Northeast Florida Pacesetter


Brandon Dickman, Northeast Florida Pacesetter for the week of January 3-7.

Northeast Florida Pacesetter

Name: Brandon Dickman.
School, grade & weight class: Creekside, junior, 170.
Matmen ranking: #1 at 170.
Accomplishments this week: In addition to putting together an unbeaten season thus far, Dickman was the St Johns Knights’ only champion at the Battle on the Border at Yulee on Saturday, with a 15-5 major in the finals over Mosley’s Dalton Childs.
Favorite food: Chicken and waffles.
Favorite restaurant: Chives, in Green Bay, WI.
Favorite TV show: The Office.
Favorite movie: Talledega Nights
Favorite subject in school: Math
Favorite college/university: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Favorite wrestler: Kyle Dake.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): Brett Favre.
Best tournament/dual experience: “My sixth grade year, when I had to wrestle an eighth grader, and I beat that kid when everyone thought I was going to lose.”
Favorite thing about wrestling: “The hard work and when it pays off.”
Least favorite thing about wrestling: “Cutting weight.”
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Lifting or hanging out with friends.
Coach Rick Marabell on Dickman: “Brandon has constantly showed that the work he did in the off-season has paid off.”
Parents: John & Ann Dickman, St Johns.

The Pacesetter feature will be a recurring weekly feature through the end of the season in the second week of March. Have a nomination you’d like us to spotlight? Wrestlers must have exemplary record on the mat and character and sportsmanship off it as well. Drop us a line at with your nomination. Thank you for your support!


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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