North Coast Section wrestling

OK, all you high school wrestling fans out there – and you know who you are (and so do we): Which high school team is going to win the North Coast Section championship this season?

Returning champ Antioch lost eight starters to graduation but still has several other returners. Perennial power Liberty looks strong. There are rumblings that Foothill could be the team to beat. There are other contenders as well, such as College Park, De La Salle, among others. What do you wrestling fans think?

Last season, the region saw several wrestlers place in the top eight at the California Interscholastic Federation state championships. San Ramon Valley’s David Christian (140 pounds) won a state title and Las Lomas’ Jason Welch (145) placed second. Welch is back at 152 pounds, maybe 160. Campolindo’s Nikko Triggas is coming off a national championship in the Asics/Ironman National Tournament in Ohio at 112 pounds (Welch placed third at 152). They look like state title contenders. Do you fans agree, and who else could emerge as a state title hopeful?