Northeast Florida 2A-District 3 Pacesetter


Bailey Barnard (285) is the Northeast Florida 2A-District 3 Pacesetter for the week of February 27-March 4.

Northeast Florida — 2A-District 3 Pacesetter

Name: Bailey Barnard.
School, grade & weight class: Middleburg, senior, 285.
Accomplishments: Placed fourth at the 2A state meet in Kissimmee last weekend, winning four matches in the wrestlebacks to clinch a spot in the top four, after losing to the eventual runnerup in the first round.
Favorite food: Steak.
Favorite restaurant: Huddle House.
Favorite TV show: Outdoor Channel.
Favorite movie: My All-American.
Favorite subject in school: Carpentry.
Favorite college/university: Florida State University.
Favorite wrestler: Dylan Hanna, because he got me wrestling.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): James Harrison.
Best tournament/dual experience: “State, because of the competition level and the atmosphere of the tournament.”
Favorite thing about wrestling: “That you have a team but you’re an individual on the mat. You have the choice: sink or swim, which will it be?”
Least favorite thing about wrestling: “Having to wait your turn to wrestle.”
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Either hunting, fishing or in the weight room.
Coach Richie Dusinberre on Barnard: “`Stump’ has been the most coachable athlete I have had the pleasure of coaching while at Middleburg. We only got one season with him, but he really worked hard to be successful, and the positive attitude and work ethic he brought to the room every day is the reaosn for his success in such a short amount of time. We wish we had more time with him, but we know he will be successful at whatever he decides to do in life. We will miss him.”
Parent: Keira Barnard, Middleburg.

The Pacesetter feature will return after the first week of wrestling has concluded in December. 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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