Dreher wrestling coach Jason Sandifer has set some realistic, achievable goals for his team this winter.
“Once again this year we will work to compete for a region title as well as a spot in the state playoffs, and produce a handful of individual AAA state qualifiers,” said the second-year Blue Devils coach.
“I’ve been very excited by the results of the hard work that several of our kids have put in on their own during the off-season. We have a lot of potential returning to our program this year as well as several first-year wrestlers who look to be promising in the future.”
Dreher finished with a 12-11 dual match record last season and qualified for the Class 3A state playoffs by finishing second to Airport in Region 5-3A.
The Blue Devils welcome back seven starters from a year ago – junior Michael Doctor (103), sophomore Sheldon Melvin (119), junior Leif Kays (125), senior Donovan Reep (135), junior Nick Webb (152), senior Zack Smith (171) and junior Chris Green (215).
Freshman Chris Bloch (112) and Tyrell Speech (130) are newcomers to watch.