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#Recap: Bulldog Girls Win First Team Trophy At Bay

Crestview’s girls celebrate the first team championship won by any Bulldog wrestling team after taking 1st at the 4th Annual George Mulligan Memorial (Girls) tournament Saturday at Bay (Photo submitted by Robby Gaines).

By MATMEN, Sunday, 11:35 p.m.

PANAMA CITY — All things are possible with everyone on hand in the lineup to make it happen.

In the inaugural girls’ George Mulligan Memorial competition this weekend, Crestview’s fullest lineup meant the Bulldogs’ first wrestling team trophy Saturday afternoon, as the Bulldogs outdistanced Gulf Breeze, 111-81, for the team title.

North Bay Haven outpointed Shaw GA, 75-71, for third place, while Mosley rounded out the top five with 62.

Florida High (6th, 57), Niceville (7th, 50), Wewahitchka (8th, 45), Pace (9th, 44) and Chiles (10th, 41.5) completed the top 10, with Ft Walton Beach (40, Choctaw (36), Ridgeview (30), Rutherford & Tate (26), Bozeman (18) and Milton (11) completed the 17-team tournament field.

Crestview, Gulf Breeze and Chiles each had two individual champions on Saturday.

The Metzger sisters were in full effect for Crestview, with Sigrun (7th-110) and Freydis (115) both bagging weight-class golds. Sigrun was 4-0 with four pins in the 110 weight class, with her final-round match against Pace’s Morgan Johnson proving to be the effective championship. Metzger had two nearfall situations in the first period before her third led to a fall over Johnson in 2:41.

At 115, Freydis had her first action of the season, showing no ill effects after a five-pin day. Like her younger sister, Freydis’ effective championship match was in the final round, this time against Gulf Breeze’s Lily Powell (10th), and like her younger sister, she had two nearfalls in the first period before securing a pin in 3:19.

Gulf Breeze’s two titles came at the lower bookend, starting with Camdyn Elliott (12th-100). Elliott had three first-period pins, with her final-round fall (1:22) over North Bay Haven’s Hayden Hauck proving dispositive, as Elliott picked up two takedowns, the second one leading to the pin.

At 105, Helena Alcantar (8th-110, competing at 105) was 2-0 for the Lady Dolphins, with a forfeit and a 67-second pin over Rutherford’s Michelle Brickley to claim her title. Alcantar needed only one takedown to establish control of the match, with a quick turn for 2 back points before her second turn led to the pin.

The Lady Timberwolves’ Ashley Shaw (125) was Chiles’ first champ, going 4-0 with three pins and a 17-2 tech fall. Her first-round, third-period fall (4:51) over North Bay Haven’s Katherine Lundgren wound up being the effective championship match, as Lundgren otherwise had three pins in 80 seconds. After Lundgren got first takedown, Shaw set the pace in the second and third periods, with a quick turn in the second and then earning the fall after a tough third-period ride.

At 170, Chiles’ Cadee Lyons (14th) was also victorious, with a forfeit and third-period fall (5:18) over Niceville’s Alexis Orcutt in her only contested match of the day. Lyons gave up first takedown and trailed until midway through the third period, when she got the goahead takedown that led to her victory by pin.

Four area wrestlers — Tate’s Lahela Grady (14th-120), Florida High’s Jaylyn Middleton (15th-140, competing at 135), Niceville’s Alexis Krumnow (140) and Ft Walton Beach’s Remi Martin (155) — were solo champions for their teams.

Grady was 5-0 in a six-way full roundrobin, with 5 pins in a combined mat time of 4:36, including pins over two Wewahitchka wrestlers, plus Mosley and Niceville. Her pin over North Bay Haven’s Julia Falgout, in 52 seconds during Round 3, was the effective championship match; there Grady racked up three takedowns before securing the pin.

In the 135 bracket, split into two preliminary pools, Middleton was 3-0 with three pins (combined mat time 2:42) in Pool B, advancing to the championship match against Pace’s Pool A champ, Evelyn Pulskamp. There, Middleton had almost all the offense, staving off a quick third-period Pulskamp turn with a reversal and her own second turn of the match en route to an 11-2 major.

Krumnow was 3-0 with three pins at 140; her first match of the day, a third-period fall (5:04) over Shaw GA’s Alana Malone, wound up being the effective championship match. Krumnow scored five times in building a 13-7 lead, with one nearfall, before securing the pin.

Like Grady at 120, Martin was 5-0 at 155, with five pins in 2:41; her first-round fall in round 1 over Florida High’s Claire Ajose-Adeogun was not only her longest match of the day (1:16 pin time), it was the effective championship match. Martin needed just one takedown, with one preliminary nearfall before earning the pin.

Results from the weekend’s competition can be found HERE. All rankings from https://www.kabrawrestling.com/rankings/girls

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