Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley profiles the Belle Vernon wrestling team. Read his story below.
Belle Vernon Area's rookie wrestling coach, Tyler Nauman, is looking forward to seeing the Leopards in action for the first time.
His squad is entered in the Eastern Area Invitational, which begins Friday at Gateway High School in Monroeville.
"I've seen what my kids can do in practice and at a few scrimmages, but competing in a tournament is much different," said Nauman, who was a four-year starter at the University of Pittsburgh. "I'm excited to see what the kids can do."
Belle Vernon is one of 20 teams entered in the two-day, double-elimination tournament. The Leopards finished fourth in last year's team standings.