By MATMEN, Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Johnny Rouse Duals
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Hagerty.
Teams in the field: Jensen Beach, Matanzas, Olympic Heights and Winter Springs are in the early pool; wrestling in the later pools (along with the host Huskies) are Camden County (GA), Lincoln and Oakleaf in Pool B, and DeLand, North Bay Haven, Merritt Island and a TBD opponent in Pool C.
Defending team champion: None. 2021 champion Southwest Miami did not return this year.
Synopsis: A couple of high-powered groups will be in this tournament field, with the 1A 2021-22 state dual champs (Jensen) and multiple-time Georgia 7A state duals champion Camden both here. DeLand is fresh off of winning Thursday’s 3A-District 2 duals tournament, and so is North Bay Haven after winning 1A-District 1 duals, so both teams will be riding a high from that. Oakleaf recently knocked off Clay and Lincoln won its own Capital City Classic, and Matanzas won its duals tournament during the weekend of Week 1. There’s a lot of really, really solid teams; finishing even second in each of the three pools on Friday is not going to be an easy feat, let alone winning any of them.
Florida state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in last name order) —
106: Connor Barnes (Oakleaf, 2A-18th); Timothy McLean (Matanzas, 2A-4th); Ben Norris (Jensen Beach, 1A-15th); Landon Quiroga (Merritt Island, 2A-15th); Alex Schnobrick (Olympic Heights, 3A-14th); Joe Tucker (Lincoln, 2A-14th).
113: Vaniel Caceres (Lincoln, 2A-7th); Gian Ortiz (Jensen Beach, 1A-2nd); Angel Rodriguez (Oakleaf, 2A-17th); Aiden Vick (Hagerty, 3A-7th).
120: Sebastian Degennaro (Jensen Beach, 1A-1st); Kaden Golder (Matanzas, 2A-14th); Zakary Jurado (Lincoln, 2A-20th); Phoenix Krauth (DeLand, 3A-6th).
126: Sebastian Bonochea (Oakleaf, 2A-7th); Grady Bryant (DeLand, 3A-13th); Ryan Mooney (Jensen Beach, 1A-1st); Adriel Pina (Olympic Heights, 3A-15th); Toryion Stallings (Matanzas, 2A-9th); Jashawn Washington (Lincoln, 2A-10th).
132: Charlie Armstrong (Jensen Beach, 1A-5th); Keon Barrientos (Oakleaf, 2A-15th); Nikolas Blake (Hagerty, 3A-5th); Kellen Chapman (DeLand, 3A-11th); Ryan Phillips (Winter Springs, 2A-1st); Carter Wilder (Matanzas, 2A-9th).
138: Zaire Fernanders-Jackson (Lincoln, 2A-18th); Mikel Pierce-Walker (Jensen Beach, 1A-4th).
145: Vincent Crump (Lincoln, 2A-18th); Judge DeYoung (Merritt Island, 2A-9th); Joshua Folsom (DeLand, 3A-16th); Bear Siegal (North Bay Haven, 1A-12th); Jewell Williams (Jensen Beach, 1A-1st).
152: Dylan Fox (Jensen Beach, 1A-5th); Mathias Franz (DeLand, 3A-17th); Gavin Nelson (Hagerty, 3A-19th); Dylan Parkinson (Matanzas, 2A-12th); Dylan Quiroga (Merritt Island, 2A-5th).
160: Colton Byrd (Jensen Beach, 1A-10th); Zane Canada (DeLand, 3A-9th); Connor Edwards (Lincoln, 2A-5th); Jacob Pitcher (Merritt Island, 2A-8th); Roman Polinsky (Oakleaf, 2A-15th); Ransom Randolph (Winter Springs, 2A-2nd).
170: Bill Charles (Olympic Heights, 3A-15th); Kamdon Harrison (Hagerty, 3A-5th); Jordan Mills (Matanzas, 2A-1st); Elijah Penton (Winter Springs, 2A-2nd); Landon Wright (Matanzas, 2A-8th).
182: Jackson Boileau (Olympic Heights, 3A-16th); Edwardo Brugal (Winter Springs, 2A-11th); Bradyn Cox (Matanzas, 2A-16th); Connor Gilliam (Hagerty, 3A-17th); Malachi Harriel (Jensen Beach, 1A-6th); Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (DeLand, 3A-10th); Dominick Smith (Merritt Island, 2A-7th).
195: Aiden Gatton (Winter Springs, 2A-17th); David Mercado (North Bay Haven, 1A-3rd); Jacob Nowak (Lincoln, 2A-7th); Isaiah Shevchook (Oakleaf, 2A-9th); Nate Sopotnick (Jensen Beach, 1A-4th); Hunter Tate (Hagerty, 3A-8th); Seven Tornga (Merritt Island, 2A-13th).
220: Kaleb Ivie (Merritt Island, 2A-7th); Joshua Maldonado (Winter Springs, 2A-20th); Parker Poloskey (Olympic Heights, 3A-4th); Landon Revis (Hagerty, 3A-18th); Toby Rooney (Jensen Beach), 1A-14th); Nikkolai Wagstaffe (Olympic Heights, 3A-17th).
285: Sebastien Bazile (Olympic Heights, 3A-16th); Ryder Luck (Lincoln, 2A-13th); Logan McAlister (North Bay Haven, 1A-5th), MJ Smokes (DeLand, 3A-7th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings