Northeast Florida Matmen staff report
ORANGE CITY — A short-handed #T-2nd Fleming Island team — with no wrestlers at four weights — still finished fifth overall in the 17-team Clash of the Titans IBT tournament Saturday.
The Golden Eagles had eight placewinners, led by junior Paul Detwiler’s title at 152, to score 144.5 points in the tournament. Camden County (GA)’s varsity squad won the tournament with 296.5 points, as all 14 wrestlers placed and six won titles.
Winter Springs finished second with 215.5 points behind two champions and 11 placers. Hagerty edged Freedom, 163-161, for third.
Detwiler had two bonus-point wins in the first round and quarters, then decisioned Winter Springs’ Dimitri Alicea, 7-2 in overtime, in the semis in order to get to the championship match, where he downed Camden’s Bryce Crew, 6-4, to take the 152 bracket.
Albie Snedaker (113) and Deandre Demus (120) both reached the finals of their respective brackets. Snedaker had two prior wins to get to the finals, but couldn’t find his way to points against Camden’s Tyler Crew, falling 2-0 in the title match. Demus also won twice to get to the final, falling 10-3 to Camden’s Brandon Orum.
Briar Jackson (106), Vince Hauser (138) and Jose Concepcion (285) each took thirds in their weight classes. Jackson lost to eventual runnerup Nick Krug of Camden, 8-6, in the semis at 106, while Hauser was the only wrestler to go six minutes with Camden’s Raydan Wilder, the eventual champ, losing 13-0 in the semis at 138. Concepcion lost by fall in the semis to eventual champ Christian Gomez of Hagerty at 285.
Jacob Sandoval (126) added a fifth and Anthony Breeden (170) took sixth to reach the medals for the Golden Eagles.
Complete brackets for the Clash are found here.