Gainesville Category 5 Duals Recap

suwannee-champs-photo-by-sheila-jenkins

Wrestlers and coaches for #10 Suwannee pose with their championship trophy after dominating the scene at Saturday’s Category 5 Duals at the Gainesville Boys and Girls Club. The Bulldogs were 5-0 in duals on the day, losing just three contested matches along the way (Photo submitted by Sheila Jenkins to Suwannee Bulldog Facebook page).

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

GAINESVILLE — Consider the Logan Register Era officially begun.

Register, the fourth head coach in as many years at #10 Suwannee, took his Bulldogs south to the Gainesville Boys & Girls Club, and they dominated the scene in Saturday’s Category 5 Duals.

Suwannee lost just three contested matches en route to the event championship, steamrolling all in their path, with a blind-draw 60-9 win over Dunnellon that turned out to be their closest dual of the day.

The Bulldogs then hammered West Port (72-6), Eastside (78-0) and Lake Weir (63-6) to square off against the tournament hosts, going on to win that dual by a 69-6 score.

Eleven of Suwannee’s 13 starters posted undefeated days, with Jaxon Sansouci (106, 1 decision), Brandon Trask (113, 2 decisions), Kenneth Foster (132, 4 pins), Julian Borrell (138, 4 pins), Terrell Williams (145, 3 pins), Tanner Clark (152, 1 pin), Billy Jenkins (160, 4 pins), Durrell Bridgett (182, 2 pins and decision), and Charles Votava (195, win by DQ) all going 5-0.

Additionally, Tyler Ogles (120, 2 pins) and Trevor Clements (170, 2 pins) each were 4-0 for the Bulldogs.

Gainesville reached the final of the tournament with a 66-12 blind-draw win over intracity rival Eastside. The Hurricanes also rolled through pool play, with wins over Interlachen (54-18), Palatka (48-24) and Dunnellon (54-18) before running into the Bulldog machine in the final.

Palatka finished fourth in the eight-team tournament, winning the blind draw dual over West Port, 36-18, and taking pool wins over Dunnellon (25-24, criteria F) and Interlachen (30-18). The Panthers fell in the third-place match to Lake Weir, 39-18. Panther 160-pounder Jamar Danzler was 5-0 with five pins on the day, and was named the tournament’s outstanding middleweight wrestler.

Interlachen was sixth on the day, falling to Lake Weir in the blind draw and then going 0-3 in pool play, but were slotted into the fifth-place match, where the Rams fell to West Port, 24-18.

It was a tough day as well for Eastside, which also went 0-5. The Alachua County Rams lost to Gainesville in the blind draw, and then took three losses in Suwannee’s pool, falling to Dunnellon 42-6 in the seventh-place match.

Complete results for the day have been posted in the Northeast platform and appear after the North Florida Duals posted on Saturday.

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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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