As the winter season is wrapping up in the next couple weeks, there have been a few wrestlers having success on the mat this season.

Here is a look at some area wrestlers at the college level:

Taylor Ortz, Clarion - The Brookville native was selected for an at-large bid at 149 pounds at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, being held in Cleveland on March 15-17.

Ortz, who has a 26-10 record this season, reached the Eastern Wrestling League championship match last weekend as a redshirt freshman.

The NCAA will release the official brackets for the championships this evening.

The Golden Eagles went 10-7 overall this season, which was their first winning dual season since the 2002-03 season.

Brock Zacherl, Clarion - The Brookville graduate locked up an automatic bid to the Division I Wrestling Championships on March 15 at the 141-pound weight class this past weekend at the EWL Championships.

Zacherl defeated 26th-ranked Kyle Shoop of Lock Haven in the semifinals of the EWL to lock up a spot at nationals. He had his only loss of the season in the EWL finals by fall against Cleveland State’s Evan Cheek.

The NCAA will release the official brackets for the championships this evening.

Zacherl is 27-1 on the season and helped the Golden Eagles to a 10-7 overall record this season.

Gavin Park, Clarion - The Brookville alum made the starting lineup for the Golden Eagles as a true freshman, putting together an 18-15 record for the season.

At the EWL Championships, Park won his first match, 6-3, over Bloomsburg’s Willy Girard in the quarterfinals before falling in his next two matches to end the season.

Clarion finished the season with a dual meet record of 10-7.

Brodie Zacherl, Clarion - The Brookville grad posted a 3-4 record this season at 149 after not being able to wrestle due to illness last season.

Clarion has four wrestlers competing in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, including Brodie’s brother, Brock.

Jimmy Miller, Clarion - Another Brookville alumnus, Miller went 2-2 this season as a redshirt sophomore and is now 3-4 in his career with the Golden Eagles.

Bryce Town, Clarion - One of six Brookville graduates for the Golden Eagles, Town went 0-8 in his true freshman season competing at the 285-pound class.

Brylee Shumaker, Clarion - The Redbank Valley product followed up a 6-10 campaign last year as a true freshman in a redshirt year with a 3-7 record this season.

Mason Lindenmuth, Penn State - The Brockway native, listed at 133 and 141 for the Nittany Lions, is 3-2 on the season with two pins and a technical fall. His fastest pin came in 2:34. All of his matches wrestled were at the Binghamton Bearcat Open in November.

Tom Sleigh, Bucknell - The DuBois graduate suffered a knee injury in his first match of the year, a 6-5 loss to CSU Bakersfield’s Matt Williams.

Sleigh, a senior for the Bison, did not return to the mat this season and is in the process of seeking a medical redshirt for next season.

Sleigh has the 11th most wins in Bucknell history with 89 and is a three-time NCAA qualifier.

Bucknell went 3-14 in dual meets this season.

Josiah McClarren, Lycoming - After redshirting last season as a true freshman at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, the Clearfield alumnus transferred to Lycoming and did not see any action with the team this season.

The Warriors went 12-5 in dual meets this season.

Travis Ogden, Lycoming - The Clearfield product went 3-4 on the season with two falls at 197 pounds before having to injury default in a match in January.

Last season, Ogden went 27-11 and was a Second Team All-MAC selection.

Lycoming went 12-5 on the season.

Caleb Garvey, Thiel - The Johnsonburg graduate is listed as a 174-pounder with the Tomcats.

Thiel went 7-4 in dual meets this season.

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