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25 Indiana High School Names To Know

25 Indiana High School Names To Know

Indiana has consistently been producing top-level talent in recent years. Get to know the next wave of high school stars coming through The Hoosier State.

Nov 21, 2022 by Connor Gilles
25 Indiana High School Names To Know
Indiana high school wrestling lost two legends — Jesse Mendez and Zeke Seltzer to Ohio State and Missouri, respectively. However, the state has reloaded with top talent once again. Highlighted by national pound-for-pound #1 Christian Carroll and Super 32 champion Julianna O’Campo, this list is filled with national-level talent.

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Indiana high school wrestling lost two legends — Jesse Mendez and Zeke Seltzer to Ohio State and Missouri, respectively. However, the state has reloaded with top talent once again. Highlighted by national pound-for-pound #1 Christian Carroll and Super 32 champion Julianna O’Campo, this list is filled with national-level talent.

Here’s a look at 25 Indiana names you need to know this high school season:

Anthony Bahl (Crown Point) — Senior 145

A two-time state placer, Bahl will be an important piece for Crown Point's hopes of repeating a team championship. If he wants a state title, he’ll have to take out future teammate Torres as they’ll both be wrestling for the Hoosiers next year.

Christian Carroll (Jimtown) — Senior, 285

Carroll is a household name by now and for good reason. A two-time Super 32 champion, Fargo champion, and Greco Junior World Team member, not only is he #1 at 220 but he is also the #1 in the national pound-for-pound rankings. 

A recent commit to Oklahoma State, all eyes will be on Carroll as he looks to dominate his way to a second state title.

Will Clark (Crown Point) — Junior, 220

A fifth-place finisher at state a year ago, Clark will look to get on top of the podium this year. A Fargo All-American in 2021, Clark has shown that he can compete at a very high level. With Devin Kendrex having a break-out performance at Super 32 it should be highly competitive at 220.

Heather Crull (Northeastern) — Sophomore, 106

Last year Crull joined the company of multiple-time World medalist Kayla Miracle as a state qualifier in the boys' division. Only a sophomore, Crull will look to be the first girl to ever step on the podium at the boys' state championship. With two All-American finishes at Fargo including a trip to the finals, she looks poised to do so. Also, a state finalist in the girls division a year ago and ranked seventh in the country she’ll be ready to battle Julianna O’Campo for a girl’s state title.

Orlando Cruz (Crown Point) — Senior, 182

Ranked 11th in the country, Cruz had several ranked wins at Elite 8 Duals. With a blood-round finish at Super 32, Cruz will look to capture his first state title this year at 182. A runner-up a year ago, he might have to take out nationally-ranked Veazey to get on top of the podium. Committed to wrestle for the Purdue Boilermakers, Cruz will be a crowd favorite at an exciting weight.

Revin Dickman (Brownsburg) — Freshman, 106

The first of three freshmen on this list, Dickman is about as complete as a freshman prospect gets. A Fargo All-American in both styles this year, Dickman is considered by most to be the favorite for a state title at 106, even after an in-state loss to Layne Horn at the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open. Combined with an incredibly talented Brownsburg room and a high ceiling, Dickman is capable of a deep run in the state tournament.

Logan Frazier (Crown Point) — Senior, 126

Frazier won his first state title last year at 126 pounds. He also had some very notable wars with #1 Sergio Lemley when Lemley competed in Indiana. Committed to Virginia Tech, Frazier has spent some time in the national rankings but currently is on the outside looking in. Frazier could have to contend with Kyrel Leavell in his pursuit for a second state title. 

Sam Goin (Crown Point) — Senior, 160

Goin made huge strides this offseason going from unranked to ninth in the country after a fourth-place finish at Super 32. Goin is taking his talents to Indiana University post-high school and could be an immediate difference-maker in the Hoosiers' lineup. With one state title already, he’ll be the favorite to repeat at 160. 

Preston Haines (Brownsburg) —Junior, 120

Last year, Haines made his first trip to the state finals, losing a tight match against Ashton Jackson. This year they’ll look to run it back. If Brownsburg has a hope of taking out Crown Point, they’ll likely need Haines to reverse the outcome in his junior campaign.

Landon Hawkins (Crown Point) — Freshman, 132

Hawkins has been a known commodity for several years at this point. Incredibly talented, he has already placed third twice at the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open. Amongst the clear #1 team in the state, Hawkins has a lot of hype coming into this year.

Gunner Henry (Brownsburg) — Sophomore, 195 

Henry’s freshman year saw wins over nationally-ranked Veazey and Fargo All-American Will Clark. With Clark at 220 and Veazey at 182, Henry will be the favorite for a title at 195. 

Jake Hockaday (Brownsburg) — Sophomore, 113

After upsetting Jayden Raney at Super 32, Hockaday spent some time in the national rankings. After winning a state title as a freshman, Hockaday will have to face a familiar field this year to keep his hopes of being the next four-timer alive.

Ashton Jackson (LaPorte) — Senior, 120

Jackson will look to capture his third state title for the Slicers. Committed to Purdue, he’ll be repping Indiana for years to come. To complete the three-peat, he could have to go through Toby Billerman and Preston Haines, both of which would likely be highly competitive bouts. 

Gavin Jendreas (Crown Point) — Sophomore, 113

Jendreas was a runner-up a year ago to Hockaday and both teams we’ll be looking for first-place points in this weight class as they vie for the team title.

Leighton Jones (Brownsburg) — Senior, 285

A four-star offensive lineman committed to playing football for Iowa, there is no denying Jones is a freak athlete. Jones has also been in and out of the national rankings due to his limited schedule outside of the high-school season Although Carroll will be a huge favorite, Jones could make it interesting because of his athleticism and size advantage. 

Devin Kendrex (Mount Vernon) — Sophomore, 220

Kendrex isn’t in the national rankings, but with an eighth-place finish at Super 32 the Indiana faithful think he should be. To qualify for state as a freshman is no easy task at 220 and Kendrex will look to expand on that feat during his sophomore year. Kendrex comes into the year with hopes of a state title at 220 but standing in his way is previous Fargo All-American Will Clark.

Kyrel Leavell (Warren Central) —Junior, 126

Leavell is an incredibly fun wrestler to watch. He captured his first state title a year ago with a lot of offense and explosive movement. Arguably in one of the toughest weight classes, it won’t be easy to repeat, but with a win this off-season over national #3 at 120 Jordyn Raney, Leavell has proven he can beat anyone in the country.

Bryce Lowery (Roncalli) — Senior, 152

An outstanding performance at Elite 8 Duals with multiple ranked wins skyrocketed Lowery into the top 10 nationally. 

Lowery will attempt to replicate his brother Brayden’s trajectory with a state title as a senior, which would also make him a four-time place winner. After his excellent offseason, he’ll be the favorite at 152. Lowery is the top uncommitted senior recruit in the state. 

Julianna O'Campo (Fort Wayne Snider) — Sophomore, 106

O’Campo had a nice offseason, pinning her way to a Super 32 title. If that wasn’t impressive enough her opponent in the finals was the current #1 at 100, Gabriella Gomez. Like Crull, O’Campo qualified for the boys' state championship last year and will look to be the first girl to place at state. Ranked fifth in the country, O’Campo will be ready to run it back with Crull in the women’s division.

Nathan Rioux (Avon) — Freshman, 106

A Fargo double All-American this year and freestyle finalist, it’s clear that Rioux has a high ceiling. Dickman and Rioux should hit multiple times this year, which should provide a lot of entertaining bouts.

Delaney Ruhlman (Bloomington South) — Senior, 170

Committed to Purdue, Ruhlman has already made two state finals appearances and posted some impressive wins for the Panthers. Most notably, he has a win over two-time state champion Blake Boarman in his first run to the state finals. Ruhlman is currently 0-2 against Crown Point wrestlers in the finals and this year he might have to face Crown Point's Cody Goodwin to capture a state title. 

Cheaney Schoeff (Avon) — Senior, 138

A North Carolina State commit, Schoeff has yet to capture a state title. Losing twice to Seltzer and once to Perry Meridian legend Alex Cottey, it looks like Schoeff will have his best opportunity to step on the top of the podium before leaving to compete at the Division I level.

Cole Solomey (Kankakee Valley) — Senior, 138

Solomey is a three-time state placer and has already wrestled under the lights twice. Committed to Purdue he’ll look to be Kankakee Valley’s first state champion.  If Solomey wants to improve on his past two runner-up finishes he’ll have to get past NC State commit Schoeff.

Aiden Torres (Chesterton) — Senior, 145

Committed to Indiana University, Torres has already placed at the state tournament three times. This year he’ll be looking for a state title against future teammate Anthony Bahl. With a win over Bahl this offseason, Torres will be the preliminarily favorite at 145.

De’Alcapon Veazey (Fort Wayne-Snider) — Sophomore, 182

A Fargo finalist this year, Veazey is currently ranked 13th in the country and seems to be on a collision course with Cruz with a state title in the balance. Veazey has been a highly regarded prospect since his eighth-grade year and will look to add his first state title this year. 

Zar Walker (Mishawaka) —Junior, 132

A Michigan recruit, Walker, a state placewinner last season, will look to battle for his first state title this year. If he wants to improve upon his finish this season, he might have to take out highly-touted Hawkins and returning finalist Buttler in the process.