Janesville Craig's wrestling team improved to 2-0 in the Big Eight Conference with a 67-12 win over Madison Memorial on Wednesday.

Area schools return a total of nine state wrestling qualifiers from a year ago, led by state runners-up Keeanu Benton (Janesville Craig, Division 1, 285 pounds) and Jackson Hauri (Brodhead/Juda, D2, 152). But with the high school wrestling season set to begin Tuesday, it seems the area landscape may be dominated by fresh faces.

Janesville Craig got Big Eight titles from Mayson Maclennan, Nate Ellis, Ethan Smith and Keeanu Benton, as well as place-winners in 13 of 14 weight classes, to edge Sun Prairie and Middleton for the Big Eight Conference wrestling tournament crown Saturday.

Janesville Parker’s wrestling team tuned up for Friday night’s crosstown showdown with Janesville Craig by dominating Madison East on Wednesday.