The Scouting Report: 1A-District 6

Welcome to another edition of The Scouting Reports. Here, we take a spin through what the entire state of Florida has coming back. More information for you, the readers, is what we’re all about at Matmen. We’re starting with the completely out-of-area teams, as we just ran through each area team in the previous 3 months. The plan is to complete all 48 districts before most schools start. We can only highlight returners from last year based on post-season performances and we can only know so much about any transfers. If someone out-of-area was hurt, I just won’t know about it.

One new wrinkle for this year. We’re focusing less on the individual histories of each wrestler and focusing more on their matches with local kids, and we’ll have a couple of tidbits on each team to show that focus.

1A-District 6

2015-16 team finish: 1. Weeki Wachee. 2. Hernando. 3. Gulf. 4. Nature Coast. 5. Hudson. 6. Anclote. 7. Ridgewood. 8. Central.
2014-15 team finish: 1. Pasco. 2. Wesley Chapel. 3. (tie) Nature Coast & Weeki Wachee. 5. Anclote. 6. Hernando. 7. Hudson. 8. Gulf. 9. Ridgewood. 10. Central.
2013-14 team finish: 1. Pasco. 2. Nature Coast. 3. Wesley Chapel. 4. Anclote. 5. Weeki Wachee. 6. Hernando. 7. Gulf. 8. Central. 9. Hudson. 10. Ridgewood.

Anclote (Holiday)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 12th at region, 21st at states. 2015 — 11th at region, 29th at states; 2014 — T-10th at region, T-23rd at states.
Individual returners: Alex Roberds (senior, 21-12 at 126, district 3rd, region 4th); Owen Lott (junior, 27-18 at 132, district 3rd); Solen Sheppard (sophomore, 26-19 at 138, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Drew Ferrell (sophomore, 24-22 at 145, district 4th); Ian Trotta (senior, 2-7 at 170, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Sharks matters: Raines’ Jaquan English pinned Roberds in the quarters at states. Roberds had, at regions, eliminated Palatka 2016 graduate Dean Lowe in the “blood round” at regions. Lott decisioned Interlachen’s Cade Mason in the first round at regions. 2016 Anclote graduate Zack Adams was a state finalist at 160, beating Suwannee’s Billy Jenkins 5-1 in the semi.

Central (Brooksville)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — T-26th at region. 2015 — 23rd at region, 66th at states. 2014 — 17th at region, 33rd at states.
Individual returners: Nickolas Cheverie (sophomore, 2-9 at 152, 1 match from regions); Brannyn Washington (junior, 3-10 at 170, 1 match from regions); Charles Parris (sophomore, 0-13 at 195, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Bears matters: Like a few teams in north Florida, Central had a very small team in 2015-16, with just three post-season competitors, none of whom won a match in District 6.

Gulf (New Port Richey)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — T-16th at region. 2015 — 19th at region, T-55th at states. 2014 — 13th at region, 40th at states.
Individual returners: Jason Freda (senior, 22-15 at 106, district runnerup); Evan Simonson (senior, 25-13 at 113, district champ); Austin Agazarm (junior, 29-10 at 120, district champ); Ty Robertson (junior, 16-10 at 126, district 4th); Yusef Mostafa (senior, 17-18 at 152, district 4th); Leopoldo Fernandez (junior, 7-12 at 160, 1 match from regions); Nicholas Istler (junior, 5-6 at 182, district 3rd); Bailey Graumenz (sophomore, 12-16 at 195, district 4th); Aemon Mostafa (sophomore, 10-16 at 285, district 4th).
Why knowing about the Buccaneers matters: The Agazarm family has been around Gulf wrestling for years — and Austin Agazarm knocked out Palatka’s Shade Ward at the Region 2 tournament. Interlachen 2016 graduate Lance Hastings knocked out Graumenz at the same tournament.

Hernando (Brooksville)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 6th at region, 33rd at states. 2015 — 20th at region, T-70th at states. 2014 — T-10th at region.
Individual returners: Samantha Gommier (junior, 5-5 at 113, district 4th); Joshua Hulse (junior, 31-20 at 120, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Yovanny Rodriguez (senior, 15-13 at 126, district runnerup); Dakota Ellerbee (senior, 19-15 at 132, district runnerup, region 3rd); Michael Bearden (junior, 19-16 at 138, district 3rd); Codey Maniates (senior, 43-15 at 145, district runnerup, region 4th); Demarcus Munford (senior, 20-11 at 160, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Harry Williams (senior, 33-25 at 170, district runnerup, region runnerup).
Why knowing about the Leopards matters: Ellerbee was Arnold senior Richie McClanahan’s first-round opponent at states, losing by fall. Williams eliminated Rutherford’s Yakeif Duncan at states with a second-period consi rd-1 fall.

Hudson
Other post-season stats: 2016 — T-16th at region. 2015 — 18th at region. 2014 — 20th at region, 51st at states.
Individual returners: Francisco Gener (junior, 16-8 at 113, district runnerup); Caleb Wetor (sophomore, 120, 1 match from regions); James Buehrig (junior, 14-10 at 170, district 3rd); Jacob Buehrig (sophomore, 10-13 at 182, district 4th); Travis Myrick (senior, 4-11 at 220, district 4th); Adam Carson (junior, 11-4 at 285, district runnerup).
Why knowing about the Cobras matters: James Buehrig eliminated Interlachen’s Julian Rivera in the Region 2 tournament, while Eastside 2016 graduate Camilo Moraga-Lewy eliminated Jacob Buehrig. Hudson graduate Alexander Knowles knocked out Palatka’s Branden Lee, also at regions.

Nature Coast
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 11th at region, T-36th at states. 2015 — 5th at region, T-10th at states. 2014 — 7th at region, T-59th at states.
Individual returners: Antonio Prestagiacomo (sophomore, 3-23 at 106, 1 match from regions); Gage Kirkland (senior, 20-28 at 126, 1 match from regions); Julian Fulwider (junior, 5-11 at 132, district 4th); Keegan Davis (senior, 138, district champ, region 3rd, 1 match from state podium); Jordan Gibson (senior, 152, district champ, 1 match from states); Teddy Silverthorn (junior, 7-12 at 160, district 4th).
Why knowing about the Sharks matters: Davis knocked out Arnold’s Andrew St. Amant with a second-period fall in the 2nd round of consis at states last year, while Gibson pinned Palatka’s Jamar Danzler at the first round of regions.

Ridgewood (New Port Richey)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 22nd at region. 2015 — 30th at region. 2014 — 29th at region.
Individual returners: Justin Trahan (sophomore, 3-23 at 106, district 4th); Kevin Mahoney (senior, 4-22 at 113, district 3rd); Dustin Gelinas (sophomore, 0-14 at 138, 1 match from regions); Mateo Feagley (junior, 10-16 at 170, district 4th); Caleb Williams (sophomore, 0-21 at 285, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Rams matters: Ridgewood has not had a wrestler at states in the past four years, but one (2016 graduate Nicholas France at 120) was one match short last year. Feagley eliminated Palatka’s Jason Gullet at regions.

Weeki Wachee
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 4th at region, 26th at states. 2015 — 6th at region, T-20th at states. 2014 — 8th at region, T-43rd at states.
Individual returners: Devin Horton (senior, 37-18 at 106, district champ, 1 match from states); Shane Stalvey (sophomore, 17-13 at 113, 1 match from regions); Nick Marsh (senior, 35-21 at 126, district champ); Hunter Gibson (senior, 46-15 at 132, district champ, region runnerup); Josh Coley (sophomore, 7-11 at 138, district 4th); Patrick Webb-Melton (junior, 6-2 at 182, district runnerup).
Why knowing about the Hornets matters: Horton pinned Palatka’s Andrew Leary in the Region 2 quarters last year, while Lowe eliminated Marsh in the consi quarters of that same tournament. Coley knocked out the Panthers’ Austin Beauboeuf in consi rd-1. At states, Wakulla’s Max Owen decisioned Gibson 8-4 in the first round, while Florida High’s Will Haigler beat 2016 Hornet graduate Donte Young twice, the second time for fifth place.

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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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