Bald Eagle Area has a trio of top seeds to lead Centre County wrestlers into this weekend’s District 6 Class 3A championships.
They lead six grapplers from the county who are No. 1 in their weight classes for the meet at the Altoona Fieldhouse, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
BEA’s No. 1 seeds in the brackets are at 138 pounds with Seth Koleno, 145 with Garrett Rigg and 152 with Gage McClenahan. Koleno, a senior, will be looking for his third district title and make the finals in each of his four varsity seasons.
The Eagles also have two more No. 2 seeds with Cooper Gilham at 106 and Garrett Giedroc at 113.
Philipsburg-Osceola will have a pair of top seeds in Chase Chapman at 120 and Hunter Weitoish at 126. Centre County’s lone returning Class 3A district champion, State College junior Cole Urbas, has the other top spot, at 195 pounds.
Bellefonte had a quartet of wrestlers taking second seeds with Cole Stewart at 120, Ryan Smith at 126, Alex Coppolo at 132 and Max Mondy at 182. State College’s Ian Barr also snared a No. 2 seed at 160, as did P-O’s Brandon Anderson at 195 and Jordan Smith at 285.
Stewart, McClenahan, Rigg and Barr join Koleno and Urbas as returning finalists from last season.
Wrestlers will be looking to advance to the Northwest Regional tournament March 2-3 in Altoona.