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North Penn

Coach: Rob Shettsline (18th year) Last year’s record: 5-7 over­all (4-3 in Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence)

No­table losses: Char­lie Price, Nick Gill, Ri­ley McFad­den, Bren­dan O’Connor

Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Ge­orge Shipp, Joey O’Brien; Ju­niors – Alex Price, Jeff Reimel, Chris Barr; Sopho­mores – Richie Liberio, Dal­ton Hogle

Oth­ers to watch: Se­nior – Matt Robin­son; Ju­nior – Mar­cus My­ers; Fresh­men – Mikey O’Brien, Sofi­ane Bens­mail

Strengths: While the Knights be­lieve they are well balanced, the mid­dleweights to the light heav­ies are clearly the strength of the team as the cur­rent stage be­cause of their ex­pe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship skills.

Ques­tion marks: There will be some young wrestlers fill­ing out the ros­ter and the light­weight young­sters will need to gain ex­pe­ri­ence as the sea­son pro­gresses. If the Knights can stay healthy, Shettsline ex­pects a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Out­look: The Knights lost a few matches last sea­son by only a cou­ple of points and they are hop­ing an­other year they can cap­i­tal­ize on the close dual meets. The Knights at­tended a very help­ful team camp this off­sea­son and be­lieve they can com­pete for a league ti­tle.

Soud­er­ton

Coach: Tris­tan Boyd (sec­ond year) Last year’s record: 7-9 over­all (3-4 in Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence)

No­table losses: Greg Kabakjian, Ryan Eisen­hart

Key re­turnees: Ju­niors – Ben Kabakjian, Kolton Veit, Brett Hale, Bobby Jenne, Rick Young

Oth­ers to watch: Kyle Smoth­ers, Matt Koester, Ryan Der­s­tine

Strengths: The In­di­ans’ num­bers have moved up this sea­son and the depth in each weight class will ul­ti­mately pay off. The ju­nior class pro­vides the ma­jor source of ex­pe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship.

Ques­tion marks: The In­di­ans are count­ing on a hand­ful of fresh­men to fill out the ros­ter this sea­son. The success will largely de­pend upon the lead­er­ship of the ex­pe­ri­enced wrestlers, lend­ing a hand to the un­der­class­men.

Out­look: The In­di­ans have some great se­nior lead­ers and a very strong group of ju­nior wrestlers. Boyd ex­pects a lot of growth at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son some deep post­sea­son runs by a few in­di­vid­u­als.

Pen­nridge

Coach: Dan Goet­ter (Third sea­son)

Last sea­son: 5-14 (1-6 Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal).

Key losses: For­rest Short, Collin Crouthamel, Ryan Har­ri­son.

Top re­turnees: Nick Py­ott (Sr.); Scott Parker (Jr., 113); Ben Ross (Jr.); Dyaln Ger­hart (So.).

Out­look: Parker is aim­ing for state gold af­ter win­ning the South­east Re­gional and tak­ing fourth at the PIAA Cham­pi­onships at 106 pounds as a sopho­more last sea­son. Ross was a re­gional qual­i­fier at 113, while Py­ott and Ger­hat both reach dis­tricts.

Hat­boro-Hor­sham

Coach: Glenn Kaiser (13th year) Last year’s record: 10-14 over­all (3-4 in Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence)

No­table losses: Danny Adels­berger, Han Kose, Lex Lud­low

Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Ja­son McLaugh­lin, Scott Hum­ski; Ju­niors – Phil Tor­re­sani, Matt Swiacki, Brad Hum­ski, Kevin Mowry, Connor Bod­nar

Oth­ers to watch: Ju­nior – Steve Tritsch; Sopho­more – Zach Teurke; Fresh­men – Nick Gi­u­liani, Nick Schuck

Strengths: The Hat­ters re­turn nine var­sity wrestlers with ex­pe­ri­ence. The ju­nior class con­sists of three district qual­i­fiers from last sea­son.

Ques­tion marks: The Hat­ters have some holes to fill in the up­per weights and it will be up to some in­ex­pe­ri­enced un­der­class­men to step up and round out the ros­ter.

Out­look: The Hat­ters ex­pect to be in the mix for a league ti­tle and re­turn to the District Duals. La Salle • Coach: Richard Ge­bauer (sec­ond year) • Last year’s record: 15-3 over­all (8-0 in the PCL)

• No­table losses: Matt Ci­mato, Casey Kent, Bryan Pflanz

• Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Tim Walker, Dad Po­quie, Nate Ezzo, Joey Po­draza; Ju­niors – Sal An­der­son, Pa­trick McGin­ley, Kolby Stein, An­to­nio Pelusi; Sopho­mores – An­drew McLaren, Greg Konieczny, Ryan Brady

• Oth­ers to watch: Se­nior – Will Schoen; Ju­nior – Mark Roun­behler; Sopho­mores – Justin Stout, Sonny Pelusi; Fresh­man – An­thony Pis­copo

• Strengths: De­spite the loss of three state top 10 fin­ish­ers, the Ex­plor­ers feel their lineup is balanced and de­voted to win­ning the District 12 ti­tle again.

• Ques­tion marks: The Ex­plor­ers lost a large se­nior class and are young. A lot of wrestlers will be re­ceiv­ing lessons of the var­sity life on the fly.

• Out­look: The Ex­plor­ers hope to send a hand­ful of wrestlers to the state tour­na­ment and they will be able bring home a few medals.

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