#NextLevel: December 9-11

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

Here’s a recap of Northeast Matmen alumni competing at the #NextLevel in collegiate wrestling this past weekend:

Corey Van Dorn (Orange Park ’14, University of Nebraska-Kearney): Went 2-2 in duals while competing at 197 for the sixth-ranked (Division II) Lopers at Saturday’s Augustana Duals in Augustana, SD. Van Dorn started in all four Loper dual victories, pinning Morningside (IA)’s Calvin Buchanan in 54 seconds and Truman’s Jules Joseph (Ocoee ’16 grad) in 1:59. Things went less well for Van Dorn in losses to SW Minnesota State’s Jackson Ryan (fall in 6:21) and Augustana’s Ben Goodwin (14-5 major). A link to the Lopers’ day can be found here –> http://www.lopers.com/news/2016/12/10/wrestling-lopers-have-a-dominating-saturday.aspx?path=wrestling

Scott Dollison (Episcopal ’16, Briar Cliff University): Went 2-2 at the Doane University Open, contested at Fuhrer Fieldhouse in Crete, NEB on Saturday, competing at 285. Dollison lost by fall in 2:19 to Concordia (NE)’s DJ McIntyre in the first round, but rallied for two wins on the back side of the bracket, downing Concordia’s Tommy Andrews 11-7 and Hastings’ Blaine Paup, 3-2, before falling to Maryville’s Mickey Pelfrey by fall in 27 seconds.

Zach Ford (Flagler Palm Coast ’13, Rhode Island College): Went 1-1 in a pair of duals on Saturday for the Anchormen, who beat Plymouth State 21-20 and fell 27-7 to Southern Maine. Competing at 157, Ford decisioned Plymouth State’s Nick Semeti, 15-9, but lost in the Southern Maine dual to Daniel Del Gallo by a 10-2 score. A link to the action is here: http://www.goanchormen.com/Releases/Releases1617/Winter/winter-034.html

Trevor Belden (Ridgeview ’16, Huntingdon College): Started in Huntingdon’s 39-11 loss on Sunday to Division II’s nationally-ranked Limestone at home, competing at 141. Belden lost by technical fall in 2:31 to the Saints’ Jonathan Snyder. Huntingdon, a Division III school, is 0-2 in duals on the year. A link to the action is here –) http://www.golimestonesaints.com/news/2016/12/11/no-25-limestone-wrestling-picks-up-dominating-39-11-over-huntingdon.aspx

Rory Roderick (Oakleaf ’13, NCWA South Florida): Started for the Bulls in their 59-0 loss to Southeastern in the Fire’s first duals in their new home facility on Saturday, competing at 133. Roderick lost by fall in the third period to former Osceola wrestler Jaaziel Santana, with a fall time of 5:44. South Florida may have competed against Allen University (SC), which also was in attendance Saturday, but if so results were not available. A link is available here –> http://fire.seu.edu/news/2016/12/10/wrestling-blanks-opponents-in-debut-at-the-fire-pit.aspx?path=wrestling

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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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