Ken Wunderley profiles Beaver wrestler Sam Talorico. Read his story below.
(Photo: Beaver Area's Sam Talorico, behind, is happy to be back in Pennsylvania after a brief move to Alabama. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
Sam Talorico has wrestled in a state tournament before, but not in Pennsylvania.
Talorico, a senior at Beaver Area High School, wrestled in Alabama during his sophomore year.
"Our family moved to Alabama prior to my sophomore year," Talorico said. "My brother Aidan and I attended Auburn High School and we both qualified for the state tournament."
Aidan, a senior at the time, won an Alabama state title at 170 pounds. Sam competed at 132 and compiled a 25-7 record, but fell short of placing at the state tournament.