The Sun's 2013 wrestling all area team
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.
This is the second in a series of The Sun's winter athletes of the year and all-area teams chosen with the help of area coaches.
SUN ALL-AREA WRESTLING TEAM
106: Trae-von O'Neil, Gainesville, freshman: Sixth freshman state qualifier in school history, city champion, District 4-2A champion, Region 1 runner-up, 25-17 record with 18 pins
113: Cole Schreiber, Columbia, senior: Class 2A state runner-up, Region 1 and District 2 champion, 36-5 record, 25 pins.
120: Jon Gardner, Gainesville, junior: Three-time state qualifier, reached round of 8 at 2A state meet, Region 1 and District 4 champion, 36-13 record with 24 pins.
126: Kaleb Warner, Columbia, sophomore: Placed 5th at 2A state, Region 1 and District 4 champion, 51-9 record, 28 pins
132: Matt Tamayo, Gainesville, junior: Reached round of 8 at 2A state meet, city champion, District 4 champion, 3rd in Region 1, 49-9 record with 19 pins.
138: Marcellus Boyd, Gainesville, junior: City and District 4-2A champion, 26-8 record with 8 pins.
145: Shawn Brown, Suwannee, junior: Placed 3rd at Class 1A state meet, District 2 and Region 1 champion.
152: Myckel Hutchinson, Buchholz, sophomore: City champion, finished second at District 1-3A meet, 34-17 record.
160: Daniel Devers, Columbia, junior: Class 2A state qualifier, top 8 finisher, District 2 champion, Region 1 runner-up, 47-8 record, 32 pins.
170: Wade Jones, Gainesville, senior: Class 2A state qualifier, city and District 4 champion, 3rd in Region 1, 39-13 record with 31 pins.
182: Vladyslav Dubinin, Gainesville, junior: City and District 4-2A champion, 31-13 record with 13 pins.
195: Philip James, Bradford, senior: Placed 6th at Class 1A state meet, District 4 champion, Region 1 runner-up, 32-6 record
220: Michael Linton, Eastside, junior: City and District 4-2A champion, 22-5 record
285: Deontrae Neal, Buchholz, senior: Class 3A state runner-up, first Bobcat state finalist since 1997, city, District 1 and Region 1 champion, 43-5 record.
106: Cole Horton, Columbia, freshman: Region 1-2A qualifier, placed 3rd at District 2 meet, 27-14 record, 22 pins
113: Tahj Brennan, Gainesville, freshman: Region 1-2A qualifier, city champion and District 4 runner-up, 9-7 record
120: Rashaad Bennett, Eastside, junior: Class 2A state qualifier, Region 1 and District 4 runner-up, 28-6 record
126: Phillip Marco, Suwannee, sophomore: Class 1A state qualifier, placed 4th at Region 1 and District 2 runner-up
132: Conner Cheney, Buchholz, senior: City champion, District 1-3A runner-up, 34-17 record
138: Shannon Powell, Eastside, junior: Finished 3rd at District 4-2A, 21-6 record
145: Thomas Herlevich, Gainesville, senior: Placed fifth at Class 2A state meet, city and District 4 champion, 42-13 record with 21 pins
152: Brandon Devins, Gainesville, sophomore: District 4-2A champion, 20-10 record with 10 pins
160: Logan Fletcher, Suwannee, senior: Reached the round of 8 at Class 1A state meet, District 2 champion, third at regionals
170: Paul Ortiz, Interlachen, junior: Finished third at District 4-1A, recovered from early season injury, 7-3 record
182: Tyler Abold, Eastside, sophomore: District 4-2A runner-up, 16-12 record
195: Kenneth Vance, Eastside, freshman: Finished third at District 4-2A, 14-11 record
220: Nick Davis, Buchholz, senior: Placed fourth at District 1-3A meet, did not wrestle at city meet because of football all-star game, 20-15 record
285: Jacari Gent, Eastside, junior: District 4-2A runner-up
HONORABLE MENTION: Bradford: Jarriad Forsyth (145, junior); Buchholz: Joe Levine (113, junior), Dan McNeil (120, sophomore), Lorenzo Smith (126, junior), Anthony Moore (138, sophomore), Peter Emery (145, junior), Tildon Smith (170, junior), Vinny Sunter (195, junior); Gainesville: Conner Henry (126, sophomore), Ladarius Brooks (160, junior); Interlachen: Craig Borgus Jr. (145, senior), Kyle Borgus (152, junior), Dallas Vaughn (285, sophomore); Suwannee: Dean Shingola (120, freshman)
COACH OF THE YEAR:
Billy Pankey, Buchholz
Led the Bobcats to a fourth-place finish in district, 14th in regionals and 19th at state. Made the Bobcats competitive, led by 285-pound state runner-up Deontrae Neal, the school's first state finalist in 16 years. Said longtime Gainesville coach Ryland Wagner: “He and his staff were competitive and active in the off-season and fielded their best team I have seen in my 20 years at Gainesville High School.”
The Gainesville Sun all-area teams, players of the year and coaches of the year were selected by high school sports editor Larry Savage with help from area coaches. If a team is not represented, it is because the coach did not respond to repeated emails sent to the school requesting information and numerous reminders in the newspaper.