Wrestlers to watch this season

Preston Bowshier, Kenton Ridge, jr., 132: Moved from seventh in the state as a freshman to fifth last season after making semis.

Jordan Branham, Miamisburg, sr., 138: Three-time state qualifier; still looking to leave Columbus with hardware for the first time.

Garrett Conner, Centerville, sr., 182: Finished 40-3 last season; fifth at D-I state at 195.

Nick Corba, Beavercreek, sr., 170: Former state placer returns for senior year after dropping heartbreaking decision to eventual state champ.

Jacob Danishek, Dayton Christian, jr., 145: Silenced critics last with run through state en route to second state title.

Adam Sams, Fairfield, sr., 145: Three-time state qualifier seeking to become Indians’ seventh four-time qualifier.

Matt Denlinger, Fairmont, sr., 132: One-time state placer, aims to go out on a high note with Firebirds.

Bo Jordan, Graham, sr., 160: Possibly the state’s best wrestler, if not the nation, seeks fourth state title. Leads Falcons along with cousin Micah (132) as squad looks for 13th straight D-II state team title.

Cordell Byrd, Ross, sr., 140: Two-time state qualifier looking to reach the podium

Cameron Kelly, Bellbrook, so., 113: Claimed school’s first state title last season as a freshman after winning at 106.

Michael May, Eaton, so., 106: Returns at 106 after finishing fifth as a freshman, reaching D-II state semis.

Matt Middleton, Franklin, sr., 132: Two-time state qualifier still looking for a long stay in Columbus.

Devin Nye, Springfield, jr., 220: Finished 46-5 last season and missed placing at state.

Austin Reese, Mechanicsburg, jr., 138: Two-time state placer; runner-up last season.

Jason Sandlin, Carlisle, so., 132: State semifinalist last season as a freshman, finished third.

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