WEWAHITCKA — Arnold led the way with 13 regional qualifiers and the District 1-1A title in the event held in Wewahitchka on Saturday.
The Marlins had five individual district champions and scored 204 points to best second-place Marianna (174.5). Bay (107) was third, Rutherford (87.5) fourth, Bozeman (45) sixth and Wewa (38) eighth. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the Region 1-1A tournament to be held at Bishop Snyder in Jacksonville starting Friday.
Area district champions from Arnold were Garrett Jones (113), Richie McClanahan (120), Brock Carlan (126), Paul Patterson (132) and Randy Koscak (195). Champions from Marianna were Chris Warf (138), Devin Combs (152), Benjamin Byrd (160), Trevon Johnson (170), Marquette Roulhac (182) and Gregory Screen (220). Bay heavyweight Vern Barth also won a title.
District 1-1A top four results:
106: WPickren (SW), Hanson (Boz), Zapata (Arn), Meyers (Bay). 113: Jones (Arn), Layfield (Bay), Griffin (Boz), Kirkpatrick (RB). 120: McClanahan (Arn), Ward (Mar), Coa (SW), no fourth place. 126: Carlan (Arn), Tiernan (Ruth), Kemp (Wewa), Rains (RB). 132: Patterson (Arn), Maddox (Mar), Leavins (Bay), Demmara (RB). 138: Warf (Mar), Kenney (Boz), Elsakka (Ruth), Tuttle (Arn). 145: CPickren (SW), Benedik (Arn), Nguyen (Ruth), Velez (Mar). 152: Combs (Mar), Girard (Arn), Gay (Bay), Keipert (RB). 160: Byrd (Mar), Authement (Bay), Rogers (Arn), Chance (Wewa). 170: Johnson (Mar), Lee (Ruth), Veldman (Arn), Strain (SW). 182: Roulhac (Mar), Harris (Arn), Makarov (RB), Mosco (SW). 195: Koscak (Arn), Kraus (Bay), Nesbitt (Ruth), no fourth place. 220: Screen (Mar), Mosley (Arn), Shirah (Wewa), no fourth place. HWT: Barth (Bay), Haina-Scott (Ruth), Melvin (Wewa), Davis (Mar).