The 2012-13 Bay County wrestling preview capsules:
Head coach: Germell Jackson, second year
2012: 10-7, county champion, two state qualifiers
Leading Returners: Colby Baker (sr.), Taylor Ryan (sr.), Reggie Gordon (sr.), Kole Krimm (sr.), Matt McIntosh (sr.).
Others to watch: Austin Asbell (sr.), David Thompson (sr.), Francis Cassin (jr.), Brock Carlan (so.), Brandon Alvey (so.), Garrison Baker (fr.), Chandler Bryant (fr.), James Coffey (fr.), Bobby Coursan (fr.), Kyle Fomby (fr.), Brian Girard (fr.), Randy Koscak (fr.), Jeremy Leard (fr.), Alex Lugo (fr.), Paul Patterson (fr.), Dylan Tuttle (fr.), Travis Wilson (fr.).
Key Losses: Dillon LaMont, Doug Miner
Notable: Colby Baker is a three-time state qualifier and Taylor Ryan made it last year. They are looking to be not just state qualifiers, but reach the podium this year. The young guns on the team will play a major role in the AHS wrestling success. There are a couple kids names that will become not just popular here in Bay County but statewide. … Assistants this year Brian Girard and Doug Degood. … Arnold competes in District 1-1A along with: Bay, Bozeman, defending district champion Marianna, Rocky Bayou, Rutherford, South Walton and Wewahitchka.
Quotable: “I am not who I think I am and I am not who you think I am, but I am who I think you think I am.” — Germell Jackson.
Head coach: J.D. Raybourne, fourth year
2012: Record 33-3-1. Nine wrestlers advanced to region, Brandon Reyes, Kris Kenney, and Johnathan Kenney to state.
Leading returners: Jonah Savage (106), Dakota Tarter (120), Terence Ruddy (132), Johnathan Kenney (138), Jakob Gay (145), Bud Norton (152), David McKee (170), and Isaiah Shewman (195).
Others to watch: Cameron Hofmeister (106), Chris Hofmeister (120), Gabriel Henagen (126), Chris Crabtree, Justin McDowell, Julio Pineiro, Joey De La Rosa, Jarred McKee, Alex Rosa.
Key Losses: Brandon Reyes.
Notable: Kris Kenney is out with a shoulder injury, probably for the season. … The assistant coach is Shawn Campbell. Volunteer coaches Alehandro Delapena and Ken Nimmich have joined the squad from the EDU at the Navy Base.
Quotable: “Apparently our team is going to be the biggest in four years. We have lots of new kids. Wrestling is catching on here at Bozeman. Our goal is a district championship and to need two vans for the trip to state. We’re looking for our best year ever, and we are determined to make it so.” — J.D. Raybourne
Head coach: Dion Pinkard, third year
2012: Advanced six wrestlers to the regional tournament and two to the state finals.
Leading returners: Forrest Lang (jr., 152), Jacob Lecours (sr., 132), Justin Berg (sr., 182)
Others to watch: Cole Thorsen, Carlos Gonzalos, Trace Reeves, Ryan Shoemaker.
Key losses: Tyler Creel, Michael Cannizzo, Aaron Penny, Kody Sandahl.
Notable: Lang qualified for state last season … Mosley wrestles in District 1–2A with Choctawhatchee, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Niceville, Pace, and Tate. … Pinkard is a former Dolphin wrestler and assisted by Keith Furbee and Paul Lang,. … Mosley’s captains are Berg, and Lecours.
Quotable: “Practice hard, wrestle smart, leave it on the mat and I’ll see you at Lakeland Center for the big show.” — Dion Pinkard
Head coach: Anthony Collier, seventh year
2011-2012: Advanced eight wrestlers to the region tournament, one to state.
Leading returners: John Lee (sr., 195), Daniel Nguyen (jr., 138), Tarrance Reed (sr., 145), Josh Mirkinson (so. 113), Michael Lee (so., 170).
Others to watch: Trent Rout (sr., 132), Elijah Saffore (sr., 220)
Key losses: Marcus Roberts (195)
Notable: Five regional qualifiers return from last year. … the Ram Quad will be held today starting at 5 p.m.
Quotable: “This team has a good blend of experience and youth. If the older wrestlers show leadership and set the bar high than the potential is there and with dedication, determination and hard work we should be competitive.” — Anthony Collier