Northeast Florida — 1A-District 5 Pacesetter
Name: Bryan Smith.
School, grade & weight class: Palatka, junior, 195.
Accomplishments: Was one of two Panthers to qualify for this week’s state tournament out of 1A-Region 2, winning the District 5 title two weeks ago and finishing third at regions last weekend.
Favorite food: Fried chicken.
Favorite restaurant: Copeland’s of New Orleans in Jacksonville.
Favorite TV show: Anything on ESPN.
Favorite college/university: University of Alabama.
Favorite wrestler: J’den Cox.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): Reudin Foster.
Best tournament/dual experience: Placing at Clay Rotary as a sophomore.
Favorite thing about wrestling: The intensity.
Least favorite thing about wrestling: Cutting weight.
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Playing football.
Parent: Ebony Brown, Palatka.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination. Thank you for your support!