Preseason HS Team Rankings, Rosters, Key Dates

Preseason HS Team Rankings, Rosters, Key Dates

Preseason Top 25 High School Team Rankings
By: Corey Haddad, Flo Insider

In our prelude to the High School regular season, analyst Corey Haddad gives you everything you need to know for the Top 25 teams: Projected line-up, key dates, and coach's quotes.

1. Blair Academy, NJ
Head Coach: Solomon Fleckman

Projected Lineup:
106 - Zachary Sherman
113 - Requir van der Mewre
120 - Chaz Tucker
126 - Matthew Kolodzik
132 - Jordan Kutler/Alex Rinaldi
138 - Joey McKenna
145 - Mason Manville
152 - Dylan Milonas
160 - Brandon Dellavia
170 - Patrick Coover
182 - Nick DiNapoli
195 - David Showunmi
220 - Neal Putnam
285 - Will Cooley

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/21-22: Beast of the East
1/3: @ Massillon Perry
1/4: @ Graham
1/11: NHSCA Final Four Festival
1/17-18: Escape the Rock
1/25: Super Duals vs. St. Edward (OH), Tulsa Union (OK), Smyrna (DE), Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
2/1: vs. Bergen Catholic
2/7: vs. Bound Brook
2/21-22: National Prep Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We are excited about the group of young men who will be leading the program this season. We have a nice mix of youth and experience in terms of wrestling ability. The culture in the room is very healthy at this time. The kids are working extremely hard and are anxious to to take on the challenges of the season ahead. Our primary goal this season remains the same as it has been for decades --- to make the most out of every opportunity we have in front of us." - Solomon Fleckman

2. Oak Park and River Forest, IL
Head Coach: Mike Powell

Projected Lineup:
106 - Jason Renteria
113 - Bobby Campos
120 - Gabe Townsell 
126 - Jaime Hernandez
132 - Savonne Bennette
138 - Isaiah White 
145 - Larry Early 
152 - Matt Rundell
160 - Kamal Bey 
170 - Davonte Mahomes
182 - Allen Stallings
195 - Andre Lee
220 - Emonte Logan
285 - Adam Lempke-Bell

Key Dates:
11/27: St. Rita
12/7: vs. Marist
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/20-21: Rex Whitlach Invitational
1/1: Marmion Academy
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/11: @ Detroit Catholic Central Super Duals
1/25: OPRF Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We think this is our best team ever. I think we can compete well against the best in the country." - Mike Powell

3. Clovis, CA
Head Coaches: Steve Tirapelle and Ben Holscher

Projected Lineup:
106 - Justin Mejia
113 - Tristan Gilliland
120 - Julian Gaytan
126 - Dylan Martinez
132 - Khristian Olivas
138 - Isaiah Hokit
145 - Lane Barnes
152 - Dominic Kincaid
160 - Josh Hokit
170 - Brody Brand
182 - AJ Nevills/Brandon Barnes
195 - Matt Weiss
220 - Hexton Coronado
285 - Nick Nevills

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Clovis West Shootout (Day 1: Duals, Day 2: Individual Tournament)
12/20-21: Zinkin Classic
1/3-4: Doc Buchanan Invitational
1/17-18: Top Gun (Alliance, OH)
1/25: Tri-Meet @ Vacaville and James Logan
1/30: vs. Buchanan
2/12: vs. Clovis West
3/7-8: CIF State Championships

Season Outlook:
"I think we have a legit shot to place ten at the state. We now return ten state qualifiers and eight of those were top twelve or better a year ago. Now odds are we won't place ten, as that is the state record we set in 2012, but with the Hokit's I think we have a top five team in the nation. We're more balanced than top-end, but I think we could compete at any type of event with Nevills, the Hokit brothers, Gaytan, Olivas, etc. The Top Gun will be a good test against Massillon Perry. Where we shake out depends on what everyone else has. Our weakest spots, outside of 182, are previous state qualifiers or kids who would have qualified but couldn't make our team." - Adam Tirapelle, Assistant Coach

4. Wyoming Seminary, PA
Head Coach: Scott Green

Projected Lineup:
106 - John Busiello
113 - Trent Olson
120 - Will Verallis
126 - Danny Boychuck
132 - Will Crisco
138 - Tyler Ponte
145 - Troy Edwards
152 - Nicky Reenan
160 - Chris Weiler
170 - Ryan McMullan
182 - Sal Diaz
195 - Michael Rogers
220 - Matt Doggett
285 - Jake Scanlan

Key Dates:
12/7: Wyoming Seminary Duals - Franklin Regional, Johnson City (NY), and others
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/20-21: Beast of the East
12/27-28: Bethlehem Holiday Classic
1/11: NHSCA Final Four Festival
1/17: vs. Bergen Catholic @ UPENN
2/21-22: National Prep Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We are looking forward to a successful year. We have a great group of sophomores who will contribute right away. We don't have the guaranteed finalists, or big point getters we have had in the past so our success will be a total team effort. We feel confident in that, as everybody is on the same page. This is a very unselfish group. We may take some lumps early, but we will fail or succeed together." - Scott Green

5. Bergen Catholic, NJ
Head Coach: Dave Bell

Projected Lineup:
106 - Dominic Fano
113 - Nick Suriano
120 - Tyler Casamenti
126 - Peter Lapri
132 - JP Ascolese
138 - Laurian Angelhine
145 - Troy Schaafsma/Zach Spira
152 - Joseph Grello
160 - Jordan Pagano
170 - Kevin Mulligan
182 - Johnny Sebastian
195 - Connor Obrien
220 - Christian Jenco
285 - Joe Cagianno/Danial Byun

Key Dates:
12/20-21: Beast of the East
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/11: Garden State Duals @ Rutgers - St. Peter's Prep, Delbarton, and others
1/17: vs. Wyoming Seminary @ UPENN
1/25: Quad Meet @ High Point, Bound Brook, and Raritan
1/31: @ Don Bosco Prep
2/1: @ Blair Academy

Season Outlook:
"Our goal since I arrived is to become the top ranked team in the nation. Our focus is to improve both individually and as a team every time that we enter the practice room." - Dave Bell

6. Massillon Perry, OH
Head Coach: Dave Riggs

Projected Lineup:
106 - Tommy Genetin/Zac McCauley
113 - Jose Rodriguez
120 - Jake Newhouse
126 - David Bavery
132 - Jason Spencer
138 - Austin Phillips
145 - Nick Steed
152 - Casey Sparkman
160 - Isaac Bast
170 - Tony Dailey
182 - Brady Durieux
195 - Chris Ruby
220 - Adam Gregorie/Tim Armstrong
285 - Stefano Millin

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/21-22: Beast of the East
12/27-28: Medina Invitational Tournament
1/3: vs. Blair Academy and Jackson (OH)
1/17-18: Top Gun
2/8: State Dual Finals
2/27-3/1: OHSAA Individual State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"This year’s team is going to be a very solid dual meet team and a very solid tournament team. We put a lot of work in the offseason and we are doing a better job coaching our team. We have high expectations this coming season. This year's schedule will prep us for the Ohio state tournament and allow us to coach and prepare at a higher level: Ironman, Beast of the East, Medina, Blair Academy dual at our place, Alliance Top Gun Tournament (which includes Clovis), and the state duals. This year’s schedule will help us prepare for the state tournament" - Dave Riggs

7. Apple Valley, MN
Head Coach: Dalen Wasmund

Projected Lineup:
106 - Kyle Rathman
113 - Jalen Thul
120 - Gannon Volk
126 - Zach Chytka
132 - Maolu Woiwor
138 - Seth Gross
145 - Brock Morgan
152 - Dayton Racer
160 - Davionte Young
170 - Mark Hall
182 - Bobby Steveson
195 - Trom Peterson
220 - Paul Cheney
285 - Lord Hyeamang

Key Dates:
11/30: Fariblault Tournament
12/6: vs. Prior Lake
12/20-21: Minnesota Christmas Tournament
12/27-28: Rumble On The Red
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/11: Monticello Dual Tournament
1/18: Champlin Park Tournament
2/1: Anoka Duals
2/27-3/1: State Tournament (Dual & Individual)

Season Outlook:
"We hope to put a competitive wrestler out at each weight. Our goal, truly, is to get better each and every day. We hope our kids make a conscience effort to achieve those ideals. We seek to provide an environment, opportunities, and competition that can challenge all of our wrestlers. I feel good about the work that they are doing to prepare for the season. All of the wrestlers and coaches are excited to get rolling into the competition." - Dalen Wasmund

8. Graham, OH
Head Coach: Jeff Jordan

Projected Lineup:
106 - Justin Stickley/Tanner Smith
113 - Eli Stickley
120 - Mario Kastl
126 - Eli Siepel
132 - Brent Moore
138 - Kyle Lawson/Nate Henkle
145 - Micah Jordan
152 - Garrett Jordan
160 - Alex Marinelli
170 - Hayden Bronne
182 - Lane Thomas
195 - Kavan Sarver
220 - Josh Couchman/Dylan Perander
285 - Brandon Hayes

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
1/4: vs. Blair Academy
1/18: @ St. Edward
2/8: State Dual Finals
2/27-3/1: OHSAA Individual State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"Our focus for this season is the same for every season. Prepare to compete at our best at our four most important events: Ironman, our dual meet's with St. Edward, Blair, and the State Tournament. Facing the challenges posed by Ironman, St. Edward, and Blair Academy help prepare each individual wrestler to succeed and reach their individual goal of becoming a State Champion and State Placer." - Jeff Jordan

9. Montini Catholic, IL
Head Coach: Israel Martinez

Projected Lineup:
106 - Jimmy Pawelski
113 - Dylan Duncan  
120 - Kegan Caulkins
126 - Tyler Svestka
132 - Vince Turk  
138 - Chris Garcia
145 - Eddie Laviste  
152 - Luke Fortuna  
160 - Rob Seredi
170 - Xavier Montalvo  
182 - Mike Maduko  
195 - Anthony Ferraro
220 - Edgar Ruano  
285 - Michael Johnson

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/20-21: Rex Whitlach Invitational
12/27-28: Dvorak Memorial Invitational
1/3-4: Cheeshead Invitational
1/11: @ Detroit Catholic Central Super Duals

Season Outlook:
"The Broncos return a lot of firepower from last year's team. Three State Champions return in Garcia, Montalvo, and Ferraro. Other returning state place winners include Pawelski, Turk, and Ruano. State Qualifiers include Fortuna and Maduko, who placed sixth in 2012. New additions that will make an impact are Duncan, Caulkins, Svestka, and Johnson. The Broncos should be as strong as ever and look to improve on their national ranking from a year ago and win their sixth straight State Championship." - John Dziewiatkowski, Assistant Coach

10. Franklin Regional, PA
Head Coach: Eric Mausser

Projected Lineup:
106 - Devin Brown/Gus Solomon/Andrew Marshall
113 - Spencer Lee
120 - Kyle Berk/Solomon
126 - Berk/ Dom Giannageli
132 - Michael Kemerer
138 - Tyler Smith/Josh Maruca
145 - Maruca/Smith
152 - Josh Shields
160 - Brandon Yant/Max Kubas
170 - Nate Painter/Yant
182 - Jake Pickup/John Wohlin
195 - Pickup/Justin Rose
220 - Brett Zanotto
285 - Charlie Mazon

Key Dates:
12/7: Wyoming Seminary Duals
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/21: Franklin Regional Duals
12/27-28: PowerAde Christmas Tournament
1/10-11: Westmoreland County Coaches Tournament
3/6-8: PIAA State Tournament

Season Outlook:
“We expect to have a very solid season this year. The goals, standards and expectations have been set high this year based on a solid perfomance last year. Last year was a great year for our kids and team, it helped them believe they each had the skill-set and work ethic of what it takes to excel in the sport of wresting and in life. Our goals this year are simple - we strive to get better each and every day and to have consistent improvement as the year marches forward. We expect to make big splashes at the major tournaments we are attending but that's due to the high standards we set for our kids. We train with the best to be the best. We're looking forward to a schedule that will challenge us, both mentally and physically, preparing us for the state tournament at the end of the year.” - Mike Corcetti, Assistant Coach

11. Detroit Catholic Central, MI
Head Coach: Mitch Hancock

Projected Lineup:
*Michigan uses the traditional weight classes
103 - Colin Cartwright
112 - Tommy Hermann
119 - Parker O'Brien
125 - Trevor Zdebski
130 - Evan Toth
135 - Eli Joseph/Greg Johnson
140 - Myles Amine
145 - Malik Amine
152 - Nick Bennett
160 - Tyler Morland
171 - Drew Garcia
189 - Logan Marcicki
215 - Nick Giese
285 - Jimmy Russell

Key Dates:
12/7: Tri-Meet @ St. Edward (OH) and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (OH)
12/11: Assembly Meet vs. Davison
12/14: Holland Duals - includes St. Johns
12/27-28: Medina Invitational Tournament
1/4: DCC Invitational - includes Lowell and Grand Rapids Central Catholic
1/11: DCC Super Duals - Davison, St Johns, Brecksville, Montini, Oak Park River Forest
1/22: Assembly Meet vs Lowell
1/25: Tri-Meet vs. Archbishop Moeller and Marmion Academy

Season Outlook:
"We believe we have a very, very strong team this year and believe we can do special things. We loaded up our schedule to wrestle the best talent in the country and believe that will help us in the long run. He are led by four returning state champs and several placers. We have a great group of seniors who have been through the gauntlet and will lead our men this year ." - Anthony Biondo, Assistant Coach

12. Archbishop Moeller, OH
Head Coach: Jeff Gaier

Projected Lineup:
106 - Cooper Graves
113 - Jaelen Summerours
120 - Conner Ziegler
126 - Connor Barton
132 - Jacoby Ward
138 - Johnathan Tallarigo
145 - Campbell Morton/Drew Hobbs
152 - Dustin Wesley/Austin Bohenek
160 - Dakota Sizemore
170 - Dean Meyer
182 - Quinton Rosser
195 - Jerry Thornberry
220 - Jack Meyer/Joe Hensley
285 - Chalmer Frueauf

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/25: Tri-Meet @ Detroit Catholic Central and Marmion Academy
2/8: State Dual Meet Final
2/27-3/1: OHSAA Individual State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"Our team returns eleven starters from last year’s team, including two state champions, one state runner-up, and a total of seven state placers. In all, eighteen wrestlers come back with a good deal of varsity experience which should be helpful for team depth. The goal is to become the first team outside of northeastern Ohio to win a Division 1 team state championship.  We have been runner-up three times. Team strength will be the upper weights with State placers filling in the top six weights. Early team success will be dependent on how well the Moeller football team does. Last year’s Moeller state champion football team delayed the start of the top six weights by four weeks and the same could be true this year." - Jeff Gaier

13. Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH
Head Coach: Todd Haverdill

Projected Lineup:
106 - Jarod Bronstrup
113 - Frank Montini
120 - Austin Assad
126 - Justin DeMicco
132 - Austin Hiles
138 - Sonny Lucas
145 - Luke Strnad
152 - Austin Strnad
160 - Grayson Davis
170 - Jimmy Suhayda
182 - Troy Lang
195 - Josh Murphy
220 - Eddie Sternad
285 - Jon Linden

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/21-22: Beast of the East
12/29-30: Brecksville Holiday Tournament
1/11: @ Detroit Catholic Central Super Duals
2/8: State Dual Finals
2/27-3/1: OHSAA Individual State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We are very excited about the season. We return seven state qualifiers and we had eight earn All-American honors at various different events this off-season. We are coming off a year where we finished top ten at Ironman, fourth at the Beast of the East, third in the state of Ohio, our team finished ranked nationally…and believe we have the potential to be better this season!" - Todd Haverdill

14. Marmion Academy, IL
Head Coach: Ryan Cumbee

Projected Lineup:
106 - Joe Antonelli
113 - Anthony Bosco
120 - AJ Jaffe
126 - Johnny Jimenez
132 - Anthony Cheloni
138 - Michael Callahan
145 - Matt Ferraro/Trace Carrello
152 - Carrello/Ferraro
160 - Riley DeMoss
170 - Nick Ferraro
182 - Nathan Traxler
195 - Josh Meyers/Peter Capetillo/Jeremy Daum
220 - Lucas Warren
285 - TBD

Season Outlook:
"We will be tough. However, our schedule is one of the toughest in the country. We wrestle Ironman, Dvorak, Cheesehead tournaments, at Marist quad, at St. Ed's quad, at Lowell MI, at Detroit Central Catholic with Cincinnati Moeller, host Montini, Mt. Carmel, St. Rita, and Baylor School, TN., etc. Our schedule will challenge our young guys to grow up quick. There are no off weekends and that is what we want. We have a special group of sophomores that are being prepared to make a run at being National Champs. We shall see how that goes, but that is a realistic goal if everyone stays healthy!" - Joe Silvestro, Assistant Coach

15. Bound Brook, NJ
Head Coach: Shaun Cleary

Projected Lineup:
106 - Nick Limenza
113 - Stephan Glasgow
120 - George Walton
126 - Craig Delacruz
132 - Mekhi Lewis
138 - Jeison Arias/Nick Accetta
145 - Sean Glasgow
152 - Josh Ugalde
160 - Andrew Gombas
170 - Ryan Doerr/Abe Saavedra
182 - Isaiah Soto
195 - Aaaron Saavedra
220 - Ronald Picado
285 - Mike Johnson

Key Dates:
12/28-29: Bethlehem Holiday Classic
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Wrestling Duals
1/18: @ Don Bosco Prep
1/25: Quad-Meet @ High Point, Bergen Catholic, and Raritan
2/1: @ St. Peter's Prep
2/7: @ Blair Academy
3/7-9: State Individual Championships

Season Outlook:
"Send 14 wrestlers to the NJ State Tournament. Finish the season as the #1 ranked team in NJ. Finish the season ranked in the top 20 in the United States. Win the Bethlehem Holiday Classic. Finish in the top 4 at the Clash National Duals. Win Division, Conference, District, Region, and Group I State Title." - Shaun Cleary

16. Edmond North, OK
Head Coach: Andy Schneider

Projected Lineup:
106 - Paxton Rosen
113 - Brondon Wright
120 - Jordan Prince/Cy Trindle
126 - Trindle/Prince/Austin Cunningham/Drew Pappadopolous
132 - Cunningham/Pappadopolous
138 - Josh Nunley
145 - Reggie Dunn
152 - Bryan Creel
160 - Zach Walton
170 - Lance Dixon
182 - Joel Dixon
195 - Derek White
220 - Andrew Dixon
285 - Nolan Malloy

Key Dates:
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
12/20-21: Kansas City Stampede
1/10-11: Geary Tournament
1/24-25: Yukon Tournament
2/15: State Duals
2/28-3/1: Class 6A Individual State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We obviously return a very strong team and I think our strength of schedule will definitely test them. Other teams in our state have also improved their line-ups over the summer with move-ins and transfers, but we are going to focus on improving each day instead of focusing on other teams and who they may or may not have in their line-ups. We have an excellent coaching staff who are committed to helping each wrestler maximize their potential. Our team motto this year is "Conquer the Day!" It means to focus on getting better one day at a time, and by the end of the season all of those days will add up and we will be where we need to be. Our goal is to repeat as state champions and get fourteen individual medalists at the state tournament. We will use tough tournaments like Ironman and Kansas City Stampede to challenge and evaluate our wrestlers but hopefully to also give our team some national recognition." - Andy Schneider

17. Marist, IL
Head Coach: Brendan Heffernan

Projected Lineup:
106 - Nick Lukanich
113 - Andy O'Brien/Jimmy McAullife
120 - Mike Mullaney
126 - Mark Duda
132 - David Kasper
138 - Mario Levielle
145 - Nick Gasbarro
152 - Jakada Hull
160 - Peter Andreotti
170 - Louie DePasquale
182 - Alex Benoit/Flynn Nagel
195 - Benoit/Nagel/Kenny Condon
220 - Mitch Schleyer
285 - Jake Ford

Key Dates:
12/7: @ Washington vs. Oak Park River Forest, Minooka, and St. Rita
12/13: vs. Lowell (MI)
12/27-29: Dvorak Memorial Invitational
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/24: @ Montini Catholic

Season Outlook:
"In terms of goals for this year, we are looking to have multiple state champs. Duda, Andreotti, Benoit, Kasper, and Leveille are all capable of winning state titles and I firmly believe we have the capability of having ten wrestlers place at the state tournament. As a team, it will be difficult to get by Oak Park River Forest. We are a solid team with a lot of experience. People have been calling us young for a number of years now, and that isn't the case anymore. I think we are going to surprise a lot of people this season." - Brendan Heffernan

18. Brandon, FL
Head Coach: Russ Cozart

Projected Lineup:
106 - Frank Bruno
113 - Kyle Norstrem
120 - Geoff Doback
126 - James Flint
132 - Dylan Lucas
138 - Devan Berrian
138 - Ty Lucas
145 - Tom Fretwell/Tony Juncal
152 - Troy Joyce
160 - Dakota Greene
170 - Dontae McGee
182 - Joe Marcono
195 - Nic Summitt
220 - Robert Enmon
285 - Darren Lester

Key Dates:
12/6-7: Jim Graves Invitational
1/11: NHSCA Final Four Festival
1/17-18: 31st Annual Tony Ippolito Memorial Tournament
2/16-17: FHSAA State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"The big tournament this year for us is the NHSCA Final Four Festival. We are looking forward to it and lining up against the best. We have two big tournaments at home: Graves and Ippolito." - Russ Cozart

19. Don Bosco Prep, NJ
Head Coach: Chris Bitetto

Projected Lineup:
106 - Evan DeLuise
113 - Kyle Bierdumpfel
120 - Luis Gonzalez
126 - Sam Cali
132 - Andrew Rosensweig
138 - Bruno Gerardi
145 - Joe Napolitano
152 - Jeff Lombardi
160 - Jeremy Soto
170 - Luke Farinaro
182 - Ryan Forero
195 - Eric Chakonis 
220 - Zack Chakonis
285 - Kevin Feder

Key Dates:
12/21-22: Beast of the East
1/11: @ Virginia Duals
1/18: vs. Bound Brook
1/20: @ St. Peter's Prep
1/25: @ Blair Academy and St. Edward (OH)
1/31: vs. Bergen Catholic
3/7-9: State Tournament

Season Outlook:
"We have a good balance of kids of all ages in our lineup. Evan DeLuise has the luxury of working out with some studs down below to improve in some key areas. We expect big things from Bierdumpfel. With some hard work and confidence I believe he can over come what some might believe is the impossible and beat Suriano. Gonzalez, after making is college decision, should wrestle comfortable all season and look to become a two time state champ. Cali, placed fifth at NHSCA nationals, beat four who placed ahead of him in the state. I believe if he gets more offensive he can win the tournament. No one knows who Jeremy Soto is but he will place in the state and high. He lost the round to place at NHSCA nationals by a point to the kid who took third. He transferred in last year after the NJ cut-off, so he wasn't able to wrestle in the state tournament. Farinaro has the ability to win the state tournament if he wrestles his match. Both Chakonis', I believe, can win a state title this year." - Chris Bitetto

20. Stillwater, OK
Head Coach: Doug Chesbro

Projected Lineup:
106 - Taylor Day/Tyler Dieringer
113 - Andrew Nieman
120 - Benny Teegarden
126 - Jacob Fontanez
132 - Kaid Brock
138 - Tristan Moran
145 - Joe Smith
152 - King Williams
160 - Jace Brownlee
170 - Chandler Rogers
182 - Jordan Dieringer
195 - CJ Citizen
220 - Cyntrell Carden
285 - DJ Peckham/James Brower

Key Dates:
12/7: Ark City (KS) Dual Tournament
12/13-14: Perry Tournament
12/20-21: Kansas City Stampede
1/28: @ Broken Arrow
2/15: State Duals
2/28-3/1: State Individual Tournament

Season Outlook:
"Our top goal for this season is to compete at a level that will give is an opportunity to win a state title." - Doug Chesbro

21. St. Peter’s Prep, NJ
Head Coach: Anthony Verdi

Projected Lineup:
106 - Nicholas Santos
113 - Alec Kelly
120 - Michael Russo
126 - Matthew Russo/Isaiah McGowan
132 - Sonny Simonetti
138 - Connor Burkert
145 - Ryan Burkert
152 - Manny Ramirez
160 - Stephen Kellner
170 - Dean Helstowski
182 - Jordan Fox
195 - Christian Colucci
220 - Armond Cox
285 - Jose Palomino

Key Dates:
12/21-22: Beast of the East
12/28: @ Blair Academy
1/3-4: The Clash National High School Duals
1/11: Rutgers Duals - Bergen Catholic and Delbarton
1/15: vs. Brick Memorial
1/20: vs. Don Bosco Prep
2/1: vs. Bound Brook

Season Outlook:
“We return twelve starters from last season but a few freshmen will make an immediate impact on the lineup. This team has competed and trained together all year. This good depth in our room including several wrestlers with significant varsity mat time. There will be serious competition in the room for a few spots in the lineup. We have by far the toughest state section in NJ (Non Public A North) which includes Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco Prep. Our schedule is perennially one of the toughest in the state, so our experienced team is battle tested. Should be a fun year for us.” - Anthony Verdi

22. Broken Arrow, OK
Head Coach: Shawn Jones
Projected Lineup:
106 - Zach Wise
113 – Damon Hail
120 – Markus Simmons
126 – Davion Jeffries
132 – Zach Edwards
138 – Shae Conley
145 – Tanner Bailey
152 – Paden Bailey
160 -  Braxton Owens
170 – Isaiah Page
182 - TBD
195 – Steven Allen
220 – Gage Kaiser
285 – Kevin Dorsey/Devon Conover

Key Dates:
12/5: vs. Muskogee
12/13-14: Walsh Ironman
1/10-11: Geary Invitational
1/17-18: Sand Springs Invitational
1/28: vs. Stillwater
2/6: vs. Tulsa Union
2/15: State Duals
2/28-3/1: State Championships

Season Outlook:
“We are excited about the season. The last four years we won three state championships and a runner-up finish. Looking forward to taking this team to Ironman.” - Shawn Jones

23. Davison, MI
Head Coach: Roy Hall

Projected Lineup:
*Michigan uses the traditional weight classes
103 - Josh Schlak
112 - Max Johnson  
119 - Jacob Madrigal  
125 - Lincoln Olson    
130 - Brenden McRill  
135 - Justin Oliver        
140 - Matthew Miller    
145 - Dominic Russ    
152 - Thomas Garty    
160 - Logan Mabbitt    
171 - Jordan Cooks      
189 - Tanner Thomas  
215 - Jake Ellis            
285 - Dakota Powers

Key Dates:
12/11: Assembly Meet vs. Detroit Catholic Central
12/22: Genesee County Tournament
12/23: vs. Lowell
12/27-28: Brecksville Holiday Tournament
1/11: Detroit Central Catholic Super Duals
1/24: vs. St. Johns at Ann Arbor

Season Outlook:
Davison has great senior leadership this year with their starting lineup consisting of six seniors including two, 2X state champions in Jordan Cooks and Justin Oliver. They also have a strong group of underclassman including standout Lincoln Olson, Max Johnson and newcomer Brenden McRill. Davison should make a serious run at a team state title.

24. Southeast Polk, IA
Head Coach: Jason Christenson

Projected Lineup:
106 - Adam Brown
113 - Cody Batterson
120 - Nolan Hellickson
126 - Jonah Williams
126 - Gunner Jorgensen
132- Keegan Shaw
138 - Aaron Meyer
145 - Brady Buchheit
152 - Briar Dittmer
160 - Davonn Phothiboupha
160 - Brady Christian
170 - Mason Kerr
182 - Kameron Padavich
195 - Deion Mikesell
220 - Ethan Andersen
285 - Jacob Marnin

Key Dates:
1/12: vs. Bettendorf at Ames
1/31: CIML Tournament
2/19: State Dual Tournament
2/20-22: State Individual Tournament

Season Outlook:
“We will have a young team this year but return five state place winners and triple crown winner, Marnin, who will slide into the varsity spot. We have made a living developing our talent coming through the ranks. Some of our guys waiting in the wings will surprise some people and be able to step in and go.” - Jason Christenson

25. Perry Meridian, IN
Head Coach: Jim Tonte

Projected Lineup:
106 - Ryan Hawkins
113 - Cornelius Elliott
120 - Jacob Cottey
126 - Aidan Kenny
132 - Brandon James
138 - Cody LeCount
145 - Michael Thomas
152 - Kyle Spur
160 - Garrett Wilson
170 - Tristen Tonte
182 - Nathan Warman
195 - Kaz Koehring
220 - Shane Corman
285 - Blake Schjoll

Key Dates:
1/4: IHSWCA Team State Duals
1/15: vs. Cathedral

Season Outlook:
"After winning three straight state titles PM will have to really have some young and less experienced kids step up to stay at that level. With former Fargo All Americans Cody LeCount, Brandon James and Jacob Cottey the Falcons have some real firepower. Four Falcon seniors Aidan Kenny, Michael Thomas, Nathan Warman and Kaz Koehring all narrowly missed a trip to the state finals last year. These seniors can supply the difference in a state title this year. Newcomer Cornelius Elliott at 113 and Shane Corman at 220 can both make it to the show as well." - Jim Tonte

Receiving Consideration (Alphabetical)
Archer, GA
Bettendorf, IA
Bethlehem Catholic, PA
Bismarck, ND
Buchanan, CA
Cathedral, IN
Clovis West, CA
Collinsville, OK
Linn-Mar, IA
Lowell, MI
Maple Mountain, UT
Park Hill, MO
St. Edward, OH
St. Michael-Albertville, MN
Waverly-Shell Rock, IA

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