first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2015-16 Wellington Crusader wrestling team has the numbers. What the Dukes don’t have is the experience.The Wellington High School wrestling season starts Saturday when the team travels to El Dorado for a dual tournament starting at 9 a.m. The junior varsity travel to Winfield which also starts at 9 a.m.The Crusaders have a very nice team with 31 wrestlers including nine seniors, two juniors, 10 sophomores, and 10 freshmen.The problem is only nine of those wrestlers returned from last season. And only four of them were starters from last season. Of all 31 wrestlers, only six of them ever participated in youth wrestling.The good news is fourth year head coach Mitch McComb may for the first time in his tenure have a full roster with a starter in every weight class.“That hasn’t happened since the (Russ) Decker era,” McComb said. “Other than three weight classes, we are two deep.”The Crusaders have one retiring state qualifier. That would be Miguel Lujan, who qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina in March as a heavyweight.If you remember, Lujan was last year’s Cinderella story. He finally made weight as a junior during the final week of regular season. He then took off, not only finishing in the top three in regional competition in Pratt but winning a match at state.At this point, McComb is listing him as the lone potential state qualifier for 2016.Outside that, it is hit and miss.The thing about wrestling at this time of the year, coaches don’t know what they have. Wrestling more than any other sport in Wellington is evolving as grapplers filter in and out of the program. Then there is the issue of what weight class a specific wrestler is going to be.So is the case with perhaps Wellington most experienced wrestler senior Graysen DeJarnett. He could wrestle anywhere from 152 to 182.DeJarnett was a 145-pounder in 2013, but might wrestle up and avoid the 152 and 160 pound divisions that are loaded in the Rose Hill Regional where Wellington is slated.As has been the case over the past few years, Wellington is most strong in the upper weight division. There are six wrestlers on the roster at heavyweight alone.Look for Jace Lowe to wrestle at 220 pounds. Jason Norris, who hasn’t been in wrestling for awhile and is getting ready for the military service, will start at 195 pounds.Ian Groom appears to be the front runner at 182.The mid weights could feature an interesting battle between Aaron Schoemann and Dylan Ferguson at 170. Freshman Braden Struble and DeJarnett are listed at 160. Senior Skyler Struble is looking to go at 152.Two seniors Sage Ferguson and Shane Hughes could wrestle 138 and 145 respectively.The lower weights have not been Wellington’s strength in recent years, but McComb has 11 wrestlers from 132 to 106.Wellington even has a 106 pounder for the first time in years. Tim Schmidt, a freshman, is listed at 106.McComb likes the looks of Kadin Heacock, a sophomore, who could make noise at 126.The roster: WELLINGTON WRESTLING   Double Dual5:00PMAugusta,Rose Hill,Wichita Trinity AcademyWellington High School – WHS Main Gym   Follow us on Twitter.e Double Dual5:00PMAway vs. Rossville,Junction CityRossville High School Friday, Jan 8, 2016 Friday, Feb 5, 2016   Invitational Tournament09:00AMAway vs. Andover,El Dorado,Maize South,Winfield,Rose Hill,Wichita-Heights,Wichita-Northwest,Labette Co.,Pratt,Olathe-South,Edmond MemorialAndover High School Varsity   Senior Night Tournament11:00AMAway vs. Andale,Andover,Andover Central,Augusta,Derby,El Dorado,Hutchinson,Maize South,McPherson,Mulvane,Salina Central,Valley Center,Winfield,Rose Hill,Caney Valley,Independence,Chanute,Concordia,Fort Scott,Larned,Hays,Smoky Valley,Jayhawk Linn,Baldwin,Bonner SpringsRose Hill High School      Invitational Tournament09:00AMAndover,Arkansas City,Circle,Clearwater,El Dorado,Mulvane,Salina Central,Winfield,Rose Hill,Wichita North,Wichita East,Wichita-Northwest,Wichita Trinity AcademyWellington High School – WHS Main Gym Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 Friday, Feb 19, 2016 Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 Dual Tournament3:00PMAway vs. MarionMarion High School Dual Tournament09:00AMAway vs. El Dorado,Maize South,Rose Hill,Wichita-South,Topeka-West,Wichita-East,Wichita-NorthEl Dorado High School      Tournament09:00AMAway vs. Buhler,Clearwater,El Dorado,Mulvane,Winfield,Rose Hill,Chaparral,Pratt,Hugoton,Caney Valley,Concordia,Independence,Ottawa,Smoky Valley 4A RegionalTBDAway vs. TbaTBA THIS IS A TWO DAY TOURNAMENT 2/5-6/16 Invitational09:00AMAway vs. RossvilleRossville High School   Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 4A StateTBDAway vs. TbaSalina Bicentennial Center Dual5:00PMAway vs. PrattPratt High School   Saturday, Jan 9, 2016   Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 Double Dual5:00PMAway vs. Circle,MulvaneCircle High School 4A State Wrestling at Salina Feb 27-28 10:00 AM Feb. 27 9:00 AM Feb. 28 Saturday, Feb 13, 2016   Friday, Feb 26, 2016 106         Tim Schmidt               9113         Mitchell Gould             9120         Daniel Schmidt          10120         Blake Bales                                  10120         Auston Trillo                                  10126         Kadin Heacock                           10126         Trevor Stover                               9126         Nic Reyes                                     9126         Andrew Wolf                                10132         Tyler Murray                                  9132         Ryan Olson                                  12138         Sage Ferguson                          12145         Shane Hughes                           12152         Skyler Struble                               12152         Colton Glover                               11160         Graysen DeJarnett                     12160         Braden Struble                            9170         Aaron Schoemann                    10170         Dylan Ferguson                          11182         Ian Groom                                    10182         Drake Alcorn                                9195         Jason Norris                                 12195         Gabe Smith                                 10195         Brad McBath                               11220         Jace Lowe                                   12220         Kyle Parsons                               9285         Miguel Lujan                                12285         Josh Amos                                   12285         Matt McComb                              10285         Andre Fowler                               10285         Cody Metz                                    9285         Tyler Jimenez                               9Head Coach: Mitch McCombAsst. Coaches: Mitch Day, Jeff DeJarnett, John McCombThe schedule: Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 Regional Wrestling February 19-20 Dual6:00PMAway vs. CircleCircle High School Double Dual5:00PMAndale,ClearwaterWellington High School – WHS Main Gym Invitational09:00AMAway vs. RemingtonRemington High School Friday, Dec 18, 2015 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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