ORLANDO, FLA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team hit Orlando, Florida on Friday to participate in the Central Florida Duals where they went 2-1 on the night.
They opened facing the host University of Central Florida Knights and lost 31-11. The Builders won the last four bouts as Montrell Barbine took a 9-5 decision at 184, Justin Martz won 8-4 at 197 and freshman Ian Jones won 8-3 at heavyweight. Sophomore Willy Crawford had the impressive win of the night defeating the defending National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Champion at 235 pounds Josh Woods 7-6.
Apprentice School then took on Marion Military Institute and scored a 30-24 win. The Builders won the first four bouts as Ty Ford carded a 13-6 decision at 125 pounds and Kyle Spruill won 8-3 at 149 to sandwich a pair of forfeit victories for an 18-0 early lead. After a pair of wins by MMI, Barbine and Martz won by fall at 174 and 184 to push the Builders advantage to 30-12.
In the nightcap, they took on North Florida and won 39-16. Apprentice School won seven of the first eight bouts to jump out to a commanding 33-6 advantage.
Barbine was the lone wrestler to go 3-0 on the night for the Builders as he won by decision, fall and a forfeit. Ford, Martz, Jones and freshman Sterling Briscoe all went 2-1 on the night as the Builders are now 7-3 on the season in dual matches.
Apprentice School will close out the weekend in Orlando taking part in the UCF Open on Saturday morning.
CENTRAL FLORIDA 31, APPRENTICE SCHOOL 11
125: Santiago (UCF) dec. Ford 8-2; 133: Asker (UCF) d. D. Roes 8-5; 141: Vaughn (UCF) p. Briscoe 1:08; 149: Becks (UCF) p. Spruill 3:40 (Apprentice deducted team point); 157: Martinez (UCF) maj. dec. Lowry 13-1; 165: Myer (UCF) dec. Damico 13-8; 174: Christian (UCF) won by forfeit; 184: Barbine (A) dec. Dorn 9-5; 197: Martz (A) dec. Pulaski 8-4; 235: Crawford (A) dec. Woods 7-6; 285: Jones (A) dec. Turner 8-3.
APPRENTICE SCHOOL 30, MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE 24
125: Ford (A) dec. Roberts 13-6; 133: D. Roes (A) won by forfeitl 141: Briscoe (A) won by forfeit; 149: Spruill (A) dec. Burchette 8-3; 157: Minton (MMI) p. Wesby 6:51; 165: Kemy (MMI) p. Damico 1:55; 174: Barbine (A) p. Belchkin 2:52; 184: Martz (A) p. Mckelvy 4:22; 197: Whitmore (MMI) won by forfeit; 235: Brown (MMI) dec. Gray 11-5; 285: Clancy (MMI) dec. Jones 3-1, OT.
APPRENTICE SCHOOL 39, NORTH FLORIDA 16
125: Ford (A) won by forfeit; 133: LeBowie (UNF) p. D. Roes 1:29; 141: Briscoe (A) dec. Bowman 8-7; 149: Lowry (A) dec. Tillen 9-7; 157: Meeks (A) dec. Bolton 8-4; 165: Wesby (A) won by forfeit; 174: Damico (A) won by forfeit; 184: Barbine (A) won by forfeit; 197: Weiss (UNF) maj. dec. Martz 16-4; 235: Langston (UNF) won by forfeit; 285: Jones (A) p. Morency 4:02.