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South Jersey wrestlers to watch

Here are some wrestlers to keep an eye on this season, in alphabetical order.

Here are some wrestlers to keep an eye on this season, in alphabetical order.

Ricky Carter, Timber Creek junior. A transfer from Washington Township, Carter placed sixth in the state last season at 103 pounds. A Region 8 runner-up, he won the District 30 title and is a serious contender for a state title this season.

Rob Deutsch, Eastern senior. A two-time state champion and three-time district and region winner, he has a 115-12 career record. He is the defending state champion at 119 pounds, where he will wrestle this year.

Kevin Devoy, Burlington Township junior. At 112 pounds, he placed fourth in the state after winning the District 26 and Region 7 crowns. This season, he moves up to 119, and should continue piling up wins.

Ben Fanjoy, Cherokee senior. A two-time District 27 champion, Fanjoy placed third in Region 7 last season at 152. He needs 14 wins to reach 100 career victories. His record was 33-3 last year.

James Green, Willingboro senior. A state runner-up at 140, he finished last season with a 35-2 record. The Nebraska-bound wrestler moves up to 145, where he is expected to be a formidable opponent.

Eric Hamrick, Collingswood senior. A District 28 champion at 130 and 135, he finished third in Region 7 last year and will move up to 145 at the start of this season.

Charlie Huff, Washington Township senior. He placed fifth in the state tournament last season at 130 and returns to that weight. Huff is a three-time district winner and two-time region titlist.

Brendan Keller, Timber Creek sophomore. A champion at 112 pounds in District 30 and Region 8, Keller moves up to 125. Keller's record as a freshman was 35-3, and he is expected to improve this season.

Kyle Klaus, Haddonfield junior. A two-time District 28 and Region 7 winner, he remains at 112 pounds and will be in the hunt for a state crown.

Travis McDowell, Delran senior. Second in District 26 and second in Region 7 at 130 pounds last year, he will move up to 140.

T.J. Miller, Camden Catholic sophomore. He placed third in the state at 125 pounds after winning the District 27 and Region 7 championships. He is expected to be a state-title contender.

Steve Nelson, Haddon Township junior. At 140 pounds, he won the District 28 title and placed third in Region 7 last year. This season, he will wrestle between 160 and 170.

Dymere Rappa, Paulsboro senior. An eighth-place finisher at 130 in the state tournament, Rappa placed second in Region 8 and won the District 29 crown. With an 82-32 record, he has a shot at 100 career wins.

Tyler Scotton, Willingboro senior. The state runner-up at 130 ended last season with a 39-1 record. The Boston University-bound wrestler moves up to 135, where he is expected to excel again.

Cody Spatz, Burlington Township senior. A two-time District 26 and Region 7 winner, he remains at 152 pounds and has high expectations.

Drew Spector, West Deptford senior. The defending District 29 champion at 135, he finished fourth in Region 8 and is 30 wins from 100 career victories. His record is 70-15, and he is going for his third district crown.

Wayne Stinson, Northern Burlington sophomore. The District 25 champion at 135, he finished the season with a 31-6 record and great promise for the forthcoming year.

Billy Ward, Buena sophomore. Ward advanced to the state semifinals at 103 before falling. However, he won the Region 8 and District 32 titles at that weight.

Greg Webb, Paul VI sophomore. At 285 pounds, the all-conference football player placed second in District 28 and third in Region 7 last season. His record was 28-4.