It may take awhile for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team to sort things out and figure out exactly what it has this year.
Los Alamos had its best season in recent history last year, finishing fifth in team competition at the Class 4A championship tournament and earning its first individual state title since the mid-1990s.
But several of those key figures from last year’s team are gone and Los Alamos will have to make some lineup adjustments.
The good news, however, is there is no shortage of personnel to make the adjustments with.
Los Alamos looks to be two-deep in all but one weight class, heavyweight, as it gets its 2013-14 season going. Los Alamos will open at the very tough Southwest Duals Friday in Rio Rancho.
Despite its starting lineup juggling, it has been a productive preseason in the Hilltoppers’ wrestling room.
“It’s been really good, “ said returning junior John Dermer. “We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning, which we need. We’re getting there. Some of the younger guys are catching up. We’re working at it.”