Bellefonte Varsity WrestlingBellefonte Area High School · District 6 AAA · Southwest Region
At this time of the year, most wrestlers are in peak physical condition. They have been tested through rugged schedules, and their technique is as good as it will be for post-season. But now, during the PIAA run, the difference between their standing on the podium and advancing to the next tournament or ending their season is mental toughness.
As the end of the regular season draws closer, so does the amount of work Centre County wrestlers get on the mat.
Thomas Field House was alive and well with a lot of high school and college wrestling Thursday night.
Bellefonte and State College wrestlers got an opportunity of a lifetime when they competed inside Lock Haven University’s Thomas Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
Anyone who has followed my wrestling columns or posts are aware that I emphasize that what we wrestle are dual meets. Earlier this week, I had that discussion with former fellow educators Dave Johnson and Bill Mosser. Each knew the correct terminology, but were unaware of the derivation.
Twelve years ago, State College coach Ryan Cummins experienced what the Little Lions and Red Raiders will soon be a part of themselves: Wrestling in a college facility, in front of a college crowd.
For the past two years, Red Raiders wrestler Cole Stewart has gone up and down on the scale in an effort to win.
It was a rare dual meet at Bucktail Area High School on Monday when Central Mountain hosted the Bellefonte Red Raiders in Farwell, and in a match both schools agreed to allow Bucktail wrestling fans a chance to see a match featuring some of their own.
Maximilian Mondy, who leads Bellefonte with 19 wins, is having the best year of his career
Lock Haven and Edinboro wrestling programs have strong ties to Centre County — and those ties are about to get stronger on Feb. 1.