2015-16 Centennial Wrestling Capsule


Head coach: Steven Wike, seventh season

Returning lettermen: Five

Top wrestlers: Nico Antuna (So.), Ryan Pierce (Sr.)

Outlook: The Bulldogs return only five lettermen after graduating 11 seniors last year.

Antuna, who probably will wrestle at 132 pounds, finished fourth at 106 pounds in the state meet last year. Pierce (113) also was a state qualifier last year after finishing second in the Sunset Region meet and is in his fourth year on varsity.

“Centennial has a young team, hungry for experience,” Wike said. “We had a great offseason, with many young wrestlers making great gains in the weight room and on the mat.

“We are also excited to have young, dedicated wrestlers like Richard Kilgore, Preston Altman and Arath Rangel earn their varsity stripes,” added Wike, who also highlighted third-year wrestler Tucker Edwards.

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