2022 Knockout Christmas Classic
When & where: Wednesday & Thurssday at Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee (Osceola hosts).
Area teams in the field: Bartram Trail; Buchholz; Hagerty; Matanzas.
Synopsis: The toughest tournament in the state. In many ways, it’s tougher than any individual state classification. It’s arguably the strongest tournament in the Southeast. If you make it to the second day, you have done something worthwhile. Medaling is one of the hardest accomplishments in any wrestler’s season. There will be state champions who won’t medal on Thursday. Book it.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order)* —
106: Timothy McLean (Matanzas, 4th-2A, #9 seed in event).
113: Aiden Vick (Hagerty, 7th-3A).
120: Kaden Golder (Matanzas, 14th-2A).
126: Ethan Vugman (Bartram Trail, 1st-3A, competing at 132, #4 seed in event); Toryion Stallings (Matanzas, 9th-2A); Jedidiah Brown (Buchholz, 16th-3A).
132: Cavarius Liddie (Buchholz, 4th-3A); Nikolas Blake (Hagerty, 5th-3A); Carter Wilder (Matanzas, 9th-2A).
145: Preston Pena (Bartram Trail, 8th-3A).
152: Dylan Parkinson (Matanzas, 12th-2A); Gavin Nelson (Hagerty, 19th-3A).
160: Max Szabo (Buchholz, 15th-3A).
170: Jordan Mills (Matanzas, 1st-2A); Kamdon Harrison (Hagerty, 5th-3A); Landon Wright (Matanzas, 8th-2A); John McNames (Bartram Trail, 9th-3A).
182: Kason Nichols (Buchholz, 7th-3A, competing at 195; #12 seed in event).
195: Bradyn Cox (Matanzas, 16th-2A).
220: Landon Revis (Hagerty, 18th-3A).
*–brackets have not been released at time of this writing; not all wrestlers may be competing in the event.
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings