C-E Sports Writer

 BROCKWAY - It's safe to say that the Brockway Area High School
wrestling program's rebuilding plan has been a success.
 To see proof of that, just look at the Rovers' records over the past
three seasons. Two years ago, the Rovers followed up a 4-12 campaign with a
8-9 record. And last season, Brockway sported its first winning season 10
years when it finished with an 11-6 mark.
 "Everything is going according to plan," Brockway head coach Ray
Reckner said. "We're getting better every year."
 And there's no reason to think that improvement won't continue this
season. The Rovers lost just one starter from last year's squad. However,
that one starter was the school's second all-time wins leader and their
lone state qualifier last season - Aaron Rendos, who is now wrestling at
the University of Pitt-Johnstown.
 The return of 15 wrestlers with starting experience on a 27-man roster
should be enough to make up for the loss of Rendos' 28 wins a year ago.
 That experience begins with a pair of underclassmen that qualified for
the Northwest Regional Tournament last season. Junior Mitch Reckner and
sophomore Aaron Cantafio posted identical 24-7 record last season and both
qualified for regionals with third-place finishes at the District 9 Class
AA Tournament at 130 and 171 respectively. This season, look for Reckner to
begin the year at 145 and Cantafio at 189.
 The Rovers have plenty of senior leadership as well. Jim Kline (17-10)
returns at 119 while Chad Hanzley (20-10), Ray Carlson (11-11) and Dave
Calhoun (11-15) return in the middleweights and should sure up Brockway's
lineup from 130-140. Jake Carlson (18-10) returns at heavyweight.
 Jake Carlson could get challenged at heavyweight by junior Brian
Preston (6-20), the team's 189-pounder a year ago.
 Juniors fill out the rest of the upper weights with Nick Loudon (11-15)
at 171 and Bobby Martini (13-14) and Adam Camuso (3-3) at 152 and 160.
 Sophomore Tom Calhoun (15-11) moves up a weight this year to 112, while
fellow classmates Bernie and Isaiah Smith will compete for the 119 and 125
spots along with senior Dave Ball, a starter two years ago, and freshmen
Bret Heberling and Benji Martini.
 Freshmen Nick Varischetti will be the 103-pounder.
 Both Reckner and assistant coach Randy Loudon believe if their team
improves the way it did last year, then they'll be in for another good
 "There was a great deal of improvement last year," Loudon said. "If
there's that much again, we should be solid."
 Brockway opens Tuesday at home against Kane.


Dave Ball, Dave Calhoun, Ray Carlson, Jake Carlson, 
Justin Freemer, Chad Hanzley, Jim Kline. 

Juniors: Adam Camuso, Paul Decker, 
Nick Loudon, Bobby Martini, Brian Preston, Mitch Reckner. 

Chris Bartlett, Tom Calhoun, Aaron Cantafio, Mike Grecco, Chris Loudon, Bob
Preston, Will Schuster, Bernie Smith, Isaiah Smith. 

Bret Heberling, Benji Martini, Aaron Meredith, Nick Varischetti.