Other qualifiers include junior Pat Vance and sophomore Desean Reed.
Vance is the only Capital wrestler with State Tournament experience, when he qualified at 171 pounds in 2011. Vance (46-3) was runner-up at 182 pounds last week and opens the tournament against Jefferson junior A.J. Pierson (23-11), a third-place finisher in Region 2.
A fourth-place finisher at 145 pounds in the region tournament, Reed (34-14) will face Region 4 champion and Huntington senior Justin Arthur (26-2).
"I call Desean the computer," Wheeling said. "He sorts out everything you tell him and takes in the information he wants and applies it. He's a totally coachable kid, a good quality athlete and a hard worker."
With five qualifiers, Capital matched George Washington, Hurricane and Winfield in Class AAA and Herbert Hoover in Class AA/A with having the most wrestlers from the Kanawha Valley competing this week.
"When you can take established programs like George Washington and others in the Kanawha Valley and none of them qualified more than us, it's unbelievable," Wheeling said. "One thing is, you've got to have the athletes and Capital High has more athletes by accident than most schools get on purpose."
Wheeling said Vance has the best chance of placing, but he wouldn't be surprised if any of his other wrestlers reach the podium.
"I hope our guys do the best they can," he said. "I'm very proud of them for getting there and that's a big accomplishment in itself, but they still have work to do.
"If you wake up Saturday and you're still in Huntington, you did a good job."
Contact sportswriter Jay Fankhauser at jay.f...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4871.