Capital City Classic
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Lincoln
Area teams in the field: In addition to the host Trojans, Arnold; Bishop Kenny; Bolles; Chiles; Columbia; Fletcher, Florida High; Godby; Leon; Liberty County; Marianna; Matanzas; Middleburg; Niceville; Pace; South Walton; Terry Parker; Wakulla; West Nassau.
Area returning champions: Connor Edwards (Lincoln); Jordan Mills (Matanzas).
Synopsis: The big tournament of the weekend in the north, primarily 2A-heavy, but a few 1A teams will be here as well (and one 3A team). Last year’s dominant performance from Somerset Academy won’t be duplicated; this year looks to be a strong fight between host Lincoln and visiting Matanzas; both teams won tournaments last weekend, with Lincoln winning at Cam Brown and Matanzas sweeping to the Southern Paint Scuffle duals title.
Milestones: With two wins this weekend, Bishop Kenny senior Roberto Cuartero will hit 100 career wins. Same goes for Niceville senior Ethan Pinto, as reported in our Border Wars preview; however, Pinto did not compete last weekend, so the watch continues.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in last name order) —
106: Connor Brown (1A-2nd, Wakulla); Jasper Croom (1A-3rd, Florida High); Nathan Lyttle (1A-18th, South Walton); Timothy McLean (2A-3rd, Matanzas); Joe Tucker (2A-18th, Lincoln).
113: Vaniel Caceres (2A-7th, Lincoln); Jackson Holcomb (1A-14th, West Nassau); Dewan Richardson (1A-15th, Florida High).
120: Jay Brown (1A-4th, Liberty County); Kaden Golder (2A-13th, Matanzas); Jacob Harless (1A-19th, Bishop Kenny); Zakary Jurado (2A-20th, Lincoln); Troy Thaxton (1A-15th, Wakulla); Sam Tolomeo (2A-19th, Chiles); Grady Woodard (2A-10th, Middleburg).
126: Brody Boehm (1A-4th, Suwannee); Isaac Brinson (1A-10th, South Walton); Hazen Esary (2A-20th, Pace); Toryion Stallings (2A-16th, Matanzas); Blayden Tharpe (1A-12th, West Nassau); JaShawn Washington (2A-10th, Lincoln).
132: Bricyn Kennedy (1A-19th, Wakulla); Wyatt Leduc (2A-8th, Middleburg); Garrett Marschka (2A-4th, Chiles); Gibson Moore (1A-20th, South Walton); Cole O’Brien (3A-17th, Fletcher); Ethan Pinto (2A-19th, Niceville); Carter Wilder (2A-10th, Matanzas).
138: Troy Carroll (1A-16th, Florida High); Zaire Fernanders-Jackson (2A-18th, Lincoln); Christopher Hampton (1A-17th, Bishop Kenny); Maeson Otwell (2A-8th, Pace).
145: Vincent Crump (2A-17th, Lincoln); JJ Martinez (2A-6th, Niceville); Logan Moore (2A-15th, Middleburg); Dylan Parkinson (2A-13th, Matanzas); Jae T Thaxton (1A-8th, Wakulla).
152: Anthony Bedoya (1A-20th, Florida High); Cuartero (1A-2nd, Bishop Kenny).
160: Josh Daltro (3A-6th, Fletcher); Edwards (2A-6th, Lincoln).
170: Mason Crowder (2A-19th, Lincoln); Luke Ghannam (1A-9th, Bishop Kenny); Mills (2A-1st, Matanzas); Ty Morgan (2A-20th, Pace); Dean Wright (1A-7th, Florida High); Landon Wright (2A-8th, Matanzas).
182: Bradyn Cox (2A-17th, Matanzas); Xander Hawkes (1A-6th, Florida High); Collin Hearn (1A-11th, Bishop Kenny); Nolan McKelvy (1A-14th, West Nassau); Isaac Waters (2A-8th, Pace).
195: Dillon Elliott (2A-15th, Chiles); Jacob Nowak (2A-7th, Lincoln).
220: Collin Bishop (1A-12th, Florida High); Kohl Pippin (1A-11th, Wakulla).
285: Scout Harr (1A-13th, Liberty County); Nick Lee (1A-6th, South Walton); Ryder Luck (2A-13th, Lincoln); Toby Matson (3A-1st, Fletcher).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/boys-2a