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Wrestling capsules

Note: Capsule information was supplied by the coaches. Teams not listed did not send back their information by the deadline.

*Indicates returning starter.



Allen East

Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Mike Abbey, 12

Last year’s record/finish: 10-3, NWC champions

Returning letterwinners: Colt Lovejoy (state qualifier); Grant Dues (district qualifier); Bryan Hager, Jacob Hager (district qualifier), Cody Lovejoy (district placer), JR Conyers, Justin Pryer (district qualifier); Nick Stephens, Tyler Baker (district qualifier); Grant Criblez, Seth Gehle, Austin Lloyd (district qualifier); Max MaAdoo

Promising newcomers: Trey Gossard, Tanner Engle

Season outlook: Allen East, last year’s NWC champs, looks to be one of the better teams in the NWC once again.


Division: II

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Clayton Westerbeck, 4

Last year’s record/finish: 15-1 (8-1 WBL); WBL co-champions, sectional champions

Returning letterwinners: Jake Bible (Jr.); Nik Moralez (Jr.); Zavier Meeks (Jr.); Logan Kiracofe (Sr.); Jeremy Chandler (Sr.); Cole Keyner (Sr.); Tommy Mault (Sr.); Tyler Bartley (Jr.); Trey Smith (Sr.)

Promising newcomers: Dylan Benroth (Sr.); Brandon Contris (Sr.); Cameron Garver (Sr.); Dustin Stechschulte (Sr.)

Season outlook: With nine returning lettermen the Wildcats are hoping to battle for another league title.


Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Jeff Kleman, 14

Last year’s record/finish: fifth in NWC, 4-4

Returning letterwinners: Dustin Brinkman (Sr., 125, district qualifier); Jordan Brinkman (Sr., 130); Jacob Garmatter (Soph., 135); Zach Wilson (Soph., 140, state qualifier); Sam Neff (Jr., 152); Logan Sturgill (Sr., 189); Ben Moser (Sr., 215); Kody Koronich (Jr., 285)

Promising newcomers: Josh Bracy (Frosh., 130); Jamie Siverling (Soph., 135); Justin Conner (Sr., 145); Weston Barry (Jr., 160); Ethan Huss (Sr., 160); Ryan Conner (Jr., 171); Josiah Conley (Soph., 189); Cody Williams-Basinger (Frosh., 189)

Season outlook: The Pirates return a strong core of letterwinners from last year’s squad. Look for Bluffton to creep toward the top of the NWC this winter.

Columbus Grove

Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Eric Siefker, 3

Last year’s record/finish: second in NWC, 8-3

Returning letterwinners: Tregg Keysor (Soph., district qualifier); Dylan Kleman (Jr., district qualifier); Brandon Benroth (Soph.); Hunter Giesige (Soph.); Marty Stever (Jr.); Dakota Fischer (Sr., district alt.); Gavin Windau (Jr., district alt.); Greg Martin (Sr., district qualifier)

Promising newcomers: Anthony Spangler (Soph.); Adam Johnson (Soph.); Robert Lindeman (Soph.); Eric Otto (Soph.); Kenny Smith (Soph.); Bobby Lopez (Soph.)

Season outlook: The Columbus Grove program is coming off a very impressive second-place finish in the NWC. With eight returning letterwinners, the Bulldogs look to be in the hunt once again.

Delphos Jefferson

Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Jeff Rex, 11

Last year’s record/finish: fifth at NWC, 4-9

Returning letterwinners: Curtis Miller (Jr., 215, state qualifier in 2010); Joey Lindeman (Sr., 140); Jacob Leach (Sr., 189); Darren Edinger (Jr., 140); Austin Lee (Soph., 130); Chris Truesdale (Soph. 140); Geoff Ketcham (Soph., 285)

Season outlook: The Wildcats are hoping to build around their seven returners. Miller, a state qualifier at 189, is hoping to make it back to the state tournament.

Delphos St. John’s

Division: III

Conference: Midwest Athletic Conference

Coach, years at school: Derek Sterling, 2

Last year’s record/finish: 5-3

Returning letterwinners: Joey Grubenhoff (Sr., 215); Aaron Merschman (Sr., 125); Ryan Musser (Sr., 140); Adam Haunhorst (Jr., 189); Logan Heiing (Jr., 189); Logan Looser (Jr., 145); Brock Bonifas (Soph., 171); Will Buettner (Soph., 130); Aaron Deffenbaugh (Soph., 130); Brett Schwinnen (Soph., 160); Luke Wrasman (Soph., 152)

Promising newcomers: Cole Helms (Jr., 285); Austin Martin (Frosh., 130)

Season outlook: The Blue Jays have10 letterwinners back, which should help pave the way for another successful season.


Division: II

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Kevin Bowers, 20

Last year’s record/finish: sixth at WBL, 9-8

Returning letterwinners: Austin Arbogast (Soph., 103, state alternate); Nick Pauff (Soph., 112, district qualifier); Adam Troyer (Jr., 125); Rodney Hunlock (Soph., 130-135); Zach Green (Jr., 140); Tyler Dunlap (Jr., 135, district qualifier); Ian Dukehart (Jr., 160); Nickoli Sackinger (Soph., 171); Nate Sackinger (Sr., 215, district qualifier)

Promising newcomers: Riley Overholt (Frosh., 103); Tyler Smith (Frosh., 152); Bruce Gessel (Soph., 160)

Season outlook: Elida returns a strong nucleus of wrestlers. The Bulldogs look to be competitive in the WBL this season.

Indian Lake

Division: II

Conference: Central Buckeye Conference

Coach, years at school: Scott Tressler, 3

Last year’s record/finish: 3-1 (1-1 CBC)

Returning letterwinners: Blake Hopkins (Soph., 119); Derrick Bingaman (Jr., 119); Chris Schulz (Sr., 135); Kurtis Gibbons (Soph., 140); Shylar McIntire (Jr., 145); Chandler Golden (Jr., 160); John Schultz (Jr., 171); Chris Kindle (Soph., 125); Calvin Davis (Soph., 130)

Promising newcomers: Reyse Wallbrown (Frosh., 103); LJ Henderson (Frosh., 135); Ben Wahl (Frosh., 145); Steven Cummins (Jr., 152); Wes Baker (Sr., 285); Brian Schilling (Soph., 189)

Season outlook: Indian Lake is hoping some of its younger athletes will step up this season.

Lima Central Catholic

Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Pat Murphy, 24

Last year’s record/finish: third in NWC

Returning letterwinners: Cody Hahn (Sr., 145); David Gremling (Jr., 171); Jared Eley (Soph., 130); Brandon McCormick (Soph., 119); Jake Tremoulis (Soph., 152); Bobby Sunderhaus (Soph., 160)

Promising newcomers: Tyler Garcia (Frosh., 160); Curtis John (Frosh., 130/135); Spencer Lake (Frosh., 125)

Season outlook: LCC will have a slow start to its season, with the success of the football program. However, the coaching staff feels the team should improve as the season progresses.

Lima Senior

Division: I

Conference: Greater Buckeye Conference

Coach, years at school: P.J. Fought, first

Last year’s record/finish: N/A

Returning letterwinners: Brady Shafer, Tyler Burden, Matt Hammons, Andreas Williams, Alex Wick

Promising newcomers: Austin Long, Jordan Ragland, Darquavious Brown, LaQuan Odom, Chris Proby

Season outlook: With just five returning letterwinners, the Spartans are hopeful the newcomers can step up and fill in some of the weight classes.


Division: III

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Al Urban, 14

Last year’s record/finish: seventh at WBL

Returning letterwinners: Jeff Siefker (Sr., 171, state alternate at 160); Draven Delgado (Sr., 145); Collin Hanneman (Sr., 140); Dylan McFarland (Sr., 160); Brandon Weller (Sr., 189); Matt Wood (Sr., 285); Mathias Klausing (Jr., 130); Dallas Patino (Jr., 135); Wyatt Karhoff (Soph., 215)

Promising newcomers: Max Inniger (Jr., 285); Austin Escobedo (Soph., 112); Ryan Cramer (Soph., 140); Derek Ebbeskotte (Frosh., 152); Jacob Wells (Soph., 189)

Season outlook: The Titans have nine varsity wrestlers returning this season. Look for O-G to improve on last year’s performance.


Division: II

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Josh Neilson, 2

Last year’s record/finish: N/A

Returning letterwinners: Josh Hemker (Jr., 112/119); Nick Hanenkratt (Sr., 215); Nick Flint (Sr., 152); Brandon Jarrel (Jr., 285); Derek Shrider (Jr., 160/171); Brandon Antoine (Sr., 119/125)

Promising newcomers: Taylor Deatrick (Frosh., 119); Chazz Hahn (Frosh., 160-171); Ryan Schindler (Frosh., 189); Ryelee Collins (Frosh., 125/130); Caleb Plotts (Soph., 112/119); Sidney Salinis (Frosh., 103.112)

Season outlook: Paulding will be young, so how the freshmen handle the varsity competition will be an important piece of the puzzle for the Panthers.


Division: II

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Josh Inglis, 2

Last year’s record/finish: fourth in WBL, 8-8

Returning letterwinners: Kane Plaugher, Trace Plaugher, Joe Arthur, Brady Croft, Colin McDermitt, Kyle Miller, Jadyn Trent, Wade Shaw, Jesse Delmotte, Will Madley, Curtis Adkins

Promising newcomers: Zach Ault, Casey Cameron, Mike Dunifon, Jack Gould, Kody Hollar, Adam Knott, Blake Kohlhorst, Andrew Madley, Steve Malueg, Rory Scott, Sam Smith, Mike Wise and Kolton Wince.

Season outlook: With 11 returning varsity wrestlers, the Indians look to be very competitive this season.


Division: III

Conference: Northwest Conference

Coach, years at school: Tom Wegesin, 15

Last year’s record/finish: fourth in NWC, 4-6

Returning letterwinners: Cory Binkley (Soph., 135); Jonas Johnson (Sr., 145); John Smith (Soph., 152); Tyler Shumate (Jr., 160); Jake Bellows (Soph., 171); Lucas Shumate (Soph., 171); Jacob Yahl (Soph., 189); Lucas Krouskop (Soph., 215)

Promising newcomers: Trevor Bockey (Frosh., 103); Ashley King (Frosh., 112); Kyler Oden (Frosh., 135); Kyle Sawmiller (Soph., 135); Aaron Hefner (Soph., 140); Dustan Lucas (Frosh., 152); Gabe Yahl (Frosh., 160); Devin Chappell (Sr., 160); Derek Wiles (Jr., 215); Devin Hinojosa (Sr., 285)

Season outlook: The Bearcats look to improve on last season’s performance.

Van Wert

Division: II

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Jerry Ramsay, 31

Last year’s record/finish: 10-7 (5-4 WBL); third in WBL

Returning letterwinners: Zach Burk (Jr., 125); Sean Dorsch (Jr., 130); Daniel Thompson (Soph., 140/145); Joe Speakman (Jr., 135/140); Jordan Daniels (Soph., 135/140); Steven Kopp (Soph., 171); Terrin Contreras (Soph., 285); James Hardman (Jr., 285); Connor Massillo (Sr., 152, 2010 state placer); Cory Hirschy (Sr., district qualifier)

Season outlook: The Cougars have a good mix of youth and experience. Van Wert’s coaching staff is hoping the younger wrestlers will come of age as the season progresses.


Division: II

Conference: Western Buckeye League

Coach, years at school: Jason Rostorfer, 11

Last year’s record/finish: 20-1, WBL co-champions, sectional runner-up, seventh at state

Returning letterwinners: Logan Erb (Sr., 215, state champion); John Martin (Soph., 103, state qualifier); Jake Beemer (Sr., 119, state placer); Nathan Valentine (Soph., 125); Michael Neu (Sr., 130); Josh Windle (Soph., 135); Morgan Wiseman (Sr., 140); Caden Mauk (Sr., 145); Holden Hengstler (Soph., 152); Alce Brown (Soph., 160); Brad Fleck (Sr., 285), Connor Pickens (Jr., 189)

Promising newcomers: Austin Beard (Sr., 171); Colt Place (Frosh); Justin Dauch (Frosh.); Jordan Kaeck (Frosh.); Jacob Laman (Soph., 112); Robbie Eberle (Jr., 135)

Season outlook: With 12 returning letterwinners, including Logan Erb (state champ at 215), Jake Beemer (state placer) and John Martin (state qualifier), the Redskins look to be the favorite in the WBL.

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