Coach: Tom Weissend
Years: Fifth season
Last year: Second in Saginaw Valley Conference
Losses: Tae Pendleton, Aaron DuPree, Shaquile Polacek, Jack Baker
Returning: Malik Dawkins, Jr., Darien Vaughn, Jr., D’Mario Blue, Sr., Lorenzo Redmond, Sr., Herbie Keskes, Sr., Devon Schofield, Sr., Jerron Thomas, Sr., Demetric Hall, Jr.
Season Overview: Dawkins is ranked fourth in the state at 145 pounds by michigangrappler.com after placing sixth in the state finals at 140 last March. Thomas is ranked fourth at 215, Keskes is seventh at 171 and Hall is ninth at 103. Weissend also has his son, 2012 state champion Jake Weissend, joining him on the coaching staff to help with a half-dozen promising freshmen.
“We have a good freshmen class and a lot of good experience coming back, so I’m really looking forward to this year,” said Tom Weissend. — D.N.