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."

Produced by: Ross Martin
MissouriWrestling.com Content Producer
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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