Danny Byron Invitational
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Osceola.
Local teams in the field: Buchholz, DeLand, Fleming Island, Hagerty, Timber Creek, Winter Park.
Area returning champions: Jayce Paridon (Fleming Island).
Synopsis: Friday marks the top team in the north’s official debut to the 2022-23 season, and the Golden Eagles will get long looks at the state’s fellow best in South Dade, Southwest Miami, Lake Gibson, Palmetto Ridge and Jensen Beach. Additionally, south Georgia powers Camden County and Colquitt County will also be in the mix. For the rest of the field, this tournament field will sort out fairly quickly who can hang and who’s got more work to do before February.
Milestones: A seven-win weekend would give Hagerty senior Kamdon Harrison 150 career victories. With 10 wins this weekend (unlikely but theoretically possible), DeLand senior Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro would reach 100 wins.
Area state-ranked wrestlers in the field (listed by weight class in last name order) —
106: Matthew Newman (2A-8th, Fleming Island).
113: Shane Duhaylungsod (2A-6th, Fleming Island); Aiden Vick (3A-8th, Hagerty).
120: Laird Duhaylungsod (2A-2nd, Fleming Island); Phoenix Krauth (3A-16th, DeLand).
126: Jedidiah Brown (3A-15th, Buchholz); Grady Bryant (3A-12th, DeLand); Paridon (2A-2nd, Fleming Island).
132: Nikolas Blake (3A-3rd, Hagerty); Kellen Chapman (3A-10th, DeLand); James Gonzalez (3A-7th, Winter Park); Cavarius Liddie (3A-2nd, Buchholz).
145: Kaden Schaefer (2A-5th, Fleming Island).
152: Mathias Franz (3A-19th, DeLand); Matthew Kotler (2A-3rd, Fleming Island); Gavin Nelson (3A-18th, Hagerty); Joey Parker (3A-7th, Winter Park).
160: Zane Canada (3A-9th, DeLand); Christopher Chop (2A-2nd, Fleming Island); Harrison (3A-3rd, Hagerty); Max Szabo (3A-13th, Buchholz).
170: Ronan Bozeman (2A-5th, Fleming Island).
182: Connor Gilliam (3A-16th, Hagerty); Kason Nichols (3A-7th, Buchholz); Rodriguez-Cayro (3A-11th, DeLand); Joshua Sandoval (2A-3rd, Fleming Island).
195: Garrett Perkins (3A-18th, DeLand); Jhoel Robinson (2A-2nd, Fleming Island); Hunter Tate (3A-8th, Hagerty).
220: Liam Glassmeyer (3A-8th, Winter Park); Landon Revis (3A-19th, Hagerty).
285: Ethan Hoffstetter (2A-2nd, Fleming Island); Peter Nesheiwat (3A-8th, Timber Creek); MJ Smokes (3A-5th, DeLand).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-3A