Carson High's wrestling team started practice Tuesday as the four-time defending Sierra League dual-meet champion.
And, with nine wrestlers, who saw extensive mat time last season, returning it won't be easy to stop the Senators this year.
Topping the list of returnees are 132-pound Cole McCarthy (31-4 and 25 pins in 2011) and 120-pound Kyle Sharp (37-10, 29). Both wrestlers placed fourth at last year's state meet.
Three other state meet participants also are back: 113-pound Sam Mercado (22-15, 11), 170-pounder Jordan Luhrs (20-13, 15) and 182-pound Brady Rivera (13-14, 8).
That's not a bad nucleus to start with. And, …