Joey Prata (r-JR, Richmond VA) was the starter last year, compiling a record of 15-13 (3-2) in his first full season after coming off knee surgery. Prata showed that he was a capable wrestler, but showed how a wrestlers first year going against D-I competition can be tough. Unfortunately, Prata did not beat any top-20 ranked wrestlers in his weight class that year.
He will most likely wrestle unattached, but if Myers cannot make weight then he will get the spot. I do see a drastic improvement for Joey next year; once he gets more confidence in his knee and now having a year of collegiate experience.
The likely starter will be former 133lb Korbin Myers (r-SR, Carlisle PA). Myers is a transfer from Edinboro, who amassed a record of 20-10 (3-1) last year with Virginia Tech. His overall record is 94-44 and is also a three time NCAA Qualifier. He qualified for the 2018-2019 NCAA Championship as the #14 ranked wrestler where he finished with a 2-2 record. His first lost came against eventual champion Nick Suriano (Rutgers) and suffered a minor hip injury that definitely affected his tournament. His best wins last year came against then #2 Micki Phillippi (Pitt), showing how volatile the 133lb weight class can be.
Korbin Myers is a good level changing, shot taker. He rarely gets in tie up situations in neutral, choosing to bang on the head. Myers likes his low, single leg shots and will sometimes sweep up the outside leg, on offensive re-shots. In referee's position, he isn't known to be an aggressive rider. He will occasionally throw in legs to try and spread his opponent out.
Areas of work for Myers this year is his top positioning and stalling. He has been prone to stall call due to not initiating lock ups. Also, his ability to ride out wrestlers should improve due to going against smaller competition
It will be interesting to see how the former 133lber handles the weight cut, as he is a r-SR and has never wrestled at this weight in his collegiate career He has shown to have a solid motor, but weight cuts are a tricky thing. He should be able to handle the quicker 125lbs, but will need to work on his funk situational awareness.