The Mustangs begin the 2016-17 season ranked #4 in the National polls on the heels of their
top 10 national finish at the national tournament.
125- Cole Verner a sophomore from Green River, WY. returns from his 33-6 record and national
runner up finish last season in Council Bluffs. He will get pushed by newcomers Andrew
Maldonado from Santa Ana, CA and 2X Utah State Champ Andrew Astle.
133- This weight is loaded with talent. 3x Utah State champ Tanner Cox, Arizona State champ
Angel Laguna, CA standout Ricky Navarrete will all battle for the starting spot. 3x Wyoming
State champ Ryan Bradshaw will redshirt this season.
141- Another weight with plenty of depth. 2x Utah State champ Kenny Astle, 2x Idaho state
champ Lane Hunt, Santa Ana, CA native Miguel Ramos and Utah State placer Andy Larsen will look
for time at this weight. Austin Waters will redshirt this season.
149- Colorado State champ Samuel Freeman, Idaho state placer Ky Webb, and Santa Ana, CA
standout German Prudencio. Austin Guymon will redshirt this season.
157- Returner Oscar Acosta from Tucson. AZ and Utah State champ Ryan Winger from Centerville,
UT, AZ State placer Mason Perkins will compete for the starting spot.
165- Arizona State Champ Marco Frias and 4X WY placer Shandon Welsh will lead the charge at
174- Matt Hebel, a 2X Colorado placer and Idaho placer Jared Sargent will compete at this
184- 2X Utah State placer Shane French and redshirt freshman Jay Westcott had this weight
class. Jared Sargent may see time here as well.
197- Returning National Qualifier Aspen Naylor may be pushed by Jay Westcott or Wade
285- Returning National Qualifier "BIG" Jake Van Valkenburg, Utah State Champ Wade French, CA
native Ed Anguiano and Third year guy Dexter Bess, who is coming off double knee surgery in
the off season, will battle for supremacy at heavyweight.