#Preview: 17th Ed Kilpatrick Classic

By MATMEN, Friday, 4 p.m.

Ed Kilpatrick IBT

When & where: Saturday at Citrus.
Local teams in the field: Apopka, Hagerty, Ocoee, South Lake, Timber Creek.
Out-of-area teams: In addition to the hosts, Brandon, Crystal River, First Academy-ORL, First Academy-LEES, Lakeland, Lecanto, McKeel Academy, Mt Dora, Tavares, Villages, Weeki Wachee.
Defending champion: Brandon.
Returning individual champions: Roberto Rodriguez (Brandon); Ty Rodriguez (Brandon); Peter Nesheiwat (Timber Creek).
Synopsis: I think everyone’s chasing Brandon once again this weekend, but I see Hagerty well in the mix with Apopka and Timber Creek; Villages and Weeki Wachee could also factor in for top-three team spots if one of the three local teams falters.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Bryson Zeller (Weeki Wachee, 11th-1A); Noah Scribner (Brandon, 14th-2A); Lorenzo Macatol (Lecanto, 16th-2A).
113: Roberto Rodriguez (Brandon, 3rd-2A); Blaine Reed (Crystal River, 8th-1A); Marlo Creek (Timber Creek, 12th-3A); Eric Vargas (Lakeland, 13th-2A); Devinn Dunn (Villages, 16th-1A).
120: Luke Williams (Brandon, 7th-2A).
126: Addison Breeding (Weeki Wachee, 6th-1A); Jaden Weisgal (Brandon, 7th-2A); Benjamin Wolgamuth (Hagerty, 14th-3A); Gabriel Jones (Brandon, 18th-2A).
132: Nikolas Blake (Hagerty, 3rd-3A); Blaise Nelson (Villages, 12th-1A); Ryan Kinsey (Brandon, 14th-2A).
138: Thomas Gernhart (Brandon, 2nd-2A); Tamarion Kendrick (Apopka, 5th-3A).
145: DJ Richards (Mt Dora, 4th-1A); Daniel Ward (First Academy, 6th-1A); Ricky Bowermaster (Weeki Wachee, 10th-1A); Jack Kumprey (Citrus, 17th-2A).
152: Tyler Smith (Brandon, 6th-2A); Bradley Torres (McKeel, 10th-1A); Andrew Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 14th-3A); Evan Martinez (Lakeland, 16th-2A); Mykel Theriault (Weeki Wachee, 18th-1A); Brett Wilke (Villages, 19th-1A).
160: Kamdon Harrison (Hagerty, 3rd-3A); Kevin Coon (Villages, 5th-1A); Ty Rodriguez (Brandon, 10th-2A); Micah Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 12th-3A); Peyton Godfrey (Crystal River, 14th-1A); Anthony Dawson (Mt Dora, 20th-1A).
170: Austin Williams (Brandon, 3rd-2A); Owen McNabb (McKeel, 3rd-1A).
182: Ben Lietz (McKeel, 9th-1A); Jisir Allen (Weeki Wachee, 15th-1A); Connor Gilliam (Hagerty, 18th-3A).
195: Hunter Tate (Hagerty, 9th-3A); Jordan Jandro (Weeki Wachee, 18th-1A); Nicholas Caudill (Villages, 20th-1A).
220: Tim Gray (Crystal River, 4th-1A); Nicholas Lyle (Brandon, 9th-2A); Landon Revis (Hagerty, 11th-3A).
285: Peter Nesheiwat (Timber Creek, 5th-3A); Deandre Scott (Ocoee, 6th-3A); Randall Wise (Villages, 17th-1A).
All rankings from

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