High school wrestling capsules

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Central Tigers

* Coach: James Brake, 6th year

* State qualifiers returning: None.

* Team strengths: "Success for us isn't going to be a state title. You've got to be realistic," Brake said. "We'll look at Day One, then a day at the end of the season, and see where we are then. ... That's how we're going to measure our success."

* Challenges: "We're young and inexperienced," Brake said. "We've got 12 freshmen on our roster, and of our five seniors, none are four-year wrestlers."

* Roster: Seniors -- Darrian Black, 170; Chris Bryant, Hwt.; Alex Davis-Certer, 152; Tremaine Grant, 145; JayMar Wiseman, 160. Juniors -- Kent Bernhardt, 132; Bryce Greer, 195; Ethan Groshong, 160; Darville Hopkins, Hwt.; James Scheller, 170. Sophomores -- Deandre Banks, 195; Travis Bowers, 126; Jordan Franklin, 152; Angelo Gonzalez, 145; Keyman Lane, 220; T.J. MacDonald, 220; T.J. Marquis, 182; Brennan Redinger, 113; Nathan Stearns, 145; Jamarcus Sykes, 106. Freshmen -- Tony Aleksandrov, 126; Zach Kelley, 126; Tyzaiireon Moore, 120; Trevon Nicholson, 152; Nick Pool, 120; Dayton Purcell, 160; Sam Rees, 120; Bailey Sheehan, 126; E'Davion Wade, 138; Logan Wright, 113.

Jackson Indians

* Coach: Steve Wachter, 31st year

* State qualifiers returning: 3 (Jarrett Reisenbichler, So., 106 pounds; Dyland Rush, Jr., 145/152 pounds; Kodi Byrd, Sr., 113 pounds)

* Team strengths: "We've got good team balance," Wachter said. "Our work ethic right now has been tremendous. We've got good leadership among our seniors."

* Challenges: "Our biggest challenge is keeping up with the times," Wachter said. "We've got to kind of up our level (of competition)."

* Roster: Seniors -- Chris Reed, 160/171; Kodi Byrd, 113; Stone Selsor, 132; Jackson Rushin, 152/160. Juniors -- Tyler Rush, 138/145; Dylan Rush, 145/152; Chris Collier, 195; Clay Darnell, 220. Sophomores -- Ryan Baker, 132/138; Jarrett Reisenbichler, 106; Preston Hobeck, Hwt; Josh Stone, 182; Clay Collier, 152. Freshmen -- Micah Collier, 126; Jake Byrd, 120.

Notre Dame Bulldogs

* Coach: Marc Stevener, 4th year

* State qualifiers returning: 4 (Trever Folts, Sr., 195; Caleb Heisserer, Jr., 126; Alex Elsey, Sr., 170)

* Team strengths: "We've improved every year," Stevener said. "We'll be strong this year if not for injuries."

* Challenges: Lack of numbers. Said Stevener: "We'll give up 20-24 points in dual meets" because of forfeits.

* Roster: Seniors -- Alex Elsey, 170; Trever Foltz, 195; Austin Harter, 138; Tyler Hulshof, 160. Juniors -- Caleb Heisserer, 126; Matthew Lathum, 145; Sam Moses, Hwt.; Nick Pfau, 152; Joseph Tuede, 160. Sophomores -- Noah Huff, 106; Brendan Scholl, 120.

From staff reports

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