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Basic Wrestling 2013-14 Capsule Preview



Head coach: Joe LaRocco, second season

Returning lettermen: Three

Top wrestlers: Jesse Plapp (Sr.), Jo Funaki (Sr.), Terrance Steinline (Sr.)

Outlook: Plapp, who likely will wrestle at 170 pounds, and Funaki (285) both were state qualifiers last season, and Steinline (220) placed fourth in the Sunrise Region tournament.

“Our team is improved,” LaRocco said.

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