3A-Region 1 Duals
When & where: Thursday at DeLand, 5 p.m. (weighin), 6 p.m.
Teams in the field: DeLand (10-6), the District 2 champ, will wrestle District 1 runnerup Creekside (18-3), while District 1 champ Bartram Trail (16-7) will wrestle Buchholz (3-2) 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 3A 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 3A competitions have — if past years are any indicator — been the third round (evening) of competition.
Most recent competition: DeLand rolled through the field at its own Bulldog Duals last weekend, going 7-0, while Creekside’s most recent competition was at district duals. That’s the case also for Bartram Trail, while Buchholz was 13th at Jensen Beach’s two-day Cradle Cancer IBT.
Area state-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Alexavier Panganiban (Creekside, 16th).
113: Tyler Bracero (DeLand, 19th).
120: Phoenix Krauth (DeLand, 10th); Justin Umali (Creekside, 14th).
126: Ethan Vugman (Bartram Trail, 1st); Jedidiah Brown (Buchholz, 12th); Grady Bryant (DeLand, 18th).
132: Cavarius Liddie (Buchholz, 2nd); Kellen Chapman (DeLand, 18th).
138: Conner Wright (Creekside, 15th).
145: Joshua Folsom (DeLand, 15th).
152: Mathias Franz (DeLand, 13th); Preston Pena (Bartram Trail, 15th).
160: Zane Canada (DeLand, 18th).
170: Max Szabo (Buchholz, 11th).
182: John McNames (Bartram Trail, 9th); Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (DeLand, 10th).
195: Kason Nichols (Buchholz, 4th).
220: Shane Armstrong (Bartram Trail, 5th).
285: Marion (MJ) Smokes (DeLand, 7th).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/class-3a