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Southeastern Pa. wrestlers to watch

Listed in alphabetical order.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury

The senior finished seventh in the state at 126 pounds last season, capping a 36-3 campaign. He has just nine losses in his high school career and will wrestle at 126 and 132 this season. Of the area's returning state place-winners, DiSanto has the highest career win percentage, .926.

John Dutrow, Council Rock North

A fourth-place finisher at states last season, Dutrow makes a small jump up a weight class - from 132 pounds to 138 - for his senior season. The Drexel recruit could lead C.R. North to another Suburban One League National Conference championship and state bid in team duals, but he also has a shot at an individual state championship in March.

Zach Fuentes, Norristown

Fuentes moves from 106 to 113 pounds this season, but the senior is certainly not unfamiliar with the higher weight class. Last season, he competed at 113 throughout the regular season after jumping from 103. He didn't see quite as much success at 106/113 as he did at 103 - going 47-10 as a junior and 54-7 as a sophomore - but his experience and two prior trips to Hershey could pay off big-time in the postseason.

Joe Galasso, Father Judge

A fifth-place finisher at last season's state tournament, in which he was District 12's only wrestler to place, Galasso moves up from 132 pounds to 138 this season. The junior just missed the 138 cut at last weekend's season-opening tournament, but a strong offseason - he placed eighth in the Super 32 preseason national tournament in October in Greensboro, N.C. - could give him the confidence needed to reach the medal stand.

Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts

The youngest of the group of wrestlers to watch, the sophomore also is one of the few to remain in his weight class from last season, at 113. Gulotta sneaked into the top eight at states last season with a 36-11 record, and will compete in a stacked weight class with Fuentes, Scott Parker, and potentially Dan Martoccio.

Brett Harner, Norristown

Harner bulked up and made a big jump this season, from 160 to 182 pounds, in his quest for a state title. Owner of one of the area's best 2011-12 records, 47-4, the senior entered his final season with 148 wins and eclipsed the 150 mark last weekend at the Walsh Ironman tournament in Ohio. Harner, Southeastern Pennsylvania's top returning finisher (bronze) at states last year, has three trips to Hershey under his belt but is still searching for gold.

Dan Martoccio, Council Rock South

Certified to wrestle at 113, Martoccio will start the season at 120, two classes up from last season's 106. He carries a 55-19 record into his junior season after a 39-11 campaign in which he took eighth at states.

Scott Parker, Pennridge

Parker followed up a solid fourth-place finish at states in his sophomore season with a Fargo National freestyle championship this summer. He moves up from 106 to 113 along with Fuentes and Martoccio; all were state qualifiers last season. Powered by a confidence-boosting offseason, Parker can move even further up the ranks as a junior under coach Dan Goetter.

Mike Springer, Norristown

Springer bumps up a weight class for his junior campaign, from 138 to 145. He placed eighth in his first visit to Hershey last season and will look to improve upon two 11-loss seasons.

P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South

The Penn State recruit went 43-3 last season at 195 en route to a bronze medal at the state tournament. Coach Brad Silimperi said "the sky's the limit" for the senior.

Tommy Stokes, Bensalem

Stokes moved up from 120 pounds this offseason, and so far early in 2012-13, the junior has found success at 132. Taking sixth place last season, Stokes has a shot at finishing even better this season in his new weight class. The 132 class was senior-heavy last season, opening space for the junior to excel. In his first two seasons, he compiled a 64-10 record.