Northeast Florida Pacesetter


Marcus Reid of Ridgeview (pictured here with head coach Bryson Barker) is the Northeast Matmen Pacesetter for January 15-21.

Northeast Florida Pacesetter

Name: Marcus Reid, Jr.
School, grade & weight class: Ridgeview, senior, 120.
Last Matmen ranking: #2 at 120.
Accomplishments this week: Reid added to his January hardware — with an earlier win at Jensen Beach the first weekend of the month — with the Panthers’ lone title at the Ships & Duals two-day tournament in Melbourne, hosted by Palm Bay.
Favorite food: Hamburgers.
Favorite restaurant: Chili’s.
Favorite TV show: Avatar.
Favorite movie: Dope.
Favorite subject in school: Math.
Favorite college/university: Ohio State University.
Favorite wrestler: Ridgeview teammate Gabe “Guzzi” Guzman.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Best tournament/dual experience: Disney Duals.
Favorite thing about wrestling: Winning.
Least favorite thing about wrestling: Not eating a hamburger before I wrestle.
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Playing PlayStation or sleeping.
Coach Bryson Barker on Reid: “Marcus has been a great leader for our program. The moment he walked through our doors, he has been on a mission, in the classroom and on the mat, to be the best he can possibly be. We are glad for the support that he and his family have shown our program in such a short year and a half. We are excited to continue watching Marcus grow into a more superior wrestler in college and a successful young man in life.”
Parents: Marcus Sr. & Tracey Reid, Orange Park.

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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