COMANCHE — The Indians enter wrestling season with an unheralded group, but coach Jason Miller sees plenty of potential.
Senior Wyatt Schoolfield is the only returning state qualifyer for the Indians, but Miller said several others have a chance to be Comanche’s top wrestler.
“There’s no superstar out there,” Miller said. “Any person out there can emerge and be our top wrestler. Anybody on this team can emerge and be a star.”
Miller said the “meat of the potatoes” of the team is underclassmen, including sophomores Kamren Vanbuskirk and Ryan Aker. Aker didn’t wrestle last season because of a shoulder injury, but has been cleared to return after recoving from surgery.
“He’s a stud,” Miller said of Aker.
Miller expects to have every weight class covered, though the Indians might need to bump someone up for the 220-pound division. Miller expects Schoolfield to give the Indians a boost at tournaments and with his ability to pin opponents with his “cradle” move.
“He can pick up a lot of bonus points for us that way,” Miller said. “He had quite a few pins last year, and that’s like getting two regular wins.”
Miller, who’s entering his 15th season, doesn’t expect Comanche to be ranked in the top 20 early on, but he hopes the team can suprise other schools.
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