Gateway Day 1 Recap

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report

JACKSONVILLE — Leading after the first day of the Gateway Conference wrestling tournament hasn’t always been the preferred place to be.

But, after day 1’s wrestling was completed at Sandalwood Friday, Fletcher holds an 18-point lead on the rest of the league.

The Senators are at 63 points with nine semifinalists, 18 ahead of the hosts (five semifinalists), with Westside third at 44.5 and eight semifinalists, Mandarin fourth with 42 and seven, and Atlantic Coast fifth with 40 points and five.

Wolfson is sixth, with 35 points (five semifinalists), followed by First Coast (30, three semifinalists), Raines (24, three), Englewood (three) and Robert E. Lee (21 points each, Generals with two semifinalists), Stanton (20.5, one), Ed White (17, three), Terry Parker (15, two) and Paxon (eight).

The list of semifinalists for Saturday’s rounds follows below. Matmen will be on site at or shortly after the 10 a.m. start time:

106: Demarcus Wilson (Westside) v. Mitch Conover (Mandarin); Keayon Gray (Wolfson) v. Tyler Stoddard (Ed White).
113: Rayquan Piper (Fletcher) v. Aries Fahnbulleh (Wolfson); Leon Cruz (Sandalwood) v. Jason Schwartz (First Coast).
120: Trent Dalldorf (Fletcher) v. Kevin Thompson (Atlantic Coast); Hector Rosado (Wolfson) v. Chase Mattox (Mandarin).
126: Joseph Haynes (Raines) v. Marco Hunter (Atlantic Coast); Gunner Stier (Mandarin) v. James Knox (Fletcher).
132: Jaquan English (Raines) v. Angelo Philpot (Westside); Quentin Jones (First Coast) v. Ivante White (Fletcher).
138: Justin Stoddard (Ed White) v. Jake Kamins (Mandarin); Darius Wells (Robert E. Lee) v. Sai Hassalla (Wolfson).
145: Cameron Bell (Sandalwood) v. Tywaine Rochebrun (Atlantic Coast); Noah Colbert-Santana (Mandarin) v. Jacob Boyd (Westside).
152: Delmontae Davis (Westside) v. Mitchell Mika (Stanton); Alonzo Davis (Raines) v. Adam Spikes (Mandarin).
160: D’Angelo Johnson (Terry Parker) v. Owen Beining (Fletcher); Matthew Gathright (Westside) v. Chandler Bell (Sandalwood).
170: Julion Fix (Fletcher) v. Landon Dains (Terry Parker); John Jones (Westside) v. Dillon Morency (Sandalwood).
182: Michel Augustin (Englewood) v. Cole Friend (Sandalwood); Calvin Altman (Westside) v. Valois Ochoa (First Coast).
195: Narek Stepanyan (Fletcher) v. Jamari Broussard (Atlantic Coast); Chase Hamilton (Englewood) v. David Johnson (Robert E. Lee).
220: Darrell McBride (Fletcher) v. Damian Deleston (Ed White); Kurk Jackson (Atlantic Coast) v. Andrew Hudgins (Mandarin).
285: Tariq Hookfin (Westside) v. Stanley Hollenbach (Fletcher); Karam Hill (Englewood) v. Ronald Brunson (Wolfson).


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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