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2018-19 Spring Valley Wrestling Capsule

SPRING VALLEY

Head coach: Fred Meyer, 15th season

Returning lettermen: Fourteen

Top wrestlers: Andres Garcia (Sr.), Bryan Lovett (Sr.), Ryan Mitchell (Jr.), Michael Canada (Sr.), Christian Nishi-Rivera (Jr.), Porter Abbott (Sr.), Daniel Hristov (Jr.), Robert Graham (Sr.), Elijah Brooks (Sr.)

Outlook: After finishing sixth in last year’s Class 4A state meet, the Grizzlies have all the ingredients to be a championship contender.

Garcia, who likely will wrestle at 138 pounds, won the state title at 132 last year. Lovett (120) was the state runner-up at 113, and Mitchell (113) finished fourth at 106.

Canada (145) and Nishi-Rivera (120) also competed at state, and Abbott (195) narrowly missed a state berth, finishing fourth in the Sunset Region.

Hristov (132) had 35 victories, and Graham (126) had 25 wins last season.

“Spring Valley returns its entire lineup from last year’s sixth-place finish, and we are looking to scrap with teams come February,” Meyer said. “We are hoping to be competing at our best during the last two weeks of the season.”

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