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AAAA Upper State Preseason Rankings- Wrestling

November 12, 2002

Team Rankings

  1. Spring Valley     12 returning starters, watch out, only 2 SQ’s returning     
  2. Fort Mill             Looking tough with 6 SQ’s
  3. Byrnes                In great position to be best in upperstate, 4SQ’s
  4. Rock Hill           Toughest region to win, but in reach for ‘Cats- 4SQ’s
  5. Lexington          High hopes for the wildcats this year- 4SQ’s
  6. Hillcrest             Keith Brewer is 3rd coach in four years
  7. Mauldin             Back on the scene with 3 returning SQ’s
  8. Laurens              Franks brothers should be backbone of team
  9. Northwestern     Can Trojans keep from slipping further? Many doubt it.
  10. Gaffney              Hope to rebound this year
  11. T. L. Hanna        State Finalist each of past two years
  12. Ridge View        Has potential to move up several spots
  13. Dorman              New coach (asst. at DF last year), inexperienced wrestlers
  14. White Knoll       Jump to AAAA, still searching for coach…
  15. Westside            Had two seniors place 4th in state last year
  16. Easley                Always has a full line-up
  17. Orangeburg-Wilkinson     
  18. Spartanburg       Always has a few tough wrestlers, but half a line-up
  19. Greenwood        Numbers down after a small surge a few years ago
  20. Lancaster            Tough call to put at #20, its only a preseason poll


Individual Rankings


Will be released as soon as possible… Please email me rosters with projected weight classes for your teams at .  Any other information (state placings, etc…), wrestlers that you think need to be recognized, or middle school state placers that are breaking into the starting lineup.


Matt Finley