LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Tim Dwyer, Hunter Reed and Jared Dipsiner went undefeated to spark host Lakewood Ranch to a second-place finish Saturday at the fourth annual Kiwanis Classic Mustang Duals.
Dwyer (132-pound weight class), who has only been wrestling for two years, was named outstanding wrestler for the lower weight classes. The sophomore recorded pins in four of his matches and won the other by forfeit.
"It feels good. It was nice to win all the matches," said Dwyer, who is 18-4 on the season. "I've only been wresting two years, but I did jujitsu and that definitely helped a lot. It enabled me to understand how movement works."
Lakewood Ranch went 4-1 losing 39-33 to champion Cape Coral Mariner (5-0). New Port Richey Mitchell and Gulfport Boca Ciega tied for third with 3-2 records, Rockledge and South Fort Myers were 2-3, Tampa Prep was 1-4, and Braden River went 0-5.
Dipsiner (138 pounds) pinned two in going 5-0 and is 23-6 for the season. A freshman, Reed (106) recorded four pins in his five matches to up his season record to 27-3.
"Tim is an incredible story because he is only a second-year wrester," Lakewood Ranch head coach Pat Ancil said. "He never wrestled until last year, came in and is a natural. He has great hip movement and absorbs the sport. Hunter has been wrestling since a very early age and we are expecting big things out of him. The light has turned on for Jared. He is doing terrific."
The Mustangs got a big boost from sophomore Dylan Cameron (126) and senior Robert Collier (120), each of whom went 4-1.
Cameron notched three pins and improved his record to 20-5. Collier had two pins and is 20-8 for the season.
"Dylan is an aggressive, tough, tough kid. Robert Collier is a senior, fourth year in program, and we have high expectations for him," Ancil said.
Other key contributors for Lakewood Ranch were sophomore Zach Venghuzzi, who finished 3-2 in the 160-pound class, and sophomore Dalton McLaughlin, who was 3-2 at 170 pounds.
"I feel great. They are a young group of kids," said Ancil, in his seventh year as the Mustangs head coach. "We are very strong in the lower weights. It's the upper weights where we lack experience and health is an issue. We had a lot of guys out with injuries, but the next man steps up. You can't use excuses. Our core strength is our youth, and there are some real positive things."