SPRINGFIELD, MA — Coast Guard dominated the scene at Saturday’s Doug Parker Memorial at Springfield College, as the Bears held a 63.5-point edge over runnerup Centenary (NJ) for the team title.
The Bears picked up 13 podium finishes on the day, including three champions, with former area prep Paul Detwiler (Fleming Island ’18) defending his top seed to take the 184-pound title.
After a bye into the round of 16, Detwiler had big bonus points to reach the semis, with a first-period fall over Western New England’s Cory Grifka (1:55) in a match that saw Detwiler build an 8-0 lead before the pin, followed by a third-period tech fall (17-2 in 5:34) over Williams’ William Smith in the quarters. There Detwiler racked up five takedowns, with a 4-point nearfall to close out the first period.
Detwiler’s closest match would come in the semis against Southern Maine’s Aidan Whitis, an 8-1 decision in which he recorded a takedown in each period and added a riding time advantage at match’s end.
That brought Rhode Island College’s Jett Tancsik in the final, and Detwiler dominated from jump, with four takedowns in the first 2:08 before recording his second pin of the day, this time in 2:39 for the title.
In duals action on Saturday:
King 26, Newberry 21: At King, the hosts won four straight weight classes between 141 and 165, taking bonus points in three of those wins.
One of those four winners was Logan Perkins (Hagerty ’20), who scored a takedown in sudden victory to turn back the Wolves’ Nolan Wheeler, 4-2. King improved to 2-0 in duals with the win.
For Newberry (0-2), though, the area got a positive result, as Brandon Dickman (Creekside ’17) won by first-period fall, pinning the Tornado’s Jeremiah Good in 1:52 at 197. In the previous match, a third area wrestler, Armando Accosta (Buchholz ’20), lost by third-period fall (6:43), competing at 184 for the Wolves, to King’s Freddie Garcia.
Both teams will reconvene in King’s Tornado Open on Sunday.
Allen Duals: Visiting Coker and Belmont Abbey each took a pair of dual wins in the four-team event, but did not compete against one another. The hosts were 1-2 on the day, falling to Coker (46-3) and Belmont Abbey (45-0), but did take a win over St Andrews (27-22).
Allen’s Drevon Wallace (Palatka ’20; no headshot available from school) started in all three duals for the hosts, going 1-2 on the day. Wallace pinned St Andrews’ Terry Adams in 3:54, with a loss by fall (3:32) to former Somerset Academy prep Skyler Caban, now at Belmont Abbey, and a 13-4 loss by major to former Mater Lakes Academy prep Omar Armengol, now at Coker. Allen will wrestle on November 27, traveling to Limestone to face the Saints and Lincoln Memorial.
St Andrews, coached by Robert Parland (University Christian ’13), took dual losses against Coker (47-3) and Belmont Abbey (33-12). The Knights are off until December 1, when they travel to Emory & Henry for a dual.
Belmont Abbey’s Mathew Daner (Tampa Jesuit ’17, former assistant at Florida High) made an appearance in the St Andrews dual, competing at 149, losing by fall to the Knights’ Jacob Arnold (1:11). The Crusaders are off until the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis on December 18-19.
Randy Tuggle Pride Duals: At Greensboro College, Huntingdon was 3-2 on the day, with wins over the hosts (35-14), Bluefield State (41-9) and Patrick Henry CC (54-6), with two losses to different Averett teams, 45-0 and 25-16.
Xavier Stillgess (Rutherford ’21) made two starts for the Hawks, going 1-1 on the day, with a forfeit over Patrick Henry CC and a loss by fall to Averett’s David Shelton (4:56).
Nick Kendrick (Mosley ’21) made one start and had an extra appearance, winning both matches. Starting at 174 against Patrick Henry’s Trey Robertson, Kendrick won by fall (1:31), with a pin over Averett’s Jasiri Dingle (1 minute) in his extra appearance. Huntingdon is now off until December 11, when it hosts Allen and Central Baptist.
Not all Greensboro duals have been reported at this writing. The one dual that was reported on Track, against Huntingdon, showed Daniel Porter (Clay ’18) winning by 15-0 tech fall over the Hawks’ Nicholas McClendon. We will review and add to Sunday’s report if this is updated.
Here’s more tournament action involving Matmen alumni Saturday:
Tanner Hill (Reinhardt; Fleming Island ’20): Was 6-1 and placed third in the frosh-soph division of the Life University Open, competing at 165. After a pigtail front-side loss to Rio Grande (OH)’s Tommy Mabry, the eventual runnerup in the bracket, Hill would not lose again, with a consi-side 45-second pin over UCumberlands’ Dylan Roe, forfeit over Brewton-Parker’s Cody Thompson and injury-default victory over Thomas More’s Logan Sowder. Hill then took decisions over Southeastern’s Raul Soto (4-3) in the quarters, UNC-Pembroke’s Vincent Page (6-3) in the semis, and won by a 3-2 decision in the third-place match over UCumberlands’ Dylan Preston.
Kyle McGill (Reinhardt; Chiles ’21; no headshot available from school): Was 3-2 and placed fifth in the frosh-soph division of the Life University Open, competing at 197. McGill reached the semis behind a fall in the round of 16 over UCumberlands’ CJ Figueroa-Ordino (1:56) and a 6-0 quarterfinal win over UNC-Pembroke’s Massimo Sullivan. He then lost to the eventual champ, North Carolina’s Cade Lautt, 6-1, in the semis, and took a consi-semi loss by 8-6 decision against Reinhardt teammate Sam Irwin, the eventual 3rd. McGill then won by forfeit in the fifth-place match over UNC-Pembroke’s Gage Steele.
Kaz Maia (Cumberland-TN; Flagler Palm Coast ’16): Was 4-1 and won the consolation championship at the Lindenwood Open, contested in St Charles, MO, while competing in the gold division at 157. After a bye into the round of 16, Maia lost by fall (2:30) to Oklahoma State’s Chance McLane, the eventual 3rd-place finisher. From there, though, Maia took victories in the consi bracket over unattached wrestler Isaiah Banks (12-1 major), Oklahoma City’s Connor Holman (13-5 major), Illinois’ Jake Reicen (8-7) and unattached wrestler Larry Rodriguez (11-8) in the consi bracket final.
Josh Bower (Simpson; Matanzas ’19): Was 2-2 and placed seventh at the Coe College Invitational, staged in Cedar Rapids IA. After a 6-1 loss to Dubuque’s Luke Radeke in the round of 16, Bower had a bye into the consi quarters, where he won by medical forfeit over Graceland’s Marquis McCaster. After falling, 13-4, in the semis to eventual 4th Brody Hawtrey of NIACC, Bower pinned Dubuque’s Gabe Sweat in 1:49 to place seventh.
Ana Bradshaw (Missouri Baptist, Fletcher ’21): Was 2-2 and was one match short of placing at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, MO, competing at 101 in the two-day tournament, which began on Friday. After a loss by fall (1:39) to McKendree’s Kiona Conner in the round of 32, Bradshaw won twice in the consis, with pins over York’s Ella Whitaker (:57) and Indiana Tech’s Alexie Westfall (2:01) before falling in the blood round, 9-2, to Tiffin’s Shanna Morris, the eventual 7th.
Jessica Corredor (Missouri Baptist, Dr Phillips ’20): Was 2-2 at the Missouri Valley Open, competing at 109. Corredor won matches on both sides of the bracket, with a 10-0 tech over Central Methodist’s Alexis Miller in a pigtail before losing by fall (1:51) to Wayland Baptist’s Nina Pham, the eventual 4th, in the round of 32. In the consis, Corredor pinned UCumberlands’ Ashley Courtney in 1:58 in round 2, but then took an 8-7 loss to North Central’s Angelina Graff in round 3.
Carlos Bogan (Keiser; Ft Walton Beach ’19; no headshot available from school): Was 2-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 149. After a pigtail loss on the front by fall to Grand View’s Tanner Abbas (2:02), and a bye in the first round of consis, Bogan teched Clemson’s Jake Jakub (17-2) and West Virginia Tech’s Judson McCray (15-0) before losing by fall (2:27) to Truett McConnell’s Leonel Silvestre in consi round 4.
Jaquan English (Florida A&M; Fleming Island ’18; no headshot available from school): Was 2-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 149. English’s wins came via tech on the front, as he teched Clemson’s Jake Jakub (16-0) in the round of 32 and UNC-Pembroke’s Thomas Schock (16-1) in the round of 16. He then fell to eventual 5th Jack Latimer of Grand View, 8-4, in the quarters, and then lost in the consis by fall (3:32) to Williams Baptist’s Nick Souder.
Nick Vugman (Florida-NCWA; Bartram Trail ’18; no headshot available from school): Like his NCWA counterpart English, Vugman was 2-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 149. After a front-side pigtail loss (21-5 TF) to Truett McConnell’s Leonel Silvestre, a former Hollywood Hills prep, Vugman came back to win twice in the consis, with a 46-second pin over Reinhardt’s CJ Shadinger and a 7-5 decision over UNC-Pembroke’s Thomas Schock, falling in round 5 of the consis to Reinhardt’s Avery Mutschler, 9-1.
Riley White (Missouri Baptist, Matanzas ’21): Was 1-2 at the Missouri Valley Open, competing at 123. White took a 5-4 front-side pigtail win over Life’s Paige Denke, but then fell in the round of 32 (10-0 TF) to Lakeland’s Katelynn Gunderson. In the consis, White lost by fall (2:52) to King’s Melanie Mendoza.
Karoline Ortiz (Missouri Baptist, Dr Phillips ’19): Was 1-2 at the Missouri Valley Open, competing at 130. Ortiz teched Iowa Western’s Brianna Membreno (10-0) in a pigtail match before falling in the round of 32, 4-1, to King’s Phoenix Dubose, the weight class’s eventual runnerup. In the wrestlebacks, Ortiz lost by fall (1:06) to Tiffin’s Ariana Carrasquillo.
Jayden Tapia (Notre Dame College, Timber Creek ’21; no headshot available from school): Was 1-2 at the Findlay (OH) Open, competing at 141. Tapia fell in sudden victory, 10-8, in the round of 32 to WI-Parkside’s Jordan Craft, but bounced back in the consis with an 11-4 win over Gannon’s Parker Loera in consi round 2. He then took another close loss, 9-7, in round 3 to Gannon’s Caleb Chaves.
Alex DeAlmeida (Central Florida-NCWA, Ponte Vedra ’19): Was 1-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 157. In the round of 64, DeAlmeida lost by 21-5 tech fall to Truett McConnell’s Leonel Silvestre, but came back in the consis with a 7-3 decision over Keiser’s Zach Fix before losing by 22-9 major to former Camden standout Kohlby Hopper, now at Brewton-Parker, in consi round 3.
Patrick Adams (Campbell; Ft Walton Beach ’20): Was 1-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the frosh-soph division at 165. Adams fell in sudden victory to Thomas More’s Sowder, 3-1, in the round of 32, but then won by forfeit over North Carolina’s Isaiah Estrada in the second round of consis before losing by tech fall (16-0) to Thomas More’s Kallan Keith.
Jacob Sandoval (Florida-NCWA, Fleming Island ’18; no headshot available from school): Was 0-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 133. Sandoval had losses on the front to Southeastern’s Xavier Williamson (16-1 tech in a pigtail match) and in the consis to UNC-Pembroke’s Anthony Carter (17-0 TF in round 2).
Luke Davis (Doane, Clay ’20): Was 0-2 at the Younes Hospitality Open, contested in Kearney, NE, competing in the amateur division at 133. After a bye into the round of 32, Davis lost by fall (1:43) to Pratt’s Drew Liles in that round, with a consi-side loss by fall (4:09) to Ottawa’s Braden Ledford.
Caleb Bower (Simpson, Matanzas ’19): Was 0-2 at the Coe Invitational, competing at 141. Bower had losses on the front to the hosts’ Dylan Grigsby (fall in 2:12), the eventual 4th, and on the back to Graceland’s Brayden Phillips (pin in 3:25).
Aston Ricks (Luther, Yulee ’21): Was 0-2 at the Auggie Invitational, competing in the freshman division at 157. Ricks took a 15-5 loss to the hosts’ Blake Jagodzinske, the eventual runnerup, in the round of 16, and fell via 13-5 major in the first round of consis to Concordia Moorhead’s Alexander McPhee, the eventual 4th.
Jack Johnson (Air Force, Niceville ’18): Was 0-2 at the Younes Hospitality Open, competing in the elite division at 165. Johnson lost by fall (1:11) on the front to Colorado-Mesa’s Alexander Holguin, and then took a 15-4 loss in the first round of consis to Colorado School of Mines’ Jackson Damenti.
Charlie Owens (Wheaton, Wakulla ’19): Was 0-2 at the Concordia University Open in Mequon, WI, competing at 165. On the front, Owens fell by a 9-5 count to Joliet JC’s Tony Pacetti, and lost in the first round of consis to Stevens Institute’s Harrison Hinojosa in a 6-5 decision.
Zion James (Central Florida-NCWA, Columbia ’18): Was 0-2 at the Life University Open, competing in the open division at 184. James took a 10-4 loss against UNC-Pembroke’s Jovaun Johnson in the round of 32, and fell in the consis to former Palmetto Ridge prep Trillyon Fils-Aime, now wrestling at Southeastern, by 14-4 major.
Jonathan Whiting (Brewton-Parker; Clay ’15): Was 0-2 at the Life University Open in open division competition at 197. After a bye into the round of 16, Whiting lost by fall (:37) to Grand View’s Jaden Davis; in the consis, Whiting lost by a 6-0 count to Clemson’s Edwin Brown.