Previous Minot State Lineup Previews: 125-133
|141||Starter||Next Man Up||Keep your eye on|
|FR|| Marco Ramirezlazos
|SO||Shane Williams Jr.|
Jered Sublet, who wrestled for Minot state last season in this slot, will not compete for the Beavers until the second half of the season. When the time comes, Sublet will have the best chance to hold 141. Until then, expect competition between five different wrestlers. The veterans are Dimitri Grivas and Shane Williams Jr. Both bring experience but have had difficulty finding wins over in recent seasons. Jesse Mogen, a North Dakota state champion from Velva, could also be in the mix here.
The two freshmen to keep your eyes on in early competition are Marco Ramirezlanos and Cade Horn. Ramirezlazos, a two-time state qualifier and three-time CIF champion from California, looks strong in the room and will start the season at 141 before possibly moving to 133 at the Christmas break. Ramirezlazos is very technical and comes to Minot State from a well coached program in the sunshine state. He is a mat rat that was prepared to compete when he showed up on campus in September. Cade Horn was a three time state finals and state champion from Utah. Horn should be right in the mix with the rest of these wrestlers for a chance to start at 141. Overall, the competition at the weight is strong in the room, and Head Coach Evan Forde is excited to see how it all shakes out.
|133||Starter||Next Man Up||Keep Your Eye On|
|FR|| Max Miller
The first North Dakota in the lineup is likely to be Belcourt’s Tanner Crissler. Crissler had a breakout freshman campaign before a knee injury ended his second campaign before it began. At 141 two seasons ago, Crissler used his length to make life difficult for most everyone he wrestled last season. Now at 149, I expect Crissler to be one of the most fun Beavers to watch this season. Senior Anthony Battle, who has experience in the lineup, will provide depth.
Two impressive freshmen could also potentially take the lineup spot. Max Miller, an three-time Idaho state place winner has been strong in the room and should be watched as a freshman with the potential to make a run altho he lineup spot. Another freshman, Florida native Joey Lopez, is a scrappy grappler with tons of potential who continues to improve and could also be a factor this season.