#Westside: Hosts Nab Runnerup Spot, Take 3 Titles

Westside wrestlers and coaches with the team’s runnerup trophy won Saturday at home in the Westside Roundrobin (Photo submitted by Nichole Smith via Facebook).

JACKSONVILLE — Sometimes just getting tournaments staged in this time of uncertainty is the real victory.

A Westside Roundrobin tournament field reduced somewhat by illnesses went off as planned Saturday, with the bost Wolverines placing second in team competitionm with 134 points, second to Vero Beach’s 172.

Ed White was third with 73, a short-handed Mandarin side fourth (46). Springs Academy, an independent team based in Green Cove Springs, was fifth with 45, while Gainesville was seventh and did not score.

113: Springs Academy’s Hunter Hare was second, going 2-1 with two pins over Westside wrestlers, with a loss by fall in round 2 to Lake Weir’s Ashton Autry (1:42). Westside’s Jacob Jackson was third, with a pin over teammate Layah’ Mixon in 1:04 for third and fourth, respectively.

120: In a three-person roundrobin, Westside’s Emma Smith won by fall twice, pinning Vero Beach (1:38) and Springs Academy’s Bryan Utgard (3:33) for the title, with Utgard taking a fall over Vero Beach in round 2 (1:14) to place second.

126: Westside’s Jacare Johnson had three pins in 1:57 for the title win, never going past the first minute. Johnson falled eventual 4th Dawian Mobley (:38), Vero Beach (:27) and Springs Academy’s Chris Graham (:52) in the effective championship match. Graham had a pin and forfeit to place second.

132-138: The Wolverines’ Olleon Hickmon finished 4-1, with four pins, to take second in the group, losing only by fall (2:35) in round 4 to Vero Beach’s Kevin Benjamin. Hickmon had pins over two other Vero Beach wrestlers, over teammate and eventual 6th Dylan Doll, and over Springs Academy’s Caleb Pope. Pope was third in the group, going 2-3 with two pins.

145: Mandarin’s Jameel Smith was 5-0 in a six-person roundrobin, pinning his way through the day. Smith had falls over Westside’s Karla Ortiz, Vero Beach, Ed White’s Joseph Henderson, Westside’s Nathan Williams (pin in 5:37 in round 4, the effective championship match) and Westside’s Degriece Coleman. Williams, at 4-1 with four pins, was second, while Henderson had three pins in taking third. Ortiz pinned Coleman in round 4 (2:56) to settle fifth and respectively.

152: Three wrestlers finished with 3-1 records in a five-person roundrobin; after losing his first match, Westside’s Preston Davis took his last three, with two pins and a forfeit for the title. Mandarin’s Isaiah Diltz, also at 3-1 (3 pins) was second, while the Wolverines’ Jamell Robinson was fifth.

160: Ed White’s Benny Lewis was 2-1, dropping a 6-2 decision to Vero’s Cooper Patton in round 1, folkowed by pins over Lake Weir (3:29) and Westside’s Krosby Porter (3:26) to take second. Porter, with a win by fall over Lake Weir in round 1, took third.

170: Vero Beach wrestlers were 1-2 at this weight, with Ed White’s Malakhi Lewis going 2-2 with two pins for third and Westside’s Ponchelo Cadet taking a pin in round 2 over Lake Weir to claim fourth.

182: Westside’s Ja’Cory Martin was 3-1 with three pins to finish second, with his only loss a 9-4 decision to eventual champion Zad Villalpando of Vero Beach. Mandarin’s Jaiden Miles won by fall in round 4 over Lake Weir to take fourth place.

195: In a three-person roundrobin, Westside’s Caleb Baltazar was 1-1 for second, with a 9-2 win over Gainesville’s Aiden Kittelson in round 2 and a loss by fall (:24) to Vero’s Keyshawn Campbell in round 3. Kittelson lost by fall (2:35) in round 1 to Campbell and was third.

220-285: Ed White teammates Demarkus Raysor and Josiah Shoemo were second and third, respectively. Raysor was 4-1 with four pins, losing nnly by fall (4:39) in round 4 to Vero champion Jaquan Jean. Shoemo was 2-3 with two pins in placing third, while Mandarin’s Joshua Edwards was 1-4 with a pin and took sixth.

Complete results from the tournament can be found HERE.

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