By MATMEN, Monday, 9:25 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE — The established pecking order in Tallahassee city wrestling over the past few seasons has been Lincoln first, Chiles second, Florida High third.
There’s been scares along the way, district duals this year tops on the group, but the order has remain unchanged.
In their final shot against a city rival — and at the rival’s gym, to boot — Florida High set about firing a shot across the bow of the established order Saturday at Timberwolf Duals XIV at Chiles, dominating four prior opppnents with an average margin of victory of 66.3 points per dual, then avenging a prior loss to host Chiles with a 38-31 win over the Timberwolves in the final round.
Florida High (17-6 in duals for the season) defeated Chiles B (77-6), Wewahitchka (75-6), Freeport (78-6) and Columbia (65-12) before taking on the hosts in the final round. That win in the final avenged an earlier 30-point loss to the Timberwolves on January 19.
The Seminoles had five wrestlers go 5-0 on the day Saturday, as Jasper Croom (106, 2 techs), Nicholas Roeder (152/160, 3 pins), Dean Wright (170, 2 pins & tech), Xander Hawkes (182, 4 pins) and Christian Ajose-Adeogun (285, pin) all were 5-0.
Hunter Stanley (126, 3 pins & decision) and Anthony Bedoya (145/152, 3 pins) were both 4-0 for Florida High, while DJ Richardson (113, pin) and Nias Dorsey (195) both pulled together 4-1 records. Cash Ganim (120, 2 pins) & Collin Bishop (220, pin) both were 3-0, while Wyatt Mann (145/152, decision) was 3-1.
In going 4-1, Chiles (14-4 overall) had wins over Pace (58-4), Columbia (57-3), Leon (60-21) and Freeport (65-12) to set up the final round.
The Timberwolves saw six wrestlers go 5-0 Saturday, as Patrick Brooks (113, major & decision), Sam Tolomeo (120, pin & major), Jacob Johnston (132, 4 pins & decision), Garrett Marschka (138, 4 pins & decision), Cooper Hill (145, 3 pins & tech) and Dillon Elliott (195, 3 pins) all had five wins.
Ethan Jackson (126, 2 pins & decision), Scott Greenwald (152, 3 pins) and Cody Elliott (182, 2 pins) each were 4-1 for Chiles, while Jason Marsala (106) and Andrew Hutton (170, pin) both were 3-2.
Below follows a summary of the rest of the tournament:
Wewahitchka (3-2 tournament, 12-22 overall): The Gators had wins over Freeport (33-30), Chiles B (36-24) and a team forfeit win over Pace, which did not stay after pool competition.
Jake Parker (126, 3 pins) was the Gators’ lone unbeaten wrestler — Wewa had just seven in the lineup — while Zeke Cooper (113), Wesley Spencer (120), Jarrett Spencer (152, 3 pins) and Calvin Carpenter (182, 3 pins) all were 4-1 on the day.
Pace (2-1 tournament, 15-4 in duals known & reported to us): The Patriots righted the ship after the loss to Chiles in round 1, with wins over Leon (36-33) and Columbia (41-12) despite just seven wrestlers themselves.
Jordan Baxter (160, pin & major) was Pace’s lone three-match winner, while Tristtahn Duran (113, pin), Alexander Mendez (126, pin), James Spicer (132, 2 pins), Maeson Otwell (138, pin & tech) and Brandon Mohring (195, pin) all were 2-1 in Pool A.
Columbia (2-3 tournament, 6-21 overall): The Tigers held off Leon, 42-36, in Pool A, and also took a 41-24 crossover win over Freeport.
Jayden Thomas (132/138, 2 pins & decision) had a 3-1 day for Columbia, while Tyhler Phinney (106, decision), James Lane (120), Alexander Ulloa (138/145, 3 pins), and Arthur Vanderpool (145/160, 2 pins) all compiled 3-2 records.
Leon (2-3 tournament, 2-5 overall): The Lions struggled in a solid Pool A, but came back to take crossover victories over Wewahitchka (45-30) and Chiles B (37-24).
Noah Summerlin (220) was 5-0 for Leon, while Logan Bergstrom (160/170) turned in a 4-1 tournament. Riley Rajotte (285) was 3-0, with Patrick Sheeran (145/152, decision), Charles Bosby (160/170, major & decision), Santana Harris (182, decision) and Wynton Bowers (195) all going 3-2 on the day.
Freeport (1-4 tournament, 1-10 overall): The Bulldogs had their lone win of the day — but first dual win as a program — during Pool B competition, pushing past the Chiles B group, 27-24.
Colby Crompton (160, pin) and Lewis Adams (285, pin) both were 4-1 for Freeport, while Tyler McDermott (170, decision) finished 3-2 on the day.
Chiles B (1-4 tournament): The Timberwolves’ second group did pick up a win of sorts, by way of team forfeit in the crossover over Pace.
Hayden Smith (138, 3 pins) showed out for the Bs, going 5-0 on the day, while Jovon Calixte (132, 3 pins) was 4-1 after losing his first match. Ashley Shaw (126, pin) and Brody Vandewater (160, pin) each were 3-2 for the Timberwolves.
Complete dual results for Saturday’s event can be found HERE.