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TONY CASTRO Hernando Today correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 05:14 PM

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Sean Nguyen

106 pounds

Nature Coast– Junior

COMMENTS: Three-year letterman … First-time All- County selection … As a freshman went 9-16 overall and was a district runner-up … There was no sophomore jinx behind an outstanding 43-15 campaign. Tied the school record with 31 pins; finished one victory shy of qualifying for states … Enjoyed a phenomenal junior campaign posting a county-best 52-8 won-lost mark featuring 27 pins … Set a county record – spanning 40 years – for most wins in a season (52), besting previous record held by Cody Ross and Nick Soto of Springstead and Sergio Matos of Central (50) … Won five tourneys (Mulberry and Boca Ciega Duals, Springstead and Citrus Invitationals, and 2A-II at St. Cloud) … Entering his senior year was named All-American at prestigious meets in Virginia Beach and Fargo … Needs 51 matches to pass Carter Bolesta (195) in all-time matches at Nature Coast … Needs 30 wins to surpass Bolesta (133) as the Sharks' career leader in victories … Needs 10 pins to leap past Tyler Forand (69) for Sharks' most career pins.

QUOTES: "What an impressive rise. I remember having to beg him and his mother to compete for us. Now, he's returning as an All-American from Fargo. … What I like most? He absorbs things so quickly. … The older he's gotten, the more goals he's set for himself. I think he has the best chance to be NCT's first state champion. … I'll drive by Veterans (Memorial Park) and I'll see this little man running – sure enough, it's Sean pushing himself during the summer. … We're loading the schedule for him to have a chance to become one of Hernando County's best wrestlers next year."

- Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra 

Michael McDonald

113 pounds

Springstead – Freshman

COMMENTS: First-time All-County selection … Made an immediate impact winning his initial six matches including going 5-0 at the Deltona Duals … Captured two IBT (individually bracketed tournaments) at the 30th Kiwanis Invitational and 2A-7 – both at Hernando … Advanced to states thanks to his regional runner-up finish at St. Cloud … At states, he pinned his first opponent before uncharacteristically dropping his next two bouts … Finished 36-11 overall with 24 pins … Placed fourth or better in eight of the 10 tourneys in which he competed.

QUOTES: "Had a bad state tournament, but otherwise had a great season. … He's cut from the same cloth as (two-time state champion) Nick (Soto). … Even though he's a sophomore, he's one of the leaders in the room. He's a verbal guy who is such a hard-worker."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen  


Stephen Pavao

120 pounds

Springstead – Junior

COMMENTS: Three-year letterman … First-time All-County selection … Went 13-8 as a freshman fill-in with six pins; placed third in districts and went 2-2 in regionals … Nearly doubled his total as a sophomore sporting a 24-16 slate with 12 pins. Finished as a district runner-up and again finished 2-2 in regionals … Despite missing some mat time as a junior due to illness, notched a personal-best 27-11 campaign with 14 pins … Went unbeaten at the Deltona Duals (5-0) before capturing his first-ever IBT event in the Flagler Invitational at Bunnell-Flagler Palm Coast … Finished as a district runner-up before going 5-1 and placing third in the Region of Doom, aka 2A-II, at St. Cloud … In his first-ever state tourney he went 1-2, dropping two one-point matches.

QUOTES: "What a great year Stephen had! Before this year he was kind of the guy who didn't really have a weight class. He bounced around a lot. … This year he was locked in on one weight class and I think that really helped. … He's not the most technical wrestler you're going to see. … He's definitely an effort guy who wants to win so bad, you instantly root for him. … Had a huge win in regionals against Citrus to help him advance to states. … Though he didn't place at states, he wrestled extremely well."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen     

Jordan Rivera

126 pounds

Springstead – Sophomore

COMMENTS: Gifted athlete … Two-year letterman … Repeat All-County selection … Two-time state placer … Exploded on to the scene as a talented freshman collecting 44 wins in 53 bouts, featuring 24 pins … Broke in as a district champion and lost in overtime finishing as a regional runner-up … Also that season, went 5-1 in his initial state tournament with three pins to place third … Though he missed the 2012 Ippolito Tourney in Brandon, Rivera placed fourth or better in all nine events in which he competed … Compiled a fine 36-6 slate with 15 pins … Went 5-0 at Deltona Duals and captured gold at Kiwanis Invitational (for the second time), repeated as district champion in 2A-7 and added regional champ to his resume behind three pins and a major decision … Went 4-1 at states to place third. Only state loss was to Miami-Belen Jesuit senior and eventual state champion Esteban Gomez-Rivera, 3-0.

QUOTES: "Jordan is a tremendous athlete. … Has wrestled since he was a tyke. … His athleticism and vast experience had led to his success. … He's a guy who wrestles with a lot of confidence in himself."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen       

Josh Herrera

132 pounds

Springstead – Freshman

COMMENTS: Excellent student, who is home-schooled … First-time All-County selection … Like Rivera in 2011, Herrera opened the season with a bang featuring six straight wins after missing the Deltona Duals and Cougar Invitational in Tampa due to a preseason injury … Placed second or better in all eight tourneys he participated in … Captured the gold medal at Kiwanis, Springstead and Flagler Invitationals, and 2A-7 and 2A-II Meets … Became the first SHS grappler since Jimmy Stevenson in 1996-97 to capture districts and regionals as a freshman … Went 3-1 at states losing in the final to Orange Park-Ridgeview junior Jamarius Jackson, 10-5 … Finished 30-3 overall with 15 pins … Enjoyed winning streaks of 12 and 11 matches.

QUOTES: "Josh is technically very sound. … When he steps on the mat he brings an all business-type attitude. … He's a very quiet kid; kind of the opposite of Jordan (Rivera)."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen    

Joe Russo

138 pounds

Springstead – Junior

COMMENTS: Three-year letterman … First-time All-County selection … For two years Russo competed mostly on JV and made a few cameo varsity appearances, compiling a combined 4-5 won-lost record … In his first full varsity season in 2011-12, Russo responded with a fine 34-11 campaign, featuring 13 pins … Opened with a 5-0 run at the Deltona Duals before capturing gold medals at the Kiwanis and Flagler Invitationals … After never competing in districts, he captured the 2A-7 Meet at Hernando … Went 4-1 to place third in regionals (only loss was to two-time state champ Brandon Jorge of Lake Gibson) … In his first state meet in Polk County, Russo finished 1-2 … Lost back-to-back matches once (at St. Cloud Invitational).

QUOTES: "Following the same path as Scott Wern and Thomas Gupton – who progressively got better in their careers. … Joe just keeps chipping away and chipping away. He's the kind of kid that the more time he invests, the more success he receives. … Was certainly in the running for our Most Improved Wrestler in 2011-12."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen      

Mitch Lambert

160 pounds

Nature Coast – Senior

COMMENTS: Three-year letterman … First-time All-County selection … As a freshman, he finished 22-27 with 11 pins and finished fourth in districts and 2-2 in regionals … Terrific sophomore season behind a 31-21 slate with 10 pins … Placed second in districts and earned a trip to states thanks to a fourth-place regional finish. Went 1-2 at states … After not competing as a junior, Lambert returned to the mats as a senior … Posted a career-best 46-10 mark … Went unbeaten at NCT Duals (6-0) and won the Ocala Forest and Springstead Invitationals … Finished runner-up in districts and regions, earning his second state berth … Went 4-2 at states to place fourth … Finished tied for first at NCT in most career trips to state (two) along with Tyler Forand, Scott Cronin and Carter Bolesta … Finished fourth all-time at NCT in matches (157), and fifth in career wins (99).

QUOTES: "What some people don't remember is that Mitch was a state qualifier as a sophomore. The one-year absence made him hungry to return. … The guy's a brute. (Sean) Nguyen will wrestle 60 times and not have a scratch. Mitch will wrestle in one tournament and will look like he just went toe-to-toe with a bear. It's just different styles. … Mitch wrestles nonstop and he's an in-your-face-type guy. … I played with a lot of intensity, so does Mitch. … We're going to miss that intensity in the room; that fire will be hard to replace."

- Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra 

Conor Ross

170 pounds

Springstead – Freshman

COMMENTS: Multi-purpose athlete who started at middle linebacker for the Eagles. Led SHS in tackles (78) … First-year All-County selection … Opened the season with seven straight wins including a perfect 5-0 run at the Deltona Duals … After going 3-2 at the rugged Durant Cougar Invitational in Tampa, Ross placed fourth or better across his next eight tournaments … He captured gold medals at the Kiwanis Invitational and 2A-7 Meet in Brooksville … Placed second in 2A-II at St. Cloud, losing only to Dunedin's Kyle Goodnoe … At states, Ross went 3-1 in Lakeland reaching the state final before losing to Goodnoe for the third time in three meetings, 3-1 … A model of consistency, Ross never suffered back-to-back losses across 44 bouts finishing 35-9 with 18 pins.

QUOTES: "Really smart kid. … He's been in our program (Spring Hill Wrestling Club) since he was a little kid. … Isn't in as many offseason tournaments as some of the other boys due to football. … What I like most? He's a go-getter. He listens well and then incorporates information into his technique. … Expecting bigger and better things next year. After states, he returned home as an All-American after winning at Virginia Beach."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen    

Ernesto "Tito" Padilla

182 pounds

Springstead – Senior

COMMENTS: Late-season move-in … First-time All-County selection … Competed in four meets and placed in three … Placed sixth at Ippolito and followed with a second-place finish in 2A-7 Meet at Hernando and the rugged 2A-II Meet at St. Cloud … At states in Lakeland he finished 2-2 … Finished 12-7 overall with three pins.

QUOTES: "Tito was a very quiet kid – similar to Josh (Herrera). … What I liked was whatever we were doing in the room he was doing it at 100 percent. … He was a big, strong kid. … It's too bad we didn't have him longer. … He really worked hard to improve."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen  


Thomas "Gump" Gupton

195 pounds

Springstead – Senior

COMMENTS: Three-year letterman … Repeat All-County selection … Two-time state qualifier … Broke into the lineup late into the 2009-10 season when another Eagle starter was ruled ineligible … Gupton, who sports a tattoo with GUMP on his arm, went 7-5 with one pin. He placed third in districts and went 0-2 in regionals … A year later, Gupton sizzled posting a 43-13 campaign with 15 pins … He captured the first of his two district championships and then placed fourth in regionals to earn his initial berth at states. In Lakeland, he was disappointed with a 1-2 finish … As a senior, he finished second or better in all 10 meets he competed … He opened the season with nine straight wins – including a perfect 5-0 run at the Deltona Duals – before losing Camden County (Ga.) senior Michael Johnson by criteria following four OTs at the Cougar Invitational in Tampa … From there, Gupton pieced together a career-best 20-match win skein that produced four gold medals (Kiwanis, St. Cloud, Springstead and Flagler Invitationals) before losing following the fourth OT via criteria to Lake City-Columbia's Monterance Allen in the Ippolito finals … Undaunted, Gupton pieced together another 11-match win streak including the 2A-7 title and his first-ever regional crown in 2A-II to return to states … His 10th and 11th wins in the streak were over Largo's Derrick Doss in 4 OTs via criteria and a 4-1 nod over Allen in the state semis … In the state finals, a poorly timed stalling call in the waning seconds snapped a 1-all tie and handed Charlotte's Davian Stuart a win, 2-1 … In 2011-12, Gupton finished 40-3 overall with 14 pins … Gupton closed his career 90-22 lifetime with 30 pins.

QUOTES: "Gump was a big, strong hoss. … Gump kind of followed the footsteps of some of our other successful heavier guys like Scott (Wern) and Kenny (Cox). … He figured out a style that was right for him. … In the end, that style brought matches to a snail's pace, but he was so well-conditioned he would win almost all the time. … Gump was also a great teammate and a leader. Whatever I asked him do he'd do it without question or hesitation. … He's one of the guys I'm going to miss most from this year's team."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen  

Jesse Gaudin

220 pounds

Hernando – Sophomore

COMMENTS: Two-year letterman … Repeat All-County selection … Multi-sport athlete, who also excels playing football … Made an immediate impact as a freshman winning 21-of-31 matches with 12 pins. Was upset in districts, finishing 1-2 … Outstanding sophomore season behind a 33-4 campaign, featuring a team-high 18 pins … Went unbeaten in the Sebastian River and Palmetto Tiger Duals (5-0), and won the prestigious Kiwanis Invitational, Ippolito Tourney at Brandon and 2A-7 Meet at Hernando … Pieced together three winning streaks of eight (twice) and 17 matches … Faltered at regionals in St. Cloud. Won two matches before dropping his last two bouts to be eliminated from the state series.

QUOTES: "I don't know what happened to Jesse at regionals, but he wasn't on his game. … To get to states you've got to bring your 'A' game during the entire (state) series. He didn't wrestle in St. Cloud like he did all season. … Fortunately, he's still got two years left. Hopefully, he carries the lessons learned from last year and uses that as motivation for the future."

- former Hernando head coach Bill Combs Sr.

John Dreggors

285 pounds

Springstead – Senior

COMMENTS: Four-year varsity letterman (first year at Citrus High before transferring to Springstead) … Three-time All-County selection … Rare four-time district champion (three-time district champ at Springstead) … Won back-to-back regional titles as a junior and senior … Rare four-time state qualifier and two-time state placer … Went from 38-5 as a freshman in Inverness to a 43-9 slate as a sophomore at SHS. Had Dreggors or Shawn Landgraff won one more match at states in 2010, SHS would have leapfrogged Oviedo and earned a state champion … As a junior, Dreggors strung together a 46-2 campaign featuring 39 pins … Despite all his success that season, was pinned in his finals match at states, denying him his coveted gold medal … As a senior, he missed the season's first three meets. Once he returned to the lineup, Dreggors dominated with 29 wins in 29 matches – featuring 23 pins … In all, Dreggors competed in seven tourneys and earned seven gold medals including the state gold medal by rallying to defeat Boca Raton-Olympic Heights' unbeaten senior Mike Kosoy in overtime, 4-2 … Dreggors concluded his stout SHS career 118-11 (91.4 percent), featuring 89 pins.

QUOTES: "John was one of the best heavyweights in the country. He was ranked either third or fourth. … When he opened up his attack he was probably the best heavyweight I've ever seen. … He's got numerous All-American honors and had a phenomenal prep career. … If you take all the county's best athletes -- Ed Chester or Jerome Brown in football, Tyler Bergantino in basketball and John in wrestling – he's the best athlete, period. If there are no distractions, John's an Olympian."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen  

Wrestlers of the Year

Sean "Buddha" Redman

145 pounds

Springstead – Senior

COMMENTS: Rare four-year varsity letterman … Rare four-time All-County selection … In one of the state's toughest weight classes, Redman responded by placing fourth or better in all 10 meets he competed in as a senior … He opened the season with seven straight wins – including a 5-0 run at the Deltona Duals … Buddha, as his friends call him, followed with back-to-back-to-back gold medal efforts at Kiwanis, St. Cloud and Springstead Invitationals … He strung together a 16-match winning streak until Jensen Beach's talented senior Mike Hess solved Redman in the fourth overtime at Flagler, 2-1 … A huge wake-up call ensued at Ippolito when No. 1-seeded Redman was upset by Bradenton-Manatee's Brett Barber, 4-3 … From there, Buddha never lost another match closing out his prep career with 14 straight wins … In the process, he captured his second district title and first-ever regional crown. He solved his longtime nemesis, Chase Krutsky of Lake Gibson, in the regional finals, 3-0 … At states, Redman went 4-0 including a brilliant 5-2 nod over Hess for a 2A gold medal … Redman ranks third all-time in matches at SHS (189), fourth in pins (94) and seventh in wins (143).

QUOTES: "It's cheesy to say but Sean was the little engine that could. … It was a great storyline of a guy who just kept going, kept grinding and never quit. For three years, we had guys that just pummeled Sean. Then as a senior, his practice partner was Cody (Ross), so he was beat up some more. … Give Sean credit, he came back after every beating. Then a weekend tournament would arrive and he would destroy guys on the mats. … I think not having any weight issues was huge for Sean. He always had to cut weight to make our lineup before his senior year. … A huge turning point was when Buddha beat (Chase) Krutsky at regionals. Krutsky had his number for three-plus years. Lake Gibson people thought Krutsky was a lock in that weight class until Buddha won. … Then at states, Buddha dominated Mikey Hess for the gold medal. He really deserved it."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen        

"Redman really stepped up and became the team leader as a senior. It's like he always had tough guys in front of him and now it was his time to shine. … As a coach, you could see him gaining confidence each week. … You got to tip your cap when you look at the guys that Redman beat to earn that gold medal. He beat some really tough kids to get to the top of the podium."

- Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra

"A sportswriter once told me that at Springstead, their motto is 'Steel sharpens steel.' That's so true when I look at Redman and (Cody) Ross. … Redman had this never-say-die attitude out there. There was never any quit. Even in the toughest of matches he'd figure out a way to win a match."

- former Central head coach Rich Drumheller

"Redman really flipped the switch as a senior. He really turned it up a notch. He became an animal. … I'm proud of the kid; he really grew up."

- Weeki Wachee head coach Joe Felice

"In wrestling, the more work you put in, the greater the reward. That's so true with the Springstead kids. Redman deserves a lot of credit – he won in one of the toughest weight classes in the state."

- former Hernando head coach Bill Combs Sr.  

Cody Ross

152 pounds

Springstead – Senior

COMMENTS: Four-year letterman … Four-year All- County selection … Three-time County Wrestler of the Year … Looked at by many coaches and fans as the finest grappler Hernando County has ever produced … Went unbeaten in six dual-meet tournaments and captured the gold medal in 25 IBTs (individually bracketed tournaments) … Holds or shares the Hernando County record – spanning four decades – for most career matches (200), career wins (186), career winning percentage (93.0), most state finals (four), most state placings (four), most state titles (three), most district titles (four) and most wins at states (15), and ranks second in pins (98) … Signed a letter-of-intent to wrestle collegiately at Division I University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill … Capped his prep career as senior behind a 44-3 campaign with 28 pins … Placed third or better in all 10 meets he competed … Went unbeaten at Deltona Duals (5-0) while carving out six IBT wins at Kiwanis, St. Cloud, Springstead, Flagler, 2A-7 at Hernando and 2A states in Polk County … Opened his fourth season with eight wins to extend his win skein to 31 matches before losing to Trott in Cougar Invitational finals in overtime, 3-1 … Pieced together another 24-match winning streak until Brandon senior Travis Berridge solved Ross in the fourth OT of the Ippolito finals, 5-2 … Celebration senior J.J. Francis denied Ross his third regional title behind a 3-1 upset in the 2A-II semis, 3-1 … Despite the upset, Ross closed out his career with six straight wins including a 4-0 run at states for his third gold medal … Ross, who opened his career with a pin, closed it with a pin over Fort Myers-Riverdale senior Miguel Rivera in the 152-pound state final.

QUOTES: "What's not to say about Cody? Just look at the record book. … Even with all the success that Cody's had there's been some self-doubt. … He wrestled a particular style that featured safety first. He would not jeopardize his position. He was so much better on his feet and he knew it. … Against guys he knew he could beat he was so explosive and quick he'd pile up points in a blink. But if there was doubt, he wrestled extremely cautious. He did what worked for him – you can't blame him. … The thing I'll miss most is Cody Ross the competitor. … He's one of the best in the country. … Cody is a not a real vocal guy. But he'll be missed as a huge example for the rest of the guys. … Everywhere we went to, Cody was looked at as our ace. If no one else won, most folks figured Cody would win – and he typically did."

- Springstead head coach Eric Swensen

"To me across my eight years, Cody Ross is the best wrestler to come through Hernando County. … I love the way he carries himself; he's truly a class act. … No matter what happens on the mat, he'll say 'Hi' to guys and coaches, but he'll flip that (competitive) switch the second he steps on the mat. … To me, Cody doesn't just win; he beats the crap out of kids. He's the man."

- Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra  

"Cody is a very technically sound wrestler. … Honestly, I hated sending guys out there against him. … What I liked most? He never came across like a guy full of himself. He treated his opponents as equals."

- former Central head coach Rich Drumheller  

"I can't say that Cody was the best wrestler that ever came from Hernando County. What I will say is he's one of the best to ever come from Hernando County. … There's been a lot of great wrestlers come from here."

- former Hernando head coach Bill Combs Sr. 

"Cody is one of the best ever. He's definitely one of the elite wrestlers from our county. … Cody Ross makes wrestling look very easy and it isn't. It's like he makes it look like child's play. … When he's on, he's one of the most gifted wrestlers I've ever seen."

- Weeki Wachee head coach Joe Felice  


Coach of the Year

Eric Swensen    

Springstead – 8th Year

COMMENTS: Eighth-year mentor … Seven-time COY selection … Swensen's assistant, Sal Basile, was recognized last year as USA Wrestling's National Assistant Coach of the Year ... Under Swensen and Basile, SHS has captured 41 tournaments – including back-to-back state championships – which no Hernando County athletic program has ever achieved … All told, SHS won eight tourneys in 2010-11 and seven last winter … Under Swensen, the Eagles have collected eight district titles in eight years – totaling 26 district crowns across 32 seasons … The Spring Hill mat men have walked away with back-to-back regional titles, tying the county record set by Hall of Famer Bob Levija's 1997-98 squads … The Eagles have qualified 14 wrestlers to regionals for the past four years. Previously, SHS sent 14 grapplers to regionals three times in 24 years … Swensen's mat men went 7-0 in 2011-12 to help him join the 100-win club … In 40 years, only Swensen (101 wins), Levija, Central's Alan Solomon, Hernando's Matt Smith and Nature Coast's Mike Lastra have totaled more than 100 dual-meet wins in the county … Under Swensen, SHS has produced 59 district champions – only Levija has etched more in the county (103) … Levija also produced 40 regional champs; Swensen is next with 21 … Most importantly, 38 of Swensen's 62 state qualifiers have placed at states (61 percent) compared to Levija's 38 of 109 state qualifiers (35 percent) … Since Swensen and Basile combined forces, SHS has produced 16 of its 25 state champions.

QUOTES: "Sal (Basile) is the catalyst who makes the engine work. … He's the guy who pushes our guys beyond what they believe are their limits. He's the guy who asks kids to do more than what they are capable of doing. … This (program) is certainly not all about me. I'm fortunate to have great assistants including Sal (Basile), (James) Tietama and (Mike) LaRocca. It's a whole organization including great fans. … I think most people thought Lake Gibson or Riverdale would win last year. We didn't have five guys win states like the two previous seasons, but we were blessed with great depth. A lot of that success belongs to our four freshmen, who made states. … Of our 12 guys at states, we had eight guys medal – that's a credit to them."

- Swensen

"Look at the way Eric runs his program – it's like he's the puppet master. A lot of credit belongs to his assistant coaches – they're all phenomenal. … Those guys year in and year out have put in the time to get where they're at. … Great programs have the ability to reload and we all saw that first-hand last year. … What I liked most? The majority of their kids are homegrown guys from Spring Hill. We're now seeing a lot of their youth wrestlers coming up, showing the fruits of their labor."

- Nature Coast head coach Mike Lastra   

"Being a new coach, Coach Swensen always treated me well. He was never aloof. … What I was most impressed with was how the Springstead freshmen performed, especially in the state series – they were beating men. To me, there was so much more determination with Springstead – that's a sign of great coaching."

- former Central head coach Rich Drumheller   

"Any time you win a state championship it's special. … We came close once, getting second. And no one from Hernando County has ever had back-to-back state championships – so to do that is pretty impressive. … It's not like Springstead had a bunch of people move in to win it, those guys work at it."

- former Hernando head coach Bill Combs Sr.   

"To me, Springstead kids work harder than anyone else. Much of that belongs to hard work led by Sal (Basile). … They have a great program. … To me, they're a machine. They've got it going so you have to give them credit."

- Weeki Wachee head coach Joe Felice  

2011-12 Hernando Today All-County Wrestling Team


106 Sean Nguyen%  11th  NCT   

113 Michael McDonald^ 9th Springstead

120 Stephen Pavao^  11th Springstead

126 Jordan Rivera%%  10th Springstead 

132 Josh Herrera=  9th Springstead

138 Joe Russo^  11th Springstead

145 Sean Redman$  12th  Springstead 

152 Cody Ross$$$!  12th  Springstead 

160 Mitch Lambert%  12th NCT

170 Conor Ross=  9th Springstead

182 Ernesto Padilla^  12th Springstead

195 Thomas Gupton=  12th  Springstead  

220 Jesse Gaudin  10th  Hernando  

285 John Dreggors$+  12th  Springstead  

Co-Wrestler of the Year – Sean Redman (Springstead)

Co-Wrestler of the Year – Cody Ross (Springstead)

Coach of the Year – Eric Swensen (Springstead)

$$$ Denotes three-time state champion (2010-12)

$ Denotes state champion

%% Denotes 2011-12 state placer

% Denotes 2012 state placer

^ Denotes 2012 state qualifier

= Denotes 2012 state runner-up

+Denotes 2011 state runner-up

! Denotes 2009 state runner-up

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