Northeast Florida Matmen staff report
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — While most youth wrestlers in the area were taking part in the I Own Florida series at Flagler Palm Coast today, Yulee Middle School’s Kevin Beverly went the other way on I-95 this past weekend.
Beverly linked up with the New Jersey Power wrestling team, competing at the VACW Middle School National Holiday Duals tournament at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Friday and Saturday.
On the second day of competition, the Power had six duals all told, going 1-5 in the Bronze pool of bracketed competition.
Beverly had wins in two of those six duals, with a fall in 1:55 over VAWA Blue’s Luke Yarnell while competing at 180 pounds. That was the Power’s second dual of the day, a 38-24 loss.
Later in the afternoon, Beverly pinned Terps MS Maniac’s James Parana in 1:18, as part of the Power’s only dual win of the day, 50-12.
Beverly lost by fall to Maurer Coughlin’s Blake Victor in 3:28 in the first dual of the day (a 32-27 Power loss), to Team California Black’s Ian Richardson in 1:48 in rd 3 (team loss 47-16), to Team Utah’s Kyler Boren in 54 seconds (team loss 39-21) and to NCWAY National Team’s Timothy Peterson in 1:28 (team loss 48-30).