Whittington's Outlook: "Everyone's wondering if we're going to be as good as last year. We've won 37 straight duals (3-0 this year) but we've lost three wrestlers with a combined 150 wins last year. You just don't replace them. We're also fighting the flu season. If we can get through the flu season and our kids from last year step up like we think they can, we'll be all right."
Coach: Scott Fortney, 1st season
Last season's record: 27-6
Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Devin Abshire (46-7, 76-14 career, 5th in state), Andre McDonald (40-5, 5th in state), Drew Day (23-14, state qualifier), Warren Stewart, Rob Osuch (30-18); Juniors Chantz Griffith (44-7, 4th in state), Dustin Householder (275, 40-14, 6th in state), Ryan Smith (20-16).
Top Newcomers: Senior Ryan Fierro; Sophomores Tyler Moore, Danny Schneider, Steve Reynolds, Daryl Dorsey, Justin Hawes, Evan Whelan, Artie Badger, Sam Wyndham.
Fortney's Outlook: "The team is looking for a good year with the return of four state placewinners, a number of wrestlers who showed improvement last year, and a large group of sophomores with junior high experience. With an upgraded schedule, improvement over last year's record might be tough even if we have a better team. We will be wrestling very tough competition to prepare for the post season and have several individuals with high aspirations at states."