Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Manatee Mafia placed 14th out of 46 teams and Rudisill went 10-1 to earn All-America honors. A rising junior, Rudisill won 57 matches last season and was ranked No.1 in Class 3A at 113 pounds heading into the state tournament, where he fell a win short of reaching the medal round.
Rudisill won his first 10 matches in Orlando, however, and is 42-11 in offseason matches.
Jesse Fullk, a state runner-up last season at 160 whose 59 wins set a single-season program record, went 9-2 to also earn All-America honors. A rising senior, Fulk has wrestled 60 matches in the offseason, winning 48.
After losing 21 of 22 previous matches at past Disney Duals, Tim Dinsdale turned around this time, going 9-2 and also being named an All-American. Tyrek Hoyte, a surprising medalist at 126 last year, went 6-5.
Also notching winning records for the Canes were Alex Ginn (7-4), a state qualifier last year, John Baldwin (7-4) and Eric Pompey (5-4).
Posted by Bradenton Herald at 10:41 AM