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#Recap: Gulf Breeze Runs Table at Panhandle

By MATMEN, Friday 12:10 a.m.

LYNN HAVEN — Fresh off its first district duals title, Gulf Breeze kept up the momentum going into last weekend’s Panhandle Championships, hosted by Mosley.

The Dolphins defeated six opponents over two days of wrestling winning their pool with a 4-0 record and four very one-sided duals.

But Gulf Breeze (12-5 overall as of last weekend) kept up the pressure in the championship crossover as well, taking a 39-point win over North Bay Haven in the semis and then doubling up district rival Pace, 54-27, for the title.

Thirteen of Gulf Breeze’s 14 starters won at least three matches over the course of the record, and were led by seven unbeatens in all. Tops among those was senior Colson Elliott, who went over the 150-career wins mark with his 6-0, 5-pint appearance, setting a very significant career milestone.

Below follows a summary of each team’s tournament (all records were as of the conclusion of weekend wrestling):

Gulf Breeze (1st, 6-0 tournament, 12-5 overall) —
Wins: Choctaw (78-6), Wewahitchka (70-12); Westfield (72-12); Destin (78-6); North Bay Haven (60-21); Pace (54-27).
6-0 (in addition to Elliott): Garrett Ferguson (106, 3 pins); Aiden Macken (113, 6 pins); Coby Shields (120/126, 2 pins & major); Marshall Hobbs (120/126, 3 pins); Nate Weber (132, 5 pins); London Taylor (285, 2 pins).
5-1: Michael Mancuso (138, 3 pins); Naythan Campos (182, pin); Isaac Land (195, 2 pins).
4-2: JT Intile (145, 2 pins).

Pace (2nd, 6-1 tournament, 13-3 overall) —
Wins: Freeport (66-12), Northside Methodist (66-18), Enterprise (49-27), Crestview (63-6), South Walton (57-18), Mosley (44-33).
7-0: Maeson Otwell (138, 3 pins, tech & 3 decisions); Jordan Baxter (160, 7 pins); Ty Morgan (170, 4 pins & 2 decisions); Isaac Waters (182, 5 pins); Trenton Goodale (220, 4 pins).
5-2: Joshua Waring (113/120, 3 pins); Alexander Mendez (126, 2 pins); Brandon Mohring (195, pin & major); Franco Ravendo (285, 3 pins).
4-2: Tristtahn Duran (113/120), 2 pins).
4-3: Jessie Baker (106, 2 pins).

Mosley (3rd, 6-1 tournament, 12-7 overall) —
Wins: Rocky Bayou Christian (54-27), Rutherford (43-42, criteria: most fft wins); Bozeman (66-15), Arnold (51-29), Bay (46-31), North Bay Haven (45-36).
7-0: Landon Jacobs (152/160, 5 pins); Andre Trice (195/220, 4 pins).
6-1: Andrew Yeats (170, 4 pins).
5-1: Isaac Biddle (132/138, 4 pins).
5-2: Isaac Melendez (138/145, 4 pins & decision); John Mengel (182, 4 pins); Nicolas Bacot (285, 2 pins).
4-3: Elijah Nolan (106, 4 pins).

North Bay Haven (4th, 4-2 tournament, 13-11 overall) —
Wins: Niceville (42-30), Tate (63-9), Milton (69-12), Marianna (74-6).
MILESTONE ACHIEVED: David Mercado (195/220, 5 pins) was 6-0 on the weekend and achieved the second career milestone this season, going over the 125-career wins mark during the weekend.
5-1: Nathan Mercado (113/120, 2 pins & major); Bear Siegal (145, 4 pins).
4-0: Logan McAlister (285, pin).
4-1: Zander Stillgess (138/145, 2 pins & 2 decisions).
4-2: Cayden Mills (4-2, 2 pins); Bodie Barlup (4-2, 3 pins); Brody Bousa (160/170, 2 pins).

Niceville (6th, 4-2 tournament, 16-7 overall) —
Wins: Milton (66-12), Marianna (63-6), Tate (42-34), Westfield (36-28).
Losses not noted above: Enterprise (46-29).
6-0: Ethan Pinto (138, 4 pins, major & decision); JJ Martinez (145, 4 pins & decision); Asa Adams (285, pin).
5-1: Garrett Jarvis (132, 2 pins & 2 decisions); Malachi Lewis (170/182, 3 pins, major & decision).
4-1: Collver Hipp (120/126, 2 pins).
4-2: James Opitz (195/220, 2 pins).

Rutherford (7th, 5-2 tournament, 7-3 overall) —
Wins: Bozeman (42-36), Arnold (42-32), Bay (40-39), Rocky Bayou Christian (54-18), Westfield (42-30).
Losses not noted above: Enterprise (53-18).
7-0: Romero Black (138, 6 pins & major).
6-1: Dylan Malott (106, 6 pins).
5-0: Bryson Schirmer (182, 4 pins).
5-2: Jeremy Diaz (220, 2 pins).
4-0: Keaton Schirmer (160, 4 pins).
4-3: Michael Lurvey (120/126, 3 pins); Wyatt Griffin (145, 2 pins), Tyler Hall (195, 3 pins).

Bay (9th, 5-2 tournament, 10-9 overall) —
Wins: Arnold (54-30), Bozeman (42-40), Rocky Bayou Christian (52-30), South Walton (43-42, criteria: most fft wins); Tate (51-28).
MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Elijah Stillgess (138/145, 2 pins & tech) was 4-1 on the weekend, and went over 100 career victories during the tournament.
7-0: Derrick Williams (113, 5 pins); Leonardo Sanchez (120, 4 pins & 2 decisions).
6-1: Tanner Collins (170, 4 pins).
5-2: Deven Bradshaw (145/152, 3 pins).
4-2: David Drake (126/132, 2 pins & tech).
4-3: Christen Patterson (152/160, pin & decision); Garrett Pelt (220, pin).

Tate (10th, 3-3 tournament, 4-11 overall) —
Wins: Milton (49-24), Marianna (57-12), Wewahitchka (52-18).
6-0: Caiden Stone (152, 3 pins & 3 majors).
5-1: Ethan Harper (132, 2 pins, major & 2 decisions); Landen George (195/220, 3 pins).
4-2: Caleb Thomas (113, pin); Caden Graham (138, 3 pins); Roman Sison (145, 2 pins & tech); Logan Robbins (160, pin).

South Walton (11th, 4-3 tournament, 6-5 overall) —
Wins: Crestview (48-24), Freeport (54-18), Northside Methodist (66-18), Wewahitchka (42-18).
Losses not noted above: Enterprise (60-16).
7-0: Nathan Lyttle (106, 5 pins).#
6-1: Gibson Moore (132/138, 5 pins & major).
5-2: Owen Kurfirst (126, 2 pins); Chase Maas (152, 2 pins); Cody Johnson (220, 3 pins).
4-3: Dylan Hardin (113, pin); Kaden Shaw (160, 2 pins).
(#–The 285 combo of Carrlos Sanchez & Nick Lee was 7-0 with 4 pins & decision).

Wewahitchka (12th, 2-4 tournament, 8-18 overall) —
Wins: Destin (42-36), Choctaw (37-36, criteria: more fft wins).
Losses not noted above: Westfield (42-24).
5-1: Jake Parker (120/126, 3 pins); Calvin Carpenter (170/182, 3 pins).
4-2: Zeke Cooper (106); James Hardy (220, pin).

Arnold (13th, 4-3 tournament, 9-5 overall) —
Wins: Rocky Bayou Christian (51-15), Bozeman (54-30), Crestview (48-24), Destin (42-30).
6-1: David Crilly (120/126, 3 pins & decision).
5-1: James Oliver (106/113, pin, tech & decision); Anthony Bradbury (113/120, 4 pins).
4-2: Zackary Wootton (126, pin); Braxton Cook (152, 2 pins); Christian McDonald (160, 2 pins).
4-3: Sawyer Schultz (182, 2 pins); Bryan Beard (195/220, 2 pins).

Destin (14th, 2-4 tournament, 5-7 overall) —
Wins: Choctaw (27-9), Milton (36-42).
Losses not noted above: Westfield (48-12).
5-1: Noah Gentry (160, 3 pins); Cesar Fuentes (195, win by DQ).
4-2: Patrick Casey (145, 2 pins).

Milton (15th, 2-4 tournament, 3-11 overall) —
Wins: Marianna (36-18), Crestview (21-18).
6-0: Julian Fuentes (170, 3 pins & decision).
4-2: Nolan Ellis (152, 3 pins); Tyler Green (220, 2 pins).

Crestview (16th, 1-6 tournament, 5-9 overall) —
Wins: Northside Methodist (34-24).
Losses not noted above: Enterprise (75-0).
6-1: Christian Brito (145, 4 pins).
5-2: Marc Beaurivage (160, 4 pins); Landon Davis (182, 3 pins).
4-3: Lance Sanders (170, 3 pins).

Bozeman (17th, 3-4 tournament, 6-7 overall) —
Wins: Rocky Bayou Christian (37-36, criteria: more fft wins); Freeport (48-30), Choctaw (48-21).
7-0: Justin Johnson (126/132, 7 pins); Asher Burris (220, 4 pins).
6-1: Zachary Rosalis (182, 4 pins).
5-2: John Hagans (285, pin).

Choctaw (18th, 1-5 tournament, 4-19 overall) —
Wins: Marianna (28-15).
Losses not noted above: Westfield (42-6).
6-0: Bradack Carroll (145, 3 pins & major).

Freeport (19th, 2-5 tournament, 3-12 overall) —
Wins: Northside Methodist (48-24), Marianna (36-18).
Losses not noted above: Enterprise (60-18).
5-2: Landyn Perez (113/120, 2 pins).
4-2: Christian Smith (152, 3 pins).
4-3: Colby Crumpton (160/170, pin); Lewis Adams (285, 2 pins).

Marianna (20th, 0-6 tournament, 0-11 overall) —
5-1: Marquis Rhodes (182, 4 pins).

Rocky Bayou Christian (21st, 1-5 tournament, 4-10 overall) —
Wins: Northside Methodist (30-27).
5-1: Thomas Pluhar (106/113, 5 pins).
4-1: Clay Nelson (132, 4 pins).
4-2: Jeremiah Herron (120, pin & 2 decisions); Elijah Chapman (126, 2 pins).

You can find box scores for the two days of the tournament HERE.

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