Some of last year's freshmen will be redshirting this season. Then with the whole COVID-19 ordeal, some of last year's 'sophomores' will still be back.
So with that said, take it easy on me if some of these guys listed are redshirting or have already moved on to a four year school!
And of course, unintentionally I'll probably leave off a few names that belong on the list. If so, mention their names. The more the merrier.
The top returnees in NJCAA wrestling '23-'24 125 lbs!
The whole COVID-19 ordeal as mentioned makes this one strange world, but I do believe that Cruz Aguilar will be back for another season. The two time NJCAA qualifier finished third in the NJCAA nation last year. Among his impressive wins, he defeated NCAA DIII 5th placer Zac Blasioli 9-7.
I'm not much of a soothsayer, but if you make me make a prediction, I say that Bridger Ricks will join brother Garrett at Wyoming one day. Another prediction I'll make is that I believe he'll challenge for the NJCAA title this season. The four time Utah high school state champ was 4th in the NJCAA last season.
Another plausible NJCAA title contender of those returning from last season is Indian Hills' Riley Bettich. The Warrior won many awards last season including an NJCAA All American finish of 7th. A Lindenwood Open champion, he was 2nd at Luther Hill & 3rd in the North Central District.
An NCAA qualifier for the Beavers last season, Spragis earned runner-up honors at the South Central District.
|Chris Kish |
An NJCAA qualifier in his own right, Kish earned 3rd place at the Midwest District.
|Brady Foster |
4th in the South Central District, Brady Foster was an NJCAA qualifier last season.
An NJCAA qualifier last season, Fields was 6th in the West Central District.
The California native was an NJCAA qualifier last season & 3rd in the West Region.
One of the handful helping to put Hawaii on the collegiate wrestling map, Branson Magsayo was an NJCAA qualifier last season.
Patrick & Henry
Hunter Fulp was an NJCAA qualifier for the Patriots last season.
Although not an NJCAA qualifier last season, I do believe Osvaldo O'Campo will make it to the dance this season. 6th in the North Central District, he was 4th at the York Open among 4 year college opposition. From Sheldon, Iowa, he comes from the same wrestling room that produced Tom & Terry Brands.