ORLANDO – Fleming Island High wrestling put four athletes into the finals of the prestigious Bill Scott Memorial Tournament at Lyman High School with the Golden Eagles sitting in the top three with …
ORLANDO – Fleming Island High wrestling put four athletes into the finals of the prestigious Bill Scott Memorial Tournament at Lyman High School with the Golden Eagles sitting in the top three with Class 1A defending champion Lake Highland Prep and region 1-3A rival Winter Springs, but came away with zero champions to take third in team points as Lake Highland Prep pulled away for the team with 327.5 points just ahead of Winter Springs, second at 272.0.
Fleming Island, with four runnerup finishes topping the Golden Eagle visit, took third at 264.5
Finishing in second was 3A-113 pound state champion, Briar Jackson, now at 120, who was dramatically pinned by Lake Highland Prep’s Nic Bouzakis, a sophomore with two Class 1A titles, last year at 120 over former Clay High wrestler Steve Chopek, now at 3A-Countryside High, and as an eighth grader in 2017. Tanner Hill, at 160, lost a 12-6 decision to Lake Highland Prep’s Kai Bele, the 160 Class 1A champion last year and third in 2017 at 145. Gavin Smith, at 170, who had his best tournament finish to date, lost a 12-6 match to Wyatt Forsberg of Winter Springs. Chad Nix, at 195, was surprisingly pinned by Bobby Williams of Winter Springs.
In region 1-3A last year, Williams finished as runnerup for Winter Springs at 182 pounds, sixth in 3A, while Forsberg was region champion at 160 pounds, finishing 1-2 at the 3A championships.
Getting thirds were Hunter Herrington, at 106, who won by pin over Edgewater High’s Rocco Vargas; Tyler Williams, at 138, who won an 11-10 match over Skyler Lammers of Palm Bay Heritage; Luke Chop, at 152, who won a 4-0 match over Jason Amato of Space Coast High and Jeffrey Lascano, who beat William Holt of Lake Mary 2-1 at 220.
Fourth place finishers were Ryan Hobson at 126; Garrett Cole at 132;