The Class A Regional title Leo won last year might be difficult to defend with state semifinalist James Foy (138 pounds) moving on to Harper College, where he is thriving. But an experienced group of veterans led by Marco Gonzalez (138), Jordan Anderson (152), Jalen Harris (170) and Do’ron Gee (192) should keep the Lions moving in the right direction.

Overall wrestling participation is up thanks to an influx of freshmen, some of whom could become contributors as they gain experience.