Spring Valley’s wrestling team was dealt an overwhelmingly inexperienced hand last season with the result being a 4-13 dual match record. The much-more seasoned Vikings are looking for better things in 2009-10.
“I felt like we matched up well against five teams on our schedule and we won four of those matches,” said coach Rob Wells.
“Last year’s team battled through a lot, and had to grow up in a hurry. I’m cautiously optimistic this season. We have a number of young kids each year and this year is no different, but we do have a good bit of senior leadership and that will help things along.”
The projected startling lineup this time around includes freshman Kyle Stiffler (103), junior Ariel Roblero (112), sophomore Quevin Simmons (125), senior Anthony Verdugo (130), junior Antonio Williams (145), freshman Matthew Evans (152), senior John Taylor (160), junior Justin Hennix (171), senior Jarred Quenga (189), senior Nathan Weaver (215) and sophomore David DeMary (285).
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Newcomers to watch are sophomore Denzel Hart (119), junior Pedro Martinez (135) and senior Chris Johnson (140).