Losing five seniors from a team that had 17 wins and qualified for the Class 2A state playoffs, Pelion enters the 2009-10 wrestling season with mixed feelings.
“Hopefully we’ll have a winning season in what might be a rebuilding year,” said coach Mike Griffin.
“The goal is to qualify as many as we can for state competition at the end of the season.”
Pelion’s returning starters include Jacob Huggins (125), Will Eplion (135), Alex Koon (140), John Patterson (145), team captain Chris Settle (160), Nick Nuzzi (189) and Ray Middleswarth (heavyweight).
Newcomers to watch include freshman David Moris (103), sophomore Lauren Lucas (215), sophomore Brandon Harr (119/125), freshman Billy Vacharasin (119), sophomore Cody Batchelor (160), sophomore Jason Chavis (160) and freshman Jordan Rieger (112).