2A-District 4 Duals
When & where: Wednesday at New Smyrna Beach. Wrestling to start at 4 p.m.
Teams in the field: In addition to the host Barracudas, Belleview, Clay (17th as a team), Fleming Island (2nd), Mainland, Matanzas (12th), Pedro Menendez, Seabreeze and St Augustine may all compete, though there is not a requirement that teams compete.
At stake: Top two teams will advance to the 2A-Region 1 round on January 12. The district champion will host and wrestle the District 3 runnerup, while the district runnerup will wrestle the District 3 champ. Quarterfinal winners will then wrestle a second match.
Synopsis: There’s going to be a lot of firepower Wednesday afternoon in Volusia County. Fleming Island is the presumptive favorite, based upon dominant performances at Springstead and at Oakleaf as tuneups. I would project Clay and Matanzas to be in the other half of the bracket (if that’s the format used), and I would guess they would be in one semifinal and Fleming and the hosts in the other. On paper, right now, with everyone in the lineup I would project the Pirates for second, but they have not had their preseason projected full lineup just yet.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Jacob Bucci (Clay, 1st); Matthew Newman (Fleming Island, 2nd); Timothy McLean (Matanzas, 3rd); Jordan Mukaddam (Fleming Island, 12th).
113: Shane Duhaylungsod (Fleming Island, 7th); Caleb Mullinix (Belleview, 11th).
120: Laird Duhaylungsod (Fleming Island, 2nd); Kaden Golder (Matanzas, 15th).
126: Jayce Paridon (Fleming Island, 2nd); Brady Glavin (Clay, 9th); Toryion Stallings (Matanzas, 10th).
132: Carter Wilder (Matanzas, 9th); Jonathan Bruner (New Smyrna Beach, 18th).
145: Kaden Schaefer (Fleming Island, 7th); Simjay Engberg (New Smyrna Beach, 15th).
152: Matthew Kotler (Fleming Island, 3rd); Dylan Parkinson (Matanzas, 10th).
160: Christopher Chop (Fleming Island, 10th).
170: Ronan Bozeman (Fleming Island, 4th); Landon Wright (Matanzas, 17th).
182: Joshua Sandoval (Fleming Island, 4th); Dominic Martin (Clay, 5th); Sawyer VanRider (New Smyrna Beach, 6th); Eric McLaughlin (Belleview, 18th).
195: Dylon York (New Smyrna Beach, 2nd); Walter Poe (Fleming Island, 16th).
220: Jhoel Robinson (Fleming Island, 1st); Kedtric Wilbourn (Clay, 4th).
285: Ethan Hoffstetter (Fleming Island, 2nd); Pedro Sierra-Bonilla (Seabreeze, 15th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-2a