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’re wrapping up 2A-District 3 with the recap on its champion, Fletcher.
You can see everything I have on the Senators in 2020-21 here –> FLETCHER
Win/loss record: 13-4 in dual meets reported to Matmen.
Season in a nutshell:
- 3-0 (1st) at 2A-District 3 Duals, 1/4 (8 teams)
- 2-1 at Keystone Memorial Duals, 1/8
- 3rd at Keystone Memorial IBT, 1/9 (20 teams)
- 1-1 (semifinalist) at 2A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 (8 teams)
- 1st at Gateway Conference, 1/29-30 (15 teams)
- 2nd at Clay Rotary, 2/5-6 (20 teams)
- 1st at 2A-District 3, 2/18 (8 teams)
- T-50th at Girls’ State, 2/19-20 (118 teams)
- T-5th at 2A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)
- T-21st at 2A 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): Jimi Baur (sophomore, 11-17 at 113, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Cole O’Brien (sophomore, 28-8 at 120, district runnerup, 2-2 at regions); Ryden Ashmore (senior, 21-10 at 126, district champ, 2-2 at regions); Fred Saporita (senior, 9-6 at 120/126, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Josh Daltro (junior, 20-12 at 132, district champ, 0-2 at regions); Kaden Solomon (senior, 14-14 at 138, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Elisha Purdy (sophomore, 10-4 at 145/152, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Chris Strong (junior, 19-15 at 160, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Joseph Kohlhaas (sophomore, 9-16 at 170, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions); Ryan Klein (junior, 28-12 at 182, district champ, region 4th, 0-2 at states); Toby Matson (junior, 24-8 at 285, district runnerup, 2-2 at regions).
Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Ana Bradshaw (21-11 at 106, district champ, girls’ state 5th, 1-2 at regions); Gabe Daltro (29-7 at 145, district champ, region 3rd, 0-2 at states); Joel Rodriguez (33-4 at 152, district champ, region champ, state 6th); Ethan Hollenbach (33-6 at 220, district champ, region runnerup, state 5th).
2020-21 MVP: Joel Rodriguez
- 2-1 at 2A-District 3 Duals
- 7-0 (1st) at Keystone Memorial
- 1-0 at 2A-Region 1 Duals
- 3-0 (1st) at Gateway Conference
- 4-0 (1st) at Clay Rotary
- 8-3 in post-season series (see above)
- 28-match win streak
2021-22 captain: Ryan Klein
- 3-0 at 2A-District 3 Duals
- 4-3 (5th) at Keystone Memorial
- 1-0 at 2A-Region 1 Duals
- 3-2 (4th) at Gateway Conference
- 3-1 (2nd) at Clay Rotary
- 6-4 (with 5-0 start) in post-season series (see above)
Heaton’s Hero: Ana Bradshaw
- First female wrestler to win Gateway Conference title (repeated feat this year)
- First female wrestler in north Florida to win a district title (repeated feat this year)
- First female wrestler in Jacksonville to place at Gateway three times and first female in north Florida to qualify for regions three times (was injured as sophomore), with career HS record of 62-27 (as reported)
2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Ethan Hollenbach
- Won first 12 matches of season, reaching Keystone final
- Won third Gateway title in January and was third at Clay, with his semifinal match one of the two best matches of the tournament
- His six losses in 2020-21 all came against eventual state placers (the 2A runnerup & the 1A & 2A third-place finishers)