|125||Starter||Next Man||Possible Redshirt|
|SO||Jeremy Leintz||Karson Mosbrucker|
Pierre, SD standout Lincoln Turman should step into the starting role at 125 with the graduation of lineup mainstay Nate Humann. Turman had an impressive redshirt campaign that got better as time progressed. After finishing sixth at the Jimmie Open in early November, Turman was runner-up in the highly competitive second division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open and first at in the Freshman division at the Dragon Open in December. It will be difficult to replicate the dual success that Humann had leading things off for Mary over the last few seasons, but Turman was a great get for the Maruaders coming out of high school and should be immediately competitive. A great early season indicator for Turman will come November 23 at Minot State. Beaver senior Dean Arevalo was a match from the national tournament last season and is one of the best 125’s in the country from the neutral position.
Behind Turman are local North Dakota products Jeremy Leintz (Hazen) and Karson Mosbrucker (Mandan). Both have now been in the Marauder room for three years and provide excellent depth at a weight class where it can be challenging to find wrestlers.
|133||Starter||Next Man||Possible Redshirt|
|FR||Laken Boese||Tayt Wolding|
Mary will likely roll out another South Dakota product in sophomore Logan Mahoney. Mahoney will attempt to fill the shoes of Marauder All American Tate Barnhardt, who graduated last spring. Mahoney was a state champion for Parkston in 2017 and runner-up the season prior. Mahoney was 4-4 last season.
The wrestler to watch here is Bismarck two-time state champion Laken Boese. Boese has been one of head coach Adam Aho’s most impressive freshman in preseason workouts. North Dakota fans saw just how high the ceiling is for Boese last season at the state tournament when he went anywhere and everywhere the Bismarck Demons needed him to and won his second title. Now with eighteen months of recovery and mat time since knee surgery in the spring of 2018, expect Boese to eventually work his way into the lineup for Mary. The only question is how soon.
Another testimony to Mary’s depth at all positions is another redshirt in New Salem standout Tayt Wolding. Wolding was one of North Dakota’s most talented seniors last winter, finishing second at 132 pounds and placing at the Rumble on the Red.