The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats finished last year 10-10. This year, head coach Jason Carter is looking to finish strong despite the loss of state qualifiers Beau Thompson and Davin Agee.
“We’re doing a complete overhaul on how we are practicing with a stronger emphasis on fundamentals and doing the little things right,” commented Carter.
Despite the loss, seniors Jackson Snider and Kolbey Ballowe are looking to return to state and lead the Cats this season.
“Snider qualified for State as a freshman and a sophomore,” said Carter. “He’s already in mid-season form. Ballowe has put some extensive time in the weight room. We expect to see him on the podium this year.”
Snider will be at 150lb and Ballowe will compete at 195lbs. Ballowe is coming off a good season in football. He rushed for 853 yards and picked up 81 tackles over the fall.
Rowen Hamburg, a junior, also returns with hopes of making State this season.
“When he’s healthy, he’s a dangerous kid capable of pinning anyone,” remarked Carter.
Braxton Rost also returns as a junior.
“He’s an incredible athlete that wrestles with a passion,” added Carter. “He’s got the opportunity to let it fly this year.”
Sophomores Charlie Packard and Aidrik White stepped up to the varsity mat last year as freshmen. Carter hopes that experience transfers well.
“White was forced into varsity action last year,” explained Carter. “He’s matured and should be a force this season.”
Freshmen Brody Zimmerman and Zion Hibbert are expected to see varsity time this year.
“Zimmerman has some experience in wrestling and is technically very sound,” said Carter. “Hibbert looks to be a beast this year.”
The Cats also welcome three girls to the program this year. Kaylee Mastroianni, a sophomore, moved in from Fordland and will compete. Freshmen Mia Agee and Allie Adair will join her.
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats start their season at Nixa on Dec. 1.
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