PACE — Five teams, including four from 2A-District 1, congregated Saturday at the Pace Invitational.
The tournament was conducted in mixed format (some weights roundrobin, others IBT), with Pace, Niceville, Choctaw and Tate competing along with Alabama’s TR Miller. No team scores were kept.
Below follows a summary of each weight class —
106: Choctaw’s Olivia Culpepper was 4-0 with four pins to win the weight class, falling Pace’s Natalie Lugo in 2 minutes in round 3 in what was the effective championship match. Lugo (3-1, 3 pins) pinned Niceville’s Isabella Wall (5:03) in round 1 for second, with Wall (2 pins) pinning the Patriots’ Daniel Sabo in 1:54 in round 2. Sabo pinned teammate Madelyn Gehrke in 2:34 for fourth.
113: In a xix-person roundrobin, Choctaw’s Deagan Kilpatrick was 5-0 with four pins and a decision, with the decision in Round 4, a 10-3 win over Pace’s Alexander Mendez, the championship match. Mendez was 3-2, with his fall in Round 2 over Tate’s Julian Agosto clinching second and third, respectively. Pace’s James Spicer falled Niceville’s Chris Mardis in 1 minute in round 5 for fifth and sixth, respectively.
120: Niceville’s Garrett Jarvis pinned his way through the day, going 4-0 with four pins, with his Round 4 fall over Pace’s Hunter Johnson (2:36) the effective championship match. Johnson (3-1, 2 pins & decision) downed Tate’s Lahela Grady, 8-5, in round 3 for second and third, respectively, while the Patriots’ Lyla Underwood was fifth.
126: Pace’s Hazen Esary won the title with three pins and a tech fall, with his round 3 pin over TR Miller’s Brody Hayes (2 minutes) the effective championship match. Niceville’s Noah Jarvis was third, pinning Choctaw’s Jacob Johns in round 3 (1:24), with Johns pinning the Patriots’ Jacob Young (1:07) in round 5 for fourth.
132: Pace’s Todd Pace took the title with four first-period pins in 3:54 total time, pinning Choctaw’s Antonio Daquep in 1:02 in round 5, in what was the effective championship match. Daquep had three pins for second, while Niceville’s Alexis Krumnow pinned Tate’s Elijah Aviles (2:18) in round 5 for fourth and fifth, respectively.
138: The first weight class to run an IBT, Pace’s Maeson Otwell won with three pins, falling Choctaw’s Gavin Henegar (3:19, quarters), teammate Steven Davis (5:07, semis) and TR Miller’s Langston Worrell in the final (3:21). Niceville’s Colt Dannenmueller, who lost in the quarters, won three times on the back for third, avenging his quarterfinal loss with an 8-6 decision over Tate’s Roman Sison.
145: Tate’s Caiden Stone won the Aggies’ first title, going 5-0 with three pins, a forfeit and 2-1 decision, with that decision, a 2-1 win over Niceville’s JJ Martinez, serving as the effective championship match. Martinez (3 pins & FF) took second with a round-5 pin over Pace’s Lucas Herder, while Herder (2 pins & FF) was third with a fall in round 3 over Choctaw’s Bohdin Fernandez. Fernandez pinned the Patriots’ Conner Guzouskis for fourth and fifth, respectively.
152: Niceville’s Aidan Kyllonen was 5-0 with three pins and two decisions, with his 9-5 win in round 4 over Pace’s Jordan Baxter serving as the effective championship match. Baxter took second behind four pins, falling Choctaw’s Bradack Carroll (5:04) in round 3, while Carroll (2 pins & DQ) claimed third with a round-4 fall (3:32) over the Eagles’ Tristen Lionberger, who was fourth.
160: In an IBT format, Pace’s Atticus Waters won the weight class by pinning his way through the draw, with falls over teammate Grayson Doolittle (2:35, quarters), over Tate’s Landon Hutto (1:17, semis) and over Niceville’s Bryce Travis (1:27, championship). Travis reached the final with a quarterfinal pin (1:31) over Choctaw’s Teerachood Mahawongnan and an 8-2 semifinal win over teammate Ty Hawkins. Hawkins had two pins for third, falling Hutto in 3:38 in the medal match.
170: Pace’s Ty Morgan won his team’s fifth title, pinning his way through the day (5 falls in all), with his round-4 fall (4:51) over Niceville’s Martin Black the effective championship match. Black had four pins in 1:11 for second, pinning teammate Joseph Jones (:07) in round 2, while Jones (2 pins & decision) claimed third with a 13-6 decision over Choctaw’s Chris Bularon. Bularon (2 pins) falled Tate’s Owen Joyner in 2:23 in round 3 for fourth, with Joyner pinning teammate Tristan Whitson in :18 in round 4 for fifth.
182: Niceville’s Harrisen Wall gave the Eagles their third title, with two pins and a medical forfeit in round 3 over Pace’s Isaac Waters in the effective title match. Waters also had two pins, falling Choctaw’s Jesse Sarver (3:50) in round 3 for second and third, respectively.
195: In IBT format, this weight class went to Tate’s Jacob Turner, who had four max-point wins en route to the title, with falls over TR Miller (:09, rd of 16), Pace’s Jackson Gehrke (1:40, semis) and Choctaw’s Caden McKinney (2 minutes) in the championship, plus a forfeit in the quarters. McKinney also had three pins to reach the final, with falls over TR Miller (:43, rd of 16), Pace’s David Mainer (:34, quarters) and the Patriots’ Gavin Wahl (:59, semis). Gehrke wound up fourth, losing by fall (:29) to TR Miller in the third-place match.
220: The Patriots’ Hale Wood won three times, all in the first period, by fall, with a combined mat time of 3:38, taking pins over TR Miller (1:16), Tate’s Landen George (:28) and Niceville’s James Opitz (1:54). George had two pins, including over Opitz in 1:51 in round 1 for second and third, respectively.
285: Niceville’s Asa Adams was the weight-class champ, with a 16-3 major over Choctaw’s Chase Pelfrey, a 7-6 decision over TR Miller, and a 37-second fall over TR Miller for a 3-0 day. With Peflrey pinning both TR Miller wrestlers, the 16-3 major in Adams’ favor in round 1 was the effective championship match, with Pelfrey second.
Complete brackets from the tournament can be found HERE.
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