By MATMEN, Thursday, 8 p.m.
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Yulee.
Teams in the field: Pool A will have, in addition to the host Hornets, Florida High, Bishop Snyder, Ridgeview and Wewahitchka, in addition to Georgia teams Charlton County, Glynn Academy and Ware County. Pool B will have Ed White, Mandarin, Bolles, Suwannee and University Christian, in addition to Florida out-of-area teams Steinbrenner and Heritage and Georgia’s South Effingham and Camden County’s B group.
Defending team champion: A review of Trackwrestling shows that 2021 champion South Effingham is currently scheduled to return to this year’s tournament.
Synopsis: Pool A should be a battle between the host Hornets and Glynn Academy, which has had some solid performances and seen strong competition already this year. Florida High and Ridgeview will figure strongly into the pool mix as well. In Pool B, the South Effingham-Suwannee battle should determine not only the pool but the overall champion, but Heritage will have several very solid kids and Steinbrenner has a solid group up-and-down the lineup as well.
Florida state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in last name order) —
106: Jasper Croom (Florida High, 1A-2nd); Josh Harris (Yulee, 1A-7th); Eli Jolicoeur (Suwannee, 1A-1st); Solomon Peterson (Heritage, 2A-6th).
113: Aiden Baker (Heritage, 2A-9th); Justin Contreras (Suwannee, 1A-13th); Lewis Duhan (Yulee, 1A-15th); Dewan Richardson (Florida High, 1A-11th); Joey Vitale (Steinbrenner, 3A-19th).
120: Jake Parker (Wewahitchka, 1A-12th); Topher Pearson (Suwannee, 1A-3rd).
132: Brody Boehm (Suwannee, 1A-8th).
138: Austin Adamson (Yulee, 1A-9th); Troy Carroll (Florida High, 1A-16th).
145: Gabriel Ferreira (Heritage, 2A-4th); Reid Noble (Steinbrenner, 3A-2nd); Marshall White (Suwannee, 1A-15th).
152: Keith Cole (Heritage, 2A-10th); Austin McKinney (Suwannee, 1A-7th); Samuel Sahrphillips (Yulee, 1A-19th).
160: Kaleb Gabrielsen (Heritage, 2A-10th); Austin Howard (Suwannee, 1A-3rd); Conner Roberts (Wewahitchka, 1A-15th); Dean Wright (Florida High, 1A-8th).
170: Dylan Johns (Yulee, 1A-5th); Garrett Krsul (Steinbrenner, 3A-12th); Dustin Wood (Suwannee, 1A-13th).
182: Christopher Aud (Yulee, 1A-10th); Xander Hawkes (Florida High, 1A-4th).
195: Baxter Hoffman (Steinbrenner, 3A-11th); Alex Smith (Yulee, 1A-6th).
220: Collin Bishop (Florida High, 1A-12th); Jordan Jackson (Ed White, 2A-12th); Braylen Ricks (Yulee, 1A-6th); Jaelen Simmons (Mandarin, 3A-11th).
285: Austin Hoyle (Yulee, 1A-17th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings