Southern Columbia senior and 2014 PIAA Class AA State Runner-Up Kent Lane has committed to Lehigh University to wrestle for Coach Pat Santoro and the Mountain Hawks. Lane is coming off his best High School season where he finished 28-2 and won Sectional, District IV and NE Regional titles before losing in the 138 pound State Final to Brock Zacherl from Brookville. Lane’s only other defeat last year was in the finals of the Escape the Rock Tournament in which he competed with a torn meniscus and had surgery immediately after the tournament missing the last month of the season prior to the start of his post-season run.
As a sophomore, Lane had a 40-3 record and won Sectional, District IV and NE Regional titles before settling for 6th place at the PIAA tournament. As a freshman, Lane compiled at 33-7 record and advanced to the PIAA State tournament only to come up one win short of placing.
The 2x PIAA State place winner is a former USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle All-American and is a 2X placer at the Flonationals tournament. He leads a strong returning line-up at Southern Columbia which also features 2014 PIAA Class AA State finalists Todd Lane, Blake Marks and Billy Barnes and his brother Jaret Lane who was a Junior High State finalist and a double All-American at the USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships in Fargo, ND this past summer.
Lane is the #11 overall recruit in Pennsylvania as ranked by PA Power Wrestling. He is currently ranked #5 in the country by Flowrestling at 138 pounds. Overall Lane enters into his senior season at Southern Columbia with a Career Record of 101-12 and he predicts to compete for Lehigh at 141/149 pounds.