Tonight's starting lineup for the Waynesville wrestling squad.
Julian Burnham 106
Nathaniel Perez 106
Lauren Webber 120
Nick Farmer 126
Jordan Guimont 132
Paul Wallace 138
Jesse Thornton 145
Derrick Sax 152
Matt Burris 152
Asante Taylor 152
Todd Angel 160
Teage Jones 160
Anthony Randolf 170
Brandon Fancher 182
Sean Lackey 182
Chazden Stribling 195
Ketchum Griffin 285
Q&A wish Assistant Coach John Kelley:
Question: What do you expect from your team today?
Kelley: "Basically we expect our kids to fight. Every time they step foot on the mat, we expect them to fight their butts off, whether win or lose; all we care about is them fighting."
Q: How do you feel about your lineup against St. James?
A: "We have a decent one. We've got some freshmen that are coming up from middle school who are pretty good. We've got a couple seniors in there for tomorrow night and some returning varsity guys who somewhat know what they're doing. They know our attitude what we want them to go out and do. They're going to fight their butts off and hopefully be good entertainment for the crowd."
Q: So there's some experience going into the duel?
A: "Yes – a lot of experience."
Q: Are you excited to see what some of the younger guys can do?
A: "Definitely. Some of them who are wrestling are going to be on our varsity lineup, most likely. Mostly, some of the heavier we're putting out there, we're anxious to see how they do. I think St. James is maybe Class 2, maybe Class 1, so they're decent; they had nine state qualifiers last year so we're excited for [to]night.