#Wolfpack: Creekside Takes Challenge With Team Victory

Creekside wrestlers with the Wolfpack Challenge team championship trophy won Saturday at Wolfson (Photo submitted by Rick Marabell).

JACKSONVILLE — A loss in the 3A-Region 1 quarterfinals, at home no less, was not how Creekside wanted to remember this past weekend.

Instead, the Knights will look to the 70.5-point margin of victory they amassed Saturday at Wolfson’s Wolfpack Challenge.

Creekside finished with 11 top-3 individual efforts (including two weight-class wins), scoring 255.5 points, well ahead of runnerup Bishop Kenny, which finished with 185 points, eight top-3s and two titles.

Episcopal was third with 171 points, followed by Bartram Trail in fourth (149) and Matanzas fifth (142.5).

Creekside B was sixth with 99 points, followed by host Wolfson (71), Tocoi Creek (62), Stanton (51), Bishop Snyder (50), Paxon (27), Atlantic Coast & Riverside (each with 26) and Bolles (23).

Below follows a breakdown of each weight class —

106: Episcopal’s Turner Glenn pinned his way through the bracket, with a fall in the final (1:52) over Creekside’s Andrew Feeks. Prior to the final, Glenn had a bye into the quarters, where he then pinned Tocoi’s Adarins Medina (3:13) and then Wolfson’s Tristian Martinez (5:53, semis). Feeks had a bye into the semis, where he pinned Bartram Trail’s Chase Newmans (1:20) to reach the final. Martinez (front-side pin) won twice in the consis for third, with a major decision and a forfeit over Medina in the third-place match.

113: After a bye into the semis, Bishop Kenny’s Jacob Harless took two wins for the title, with a 14-9 decision over Stanton’s Elias Spurlin in the final. Earlier, Harless downed Creekside B’s Luke Dixon by a 6-1 count, while Spurlin, who also had a bye into the semis, pinned Creekside’s Alex Panganiban (1:26) in that round. Panganiban (front-side pin) had bonus points in both of his consi-side wins with a pin and then a TF over teammate Dixon for third.

120: Bartram Trail’s Ethan Vugman, after a bye into the quarters, pinned his way through the weight class for the title, with his third pin in the final over Bolles’ Jacob Witt (1:17). Earlier, Vugman had falls over Bishop Kenny’s Noah Ossi (2:36, quarters) and Creekside’s Jacob Stover (2:28, semis). Witt won by fall over Matanzas’ Kyler Corley (:41, quarters) and had a 12-6 win in the semis over Episcopal’s Scott Busey. Busey (front-side pin) won twice in the consis, with a decision and pin for third over Creekside B’s Stephan Carrion.

126: Matanzas’ Toryion Stallings had two pins prior to a finals win by decision over Creekside’s Conner Wright. Those pins both came in the first period, over Bishop Kenny’s Allan Bustos (1:42, quarters) and over Creekside B’s Justin Umali (1:23, semis). Wright, for his part, took pins over Bartram Trail’s Travis Tagarelli (4:48, quarters) and Wolfson’s Andrew Harbin (3:34, semis). Harbin (front-side pin) rallied in the consis for two wins, with a pin and then a decision victory over Umali to take third.

132: Matanzas’ Dylan Parkinson had three victories to win the weight class, decisioning Episcopal’s Christian Ryan in the final. Earlier in the day, Parkinson teched Tocoi Creek’s William Sims (15-0, quarters) and pinned Creekside B’s Joel Jordan (1:42, semis), while Ryan had falls over Bartram’s Eriq Beliard (:58, quarters) and Creekside’s Chihaya Cook (:56, semis). Cook (front-side pin) added two more falls in the consis, pinning Jordan in an all-Creekside battle for third and fourth, respectively.

138: After a pair of first-period falls, Creekside’s Keanan Sexton won the bracket with a decision victory over Bishop Kenny’s Jack Raynor. Sexton earlier had pins over Tocoi Creek’s Lucas Haraway (:24, quarters) and Creekside B’s Brandon Simpson (1:28, semis), while Raynor had a quarterfinal pin over Paxon’s Naden Nile (:39) and downed Episcopal’s Baylor Maurer, 7-1, in the semis. Maurer, who’d pinned Matanzas’ Braden Hawley in the quarters before falling to Raynor, wound up facing Hawley again in the third-place match, taking a second win by fall.

145: Bartram Trail’s Preston Pena also had two pins before pushing past Bishop Kenny’s Paul Barakat, 5-4, in the title round. Pena’s pins came against Creekside B’s RJ Wissinger (:56, quarters) and Creekside’s Colton Leavell (4:48, semis), while Barakat falled Matanzas’ Ruben Rodriguez (1:38, quarters) and Stanton’s Jacob Hewitt (1:56, semis). Leavell (front-side pin) took two more in the consis, taking third with a fall over Hewitt in the medal match.

Bishop Kenny wrestlers and coaches with the team’s runnerup trophy won Saturday at Wolfson’s Wolfpack Challenge (Photo submitted by Erin Raynor).

152: Bishop Kenny’s Roberto Cuartero won the title behind a pin and two decisions, the second of those a 7-4 finals decision over Matanzas’ Tyson Mills. Earlier, Cuartero falled Paxon’s Brendan Lawson (1:25, quarters) and downed Creekside’s Lee Leavell, 9-2, in the semi. Mills reached the final with pins over Wolfson’s Liam Strange (2:32, quarters) and Atlantic Coast’s Joel Dudley (3:38, semis). Leavell (front-side pin) won twice in the wrestlebacks, with a pin followed by a decision victory over Dudley for third.

160: The Crusaders’ Collin Hearn gave his team back-to-back titles, sandwiching a 7-0 semifinal win with two pins, the second of those over Creekside’s Diego Rivera in 3:32. Hearn earlier pinned Bryce Frye (2:51, quarters) and shut out Episcopal’s John Fernandez, 7-0, in the semi. Rivera advanced to the final with a quarterfinal pin (1:58) over Bishop Snyder’s Joseph Miranda and a 6-4 semifinal win over Bartram Trail’s Ayden Nguyen. Nguyen (front-side pin) won a pair of decisions to rally back to third, the second of those a 2-0 win over Fernandez in the medal match.

170: Bartram Trail’s John McNames bonus-pointed through the tournament, with a fall in the finals over Creekside’s Eddie Craig (3:04). McNames had earlier majored Episcopal’s Hunter Luzar (12-0) in the quarters, falling Wolfson’s Zack Molla (:54) in the semi. Craig reached the final with a pin over Atlantic Coast’s Jackson Thomas (:38) and an 8-4 win in the semis over BK’s Luke Ghannam. Ghannam (front-side pin over Matanzas’ Landon Wright) faced Wright after a consi-semi decision win, taking a 12-1 major in the rematch.

182: Episcopal’s Christian McGarity pinned his way through the bracket, with a fall in the finals (1:57) over Creekside’s Nathan Manning. Earlier in the day, McGarity falled Tocoi Creek’s Ethan Anderson (1:39, quarters) and Bishop Kenny’s Max Thallemer (5:40, semis), while Manning took pins over Stanton’s Carter Lemieux (:42, quarters) and Wolfson’s Joseph Decunto (:16, semis). Matanzas’ Adyn Cox was the first wrestler in the tournament to win three times in the consis for third, pinning Anderson in the third-place match.

195: In a rematch from a December dual, Creekside’s Eli Pagan took a 3-2 decision in the final over Bishop Kenny’s Michael Bagan. Pagan reached the championship round behind pins over Creekside B’s Alex Bringman (1:09, quarters) and Bishop Snyder’s Matthew Carmona. For his part, Bagan used two major decisions over Bartram Trail’s Jake George (8-0, quarters) and Paxon’s Matthew Brunelli (semis) to reach the final. Brunelli (front-side pin) won by fall twice in the consis, needing 37 seconds to fall George in the third-place match.

220: Riverside’s Thomas Jones pinned his way through the draw, with his last pin coming in 3:50 in the finals over Creekside’s Vincent Approbato. Earlier, Jones had pins over Matanzas’ PJ Phim (:26, quarters) and Bartram’s Shane Armstrong (semis), while Approbato had pins over Bishop Kenny’s Zach Sellers (1:08, quarters) and Episcopal’s Maddox Davidson (semis). Armstrong (front-side pin) put together two more in wrestling back to third, pinning Davidson in 4 minutes to take third.

285: After a bye into the semis, Bishop Snyder’s Angel Lecointe won twice by pin, falling Tocoi Creek’s Jason Callahan in the semis and then pinning Bishop Kenny’s Kevin Thallemer in the title round. Thallemer also had a bye into the semis, where he pinned Bartram’s Tyler Vernon. For his part, Vernon pieced together two falls in the consis, the second of those in 30 seconds over Callahan for third.

Complete results from the tournament can be found HERE.

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