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Three-time Wrestling State Champion Dylan Meeks (2016)

Meeks wins 5th District title
2/18/2017 9:04:00 AM

Senior Dylan Meeks pinned all three of his opponents in the first period to secure his fifth consecutive Men's Wrestling District Championship which dates back through eighth grade. In his opening match of the 285 pound class, Meeks pinned Dwight Collins of Edgewater at 1:11 and dispatched Quinlan Luster of Evans at 1:23. The championship match pitted Meeks against Mac McNeilly of Olympia for the third time this year and much like the previous two meetings, Meeks ended the match with a pin at 1:46 to run his record to 19-0 on the season. In the 113 pound class, freshman Gabriel Marquez (20-15) moved into the semifinals after an opening round bye and then pinned Wekiva's Joseph Prevesk in the second period (2:23) to advance to the title bout. Marquez went the distance with Camron Ward of Evans but dropped a 6-2 decision to earn the District Runner-Up in his first year. At 126 pounds, senior Jamel Clue, a two-time defending District Champion, (29-5) pinned Anna Reinert of Wekiva in the first period and registered a 13-6 decision over Edgewater's Raekwon Phillip in the semifinals. In the championship match, Clue battled Ocala West Port's Aaron Kreiser to the finish but fell short, 12-7, to take the District Runner-Up spot. Junior Shaquille Kellyman (18-13) lost his opening match at 220 pounds but rebounded with three consecutive victories to capture third place. Kellyman pinned Edgewater's Dawoosnix Pierre (2:20), defeated Wekiva's Joseph Bannister-Pace (3-1) and finished up with a 14-8 victory over West Orange's Cyrus Yousofi in the third place match. As a team, DP placed fifth in the nine-team event. All four wrestlers will advance to the Regional Tournament Friday, February 24th, at Flagler Palm Coast.

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