LEROY\u00a0\u2014 Brady Long is among the several Pine River football players coming off a strong fall season and is looking to carry over that success to the wrestling schedule. Long is a senior at 140 pounds. He was around the class last season. \u201cI was hurt for half the season,\u201d he said. \u201cTwo years in a row I\u2019ve only wrestled half a season because of (knee) injuries.\u201d He indicated he has fully recovered from those injuries. \u201cMy sophomore year, I lost in regionals by three to a kid who took fourth,\u201d Long said. \u201cThat was two years ago. I\u2019ve improved a lot. I\u2019ve been wrestling varsity all four years.\u201d The season will start Dec. 13 at the Tri County Invitational. The Bucks have a home quad on Dec. 17 and are at the Marquette Challenge Dec. 20 and at the St. Louis Invitational on Jan. 3. \u201cMaking it to state,\u201d would be a goal, Long indicated. \u201cWe don\u2019t just want to make it to state, we want to win it.\u201d He hopes the team can go undefeated. Long also hopes to qualify for the individual state final. \u201cI\u2019ll give it all I\u2019ve got,\u201d he said. \u201cIt will take extra practice in the mornings and after (regular) practice.\u201d Hand control and bottom work are among his strengths, Long indicated, along with defensive work on his feet and avoiding getting pinned. He hopes to improve on his top work and putting two moves together effectively.