#Preview: 3A-District 3 IBT

By MATMEN, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

3A-District 3 IBT

When & where: Wednesday at Timber Creek, 1:30 p.m. (weighin), 3 p.m. (wrestle).
Teams in the field: In addition to the host Wolfpack, Evans, Hagerty, Lake Brantley, Lake Howell, Oviedo, Wekiva & Winter Park are in the district field.
At stake: Top four wrestlers in each of 14 weight classes will automatically advance to the 2A-Region 1 tournament at DeLand on February 24-25. Additional fifth- and sixth-place wrestlers at each weight may be selected to advance as additional region qualifiers to fill out the region bracket. Those wrestlers are selected via an FHSAA schematic.
Defending team champion: Hagerty.
Returning individual champions: Keegan Clark (Timber Creek); Aiden Benson (Timber Creek); James Gonzalez (Winter Park); Joey Parker (Winter Park); Kamdon Harrison (Hagerty, won in 2021 also)*; Connor Gilliam (Hagerty); Hunter Tate (Hagerty, won in 2021 also)*; Liam Glassmeyer (Winter Park); Peter Nesheiwat (Timber Creek); Holley Saintmelus (Wekiva)*.
* — won 3A-District 4 title last year or in 2021.
Synopsis: We’re looking at Hagerty to go ahead and “double-district” this year; the Huskies are one of the handful of teams in the coverage are that can be successful at almost any level in either dual or IBT formats. Who’ll be the top chasers? In duals format it was Timber Creek, and it could be the Wolfpack once again, but Winter Park is a better IBT team than it is a dual side, and the Wildcats and their firepower are going to push pretty hard for that second spot. Oviedo brings a lot to the table as well, and Lake Brantley has got a more solid squad and its lineup in order, so there wil lbe several challengers for the second spot in the district.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
106: Jacob Rothman (Winter Park, 16th).
113: Marlo Clark (Timber Creek, 7th).
126: Dario Duany (Lake Brantley, 10th).
132: Nikolas Blake (Hagerty, 2nd).
138: James Gonzalez (Winter Park, 14th).
145: Giovanni Duany (Lake Brantley, 8th); Tyran Schanck (Evans, 14th); Seth Galvin (Wekiva, 17th).
152: Joey Parker (Winter Park, 6th); Andrew Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 11th).
160: Kamdon Harrison (Hagerty, 3rd).
170: Connor Gilliam (Hagerty, 15th); Micah Wittenberg (Timber Creek, 16th).
195: Hunter Tate (Hagerty, 11th).
220: Liam Glassmeyer (Winter Park, 10th).
285: Peter Nesheiwat (Timber Creek, 4th); Holley Saintmelus (Wekiva, 10th).
Rankings from

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