1A-Region 1 Duals
When & where: Thursday at Union County, 5 p.m. (weighins), 6 p.m. (wrestle start).
Teams in the field: Union County (10-6), the District 4 champ, will wrestle District 3 runnerup Yulee (8-5) in one quarterfinal round, while District 3 champ Episcopal (16-3) will wrestle Baker County (15-6) in the other. The two quarterfinal winners will then wrestle in the semis.
At stake: The team winning twice Wednesday will advance to the first day of the 1A state duals tournament at Osceola and compete against one of four teams from Districts 1 & 2 for the region championship. A time schedule has not been posted by the FHSAA, but 1A competitions have — if past years are any indicator — been the first round (later morning) of competition.
Most recent competition: Yulee, Baker County and Union County all were at the Hornets’ Joe Bees Memorial Battle of the Border, which Yulee won and in which Baker County was 4th and Union 6th. Episcopal’s last competition was at district duals last week.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Josh Harris (Yulee, 9th).
113: Jareb Lauramore (Baker County, 14th).
120: Turner Glenn (Episcopal, 10th).
126: Scott Busey (Episcopal, 10th).
132: Nicholas Pressley (Episcopal, 15th); Ian Halfacre (Union County, 18th).
138: Cohen Chesser (Episcopal, 10th); Austin Adamson (Yulee, 11th).
152: Keith Ratliff (Baker County, 16th); Samuel Sahrphillips (Yulee, 20th).
160: John Fernandez (Episcopal, 16th).
170: Dylan Johns (Yulee, 4th); Brennan Doherty (Episcopal, 11th).
182: Christopher Aud (Yulee, 14th); Christian McGarity (Episcopal, 16th).
195: Alex Smith (Yulee, 4th); Lawson Perry (Episcopal, 8th).
220: Cayden Ricks (Yulee, 20th).
285: Braylen Ricks (Yulee, 7th); Austin Hoyle (Yulee, 15th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-1a