BY MATMEN, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
3A-District 2 Duals
When & where: Thursday at Buchholz.
Teams in the field: Buchholz, DeLand, Flagler Palm Coast, Forest, Lake Mary, Seminole, University (Orange City), West Port. Unclear if all eight will participate at this writing.
District team champions last 3 years: 2022 — Flagler Palm Coast; 2021 — Buchholz; 2020 — Flagler Palm Coast.
Last performance for each participant —
- Buchholz: Competed at Osceola’s Danny Byron Invitational, with two runners-up.
- DeLand: Competed at Danny Byron Invitational, with three 4ths and one 6th.
- Flagler Palm Coast: Finished second at Merritt Island’s William Nutter Memorial, with three champions and an additional seven in the top 6.
- Forest: Finished 24th at Hernando Kiwanis, with one 6th-place finisher.
- Lake Mary: Finished eighth at Fernandina Beach’s Dual in the Dunes, with two unbeaten wrestlers on the day.
- Seminole: Finished seventh at Mt Dora’s Golden Triangle, with five top-6 placers.
- University (Orange City): Finished fifth at Deltona Duals, with two unbeaten wrestlers on the day.
- West Port: Finished T-25th at Hernando Kiwanis, with no placers.
State-ranked wrestlers (in ranking order) —
120: Phoenix Krauth (DeLand, 7th); Aydan Ruano (Forest, 12th).
126: Grady Bryant (DeLand, 13th); Jedidiah Brown (Buchholz, 16th).
132: Cavarius Liddie (Buchholz, 4th); Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast, 9th; Kellen Chapman (DeLand, 11th); Ryan Culbertson (Seminole, 13th).
138: John Hald (Flagler Palm Coast, 8th).
145: Joshua Folsom (DeLand, 16th).
152: Mathias Franz (DeLand, 17th).
160: Zane Canada (DeLand, 9th); Max Szabo (Buchholz, 15th).
182: Kason Nichols (Buchholz, 7th); Gavin Isaacs (Lake Mary, 9th); Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (DeLand, 10th).
195: Dalton Schell (Flagler Palm Coast, 7th).
285: MJ Smokes (Deland, 7th); Cane Fernandez (Forest, 10th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-3A