2A-Region 1 Duals
When & where: Thursday at Lincoln, 3 p.m. (weighin), 4 p.m. (wrestle).
Teams in the field: Lincoln (5-4), the District 2 champ, will wrestle District 1 runnerup Ft Walton Beach (8-5) in one quarterfinal round, while District 1 champ Gulf Breeze (12-5) will wrestle Chiles (6-1) 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 2A state duals tournament at Osceola and compete against one of four teams from Districts 3 & 4 for the region championship. A time schedule has not been posted by the FHSAA, but 2A competitions have — if past years are any indicator — been the second round (mid-afternoon) of competition.
Most recent competition: Host Lincoln and Ft Walton Beach both took in the first day of callout competition at Fleming Island’s Keystone Memorial two-day tournament last Friday. Gulf Breeze won the Panhandle Championships duals tournament at Mosley last weekend, while Chiles last competed at district duals last week.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Joe Tucker (Lincoln, 8th); Garrett Ferguson (Gulf Breeze, 11th).
113: Aiden Macken (Gulf Breeze, 8th); Vaniel Caceres (Lincoln, 10th).
120: Zak Vosburgh (Ft Walton Beach, 10th); Coby Shields (Gulf Breeze, 14th); Sam Tolomeo (Chiles, 16th); Zakary Jurado (Lincoln, 17th).
126: Jashawn Washington (Lincoln, 14th).
132: Nate Weber (Gulf Breeze, 13th).
138: Garrett Marschka (Chiles, 4th); Michael Mancuso (Gulf Breeze, 20th).
145: Steven Banfield (Ft Walton Beach, 9th).
152: Connor Edwards (Lincoln, 3rd); Colson Elliott (Gulf Breeze, 7th).
160: Alexander Davidson (Ft Walton Beach, 7th).
182: Connor Roberts (Ft Walton Beach, 18th).
195: Jakob Nowak (Lincoln, 4th); Dillon Elliott (Chiles, 8th); Darius Brundidge (Ft Walton Beach, 19th).
220: Carter Tobik (Ft Walton Beach, 7th).
285: Ryder Luck (Lincoln, 13th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-2a