Buffalo faces renewed challenge of competing in Class 2

“I’m excited about the enthusiasm in the room,” Buffalo coach Nate Kenady said. “We have great senior leadership and an good mix of young talent."

November 27, 2018

The proven commodities will be in the lineup for Buffalo, but just how this group readjusts to life in Class 2 remains to be seen.

A two-year sojourn in Class 1 resulted in a pair of top-10 finishes in the Missouri State Wrestling Championships — sixth for the Bulls in 2017 and 10th a year ago. The bi-annual district realignment bumped them back to Class 2 where the current seniors were part of an 18th-place team showing in 2016.

Ethan Smith and Floyd Miller, the top two seniors for Buffalo, are both three-time medalists who finished fifth as freshmen at state in Class 2. Smith then won a 2017 state title in Class 1 and finished as state runner-up last season. Miller was sixth as a sophomore in Class 1 and third a year ago.

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