By MATMEN, Friday, 4 p.m.
3rd Wolfpack Challenge
When & where: Saturday at Wolfson.
Teams in the field: In addition to the host Wolfpack, Atlantic Coast, Bolles, Creekside (2 teams), Englewood, Keystone Heights, Matanzas, Paxon, Pedro Menendez, Providence, St Johns Country Day, Stanton and Tocoi Creek are in the field.
Defending champion: Creekside.
Returning individual champions: Toryion Stallings (Matanzas); Dylan Parkinson (Matanzas); Eli Pagan (Creekside); Conner Wright (Creekside; champion in 2021); Jordan Mills (Matanzas; champion in 2021).
Synopsis: I’d be looking for a good fight for the team race to come down to Creekside and Matanzas, what with those two teams having all of the returning champions for this event. Fight for third should be between Paxon, Pedro Menendez, Stanton and Tocoi Creek; any one of those teams could make this a statement tournament for themselves.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Timothy McLean (Matanzas, 3rd-2A); Alexavier Panganiban (Creekside, 16th-3A).
120: Kyle Brown (Paxon, 9th-1A); Elias Spurlin (Stanton, 11th-1A); Kaden Golder (Matanzas, 12th-2A); Justin Umali (Creekside, 14th-3A).
126: Toryion Stallings (Matanzas, 10th-2A).
138: Conner Wright (Creekside, 15th-3A).
152: Dylan Parkinson (Matanzas, 11th-2A).
170: Landon Wright (Matanzas, 18th-2A).
182: Jordan Mills (Matanzas, 2nd-2A).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings