By MATMEN, Thursday, 8:10 p.m.
Let Freedom Ring (Boys)
When & where: Friday at Freedom (Orlando).
Local teams in the field: Mainland, Middleburg, Oviedo, Timber Creek, Wakulla, Westside.
Defending team champion: A fixture event on the girls’ side, this is the first time that boys have competed under this event name.
Synopsis: Several of the area teams will be in the mix at this massive event; we like Wakulla and Middleburg as having best chances on Friday, but Westside, Oviedo and Timber Creek could collect medals at several weights. Mainland should have a solid chance to medal as well.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in last name order) —
106: Connor Brown (Wakulla, 1A-3rd).
113: Anthony Fondo (Wakulla, 1A-20th).
120: Troy Thaxton (Wakulla, 1A-15th); Grady Woodard (Middleburg, 2A-11th).
132: Wyatt Leduc (Middleburg, 2A-7th).
138: Olleon Hickmon (Westside, 2A-12th); Brady Jackson (Wakulla, 1A-14th).
145: Logan Moore (Middleburg, 2A-16th); Jae T Thaxton (Wakulla, 1A-9th).
152: Nathan Williams (Westside, 2A-18th); Andrew Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 3A-12th).
160: Micah Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 3A-14th).
220: Kohl Pippin (Wakulla, 1A-11th).
285: Peter Nesheiwat (Timber Creek, 3A-5th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings