Westfall returns six district qualifiers to its lineup this season as the Mustangs work to extend their impressive dynasty of Scioto Valley Conference championships to eight consecutive championships.
“For us our focus is the same,” Westfall coach William Breyer said. “It is about getting better as a team and keep growing as a program. This year our talented juniors and seniors are returning multiple district qualifiers and a state alternate. “So, we are hoping with hard work we will have some success. Our sophomore class wants to prove a point that they belong. Then we have a freshmen class of 14 wrestlers, so we need to develop and grow them.”
Senior Antony Hoty is a two-time state alternate and will wrestle either at 113 or 120 pounds this season.
Senior Wayne Kitchen is a two-time returning district qualifier and will wrestle either at 138 or 144 pounds.
The Mustangs also have two more senior returning district qualifiers in Tim Ward (132-138 pounds) and Hunter Probasco (285).
Junior Bryce Wickline is a two-time returning district qualifier who will wrestle between 165 and 175 pounds.
Junior Gage Bolt is a returning district qualifier and addition to the program who will wrestle between 165 and 175 pounds.
Breyer highlighted the need to build depth and experience.
The long-time Westfall coach also wanted to compliment the district on the support the wrestling program is getting.
“This year we start the season with great support from our school with new singlets, new wrestling mats, and a new wrestling room,” he said.
The Mustangs open the season on Saturday when they host the Butcher-Green Memorial Tournament.