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.