Coach: Davey Kosel (eighth season)

Last season: 19-6

Who's gone: Jacob Arends, Trevor Dufault and Hunter Macziewski.

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Key returners: Jack Fuchs, Sr.; Matthew Pollock, Jr.; Jordan Summers, eighth grade; Zander Jenson, So.; Cade Sogge, Jr.; Carter Schmidt, Jr.; Logan Tucker, Jr.

Coach's comments: "We graduated three very talented seniors. We're coming off our best dual season in program history. We return a lot guys with varsity experience, and we will have a lot of balance to our lineup. This team works very hard and they will have a lot of improvements being made throughout the season. They will be a fun team to watch."


Coach: Gerad Fuglerberg (first season)

Last season: Riley Schock finished fourth at state tournament

Who's gone: Clay Hall, Chase Beadle, Gunner Olstad and Deion Larry.

Key returners: Riley Schock, Sr.; Ryan Luthi, Sr.

Coach's comments: "We've got a group of kids that are just excited to be on the mat. You can tell that they love wrestling and are looking forward to a great season."

Fargo Davies

Coach: Keenan Spiess (eighth season)

Last season: 8-1, qualified for state as a team

Who's gone: Andre Baguma (state champion last season), Innocent Nsengiyumva (third at state last season), Johnson Jones and David Fry.

Key returners: Jaden Mairs, Sr. (two-time state runner-up), Brody Mohr, Sr. (two-time state placer), Ty Weber, Jr.; Faustin Ndikumwenayo Sr.; Connor Choupek Jr.; Hunter Barth Sr.; Ryan Barth So.; Sawyer Frie, Fr.; Firas Omar, Sr.; Truman Werremeyer, So.; Andrew Teigen, Jr.; James Strand, Jr.; Rylen Reid, So.; Moctar Diop, Sr.; Clayto Nissko, So.; Abdi Nuur, Fr.; Avery Mohr, eighth grade; Ethan Claus, So.; Kolbe Booker, Jr.

Coach's comments: "I am very excited to see how much our team progresses between now and the middle of February. We have good numbers in the room and awesome leadership from our upperclassmen."

Fargo North

Coach: Bret Maughan (first season)

Last season: sixth in the Eastern Dakota Conference

Who's gone: Colin Stremick.

Key returners: Chase Hansen, So.; Daniel Monatukwa, So.; Josh Worral, So.; Braden Jongeward, Jr.; Conner Liedberg, Sr.

Coach's comments: "We're looking to build to a higher finish than last year. This will be my first year back at North, kind of come full circle back to my alma mater. We're looking to build our numbers and build on the team from last year. We're just looking on bridging the numbers coming from the middle school. We have a really good base of wrestlers that in tournaments we're going to be doing a lot better than what we can show on paper."

Fargo South

Coach: Brian Woelfel (second season)

Last season: five state qualifiers

Who's gone: Rion Rhodes and. Kevin Coyle

Key returners: Ashise Gurung, Sr.; Jacob Thomas, So. (state runner-up last season); Blake Fraase, Sr.; Sean Thompson, Jr.; Isaiah Gates, So.; Brysom Davis-Jones, Sr.

Coach's comments: "If we could fill up a roster we could be in the middle of the pack statewide. Last year I think we only had seven kids on the team and we finished 14th in the state, so we wrestled pretty hard and did pretty well. Most of those kids are returning, and we have a few more kids this year, so hopefully we can probably finish in the middle of the pack if we keep working hard."

West Fargo

Coach: Ben Berogan (third season)

Last season: First in the Eastern Dakota Conference, fifth at state

Who's gone: Jared Franek (four-time state champion), Joe Masumbuko and Joel McIntosh (injury).

Key returners: Cade Pederson, Sr.; Kaleb Porter, eighth grade; Tyler Porter, eighth.

Coach's comments: "We've had some injuries and guys who decided they don't want to wrestle, so obviously that changes a lot of things. Coming into [the season] we may have had higher expectations I guess, but I still expect us to compete and do our best. I would say we're in the top-three (of the EDC). It's going to be a dogfight."

West Fargo Sheyenne

Coach: Lex Lunde (fourth season)

Last season: Ninth in Eastern Dakota Conference

Who's gone: Chase DeBlaere and Hunter Hermanson.

Key returners: Kellen Hoornaert, Fr.; Shane Kennedy, Jr.; Dawson Weiss, Jr.; Thomas Cullen, Sr.

Coach's comments: "We'll have a full roster for the first time. That’s exciting for us. In the past couple years we’d go into every match giving up 30-36 points. It’s nice having guys fill those weights, so we don’t have to just have somebody go out there and get their hand raised. They have to earn it now.”