2012-13 Top 15 wrestling preseason poll
The Baltimore Sun's 2012-13 Top 15 wrestling preseason poll
13. Archbishop Curley
Last season: 11-4, No. 5
Postseason: 4th in MIAA, 5th in MIS
Outlook: Curran, the Friars' new coach, said his team has a strong will to succeed, strong conditioning and renewed interest this year. Junior Corey Huntley (132), who won the MIAA, MIS and National Preps titles last season, returns, along with Chuck Blankenship (195) and three other seniors.
14. South Carroll
Coach: Bryan Hamper
Last season: 22-5, No. 12
Postseason: 8th in 2A-1A state tournament
Outlook: The Cavaliers lost state champion Willie Reiter to graduation, but senior Steven Schmitz (182), a state runner-up, leads seven returning starters. Holes will be filled by seven freshmen who Hamper said will be strong, including Tom Boldosser (106) and Shane Conners (120).
Coach: Mike Flemming, Jr.
Last season: 24-11, unranked
Postseason: 16th in 2A-1A state tournament
Outlook: With 14 starters returning, the Lions boast a deep squad and they're solid from 120 through 195 pounds. Seniors Casey Shea (138) and Garrett Lewis (182), as well as junior Joe Kuegler (126), provide veteran leadership for Liberty this season.
Others considered: Bel Air (13-6, unranked), Century (25-10, No. 13), Fallston (13-7, unranked), Glenelg (17-5, No. 11), Loyola (17-10, unranked), Perry Hall (14-4, No. 9), Poly (11-1, unranked), Sparrows Point (23-4, unranked)