THE BIG FIVE
Capsules of area wrestlers competing at the PIAA State Championships:
Line Mountain, 138
Placed seventh at 132 in 2012...Sectional champion, District Four and Northeast Regional runnerup this season...Lost district and regional finals to former teammate Zain Retherford of Benton... 35-4 for season, 134-36 career....Has 14 pins, four technical falls and seven major decisions this season.
Southern Columbia, 126
Unbeaten this season with 37-0 record, including Southern Sectional, District Four and Northeast Regional titles... State qualifier as a freshman going 1-2... Career record is 70-7....Has 18 pins, two technical falls and three major decisions.
Line Mountain, 106
Came back to win Northeast Regional title after disappointing third at District Four meet... Also Southern Section champion...34-7 record this season, 62-24 career.. Returning qualifier was 0-2 at state meet in 2012...has 12 pins, three technical falls and three major decisions.
Southern Columbia, 285
Battled back through consolation rounds to advance with third place at Northeast Regional...Also third at District Four meet and Southern Section runnerup to defending state champ Nazar Mironenko of Mifflinburg...36-4 record this season, recently passed 100-win mark for career....Has 20 pins, one major decision.
Southern Columbia, 152
Has 34-5 record...Runnerup to Milton's Ryan Preisch at Southern Sectional, District Four and Northeast Region meets...Has 26 pins, one technical fall and two major decisions.