Virginia Nationals — Day 2 & 3

I’m so impressed with these kids. I think you should be, too, if you’re not already. That I can tell, only Miller and Beyer have matches left in the high school division, and they will be all-Americans on Sunday. Just unbelievable. A few more kids right on the doorstep. Rodriquez and Grey are on the front side of their middle-school brackets. More Sunday, but we’ll just be updating this post.

I’m telling you, this phenomenon is growing. So stoked to follow it and cover it. Wish I only had more time to cover it. (Foreshadowing, again).


132 — Derek Miller (Clay, 9th seed) dec. Joseph Munoz (TENN), 9-7; Miller md. Ian Hilyer (ALAB), 14-2; Miller p. Yarhoski Aldiva (ARIZ), 5:31. Miller lbd. to Jake Spiess (OHIO, 1st seed), 6-2; Miller d. Kyle Mock (NYORK), 15-11; Miller d. Matthew Kieta (TENN), 5-3; Miller lbd. to Logan Sims (GEOR, 10th seed), 1-0. 5th place: Miller d. Brett Underwood (NCAR), 4-3.

152 — Evyn Insalaco (FPC) p. Thomas Coley (ALA), 4:34; Insalaco lbd. to Dakota Gardner (NYORK, 10th seed), 6-0; Insalaco d. Logan Merrick (MICH), 5-3; Insalaco d. Jacob Houck (NCAR), 3-0. Consi 16 #2: Insalaco lbd. to Isaac McMillan (NCAR), 5-1.

182 — Jonathan Shoen (Middleburg) BYE; Shoen lbf. to Dakota Geer (PENN, 1st seed), 3:54; Shoen p. Ellis Herring (LOUIS), 1:37; Shoen d. Derrick Knox (NCAR), 10-6; Consi 16 #2: Shoen lbd. to Martin Duane (SCAR, 11th seed), 8-3.

182 — JT Grant (Leon) lbf. to Mitchell Owens (WASH), 2:55; Grant md. Clay Mosier (PENN), 9-1; Consi 32 #2: Grant lbf. to Jackson Drum (MARY), :55.

285 — Gabe Beyer (Leon, 2nd seed) p. Hunter Chapman (ARIZ), 2:14; Beyer p. Damon Ramos (NEV), 1:48; Beyer d. Jerhett Lee (TEX, 7th seed), 3-2; Beyer lbd. to Matt Adams (OHIO, 6th seed), 5-4; Beyer d. Edwin Rubio (NYORK, 1st seed), 3-2. 3rd place: Beyer p. Jarrod Snyder (CALI, 5th seed), :35.

285 — Marcus Zeighler (Columbia) lbd. Michael Furbee (OHIO), 4-2; Zeighler BYE; Zeighler d. Alan Salgado (SCAR), 11-7. Consi 8 #1: Zeigler lbf. to Bobby Heald (NHAMP, 12th seed), 3:49.


106 — Brandon Trask (Suwannee) d. Modesto Martinez (COLO), 5-4; Trask d. Jailen Young (ALA), 9-7; Trask lbf. to Ryan Mock (NYORK), 3:54. Consi 16 #2: Trask lbf. to Will Patterson (ALA), :53.

152 — Cody Eastwood (Middleburg) lbtf. to Matthew Sells (TENN), 18-2; Eastwood BYE. Consi 64 #2: Eastwood lbf. Dominic Hink (NJERS), :58.

195 — Jason Davis (Fleming Island, 12th seed) tf. Aaron Hudson (MARY), 3:24; Davis p. Cody Roundtree, 1:26; Davis lbd. Hayden Maley (OREG, 5th seed), 5-2; Davis d. Kieran Johnson (MINN), 6-2. Consi 8 #1: Davis lbd. to Eli Grape (PENN, 4th seed), 5-2.


126 — Chace Curtis (Columbia) tf. Willie Broy (MA), 16-1; Curtis d. Tim Reid (NYORK), 8-2; Curtis lbf. to Steven Schwab (NJERS), 2:20; Curtis d. Austin Sauls (TENN), 6-0; Consi 16 #1: Curtis lbd. to Casey Ragle (OHIO), 5-0.

152 — Connor Green (Clay) lbf. to Kyle Homet (PENN), 2:46; Green lbf. to Sawyer Knott (TENN), :28.

152 — Justin Grant (Leon) tf. Alex Ortiz (TENN), 3:10; Grant p. Christopher Vazquez (VIRG), 1:57; Grant lmd. to Derrick Smallwood (KENT), 15-7. Consi 16 #2: Grant lbd. to Jacob Carpenter (PENN), 3-1.

160 — Brandon Dickman (Creekside) d. Aidan Dunn (VIRG), 8-5; Dickman p. Keanu Cubas (GEOR), 1:59; Dickman lbf. to Dalton Group (PENN, 4th seed), :45; Dickman d. CJ Cook (OHIO), 5-2; Dickman d. Morgen Moreno (MINN), 4-2; Consi 8 #2: Dickman lbmd. to Joshua Flanagan (COLO), 14-5.

182 — Ryan Smenda (Fleming Island, 8th seed) p. Michael Quill (MASS), :41; Smenda p. Brady Garren (OHIO), 3:40; Smenda md. Kohl Gagum (SCAR, 9th seed), 8-0; Smenda lbmd. Anthony Montalvo (CALI, 1st seed), 10-0; Consi 8 #2: Smenda lbf. to Joshua Molinar (TEX), 5:06.


106 — Louie Gagliardo (Clay) md. Rey Guzman (NJERS), 12-2; Gagliardo lbmd. to Tate Stoddard (WYOM), 12-1. Consi 64 #2: Gagliardo lbd. to Marckis Branford (PENN), 4-2.

113 — Peyton Hughes (Clay) BYE; Hughes md. Trent Munoz (CALIF), 10-2; Hughes lbf. to Lucas Revano (NJ, 2nd seed), 4:28; Hughes d. Brandon Matthews (PENN), 2-0. Consi 16 #1: Hughes lbf. to Andrew Pace (GEOR, 12th seed), 3:13.

126 — Matt Ross (Columbia) lbf. Silas Shaw (NC), 2:44; Ross BYE. Consi 32 #1: Ross lbmd. to Garrett Chandler (VIRG), 11-3.

132 — Trace Insalaco (FPC) BYE; Insalaco p. Alexander Winant (NJERS), 2:18; Insalaco lbf. to Nick Montalbano (PENN, 6th seed), 5:43; Insalaco md. Aidan Baker (CALI), 11-3; Consi 8 #1: Insalaco lbtf. to Nathan Conley (IND), 15-0.

Middle School

85 — Matthew Rodriquez (Green Cove Springs, 7th seed) p. Hayden Rabideau (VERM), 2:22; Rodriquez p. Corey Brownell (LOUIS), 2:27; Rodriquez lbd. to Bailey Flanagan (FLA, 2nd seed), 2-1; Rodriquez d. Emory Taylor (TENN, 6th seed), 5-0; Rodriquez d. Bailey McGee (VIRG, 1st seed), 2-0; Rodriquez lbd. to Jacob Wright (OKLA, 4th seed), 3-0; 5th place: Rodriquez lbd. to Joziah Fry (RHODE), 6-1. This kid looks tough, too.

112 — Jonathan Bielecki (Middleburg) lbf. to Gage Denatale (NYORK, 7th seed), 1:53; Bielecki BYE. Consi 32 #2: Bielecki lbd. to Josh Epperly (VIRG, 8th seed), 4-3.

119 — Rolando Grey (Middleburg) BYE; Grey p. Jamin Stalnaker (SCAR), 2:00; Grey lbmd. to Ethan Oakley (NCAR, 2nd seed), 16-3; Consi 16 #2: Grey lbd. to Nick Feldman (VIRG), 4-2.


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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