JACKSONVILLE — Even short-handed as it was Saturday, Fernandina was more than a match — too much of one — for the rest of the eight-team field at Saturday’s Parker Duals, hosted by Terry Parker.
Despite dressing just 11 wrestlers, the Pirates took double-digit wins against the four opponents put in front of them, rolling past Ponte Vedra (46-24), Palatka (42-29), Terry Parker (48-24), and, in a crossover dual, Ridgeview (51-23) that served as an unofficial “championship” match of the tournament (no trophies were awarded), as both teams entered at 3-0.
Five different Fernandina Beach wrestlers were 4-0 individually on the day, and all five of them were “max-pointers,” scoring 6 team dual points in every dual the team contested.
Cael Kubatzke (120, 2 pins), Cole Misciagna (145, 3 pins), Enzo Gamba (160, pin), Brooks Rohe (170, 2 pins) and Lucas Crawford (182, 2 pins) each were 4-0 for the Pirates (12-6 in duals for the season.
Three more Pirates added in 3-1 records, led by senior Dietrich Woods (138, major & decision). His major in the Ponte Vedra dual was his career 100th victory.
Luke Gray (106) and Remington Housley (195/220, 2 pins) also were 3-1 for Fernandina Beach.
The Pirates will host Fletcher on Tuesday night and will be at Bishop Kenny on Wednesday night.
Here’s a look at the rest of the tournament field:
Ridgeview (unknown season record, 3-1 in event): The Clay County Panthers ran through their pool, with wins over Keystone Heights (60-18), Bishop Snyder (69-12) and Baker County (48-36), falling only to the Pirates in the final dual of the day.
Conner Carroll (106/113, 3 pins) and Derrick Mosley (220, 3 pins) were both 4-0 max-pointers for Ridgeview. Joining them at 4-0, and also bonus-pointing through the day, was Kaiden Tibbetts (132, 2 pins & tech).
Blake Pu (138, 2 pins), Coleman Matheny (145, 2 pins & major), Logan Keester (160, 3 pins), Bailen Culver (170, 3 pins) and Raymond Goforth (182, 2 pins) were all 3-1 for the Panthers.
Ridgeview is now off until Saturday, when the Panthers will travel to Orlando for Timber Creek’s Wolfpack Invitational, a one-day IBT.
Baker County (12-5 for season, 3-1 in event): The Wildcats took down Bishop Snyder (63-18), Keystone Heights (53-30) and Ponte Vedra (54-29 in crossover), sending out 18 wrestlers, most of any team present in the tournament.
Toby Kinghorn (195, 2 pins) was Baker County’s lone 4-0 wrestler and also a max-pointer. Cannon Wimpey (160, 2 pins) also turned in an unbeaten day, going 3-0.
Jareb Lauramore (106), Jonathon Walker (120, 2 pins), Gavin Sparkman (126, 2 pins), Rasean Rayam (152, 2 pins), Tommy Rollins (220, 2 pins) and Chase Crews (285) all were 3-1 for the Wildcats.
Baker County is now off until January 31, when the Wildcats host Union County.
Palatka (unknown season record, 3-1 in event): The Panthers had just eight wrestlers in the lineup, but all of them had their hands raised once, all but one twice, with the group going 23-9 individually, with team wins over Terry Parker (30-29), Ponte Vedra (42-24) and Bishop Snyder (37-36 in criteria).
Ishmael Foster (126, 3 pins) and Brandon Lewis (138/145, 3 pins) both were 4-0 max-pointers for Palatka, while Mikade Harvey (132, pin & tech) bonus-pointed through the day to a 4-0 record as well.
Johnson Session (145/152, 2 pins) and Hayden Edwards (152/160, 2 pins) both turned in 3-1 tournaments for the Panthers.
Next up for Palatka is a Thursday night dual at home against Union County.
Terry Parker (unknown season record, 2-2 in event): Despite dressing just eight wrestlers, the Braves finished the day with two wins, defeating Ponte Vedra (27-24) and Keystone Heights (36-24). As a team, the Braves were 20-6 in individual matches on the day.
Jamelle Brown (220/285) was a 4-0 max-pointer, pinning his way through the day with four falls in all. Jeff Brown (152) bonus-pointed through the day, with two pins, a tech fall and a major.
Joel Hernandez (170/182, 2 pins & decision) also was unbeaten at 3-0 on the day for Terry Parker, with Shamar Jones (113, 3 pins) and Chris Wright (126/132, 3 pins) both turning in 3-1 days for the Braves.
Terry Parker next will compete in the Gateway Conference tournament this weekend, hosted by Sandalwood.
Bishop Snyder (unknown season record, 1-3 in event): In addtion to the losses noted earlier, the Cardinals defeated Keystone Heights, 37-34, and took Palatka to criteria before falling.
Angel Lecointe (285, 2 pins) was Bishop Snyder’s lone unbeaten wrestler, going 4-0 and achieving max points for the team.
Jose Fuerte (120, major) and Matthew Carmona (195, 2 pins) added 3-1 tournaments for the Cardinals.
According to schedules searchable and received, Saturday marked the end of the regular season for Bishop Snyder. It’s next date is February 16 at Clay for the 1A-District 4 IBT.
Keystone Heights (4-11 for season, 0-4 in event): Keystone didn’t come away with a team win, but had two individuals with three wins and three more that won twice on the day.
Jason Bowden (126, 2 ins) and Sheppard Wingate (152, 3 pins) led the Indians’ charge with 3-1 tournament records.
The next event that we have on the Indians’ schedule is the Logan Kushner Scramble event at River Ridge on February 4-5.
Ponte Vedra (4-17 for season, 0-4 in event): While the Sharks didn’t find a team victory Saturday, they did have two individuals with three or more wins, plus another three that won twice.
Poulo Milea (113, 3 pins) was a 4-0 max-pointer on the day, while Aiden Taylor (120, 2 pins) contributed a 3-1 tournament effort for Ponte Vedra.
Next up for the Sharks is their away dual at Middleburg on Thursday.
Box scores from Saturday’s tournament can be found HERE.
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