Penn State

2011-12 District 6 Wrestling Overview

District 6 Dual Meet Rankings

Class AAA

1. Central Mountain — The Wildcats boast a returning state champion (Brian Brill), outstanding coach (Doug Buckwalter), numbers (39 on the roster) and momentum (four straight district dual meet titles).

2. Bellefonte — Could be really good once freshmen age. A few more big bodies would help.

3. Westmont Hilltop — The Hilltoppers were one move away from winning district team duals last year.

Class AA

1. Mount Union — No returning state qualifiers, but the Trojans should be solid from 106 to 285.

2. Claysburg-Kimmel — New weight classes leave this dangerous group scrambling to find upperweights.

3. Huntingdon — Bearcats replenishing after going 23-2 in 2011-12.

10 District 6 Wrestlers to Watch

Brian Brill, Central Mountain (44-0, PIAA Class AAA champ at 145)

Tom Traxler, Bellefonte (32-8 PIAA Class AAA sixth place at 119)

Josh Duplin, Westmont Hilltop (34-7, PIAA Class AAA fifth place at 285)

Ryan Burnheimer, Westmont Hilltop (36-7, PIAA Class AAA sixth place at 189)

Jake Taylor, Bald Eagle Area (33-3, PIAA Class AAA qualifier at 171)

Tyson Searer, Mifflin County (39-3, PIAA Class AAA seventh place at 215)

John Rizzo, Richland (41-1, PIAA Class AA champ at 285)

Seth Beitz, Juniata (42-3, PIAA Class AA third place at 145)

Ty Dively, Claysburg-Kimmel (44-5, PIAA Class AA fourth place at 125)

Ben Rager, Central Cambria (37-3, PIAA Class AA fifth place at 125)

Five Must-See Dual Meets

Central Mountain at Bellefonte, Dec. 13 — Huge early-season test for Red Raiders.

Westmont Hilltop at Bedford, Dec. 15 — Might be Hilltoppers lone dual-meet challenge before District 6 Class AAA team duals.

Bald Eagle Area at Philipsburg-Osceola, Jan. 11 — Mounties get a chance to show they are a different bunch this season.

Huntingdon at Mount Union, Jan. 17 — Always a wild one.

Mifflin County at Central Mountain, Jan. 31 — How good are the Huskies? Should have an answer after this one.