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NW Ohio Prep Preview Capsules: 11-21-12

By Jamie Baker
A newslink and several preview capsules for you today.

NEWSLINKS
Clyde’s Moore signs with Cleveland State
http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20121115/HSSPORTS01/311150022/Moore-signs-Cleveland-State-letter-intent?nclick_check=1
 
MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE
LAKOTA
HEAD COACH: Rick Whetsel (7th year).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 4-8.
CONFERENCE FINISH: 7th in Midland Athletic League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Andrew Bickford, sr., 138, 13-13; Caleb Tolento, soph., 132, 16-18; Jonathon Moes, soph., 145, 4-4; Jared Wolph, soph., 170, 8-23; Jordan Jaso, soph., 152, 28-17.
TOP PROSPECTS: Dakota Kroeger, fr., 120; Austin Wiles, jr., 145; Julien Boose, fr., 145; Kyle Tuttamore, soph., 152/160; Bobby Arriaga, jr., 195; Cody Carver, fr., 220; Mac Flanigan, jr., 285.
NOTABLE: Tolento and Jaso are both returning district qualifiers for the Raiders who will have 11 wrestlers on the roster this season.

THREE RIVERS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
LIMA SENIOR
HEAD COACH: P.J. Fought (3rd year, 5-40).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 3-20.
CONFERENCE FINISH: 8th in Three Rivers Athletic Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Chris Holbrook, jr., 112, 10-14; DaQuan Knuckles, sr., 138, 3-14; Andreas Williams, sr., 152, 4-7; Darquavious Brown, sr., 152, 17-11; Chris Proby, jr., 138, 9-17; Hunter Vermillion, soph., 132, 7-16; Alex Wick, sr., 170, 134-17.
TOP PROSPECTS: Cody Moore, fr., 106; Damon Moore, jr., 106; Kaleb Russell, fr., 120; Devon Wilcot, fr., 126; Travis Denard, soph., 138; Travis Tuttle, soph., 152; Anthony Andrews, fr., 160; Micheal Wilkers, soph., 170; Jacob Fike, fr., 182/195; Alex Moore , sr., 182; Matt Bodine, jr., 285.
NOTABLE: Wick is a returning district qualifier for the Spartans last season while Brown finished third in the TRAC Tournament. Lima Senior has 18 wrestlers out for the sport this season.

OHIO WRESTLING LEAGUE
GIBSONBURG
HEAD COACH: Justin Edgell (3rd year, 24-14).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 12-6.
CONFERENCE FINISH: Ohio Wrestling League champs.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Nick Metcalf, sr., 182/195, 33-13, OWL champ, district placer; Gage Collins, sr., 106/113, 23-17; Jacob Auld, sr., 195/220, 22-14, OWL Champ; Dan Henline, soph., 152/160, 23-12; Troy Ickes, soph., 132/138, 10-11; Al Blausey, soph., 145/152, 10-11.
TOP PROSPECTS: Austin Webb, sr., 120/126; Damian Schmeltz, fr., 120/126; Griffin geary, fr., 132/138; Zack Kaetzel, fr., 138/145; Marcus Kreais, fr., 195/220; Billy Ruth, fr., 220/285.
NOTABLE: Gibsonburg won its first league championship in school history as the Golden Bears competed for the first time in the OWL last season. The Golden Bears were picked to defend as league champs in a vote of the conference’s coaches.
OWL PRESEASON POLL: 1, Gibsonburg. 2, McComb. 3, Cory-Rawson. 4, Van Buren. 5, Arcadia. 6, Cardinal Stritch. 7, Northwood. 8, Toledo Christian. 9, Danbury.

WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE
VAN WERT
HEAD COACH: Ben Collins (1st year).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 10-9.
CONFERENCE FINISH: 6th in Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Chandler Adams, soph., , 138, 6-27; Quinton Rutkowski, soph., , 132/138, 1-6; Gabe Hill, jr., 170/182, 15-24; Zack Thomas, jr., 220, 10-13, district qualifier; Terrin Contreras, sr., 285, 32-9, 72-33 career record, WBL champ, state qualifier; Colten Royer, sr., 160, 32-13, 67-57 career record, district qualifier; Daniel Thompson, sr., 220, 25-18; Jordan Daniels, sr., 170/182, 18-14.
TOP PROSPECTS: Andy Hammond, fr., 126, ; Jacob Crisenberry, fr., 132; Ryan Stoller, fr., 145; Kaleb Cantrell, fr., 285; Gabe Youtsey, fr., 195; Brody Couts, fr., 220; Anthony Duckworth, jr., 285; Tyler Priest, jr., 145.
NOTABLE: Contreras has 61 career pins and should be able to beat Cory Hirschy’s mark of 61 falls. The Cougars have 16 wrestlers on the roster this season and six of them are freshmen.

DEFIANCE
HEAD COACH: Pat Murphy (1st year).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 4-5 WBL
CONFERENCE FINISH: 5th in Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Pete Flores, jr., 133/120, 15-16; Gabe Gonzales, sr., 120/126, 36-9; Riley Zipfel, jr., 132.138, 13-2; Cisco Chavez, jr., 132/138, 24-8, 42-18 career record; Santana “Tana” Villareal, sr., 126/132, 37-10, 76-30; Dom Romero, sr., 152/160, 20-13, 51-41 career record.
TOP PROSPECTS: Seth Meyer, jr., 145; Jack Hannon, jr., 170/182; AJ Reardon, sr., 170/182; Anthony Martinez, sr., 160.
NOTABLE: Murphy is Defiance’s third coach in three years but brings 27 years of experience to the mat after spending more than two decades as head coach at Lima Central Catholic. The Bulldogs will start the season with a 33-man roster.
PREVIEW GUIDE: Preview Sheet.Newspapers 2012

FIRELANDS CONFERENCE
NEW LONDON
HEAD COACH: James Toukonen (9th year).
CONFERENCE FINISH: 7th in Firelands Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Garrett Cunningham, sr., 113, 31-12, 85-42 career record; Gabe Lilly, sr., 126, 24-13, 74-54 career record; Jacob Amburgy, sr., 145, 31-12, 57-26 career record; K.C. Hale, sr., 182, 21-22; Damon Bollin, sr., 195, 11-8; Nick Bene, jr., 160, 22-15; Clayton Obermiller, sopg., 106, 9-19; Noah Stumpf, soph., 132, 14-24; Jacob Swafford, soph., 138, 15-19; Wesley Burt, soph., 182, 13-23; Nate McIntosh, soph., 132, 13-20; Connor Ruggles, soph., 285, 8-18.
TOP PROSPECTS: Mitchel White, sr., 120; Jimmy Brown, sr., 152; Tony Gregory, soph., 126; Fred Reep, soph., 152; Spencer Cole, fr., 106; Trevor Reed, fr., 113; John Moesher, fr., 126; Tucker Green, fr., 170; Travis Owens, fr., 285.
NOTABLE: With five senior letterwinners returning expect the Wildcats to improve upon last year’s finish in the Firelands Conference.

NORTHERN OHIO LEAGUE
WILLARD
HEAD COACH: Kipp Cullen (2nd year).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 4-11.
CONFERENCE FINISH: 6th in Northern Ohio League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kaden Moore, soph., 106, 9-14; Major Moore, jr., 113, 39-12, district placer; Juan Estrella, jr., 120, 27-6, NOL champ, district qualifier; Dominic Cummings, sr., 126, 26-10, 83 career wins, 3-time district qualifier; Johnny Hernandez, soph., 145, 6-30; Moises Lopez, jr., 195, 17-18; Divaunta Spearman, sr., 220, 32-17, district qualifier.
TOP PROSPECTS: Chris Cole, fr., 126/132; Austin Collins, jr., 120; Lukas Moore, sr., 138; Matt Anheyta, fr., 152/160; Shane Beverly, fr., 285.
NOTABLE: Willard has a solid core group of four returning district qualifiers back in Major Moore, Cummings, Estrella and Hernandez. Cummings is just 18 wins away from the century mark for the Crimson Flashes.

OHIO CARDINAL CONFERENCE
LEXINGTON
HEAD COACH: Brent Rastetter.
CONFERENCE FINISH: Ohio Cardinal Conference champs.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Josh Lehner, sr., 195, 44-3, returning state champ, North Carolina signee; Jacob Kasper, sr., 182, 48-10, state placer, Duke signee; Rayvn Workman, sr., 285, district placer; Jonah Schropp, jr., 106, 16-24, district qualifier; Gabe Benjamin, jr., 152, 15-5; Jordan Dalton, jr., 145, 13-5; AJ Parr, jr., 170, 17-6; Bailey Faust, soph., 220, 35-9, OCC Champ; Drew kasper, soph., 160, 27-10; Xavier White, soph., 138, 17-9, district qualifier; Brandon Leynaud, soph., 34-13, 126, OCC champ, district qualifier; Jon Watkins, soph., 132, 20-18; Chuck Mikelait, soph., 145, 16-18.
NOTABLE: Rayvn Workman, a district placer in Division III at Western Reserve last season, has transferred to Lexington and will man the 285-pound weight class for the Minutemen.

NORTHWEST OHIO ATHLETIC LEAGUE
EVERGREEN
HEAD COACH: Lucas Burkholder (1st year).
CONFERENCE FINISH: 5th in Northwest Ohio Athletic League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ryan Patchin, 170, state qualifier; Kurtis Pierce, 132, 3-time district qualifier; Casey Rade, 182; Nate Herr, 106; Jake Mildenstein, 113; Marty Nichols, 220; Luke Hohman, 140.
TOP PROSPECTS: Tyler Coopshaw, 220, JH state qualifier; Mason Kasefering, 126.
NOTABLE: Numbers are up at Evergreen as Burkholder, a Delta grad, takes over the program. But he has a young squad with just five upperclassmen on the roster.

SANDUSKY BAY CONFERENCE
SANDUSKY PERKINS
HEAD COACH: Travis Crabtree (148-42).
DUAL MATCH RECORD: 15-4.
CONFERENCE FINISH: 3rd in Sandusky Bay Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Hunter Waldron, soph., 106, 16-16; Matt Salmon, soph., 113, 11-9; Nick Waldron, sr., 120, 19-10, district qualifier; Zach Sargent, soph., 126, 18-10, district qualifier; Nate Boggs, jr., 132, 23-14; Nathan Salmon, sr., 138, 29-17, 2011 state qualifier, 75-58 career record; Byron Logan, sr., sr., 145, 26-12, state qualifier, 96-38 career recrd; Michael Snyder, sr., 152, 38-13, district placer, 67-26 career record; Tony Didion, jr., 160, 18-9, district qualifier; Alex Tetzloff, jr., 170, 23-18; Dylan Hermes, jr., 182, district placer, 31-15; John Workman, jr., 195, 38-9, district placer, 51-18 career record; Josh Rohrbacher, jr., 220, 10-10; Jervaughn Eppse, sr., 34-12, district qualifier, 58-43 career record.
TOP PROSPECTS: Tyler Capodice, fr., 106, JH state qualifier; Juwaun Minnifield, fr., 113, JH state qualifier; Seth Boggs, fr., 132, JH state qualifier; Kordell Chaney, fr., 220, JH state runner-up.
NOTABLE: Perkins should be ready for an outstanding season with two returning state qualifiers and three returning state alternates in this year’s lineup.