Here’s a look at Sunday’s tournament results involving Matmen-area alumni…
CORBIN, KY — It’s not always easy to defend the home mat, and sometimes the early competition identifies itself pretty early on.
For University of the Cumberlands sophomore Gabe Jacobs (Pace ’20), Sunday was a day in which Jacobs was the only tournament placer from the north Florida coverage area in competition, after taking third place at 197 pounds at his team’s own Pepsi Patriot Open, staged at the Corbin Arena.
After a bye into the round of 16, Jacobs pinned his way into the semis, with falls over Tennessee’s Russ Limber (1:12) and Life’s Tony Rogers (2:16) in the round-of-16 and quarters, respectively.
Jacobs then took his only loss of the tournament against in-state rival Daulton Mayer of Thomas More, 8-5, in the semis. Mayer would go on and win the weight class. Jacobs would go on to take third, with no-contest advancements in both the consi semis and third-place match.
Here’s the rest of north Florida’s day on the mats Sunday:
Cale Hoskinson (Notre Dame Coll., Clay ’21, no headshot available from school): Finished 3-2 in competition at Roanoke College’s Southeast Open, staged at the Cregger Center in Salem, VA. After a 54-second fall over Emory & Henry’s Matthew Cox in the round of 32, Hoskinson took a 3-2 loss in the round of 16 to George Mason’s Andrew Dickson. Hoskinson then won twice in the consi side of the bracket, decisioning VMI’s Conner Johnson, 2-0, and majoring Campbell’s Kevin Muschel, 12-3, before falling to George Mason’s Anthony Robinson, 4-2, two matches short of placing.
Drevon Wallace (Allen, Palatka ’20, no headshot available from school): Was 2-2 at 165 in the Pembroke Open, one match short of placing. After a pigtail bye, Wallace falled the hosts’ Brandon Smith (2:03) to get to the quarters, where he fell by 9-0 major to eventual champ Zeth Brower of Lander. In the consis, Wallace pinned St Andrews’ Terry Adams (2:09), but then lost in sudden victory, 6-1, to the eventual 6th place finisher, Taylor Robinson of Mt Olive.
Cameron Broughton (Gardner-Webb, Orange Park ’20): Finished 2-2 and one match short of placing at the Southeast Open, competing at 157. Broughton downed the hosts’ Marshall Hammond, 6-4, in the round of 16, but then fell in the quarters, 8-2, to Virginia Tech’s Jackson Spires, the eventual runnerup. The consi side saw Broughton pin American’s Antonio Segura (1:11), but he then took a 14-0 loss in the consi quarters to another Virginia Tech wrestler, Ty Finn, the eventual 6th.
Connor Spossey (Mt Olive, St Augustine ’21): Was 2-2 and was one match short of placing at 165 at the Pembroke Open. Spossey edged North Carolina’s Daniel Shoaf, 9-8, in the round of 16, but then fell in the quarters, 8-2, to eventual champ Gage Bernall of Lander. In the consis, Spossey falled teammate Dimitri Naimi (1:42), but then lost by a 9-2 count to eventual 3rd Rashaan Vereen of the hosts.
Tanner Hill (Reinhardt, Fleming Island ’20): Was 2-2 in the 157 weight class at the Pepsi Patriot Open. Hill dropped a 10-4 decision in the round of 32 to the hosts’ Turner Black, an eventual semifinalist, but then came back with two consi-side victories, decisioning Indiana Tech’s Scott Fitts, 8-3, in round 2 and pinning Marian’s Julian Johnson (4:02) in round 3 before a 4-0 loss to the hosts’ Turner Burdick in round 4.
Ethan Gustilo (Southeastern, Oakleaf ’18): Finished 1-2 at 141 at the Pepsi Patriot Open. His lone win came on the front side; after a bye into the round of 16, he falled Life’s Marcus Abreu (4:41) to reach the quarters, where he fell, 11-8, to eventual 5th/6th Rex McDaniel, also from Life. In the consis, Gustilo took a 20-2 tech fall loss to Southeastern teammate Alex Rosario.
Luke Davis (Doane, Clay ’20): With his team opening competition with a 1-3 day at Northern Colorado’s duals event, Davis saw one appearance in his team’s 45-6 win over NW Kansas TC, winning by forfeit at 141 in that dual. Doane will next appear at the Grand View (IA) Open on Saturday.
DJ Perez (St Thomas, West Orange ’21, no headshot available from school): Was 0-2 in the 125 bracket of the Menlo Open, contested in Atherton, CA. Perez lost by fall (3:43) on the front side to top seed Logan Ashton of Stanford and in the consis by a 9-2 count to another Stanford wrestler, Suhas Chundi.
Jeremy Mahoney (Mt Olive, Fernandina Beach ’21): Was 0-2 in the open division of the Pembroke Open, competing at 133. Mahoney lost by tech fall (18-1) on the front side to eventual champ Ruben Calderon of Coker, taking a 6-2 loss in the consis to eventual 5th Anthony Carter, wrestling for the hosts.
Gavin Riccobono (Southeastern, Nease ’19): Was 0-2 at the Patriot Open, competing at 149. Riccobono lost by fall on the front to Marian’s Seth Johnson (1 minute, rd of 32) and in the consis to the hosts’ Vince Sparrow (16-0 tech fall).
Patrick Adams (Campbell, Ft Walton Beach ’20): Was 0-2 in the freshman/sophomore division of the Southeast Open, at 165, with losses on the front to George Mason’s Anthony Robinson (9-0) and in the consis to George Mason’s Loranzo Rajaonarivelo (14-0).
Robert Parland (St Andrews, University Christian ’13): In Parland’s first competition as a college head coach, nine of his wrestlers competed at the Pembroke Open, with one placer in heavyweight Kevin Mood (6th).