Wrestling – 3rd Place at Nature Coast Duals

BROOKSVILLE — The Falcons Claimed 3rd Place at the Nature Coast Dual Meet over the Weekend.  The Tournament started on Friday with Two Pools of Six Teams each wrestling 5 Head to Head Matches.  The top teams from each pool then moved to a bracket style meet on Saturday.

The Falcons were able to claim 2nd Place in their Pool by going 4-1 on Friday, losing a close match to Host Nature Coast (ranked 9th in Class 2A) 44-30.  They defeated Brooksville-Central 56-15, Seminol 59-15, Gainsville 36-19 and Countryside 57-24.

By finishing 2nd in their Pool the Falcons earned a first round bye on Saturday.  They faced Countryside again, for the third time this year, in the Quarterfinals and won 60-19.  Next up was Palm Harbor University HS (ranked 5th in Class 3A) in the Semifinals, to whom the Falcons lost 39-22.  The Falcons then defeated Manatee HS 39-25 to Earn the Third Place Trophy.

Sean Speer and Mike Hahn  went undefeated on the weekend (8-0) at 120 and 220 pounds respectively.  Nicco Lightfoot (182)  lost his first match of the season and has  a record of 28-1.

Next Up for the Falcon Wrestlers is a Dual Match against River Ridge HS on Wednesday at River Ridge HS.

CORRECTION (1/18/12):  Mike Hahn did NOT lose his first match of the season and remains undefeated with a record of 29-0 after this Tournament.

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