Wrestling: All-area first-team selections
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The Pikes Peak region's top wrestlers from the 2011-12 season.
Billy Gabel, Pine Creek: An Eagles wrestler had a hard time describing the full extent of his coachâ€™s intensity. â€œItâ€™s crazy,â€ the wrestler said at state. â€œIf we didnâ€™t all buy into it, it wouldnâ€™t work.â€ But Gabel, who helped bring Pine Creek its first team title in any sport, has a gym full of athletes fully invested in his program. The results speak for themselves, as the Eagles have landed three top-three finishes at state in the past four years capped by this seasonâ€™s 5A title. Gabel will likely find it easier to convince newcomers to understand and accept his expectations now that tangible results can be displayed. And if even more Eagles wrestlers can attack the sport with the same ferocity as their coach, look out.