#Preview: 5 Star Conference (Boys)

By MATMEN, Friday, 5 p.m.

5 Star Conference (Boys)

When & where: Saturday at University (Orange City).
Teams in the field: In addition to the host Titans, Atlantic, DeLand, Deltona, Flagler Palm Coast, Mainland, New Smyrna Beach and Seabreeze could have presence in the tournament.
Defending team champion: Flagler Palm Coast.
Returning individual champions: Carson Baert (Flagler Palm Coast); Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast); Kevin Kerns (Deltona); Dylon York (New Smyrna Beach).
Synopsis: Could there be a new team champion? All signs point to DeLand, which has had to bide its time against powerhouse lineups from Flagler and New Smyrna Beach the previous couple of seasons, but this year should be the Volusia County Bulldogs’ time to finally shine. FPC and NSB will definitely be scrapping it out for second, with the Flagler County Bulldogs looking to have the upper hand there. Deltona will have a few champs as well, and Seabreeze might snag one or two as well.
State-ranked wrestlers (listed by weight class in ranked order) —
120: Phoenix Krauth (DeLand, 3A-12th).
126: Grady Bryant (DeLand, 3A-20th).
132: Kevin Kerns (Deltona, 2A-11th); Jonathan Bruner (New Smyrna Beach, 2A-13th); Kole Hannant (Flagler Palm Coast, 3A-16th).
138: John Hald (Flagler Palm Coast, 3A-12th); Kellen Chapman (DeLand, 3A-15th); Kyle Yasses (Deltona, 2A-15th).
145: Hayden Herndon (Flagler Palm Coast, 3A-17th); Joshua Folsom (DeLand, 3A-18th).
152: Mathias Franz (DeLand, 3A-16th).
160: Zane Canada (DeLand, 3A-15th).
182: Gavin Rodriguez-Cayro (DeLand, 3A-9th); Sawyer VanRider (New Smyrna Beach, 2A-14th).
195: Dalton Schell (Flagler Palm Coast, 3A-7th); Derek King (New Smyrna Beach, 2A-17th).
220: Dylon York (New Smyrna Beach, 2A-4th).
285: MJ Smokes (DeLand, 3A-8th); Nathan Hatch (Deltona, 2A-18th).
All rankings from

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