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2016-17 Desert Pines Wrestling Capsule Preview


Head coach: Sean McNulty, first season

Returning lettermen: Seven

Top wrestlers: Xavier Gonzalez (So.), Alex Pastrana (Sr.), A.J. Santiago (Sr.), Josh Moran (Sr.)

Outlook: McNulty takes over a team that brings back seven lettermen, including region meet placers in Pastrana (113 pounds), Gonzalez (120), Moran (138) and Santiago (170).

“The team looks very young with a lot of new faces in the wrestling room,” McNulty said.

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