Falconer has a pair making the trip - Kyle Blake and Brandon Muntz.
Southwestern has Ryan Hetrick, Maple Grove Brad Bihler and Frewsburg Austin Lynn; Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley is sending Matt Booth and Salamanca Dusty Lewis.
Yes, area teams will be well represented when the New York State Public High School Athletic Association wrestling championships kick off just a day from now at the Times Union Center in Albany.
One, however, can boast more representation than all the rest.
The Fredonia Hillbillies will be sending five wrestlers to the tournament in hopes of bringing home a state crown. The last time Fredonia had five wrestlers qualify for the tournament was in 2007.
That year, Fredonia sent Kenny Betts, Chris Conti, Rob Dahn, Brandon Strandburg and Floripe Padua to the state championships. Of that group, Betts won a state title while Dahn took third and Conti placed fifth.
This year's Fredonia fivesome heading to states include Zach Buckley, Chris Saden, Tyler Cassidy, Jude Gardner and Dakota Gardner.
The road to a championship, or even the podium, will be no easy task.
"We weren't blessed with a lot of good seeds this year," Fredonia coach Alex Conti said, before noting this area has been spoiled with good wrestlers who consistently advance to Albany.
"I think sometimes people from our area don't realize what a big deal it is to make it to states,'' he said. ''We have been fortunate with the kids we have had and the coaches we have had to help us get extra kids to states. There are still teams in Western New York who haven't had a state qualifier. To have five kids is pretty exciting and out of the norm."
One example is Cattaraugus-Little Valley's Matt Booth who is the first state qualifier since the two schools merged.
At 126, Fredonia's Dakota Gardner makes his second straight trip to the Times Union Center and is a No. 6 seed this weekend.
"He has a tough first match right out of the shoot," Conti said. "When you walk in with a 43-1 record, you think you should get a good seed. It goes off points that are based on who you meet during the season. He sits in six and has a tough match right off the bat. If he can get past that, he has a state place finisher in the second round. We have got two extremely tough guys before we even get a chance to place. We will see."
Gardner has had a solid week and a half of practice. Fredonia has practiced with teams from all across Chautauqua County and went to Lancaster for a Section 6 practice with all the state qualifiers.
"The boys look like they are hitting on all cylinders," Conti said. "It's great to go to Salamanca with coach Rich Morton who is a phenomenal coach. They have had more success at state level than anyone else. When guys get a practice run by him, it's a great thing. At Lancaster, we had a real good practice up there with the whole section. I thought it was eye opening. They got to see a lot of talented people and I think our local guys got a real taste of some quality people who they are not accustomed to rolling with."
At the Lancaster practice, Gardner practiced with Cheektowaga's Renaldo Spencer-Rodriguez, who may be considered the best high school wrestler in New York.
"Renaldo is the real deal," Conti said. "It was great for Dakota to get planted on his head a few times by Renaldo. When he took Dakota down, he took him down with authority. It's exactly what Dakota needed. He needs to feel that explosion and power and speed. You can't coach speed and Renaldo has both power and speed. To have Dakota pounded on top of his head by this young man was definitely an eye opener. That's why a great partner is a great thing."
In the next weight class up, 132, Tyler Cassidy makes his first trip to Albany as a wild-card. He is unseeded, but is one to keep an eye on, according to Conti.
"It's nice because no one expects him to do anything except the guys who know Tyler Cassidy," Conti continued. "I am encouraged at the way he has been performing in the practice room."
Cassidy placed third at the Section 6 state qualifiers two weeks ago, and had to defeat 2012 state place finisher Cody McGregor to place that high.
"If Tyler can find a way to the semifinals, he will run into Renaldo, which you know the chances of getting past him are slim and none. There is no shame in losing to a guy who is that great. If that happens, you come back and get as high on the podium as you can. That's our goal. We have to make some noise."
Meanwhile, at 145, Jude Gardner will look to improve on his sixth-place finish he earned at the 2012 championships.
Like his younger brother, Dakota, Jude received a tough seed as he comes in No. 4.
"The state tournament is funny like that," Conti said. "You hope to get a good draw, but since he is a wild-card, he gets a tough draw."
Conti noted Gardner's run will be difficult. If he wins his first two matches, Gardner will most likely face Roy-Hart's Drew Hull who is ranked No. 1 in the state at 145.
"We have a tough road ahead of us," Conti said. "As hard as Jude's been working, I have high expectations of him."
At 170, Zach Buckley enters the tournament with a 41-0 record.
At the state qualifier, Buckley earned two pins and an 18-3 technical fall in the finals to punch his spot into this weekend's tournament. Despite the impressive resume, Buckley enters the tournament unseeded.
"It's based on a point system and it just so happens this year we didn't meet up with the wrestlers that would give us points," Conti explained. "It's a state tournament. I think that anything can happen and, hopefully, Buckley wrestles to his potential. The sky is the limit for that man. He has the capabilities of beating anybody. I have been very encouraged with the way he has wrestled all season. He has elevated his wrestling game each and every time he has stepped on the mat this year."
Finally, at 220, senior Chris Saden enters as a No. 8 seed. He has a 43-1 record this season, but his road is not much easier. Assuming he wins the first match, he will presumably wrestle an opponent who placed second at the state meet in 2012.
"Chris is in a rough spot," Conti said. "He needs to be ready to rumble. I will tell you right now, I believe all five guys are capable of being on the podium, but they have to show up to wrestle as hard as they have been the last week and a half and throughout the season. If Christian gets past the first match, he gets a tough match. If you're a betting man, you're probably betting on the other guy. I hope Christian makes the most of his opportunity being at states and I hope he brings his A game.
"I am hoping they don't get caught up in the pageantry and lose focus on wrestling," Conti concluded of all his wrestlers. "If you're there and it's the only time you're there, it's a great event. They run it extremely well. It's a nice send-off for the seniors who qualify. The (NYSPHSAA) does a nice job with this tournament."
Following are capsules of the remaining area state qualifers:
RYAN HETRICK, SOUTHWESTERN, 99
Though making his first trip to the NYSPHSAA Championships as a participant, this freshman, the son of longtime Trojans' coach Mark Hetrick, is no stranger to the tournament. ... He went 46-1 this season, his only loss coming by virtue of a coin flip in a scoreless tie to Donny McCoy of Niagara Falls, Section 6's Division 1 qualifier at 99 pounds. ... In 47 matches, Hetrick has surrendered just five points - all escapes. ... This season he won the Attica Blue Devil Wrestling Tournament, the Ken-Ton Tournament, the Ripley Invitational, the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Wrestling Tournament, was a Class C champion and a Section 6 champion at the State Qualifier at UB. ... He also went undefeated at the Falconer Duels. .... His career mark is 83-17.
KYLE BLAKE, FALCONER, 99
A senior, Blake is making his first trip to the state tournament, earning an at-large bid following a second-place finish at the Section 6 Division II state qualifier. ... He went 31-6 this season, with half of those losses coming to one person - fellow state-tournament-bound wrestler Ryan Hetrick. ... He placed first at the Maple Grove Kickoff Classic and first at the Class D Championships at Portville. ... Was second at the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Tournament and second at the Salamanca Tournament and fifth at the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament. ... His career record is 77-27.
BRAD BIHLER, MAPLE GROVE, 106
This freshman went 30-7 this season, improving his career mark to 57-17. ... Though a runnerup at the Maple Grove Kickoff Classic, the Ripley Invitational, the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Wrestling Tournament and the Salamanca Tournament, Bihler came through when it mattered most, picking up a class and sectional title at the Class D Championships and the Section 6 Division II State Qualifier. ... Helped lead the Red Dragons to their first Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 3 title in 15 years.
BRANDON MUNTZ, FALCONER, 126
A consistently solid competitor this season, Muntz clinched his place in the state tournament by going unbeaten at the Division II State Qualifier and being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. ... A winner in 41 of his 43 matches this season, the senior was first at the Eisenhower Tournament, first at the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Tournament, first at the Salamanca Tournament and a Class D champion at 126 pounds. ... He also placed third at the highly competitive Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament. ... Muntz is making his second trip to Albany, having qualified two years ago as a freshman. ... Still with a chance to tally a few more victories to his total, Muntz's career record currently stands at 172-30.
AUSTIN LYNN, FREWSBURG, 182
This senior rolled to a 29-6 record this season with 12 victories by fall. ... Was a Class D champion and a winner in the 182-pound class at the Division II State Qualifier. ... Also captured titles at the Salamanca Tournament, and was a runnerup in the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Wrestling Tournament, the North East (Pa.) Tournament, the Niagara County Community College Tournament and the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament.
MATT BOOTH, CATTARAUGUS-LV/PINE VALLEY, 195
This senior went a near perfect 38-1 this season, his lone blemish coming in a contest with Dustin Lewis, an at-large qualifier to the state tournament, during the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Wrestling Tournament. ... Of his 38 victories, 26 were by virtue of a pin. ... Booth's career record is 129-59. ... Along with his third-place finish at the Morales Tournament, Booth captured weight-class titles at the Maple Grove Kickoff Classic, the Ripley Invitational, the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Tournament, the Class D Championships and the Division II state qualifier. ... After taking fourth at the qualifier last year, this will be Booth's first trip to the state tournament.
DUSTIN LEWIS, SALAMANCA, 195
This senior put together an impressive 36-4 mark this season, placing second at the State Qualifier and earning an at-large bid to the state tournament in Albany. ... Was a Class D champion, topping Frewsburg's Trevor Spicer in a hard-fought battle, 5-4. ... Was first at the Morales Tournament, first at the Salamanca Tournament and placed second at the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament. ... Of his 36 victories this season, nearly half were by fall.