Northeast Florida Matmen staff report
YULEE — Yulee’s high school team will be hosting several events in the next three weeks or so.
Kicking off a trio of events that the Hornets will put on was Tuesday night’s quad in the Yulee gym. There, Yulee hammered Bradford, 57-24, and Charlton County (GA), 76-6, with a close 42-36 win over Glynn Academy (GA) to run its dual record to 9-1 on the season.
Bryce Bees (106/113), Stevie Chopek (120), Dylan Youmans (126), Grant Stanish (145), Tyler Berrier (152) and McKenzie Lewis (285) were all 3-0 for the Hornets, with Jacob Godsave (132) going 2-0.
Against Charlton County, Bees, Chopek, Gunner Harrison (170), Cecil Winebarger (220) and Lewis all had falls, with Stanish winning by major decision.
In the Glynn Academy dual, Chopek, Berrier and Victor Janson (170) each had pins, with Youmans winning by injury-default and Godsave and Lewis taking decision victories.
Against Bradford, in the match with the most Matmen implications, Bees, Chopek, Youmans, Zach Watson (132), Barry McKendree (138) and Berrier had falls, with Stanish going to sudden-victory time to turn back the Tornadoes’ Andrew Hetler, 11-9.
Bradford (1-2), competing in its first action of the 2016-17 season, had falls from Logan Montemurro (160), Jacob Hake (170), Jawaun Noisette (182) and Eddie McCormick (220). Noisette, a first-year starter, was the only Torndado wrestler to go 3-0 on the day, competing at both 170 as well as 182.
The Tornadoes had a close dual with Glynn Academy before falling, 39-35. Brian Foster (113), Aaron Blazs (126), Trevor Jones (152) and Noisette each had pins, while Thomas LeVasseur (120) won by technical fall, 22-7.
Like Yulee had, Bradford rolled past Charlton County, 66-12, losing no contested matches in the dual. Foster, LeVasseur, Hetler, Hake and Eddie McCormick (220) had falls for the Tornadoes.
Bradford will be back in the Yulee gym on Saturday for the Yulee Duals, a one-day dual roundrobin event.