By MATMEN, Friday, 2:05 a.m.
Billy Saylor Invitational
When & where: Friday & Saturday at Suwannee.
Teams in the field: In addition to the host Bulldogs, Columbia, Fernandina Beach, Fleming Island, Oakleaf, Raines, South Walton, Union County, West Nassau, and out-of-area team Ft Myers returns to this year’s event.
Defending champion: Fleming Island.
Synopsis: With newly-minted state duals qualifiers Fleming Island joining the also-qualified hosts, plus Ft Myers, Oakleaf, South Walton, Union County and Fernandina Beach all providing depth, this should be a solid field. But it should be Fleming Island’s title to lose once again this year in this two-day duals tournament.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Matthew Newman (Fleming Island, 2nd-2A); Eli Jolicoeur (Suwannee, 2nd-1A); Jordan Mukaddam (Fleming Island, 13th-2A); Kael Seneca (Ft Myers, 17th-2A); Nathan Lyttle (South Walton, 17th-1A); Connor Barnes (Oakleaf, 20th-2A).
113: Shane Duhaylungsod (Fleming Island, 7th-2A); Angel Rodriguez (Oakleaf, 9th-2A); Justin Contreras (Suwannee, 13th-1A).
120: Laird Duhaylungsod (Fleming Island, 2nd-2A); Topher Pearson (Suwannee, 2nd-1A); Landon Higginbotham (West Nassau, 7th-1A).
126: Jayce Paridon (Fleming Island, 2nd-2A); Brody Boehm (Suwannee, 5th-1A); Sebastian Bonochea (Oakleaf, 8th-2A); Isaac Brinson (South Walton, 8th-1A); Blayden Tharpe (West Nassau, 9th-1A); Caden Kubatzke (Fernandina Beach, 13th-1A); Kevin Salas (Ft Myers, 19th-2A).
132: Ethan DiNottia (Ft Myers, 4th-2A); Cael Kubatzke (Fernandina Beach, 13th-1A); Keon Barrientos (Oakleaf, 15th-2A); Gibson Moore (South Walton, 17th-1A); Ian Halfacre (Union County, 18th-1A).
138: Ayden Kirby (Suwannee, 19th-1A).
145: Kaden Schaefer (Fleming Island, 2nd-2A); Marshall White (Suwannee, 13th-1A); Cole Misciagna (Fernandina Beach, 15th-1A).
152: Matthew Kotler (Fleming Island, 4th-2A); Austin McKinney (Suwannee, 7th-1A).
160: Enzo Gamba (Fernandina Beach, 2nd-1A); Austin Howard (Suwannee, 3rd-1A); Christopher Chop (Fleming Island, 9th-2A); Roman Polinsky (Oakleaf, 19th-2A).
170: Ronan Bozeman (Fleming Island, 4th-2A); Dustin Wood (Suwannee, 10th-1A); Bryant Taylor (Oakleaf, 17th-2A).
182: Joshua Sandoval (Fleming Island, 4th-2A); Lucas Crawford (Fernandina Beach, 6th-1A); Nolan McKelvy (West Nassau, 11th-1A).
195: Isaiah Shevchook (Oakleaf, 5th-2A); Walter Poe (Fleming Island, 16th-2A).
220: Jhoel Robinson (Fleming Island, 1st-2A); Gauge Housely (Fernandina Beach, 16th-1A).
285: Ethan Hoffstetter (Fleming Island, 2nd-2A); Nick Lee (South Walton, 5th-1A).
All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings