By KENN STAUB for D9and10Sports.com
Corry Beavers (18-4 dual meet record)
Head coach Mark Munsee knows repeating the Beavers’s success last season might be difficult with the loss of four very talented wrestlers. That being noted, the Corry cupboards are not bare and he has a strong group of seniors and juniors he believes can bring the team through whatever difficulties the current season might present. Seniors Lucas Munsee (44-9) was district runner-up last season and placed eighth at states in the 106-pound class, Dylan Gourley (31-15) qualified for regionals at 160 pounds (he also qualified as a sophomore), and Shawn Proctor (29-16) who was a regional qualifier at 220 pounds. Juniors include Hayden Linkerhof (40-7), a two-time regional qualifier who did so at 195 pounds last season, and Xavier Reyda (37-16), a regional qualifier at 285 pounds. Logan Hodak and Hayden Tomcho are a pair of promising freshmen. Munsee, the first state place winner for Corry since 2014, needs 13 wins to reach 100. Coach Munsee is proud of the wrestling community at Corry and the ability of its members to unite and support each other. Assistant coaches are Andy Gourley, Travis Proper, Jared Johnson, Larry Harrington, Lon Peterson, Austin Gillihan, Jack Gill, Jay Gill, and Mike Munsee.
Eisenhower Knights (13-4 dual meet record)
For head coach Kris Black one of the keys to success in the coming season is by finding a way to stay in the moment, taking things a day at a time and reassessing on the fly. This will involve bringing the younger grapplers up to the intensity level of a varsity room, improving skills through drill, and just improving as a whole. Fortunately, Black can look to a quartet of grapplers to provide leadership to help him achieve this; seniors Easton Hedman (27-10 at 132 pounds) and Jacob Williams (9-17 at 126 pounds) and juniors Cale Black (37-10) and Gannon Jaquay (30-15). Black is a two-time state qualifier, finishing sixth at 220 pounds in 2019-2020. Jacquay is a two-time regional qualifier, doing so at 138 pounds last year. Freshmen Tucker Lindell and Cole Kellogg could crack the varsity line-up. Black is joined on the bench by assistants Dennis Johnson and Jared Lindell.
Youngsville Eagles (0-8 dual meet record)
An in-depth preview of the Eagles can be found here.
Warren Dragons (9-10 dual meet record)
First-year head coach Ted Carrington knows this season’s circumstances will pose a challenge, but nonetheless is looking for his squad to build intensity and stamina on the mat. To do this, he sees team bonding being key, with the upperclassmen taking his younger grapplers under their wings. Returning is three-time regional qualifier Joey Arnold (27-7), a senior who was a district runner-up last year at 160 pounds. Senior Donovan Fiscus was a regional qualifier as a freshman and sophomore. Last year he was 11-6 at 138/132 pounds. Carrington’s ultimate goal is to build a team of young athletes who are students first and will grow to contribute to society. His assistants are John Hamm and Steve Siliano.
More District 10 team previews can be found here.