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State College wrestling is most experienced in Centre County

State College’s Adam Stover won a District 6 Class AAA title last year and was the lone Little Lion at the PIAA tournament.
State College’s Adam Stover won a District 6 Class AAA title last year and was the lone Little Lion at the PIAA tournament. Centre Daily Times, file

Coach Ryan Cummins looks to have the oldest team of all Centre County schools on paper.

The Little Lions return five seniors with state qualifier and District 6 champion Adam Stover leading the way. Other returning seniors are District 6 placewinners Drew Linnes (3rd), Pete Haffner (2nd), Jacob Pammer and Brett Fields.

“We have strong upperclassmen leadership this season,” Cummins said, “and a great core group of returning letterwinners that are working hard every practice.”

Sophomore Cole Urbas reached the District 6 finals last season. Ian Barr, who is a junior, also comes back after placing third in the District 6 tournament.

Cummins feels they could make a difference this year, too.

“The attitude in the room is very positive,” he said. “Our underclassmen are coming up from our junior high program well prepared and ready to battle for a spot in the starting lineup.”

Nate Cobler: 814-231-4609, @ncoblercdt

Coach: Ryan Cummins

Assistants: Bud Price, Cory Raupers, John Sefter

Last year: 8-15

Last season’s accomplishments: Third at Manheim Tournament, Fourth at districts, Eighth at regionals

Key losses: Cory Dreibelbis, Dalton Barger, Trey Millward

Returning letterwinners: Adam Stover, Sr.; Brett Fields, Sr.; Pete Haffner, Sr.; Drew Linnes, Sr.; Jacob Pammer, Sr.; Ian Barr, Jr.; Ari Gluckman, Jr.; Zach Price, Jr.; Cole Urbas, Soph.

Key newcomers: Clayton Leidy, Fr.

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