Frazier, who was a state qualifier last year at 182, moved up to 195 this season, where he is ranked fifth in AA-A. Bison senior Mack Williams is ranked No. 10 at 120 but is out for the year after a knee injury, and Arthur is No. 10 at 126.
"We've got to focus on the here and now,'' Frazier said. ""We need to fill up our weight classes. We know we'll lose three people next year, but we'll have some good freshmen coming up who will be experienced.''
The WSAZ Invitational is a good proving ground since all schools compete in the same division.
"It just prepares you for the state tournament,'' Parsons said. "This is the biggest show that you can go to during the season for us.''
"We know to expect the unexpected,'' added Fraizer. "Just go out there level-headed and do work.''
Parsons said Buffalo now has a midget league, which is in its second year, and a first-year middle-school program to help grow the sport in the area.
"We're on track,'' said the Buffalo coach. "It hasn't helped us yet, but it will in the future. Next year I'll have seven guys coming from the middle school. Hopefully, they'll come up and make an impact.''
Parsons, who is 40, said he hopes to keep taking a step each year with the Bison.
"I'm hoping we'll be in the top 10 in double-A/single-A,'' he said of future goals. "I hope we have four or five qualify for states this year. I feel we'll have six or seven. I think we're heading in the right direction with the program.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.