Head coach: Brad Loveday, 20th season
Returning lettermen: Five
Top wrestlers: Reece Thornton (So.), Salvador Heredia (Sr.), Jesse Jones (So.), Garrett Bowen (Sr.), Jon Stewart (Jr.), Chris Thornton (Sr.)
Outlook: Reece Thornton, who is expected to wrestle at 195 pounds this season, placed second at 170 pounds in last year’s Class 2A state meet.
Heredia (113) placed fourth at state last year and second in 2015. Jones (132) was fifth in the state meet, and Bowen (182) took second in the Southern Region meet last year.
They’re among five returning lettermen for the Panthers.
“This team will be very good at the low weights and heavier weights, with a hole in the middle of the lineup,” Loveday said. “We have some good incoming freshmen, and Jesse Jones will be over his football injury by late December.”