0 at Showdown in O-Town (as reported)
  • 7-1 at Flagler Rotary\
  • 6-3 in post-season series (see above)

2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Marcelo Gonzalez

  • Streaky start to season, starting off 8-0 (with a Kenny Pfeiffer title), followed by four straight losses at Danny Byron
  • After two tough second-day losses at home at Flagler Rotary, won 12 straight matches to reach Region 1 semis
  • Still, embodied the transition the program endured over the past three seasons, going from 12-25 as a freshman all the way to the state tournament, with a 6-4 post-season series record
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