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Fort Hays State head wrestling coach Chas Thompson will welcome eight student-athletes to campus next week that make up the 2019-20 Tiger Wrestling signing class. This year’s incoming class includes one transfer and seven freshmen.

“I’m very happy with this group we have coming in for the upcoming 2019-20 season,” said Thompson. “The guys that are coming in are all middle to upper weights, and that is where we were a bit thin this past season. I feel like these guys are all a great fit, and I am looking forward to see them mixing it up with our returners in our room.”

21557 Colten Ballentine is an incoming freshman from Hershey High School in Hershey, Neb. He is projected to wrestle at the 165 pounds after qualifying for state as a senior at 160 pounds.
21558 Jarod Camacho will be a freshman after wrapping up at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas. Camacho placed sixth in the Texas 6A state championship as a junior at 195 pounds. He is set to contend at either 184 pounds or 197 pounds.
21559 LJ Flax is a true freshman from Goddard Eisenhower High School in Goddard, Kan. He was a two-time state qualifier at 220 pounds and projects to wrestle at 285 pounds for the Tigers.
21560 Tereus Henry heads to Hays from Montwood High School in El Paso, Texas. The projected 184-pound wrestler was the Texas 6A state champion at 182 pounds as a junior in 2018 before finishing second at the same weight class in 2019.
21561 Clint Herrick is an incoming freshman out of Raymore-Peculiar High School in Raymore, Mo. Clint was a three-time state qualifier in Missouri, finishing third in Class 3A at 182 pounds as a senior. He is projected to hit the mat at 184 pounds.
21562 Nick Lucas is the lone transfer in this year’s recruiting class, moving to Hays after two years at Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kan. The Pratt native is a two-time national qualifier at the JuCo level, earning All-American honors as a sophomore after a sixth-place finish at 165 pounds in 2019. Lucas was a three-time Kansas 4A state qualifier, finishing runner-up as a senior in 2017 while placing fifth as a junior. Lucas projects to compete at 174 pounds in 2019-20.
21563 Elias Robles is a true freshman from Montwood High School in El Paso, Texas. The projected 197-pounder was high school teammates with fellow incoming freshman Tereus Henry. Robles advanced to the Texas 6A regional tournament three times.
21564 Caleb Willis will be a freshman after a successful wrestling career at Bonner Springs High School in Bonner Springs, Kan. Willis was a four-time state qualifier in Kansas, taking the 4A title at 220 pounds as a sophomore in 2017 before finishing runner-up as a junior and placing third in 5A as a senior. He is projected to hit the mat at either 197 pounds or 285 pounds.


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