By Matt Browning
Slade Adam is the top-ranked wrestler at 132 for Salina Central, which is ranked No. 10 in the preseason 5A rankings. The Mustangs also bring back Issac Phimvongsa, who is No. 4 at 120 and Dawson Hogan, who is No. 5 at 126.
Beloit, the No. 2 team in 3-1A, has back top-ranked wrestler at 160 Hayden Prochaska and No. 1 at 182 Brennan Walker, as well as Tate Kadel, who is No. 2 at 152 and Braden Burks, who is No. 4 at 195.
While Republic County does not possess a No. 1 wrestler in the preseason, the Buffaloes are ranked third in 3-1A. They bring back Quentin Beeson (No. 2 at 182), Kaleb Talkigton (No. 3 at 126) Jonathan Dyke (No. 4 at 113).
Southeast of Saline, No. 9 in 3-1A, has a pair of wrestlers ranked No. 2 in their respective weight classes in Matt Rodriguez (170) and Sterling Harp (220).
Clay Center brings back three wrestlers that are preseason ranked: Brett Loaders, No. 3 at 152, Parker Tholstrap, No. 4 at 132 and Garett Kalivoda, No. 5 at 126.
Concordia returns a pair of ranked wrestlers in Hunter Schroeder, who is No. 2 at 182 and Sajen Kemling, who is No. 5 at 113.
Chris McClanahan, who is ranked No. 5 at 106 and Braden Wilson, who is No. 6 at 138, are back for Abilene.
Gage Carlson (106) from Minneapolis, Jordan Bachman (145) from Hillsboro and Todd Palic (182) are all ranked third in their respective weight classes.
Abilene, which is ranked No. 7, has two wrestlers ranked in the preseason: Skyleigh Pflaster (No. 3 at 109) and Lyndsey Beuchman (No. 3 at 170).
Jolie Ziegler is the top-ranked wrestler at 170 for Council Grove, which is ranked tenth in the preseason.
Rebekah Franklin from Salina Central is ranked second at 235, while Holli Giddings from McPherson is ranked No. 5 at 155.