The Bismarck High Wrestling team appears in state championship form after one match of the new season.
Bismarck beat a top-three team in Mandan, 43-22.
Bismarck returns several individual state champions including Ryan Ripplinger and Adam DeBoer so taking state again is not an unrealistic goal.
“We’re shooting for that,” Bismarck coach Jeff Schumacher said. “We hope to be there by February. We have some pieces to the puzzle that we have to put together.”
On Dec. 1, The undefeated Demons will be at the Mandan Lion’s Tournament.