NE Florida 2A-District 4 Pacesetter


Corey Grower (195) of Creekside is the Northeast Florida 2A-District 4 Pacesetter for the week of February 13-18.

Northeast Florida — 2A-District 4 Pacesetter

Name: Robert “Corey” Grower.
School, grade & weight class: Creekside, senior, 195.
State ranking: 9th in Class 2A per The Wrestling Nation.
Accomplishments: Grower avenged a regular-season loss to Bartram Trail’s Brooks Harp in the 195 final of the 2A-District 4 meet last week at Matanzas, and was one of six Knights champions as Creekside won its first district title since 2014.
Favorite food: Fried shrimp.
Favorite restaurant: Osaka.
Favorite TV show: South Park.
Favorite movie: The Wolf on Wall Street.
Favorite subject in school: Government.
Favorite college/university: University of Florida.
Favorite wrestler: Bo Nickal/Rick Marabell.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): Dan Henderson or Cub Swanson.
Best tournament/dual experience: Winning the district championship with my team.
Favorite thing about wrestling: When the work you put in pays off and you achieve a goal you used to think was unachievable.
Least favorite thing about wrestling: Sitting in the gym for two hours before your name gets called.
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Watching MMA.
Coach Rick Marabell on Grower: “Robert is a hard worker and a great leader. It’s been my pleasure to have seen how much he has grown from that gawky young freshman to the fine young man he is today.”
Parents: Chris & Martina Grower, 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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