Here's 24 names in the Sandusky Bay Conference you'll want to keep an eye on this winter, and a brief look at all eight teams in the league for the 2011-12 season.
Edison (Davy Hermes)
(Coaches’ rank: 1; Media rank: 1)
The Chargers return ready for the Sandusky Bay Conference after a successful run in the 2011 state tournament, finishing fourth overall as a team in Division III.
Three to watch: Kyle Burns (145-160), state champion at 145 in 2011; Tyler Majoy (132-145), state runner-up at 135; Jude Michel (106-113), 7th in state at 103.
Clyde (Rob Jennings)
Clyde’s back with three state qualifiers and a lot of young faces, including 25 freshmen and sophomores.
Three to watch: Billy Ward (220-285), third in state at 215); Blake Miller (126-132), state qualifier at 112; Beau Minnick (120-126), state qualifer at 103
Oak Harbor (George Bergman)
The Rockets lost nearly all of their experience, including a state champion and four state finalists, but a strong system keeps them around the top. The Rockets feature 15 freshmen.
Three to watch: Alex Bergman, 6th in state at 140; Luke Cramer, district qualifier; Alec Bowlick, district qualifier
Perkins (Travis Crabtree)
A lot of freshmen wrestled for the Pirates in 2010-11, and now they’re back as sophomores with experience.
Three to watch: Cam Campbell (145), Division II state qualifier at 140; Nathan Salmon, state qualifier at 112; Bryon Logan, state alternate at 119
St. Mary CC (Rick Bellamy)
The Panthers have quality wrestlers, but, with 15 on the roster to start the year, will struggle to field every weight class.
Three to watch: Kody Bellamy (220-285), 7th in state at 215; Logan Reichert (126-132), state qualifier at 130; Alex Guerra (132-138), state qualifier as freshman in 2010
Huron (Rob Majoy)
The young Tigers have just three wrestlers with significant varsity match experience and a lot of new faces. Senior state-placer Nino Majoy is one of four seniors on a freshman-sophomore heavy (15 combined) team.
Three to watch: Nino Majoy (285), 3rd in state at 285 in Division III; Spencer Maddox district qualifier at 135; Josh Russo, district qualifier at 130 in 2010
Margaretta (Keith Taylor)
The Polar Bears only lost two seniors, but one was talented heavyweight Charlie Chesser. Numbers are up for the Polar Bears, including an 11-person freshman class.
Three to watch: Joe Dauch, state qualifier at 112 in 2010; Tyler Rogers, district qualifier; Michael Hauke, district qualifier
Port Clinton (Michael Cuevas)
The Redskins lost three talented seniors, including two state qualifiers, and are junior heavy in 2011-12. With just one freshman and 14 bodies on the roster, Port Clinton will be thin.
Three to watch: Jacob Carrisales, 6th in district in Division II; Zach Wheeler, 6th in district; Nick Pope, 12-7 in 2010-11