Matman Don’t Know…1A-District 2

So, in case you’re not happy about where you were slotted in 1A, 2A or 3A, and are trying to figure out how to give me my comeuppance, never fear.

I’m pretty much a nincompoop with picks, as I laid out last night with 3A and 2A. Now, the next installment of MDK looks at 1A-District 2.

106: Picks — Trask/Myles/Hunter/Kelly. Actual — No Hunter, so a partial huzZAH for me.
113: Picks — Smith/Clark/Florida High/Harrison. Actual — No Harrison, so a partial HUZzah. Again, like 2A-3, what’s with the 4s not wrestling?
120: Picks — Metcalf/Malik/Santangelo/Lloyd. Actual — Got the guys right, but did not get the championship correct.
126: Picks — Metcalf/Hunter/Ogles/Marshall. Actual — Marshall beat Ogles for third.
132: Picks — Weaver/Owen/Suwannee. Actual — Weaver didn’t wrestle, and thus Owen and Borrell (as it turned out) moved up. Thought Weaver would be the guy after performance at Tricounty.
138: Picks — Royce/Harris/Suwannee. Actual — Royce wrestled at 145 and Houstan was here (I sorta hedged on that) and Harris had a solid tournament, as did Foster. Hedging, though, is not picking.
145: Picks — Richardson/Wakulla/Suwannee/Godwin. Actual — Royce moved up, I would have picked him to win had I known, and I would have been wrong. So I sorta got it right, in a wrongish kind of way. But wrongish way to a right result is still right (this isn’t government, after all), so HUZZAH!
152: Picks — Borrell/Thaxton/McCulley/Haigler. Actual — HUZZAH! Getting some momentum here.
160: Picks — Hostetter/Jenkins/Brown/Cordle. Actual — Did not know Hostetter was hurt, which led him to medical forfeit — I guess he made weight and that was enough. And…Marsh wanted to get into regions, and so he did. Plus Brown beat Jenkins in the semi. Momentum…stalled. I know! I’ll do the same thing for the region, and see if it works this time.
170: Picks — Surace/Haigler/Suwannee/Hutcheson. Actual — No Godby, so NFC’s Gardner picked up the fourth, and, also, Haigler took care of business in the final.
182: Picks — Strickland/Merritt/Robinson/Lunn. Actual — Lunn has been NFC’s most interesting guy this year, and he most interestingly smashed up my pick with a fall in the semi over Merritt. They ended up swapping spots.
195: Picks — Brown/Annand/Smith/Kelly. Actual — No Smith in this one, so Kelly moved up. We’re back to what we saw at 106 and 113. Partial HuZzAh.
220: Picks — Beaulieu/Mapp/Mills/Williams. Actual — I did say I could see Wainwright here, and thought he might have a shot at the final, but Mapp liked me picking him second and decided to keep it.
285: Picks — Marin/Williams/Wainwright/Patterson. Actual — With Wainwright dropping, that allowed Patterson to move up and Stephens to move in. Otherwise mostly right.

10 district champions. Not so very good, as I’ve gotten 13 right before. 47 region qualifiers correctly identified as getting out. A stunning two HUZZAHs and three partial ones where either the third or the fourth didn’t wrestle at all. Sigh.

You know nothing, Matman.


I covered wrestling for 15 years up north and "retired" in 2011. But as I thought I had in 1992, I couldn't stay away. Started Northeast Florida Matmen in 2013, Northwest Florida Matmen in 2015. New initiative this year is to create a space on my sites where ALL Florida results can be stored, searched, reviewed and used by my readers, with NO COST TO THEM.

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