NE Florida 3A-District 1 Pacesetter

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Buchholz senior Gant Moore is the Northeast Florida Pacesetter for 3A-District 1, for the week of February 13-18 (Photo by Shannon Heaton).

Northeast Florida — 3A-District 1 Pacesetter

Name: Gant Moore.
School, grade & weight class: Buchholz, senior, 132.
Accomplishments: After wrestling nearly the entire season at 138, Moore dropped down to 132 for the post-season, run, winning the Bobcats’ lone individual title at Flagler Palm Coast on Saturday.
Favorite food: Chicken tender sub from Publix.
Favorite restaurant: Dunkin Donuts.
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad.
Favorite movie: Rocky.
Favorite subject in school: Anatomy.
Favorite college/university: University of Florida.
Favorite wrestler: Frank Cousins.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): JJ Watt.
Best tournament/dual experience: Winning (at) George Jenkins (in Lakeland) my sophomore year.
Favorite thing about wrestling: Winning a match you’re not supposed to win.
Least favorite thing about wrestling: Cutting weight.
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Eating.
Coach Billy Pankey on Moore: “Gant is the epitome of what you want from a wrestler. He works hard every day and has been a leader since his sophomore year. He is the current record-holder for most wins in Buchholz High School history. He is a kid of extreme high character and will do exceptional things with his life.”
Parents: Martin & Jennifer Moore, Gainesville.

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 nefloridamatmen@gmail.com with your nomination. Thank you for your support!

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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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