The Scouting Report: 1A-District 12

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 transfers. If someone out-of-area was hurt or just didn’t compete, I just won’t know about it (regardless of what may be or have been posted on other forums). 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 12

2015-16 team finish: 1. Lely. 2. Dunbar. 3. Lemon Bay. 4. Immokalee. 5. Imagine School. 6. Clewiston. 7. Oasis. 8. LaBelle. 9. SW Florida Christian. 10. Evangelical Christian.
2014-15 team finish: 1. Lely. 2. Dunbar. 3. Mariner. 4. Clewiston. 5. Evangelical Christian. 6. Lemon Bay. 7. SW Florida Christian. 8. Oasis. 9. LaBelle. 10. Immokalee. 11. Imagine School.
2013-14 team finish: 1. Lely. 2. Mariner. 3. Dunbar. 4. Lemon Bay. 5. Immokalee. 6. Clewiston. 7. Oasis. 8. LaBelle. 9. SW Florida Christian. 10. Evangelical Christian. 11. Gateway Charter.

Clewiston
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 18th at region, T-45th at states. 2015 — 8th at region, T-15th at states. 2014 — 11th at region, T-55th at states.
Individual returners: Hunter Barnes (sophomore, 25-23 at 106, 1 match from regions); Caleb Boyer (sophomore, 19-23 at 120, 1 match from regions); Jahreece Murphy (senior, 20-19 at 145, 1 match from regions); Isabel Rodriguez (sophomore, 12-25 at 152, 0-2 at districts).
Why knowing about the Tigers matters: Things might be a bit different in 2016-17 for Clewiston, as the Tigers do not return any wrestlers with region experience. 2016 graduate Jared Escorcia (220) did get to states in Kissimmee, going 2-2 and finishing just one match short of the state podium when 2016 Arnold graduate Randy Koscak pinned him late in the second period of their “blood round” match.

Dunbar (Fort Myers)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 1st at region, 25th at states. 2015 — 4th at region, 37th at states. 2014 — 9th at region, T-69th at states.
Individual returners: David Simpson (sophomore, 26-16 at 113, district 3rd); Trevor McDaniel (senior, 31-13 at 126, district champ, region runnerup); Daylon Hutchins (senior, 17-12 at 138, district 4th, region 4th); Adley Louissaint (senior, 12-12 at 145, district 4th); Jeremy Hernandez (sophomore, 19-14 at 170, district champ, 1 match from states); Judas McKenzie (junior, 220, district runnerup, region champ); Alexander Burke (senior, 16-14 at 285, district 3rd).
Why knowing about the Tigers matters: McDaniel competed with Matmen-area kids at Disney Duals, wrestling for Jacksonville Elite Wrestling Academy in the all-star division last month. He was 2-2 at the state tournament, with a quarterfinal loss to Florida High’s Max Metcalf (10-9) and was knocked out of the blood round by 2016 Clay graduate Dale Browning in a second-period loss by fall. Hutchins was 0-2 at states, losing by fall in the first period to eventual fourth-place finisher and 2016 Clay graduate Julian Summa. McKenzie fared the best among the Tiger wrestlers, taking fifth at states at 220. McKenzie decisioned 2016 Clay grad Jeremy Beaulieu, 11-9, in the quarters, but then lost by fall in the semis to 2016 Episcopal graduate Scott Dollison, in the third period by fall. Arnold’s Koscak then pinned McKenzie in the second period of the consi semis.

Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 15th at region, T-30th at states. 2015 — 10th at region, T-34th at states. 2014 — no presence beyond districts.
Individual returners: Matthew Malavsky (senior, 44-8 at 106, district runnerup, region champ, state 4th); Alex Metcalf (senior, 23-17 at 113, 1 match from regions); Jared Haffner (junior, 5-25 at 132, 0-2 at districts); Colton Randolph (junior, 13-18 at 138, 0-2 at districts); Jesse Martinez (freshman, 27-5 at 145, 0-2 at districts [inj]); Trent Hall (junior, 22-16 at 152, 1 match from regions); Jorgen Howell (sophomores, 12-18 at 160, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Sentinels matters: Evangelical had a full lineup through 160, but no one in the post-season bigger than that. At states, Malavsky won 9-0 over Region 1’s Kyle Black, a 2016 Bishop Kenny graduate, and later was pinned in the semis by Arnold’s Ethan Pickren, in the third period. Malavsky rallied in the consi semis, taking a 4-2 win over Suwannee’s Brandon Trask. 2016 ECS graduate Jason Meyer (120) was 1-2 at states, shutting out Florida High’s Max Metcalf, 5-0, in consi round 1, but took an 8-6 loss in consi round 2 against Clay rising sophomore Dylan Taylor.

Imagine School (North Port)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 30th at region. 2015 — 23rd at region, T-59th at states. 2014 — 1st-year program in 2014-15.
Individual returners: Jacob LaBell (junior, 20-13 at 113, 1 match from regions); Quinn White (8th, 22-11 at 120, 1 match from regions); Kyle Garoutte (senior, 33-16 at 126, district runnerup); Anthony Marcoguiseppe (junior, 23-18 at 138, 1 match from regions); Sammy Osborn (senior, 20-18 at 145, 0-2 at districts); Jacob Wilmoth (junior, 17-21 at 152, district 4th); Tre Postlewait (8th, 8-16 at 160, 0-2 at districts); Byron Laughner (senior, 8-30 at 170, district 3rd).
Why knowing about the Sharks matters: I didn’t list the potential return of 8th-grader Lucas Willis, who was ranked #1 at 106 in 1A and won districts, but was declared ineligible by his school between the district and region tournaments (I leave the hows and whys of that declaration to other state forums).

Immokalee
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 12th at region, T-56th at states. 2015 — 22nd at region, 65th at states. 2014 — no presence beyond districts.
Individual returners: Roche Pierre (junior, 11-12 at 106, 1 match from regions); Jean St. Fleur (sophomore, 19-15 at 113, district 4th); Gabriel Ramirez (sophomore, 44-12 at 120, district 3rd, region 4th); Nicolas Turrubiartez (sophomore, 33-20 at 126, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Alfredo Perez (senior, 24-20 at 138, 1 match from regions); Miguel Vidaurri (junior, 9-19 at 152, 1-2 at districts); Job Jean Pierre (senior, 23-22 at 160, district runnerup); Anthony Mesamours (sophomore, 7-24 at 182, 1 match from regions); Victor Soto (senior, 8-16 at 195, 1 match from regions); Michel Rousseau (junior, 7-24 at 220, 1 match from regions); Pippen Mathieu (junior, 14-24 at 285, district 4th).
Why knowing about the Indians matters: Ramirez was 0-2 at states, dropping an 8-5 decision in consi round 1 to Raines’ Joseph Haynes. 2016 Indians graduate Andonet Thermidor (132) was 2-2 in the tournament with no matches against Region 1 competition, getting knocked out of the tournament by Avon Park’s Kenny Egan in a 6-4 decision. Egan had decisioned Thermidor 7-5 in the Region 3 third-place match a week earlier.

LaBelle
Other post-season stats: 2016 — T-27th at region. 2015 — 17th at region, T-30th at states. 2014 — no presence beyond districts.
Individual returners: Sergio Trevino (senior, 18-28 at 145, 0-2 at districts); Jake Coronado (junior, 17-31 at 152, 0-2 at districts); Terry Revels (sophomore, 10-28 at 170, district 4th); Mario Hernandez (sophomore, 11-14 at 182, district 4th); Leland Wilson (sophomore, 16-21 at 195, district 4th).
Why knowing about the Cowboys matters: LaBelle has no wrestlers returning that won a match at last year’s region tournament, and only Wilson even won a match at districts despite three wrestlers getting to the next round.

Lely (Naples)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 5th at region, T-45th at states. 2015 — 5th at region, T-47th at states. 2014 — 6th at region, T-52nd at states.
Individual returners: Abdul Morgan (sophomore, 22-22 at 106, 0-2 at districts); Francisco St. Surin (junior, 38-19 at 113, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Josh Sheldon (junior, 27-14 at 132, 1 match from regions); David Delly (sophomore, 31-18 at 138, district runnerup); Kayhan Peksen (junior, 145, district champ, region runnerup); Marlon Moreta (junior, 31-21 at 160, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Kevin Cherry (junior, 25-11 at 170, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Tomas Schultheis (senior, 26-19 at 220, district 4th); Pierre Dossous (senior, 4-6 at 285, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Trojans matters: Peksen was 0-2 at states, falling 6-3 to Region 1’s Conner Cronk, a 2016 Bolles graduate. A pair of Lely 2016 graduates scored its points at state. At 120, Eric Garcia was 2-2, getting knocked out of the tournament by Clay’s Taylor in the blood round in a 4-3 loss by decision. Brandon Isnardi (195) was 1-2 at states, decisioning Wewahitchka’s Alex Edwards 3-0 in consi round 1.

Lemon Bay (Englewood)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 7th at region, T-27th at states. 2015 — T-13th at region, T-59th at states. 2014 — 8th at region, T-14th at states.
Individual returners: Tyler Brady (junior, 33-22 at 106, district 4th); Albert Werden (junior, 40-7 at 113, district champ, region runnerup, state 5th); Brad Fuson (senior, 47-11 at 120, district 4th, 1 match from states); Hunter Fazler (sophomore, 4-9 at 126, 1 match from regions); Jarred Dilley (senior, 36-20 at 132, district 3rd); Kyle Shaw (sophomore, 5-7 at 138, district 3rd); Cuquin Guido (sophomore, 28-24 at 195, district 3rd); Brock Lavalle (sophomore, 10-11 at 220, 1 match from regions); Mike Morales (junior, 285, district champ, region runnerup).
Why knowing about the Manta Rays matters: Werden pinned West Nassau’s Jake Blount in the quarters, but then struggled with Region 1 wrestlers in the semis and consi semis, losing by fall to Clay’s Chris Merring in the semis and then to Wakulla’s Larry Smith in the consi semis. Clay wrestlers held the advantage against three other Lemon Bay state qualifiers. At 285, Morales was 1-2 at states, losing by fall early in the third period to Blue Devil 2016 graduate Roland Samec. Manta Ray 2016 grads Zack Dagg (145) lost by fall in the third period of the first round against Clay’s Keath Sawdo, and Josh Washington (152) was pinned by the Blue Devils’ Connor Green in consi round 1.

Moore Haven
Other post-season stats: None. This is a first-year program — assuming it is able to get off the ground.
Why knowing about the Terriers matters: As we’ve mentioned in similar contexts earlier, a lot of eyes should be on all first-year and rebooted wrestling programs, as the sport needs as many as it can get.

Oasis (Cape Coral)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — 22nd at region, T-40th at states. 2015 — T-31st at region. 2014 — 21st at region.
Individual returners: Tyler Reichenbacher (junior, 4-25 at 126, 0-2 at districts); Jacob Drum (junior, 12-16 at 132, 1 match from regions); Nicholas Messing (sophomore, 2-22 at 145, 0-2 at districts); Daniel Ferris (senior, 14-25 at 152, 1-2 at districts); Alex Sacramento (sophomore, 18-16 at 160, district 4th); Colton Poling (senior, 4-8, 182, district 3rd); George Minervini (sophomore, 4-30 at 195, 0-2 at districts).
Why knowing about the Sharks matters: As for the returners, Oasis has only one region win coming back in 2016-17. Its star in 2015-16 was Sharks graduate Greg Krempski, who won regions at 138. Krempski pinned 2016 Marianna graduate Marquez Patterson-Rhodes in the third period of the first round, and after losing by fall to eventual finalist Caleb Ashe of Key West, Krempski won another match by fall to get to Saturday, but was one match short of the medal podium.

SW Florida Christian (Fort Myers)
Other post-season stats: 2016 — T-27th at region. 2015 — T-27th at region. 2014 — T-23rd at region, T-23rd at states.
Individual returners: James Magsig (sophomore, 2-22 at 106, 0-2 at districts); Luke Magsig (junior, 14-23 at 126, 1 match from regions); Grayson Munn (sophomore, 2-36 at 132, 0-2 at districts); Levi Yarnell (sophomore, 3-33 at 138, 0-2 at districts); Nate Bosman (sophomore, 19-19 at 145, 1 match from regions); Caleb Van Helden (junior, 35-11 at 152, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Eric Amaya (sophomore, 7-11 at 195, 1 match from regions); Collin Duncan (sophomore, 26-13 at 220, district 3rd, 1 match from states); Kenny Hawley (sophomore, 5-15 at 285, 1 match from regions).
Why knowing about the Kings matters: No wrestlers at state for this very young group, but Van Helden and Duncan were both just a match away in some pretty loaded fields, and both should get to Kissimmee before too much more time passes.

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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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