18 & We Like It: Yulee Is In

We have our first Nassau County schedule, with the Hornets coming in early this morning to put us at 18 schedules on the 3-year anniversary of the Matmen concept being unleashed.

As far as returning events, there’s not a lot of “old” in the Hornets’ schedule. Yulee will return to its traditional slot in the Deltona Duals on the Saturday of Week 2, and it will return to Raines’ 5 Star event in late January and the Clay Rotary in early February.

That’s where most of the similarities to the previous schedule end. The Hornets will compete in Florida High’s Seminole Wrestling Classic round-robin event on the first weekend of December and will host a one-day duals event on the Saturday of Week 3, which has drawn a little bit of attention already. Battle of the Border on January 7 is a returning event for the Hornets to host, but it almost feels like a new event, with many more local teams in the field. Then, if that wasn’t enough, Yulee will head to the ATL for the North Metro two-day event (not sure if that’s an IBT or round-robin, but whatever it is, it’s a real step up compared to what the Hornets have done before).

Yulee will have two regular-season dual meets, hosting County on December 20 (hopefully it doesn’t start so early that I can’t get there until almost before it ends) and traveling to Bishop Kenny on January 18. The Hornets will also have two pre-season events, hosting one on November 18 and traveling to Bishop Kenny on the 23rd.

OK. 18 in the books. Who’s 19??

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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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