#Recap: 2A-Region 2, Day 1

By MATMEN, Friday, 9:45 p.m.

BRANDON — Lyman stands in a tie for 6th place after the first day of competition in the 2A-Region 2 IBT at Brandon HS.

The Greyhounds are tied with River Ridge at 43 points each, two back of fifth-place of district rival Jones.

Deltona stands in 10th place with 34 points, while Horizon is 20th with 16.

The Wolves’ Kevin Kerns (11th at 132) and Nathan Hatch (20th at 285) are the only wrestlers from the coverage area in Saturday’s semifinal round.

Kerns had two max-point wins over Auburndale (forfeit) and Brandon’s Ryan Kinsey (16th, pin in 3:49) on Friday. He’ll face Springstead’s Ricky Corbett, the District 5 champ, in the semis.

Hatch took pins over Lecanto’s Brandon Larose (:35, rd of 16) and Gateway’s Elijah Abreu (7th, fall time 3 minutes). He’ll take on Land O’Lakes’ Garry Gilbert (8th), the District 5 champ, in the semis.

In the consis, Lyman’s Luke Nilles (120), Jackson Fredrickson (126), Cameron Popeck (145), Cameron Warner (152), Julio Menoyo (160), as well as Deltona’s Kyle Yasses (138), along with Horizon’s Matteo Lasorsa (195) and Bo Kenney (220) all reached the second day.

Fredrickson, Popeck, Warner, Menoyo and Kenney were quarterfinalists on Friday. All five had pins on both sides of the bracket; meanwhile, Nilles (2 pins), Yasses (pin & 14-2 major) and Lasorsa (2 pins) won both of their matches after taking losses in round 1.

Lake Gibson leads Winter Springs, 94-76, for first place in the team standings, with Brandon (74) and Springstead (54) rounding out the top four teams, with fifth-place Jones mentioned earlier.

First-day brackets for Region 2 can be found HERE.

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