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#TheSeason2020-21: New Smyrna Beach

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 start to complete our list of area teams in 2A by completing the final two teams in 2A-District 4. First up is that district’s champion, New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

You can see everything I have on the Barracudas in 2020-21 here –>  NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Win/loss record: 17-2 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 3-1 (2nd) at Raider 5-Way, 12/2 (5 teams)
  • 3rd at Clash of the Titans, 12/5 (15 teams)
  • 48th at Knockout Christmas Classic, 12/28-29 (52 teams)
  • 3-0 (1st) at 2A-District 4 Duals, 1/9 (7 teams)
  • 3-0 (1st) at 2A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 & 1/22 (8 teams)
  • 4-0 (1st) at Cuda Duals, 1/16 (5 teams)
  • 0-1 (semifinalist) at 2A State Duals, 1/23 (4 teams)
  • 2nd at Wolfpack Invitational, 1/30 (6 teams)
  • 1st at Bi-County Tournament, 2/6 (9 teams)
  • 1st at 2A-District 4, 2/17 (7 teams)
  • 1st 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): Simjay Engberg (sophomore, 20-2 at 106, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Aidan Sutton (sophomore, 17-11 at 113, district champ, 2-2 at regions); Tristen Winfrey (senior, 21-11 at 120, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Jamey Bruner (senior, 34-5 at 126, district champ, region champ, 1 match from state medal); Jace Engberg (senior, 32-6 at 132, district champ, region runnerup, 1-2 at states); Justis Chandler (senior, 22-7 at 138, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Michael Shannon (senior, 36-4 at 145, district champ, region champ, 1-2 at states); Hunter Childress (senior, 3-7 at 152, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Jackson Farmer (senior, 17-13 at 160, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Steven Harshman (senior, 8-9 at 170, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Thomas Connell (junior, 2-11 at 182, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Sawyer Vanrider (sophomore, 5-10 at 182, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Austin Mitchum (senior, 14-17 at 220, district 4th, 1-2 at regions).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Avante Chamble (25-8 at 152, district 3rd, 1-2 at regions); Doug Dittmer (42-5 at 195, district champ, region runnerup, state 5th); Noah Cortez (20-12 at 285, district 4th, did not compete at regions).

2020-21 MVP: Doug Dittmer

  • 4-0 at Raider 5-Way
  • 4-0 (1st) at Clash of the Titans
  • 3-2 at Knockout Christmas Classic
  • 7-0 in FHSAA dual series
  • 4-0 at Cuda Duals
  • 5-0 (1st) at Wolfpack Invitational
  • 2-0 at Bi-County Invitational
  • 9-3 in post-season series (see above)
  • Won 25 matches in a row

2021-22 captain: Michael Shannon

  • 4-0 at Raider 5-Way
  • 4-0 (1st) at Clash of the Titans (a wt class down)
  • 1-2 at Knockout Christmas Classic (a wt down)
  • 7-0 in FHSAA dual series
  • 4-0 at Cuda Duals
  • 3-0 (1st) at Wolfpack Invitational
  • 2-0 at Bi-County Invitational
  • 7-2 in post-season series (see above)
  • Won 25 matches in a row

2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Jamey Bruner

  • Made transition to new program with ease, winning first seven and 16 of first 17 matches
  • Won regular-season titles at Timber Creek and Mainland, with wins in his first eight post-season IBT matches
  • All five of his losses were to state qualifiers, including four against eventual 2A medalists at 126
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