The WPIAL Individual Championships finished the same way the Team Championships did, with the Canon-McMillan Big Macs on top. Canon-McMillan finished first in the team standings with 216.5 points, over 100 more than the 2nd place team Central Catholic (112 points). Franklin Regional (111 points), Hampton (107.5 points), and Greensburg Salem (99 points) wrapped up the top five.
Helping Canon-McMillan win the team race were 8 wrestlers making it to the finals. Conner Schram (120), Solomon Chishko (138), outstanding wrestler Cody Wiercioch (182), and Cody Klempay (285) were all champions for the Big Macs, as they will take 8 wrestlers to Hershey next week. Franklin Regional will have 4 wrestlers advance to the PIAA tournament while Central Catholic, Kiski, North Allegheny, and Upper St. Clair will all have 3 wrestlers advancing.
It was a good day to be a top seed in the tournament, as 11 of the 14 wrestlers who were seeded #1 before the tournament started walked away with a gold medal. There was not a 3 time or 4 time WPIAL Champion on Saturday, but many wrestlers got their second gold medal. Among those winning multiple championships were Conner Schram of Canon-McMillan (120), Mackenzie McGuire of Upper St. Clair (132), Solomon Chishko of Canon-McMillan (138), Tyler Manion of Central Catholic (152), Cody Wiercioch of Canon-McMillan (170), Perry Hills of Central Catholic (195), and Cody Klempay of Canon-McMillan (285).
For a full recap of the AAA WPIAL Championships as well as a preview of both the AA and AAA PIAA Tournament listen in to Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle Monday night at 7:00 PM on the MSA Sports Network.
106 – Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional) dec. Vincenzo Joseph (Central Catholic) 3-2
113 – Sam Krivus (Hempfield) dec. Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan) 7-3
120 – Conner Schram (Canon-McMillan) dec. Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) 11-2
126 – Derrick Evanovich (Peters Township) dec. Colt Shorts (Canon-McMillan) 2-0
132 – Mackenzie McGuire (Upper St. Clair) dec. Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) 3-1
138 – Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan) dec. Tanner Wiltrout (Connellsville) 3-0
145 – Heath Coles (Norwin) dec. Dario Dobbin (Canon-McMillan) 3-1
152 – Tyler Manion (Central Catholic) dec. Zach Voytek (Greensburg Salem) 5-3
160 – Zack Zavatsky (Latrobe) dec. Jake Wisener (Ringgold) 5-3
170 – Cody Wiercioch (Canon-McMillan) dec. Adam Nickelson (Belle Vernon) 13-4
182 – Matt McCutcheon (Kiski) dec. Jarred Lux (North Allegheny) 6-4 OT
195 – Perry Hills (Central Catholic) dec. Jake Hart (Hampton) 5-2
220 – Ben Balish (Pine-Richland) dec. Alex Campbell (Canon-McMillan) 8-7
285 – Cody Klempay (Canon-McMillan) dec. Shane Kuhn (Kiski) 1-0
Third Place Consolation Finals
106 – Dom Forys (North Allegheny) dec. A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg) 3-1
113 – Blake Caudill (Butler) dec. Nate Russo (Belle Vernon) 6-4
120 – Tyler Walker (North Hills) dec. Lukas Etzel (Elizabeth Forward) 10-9
126 – Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional) dec. Peter Craig (Hampton) 7-4
132 – Ethan Kenney (Connellsville) dec. Tyler Reinhart (Greensburg Salem) 5-2
138 – Cole Landowski (Kiski) dec. Kevin Synan (Hampton) 5-3
145 – Tyler Lydic (Latrobe) dec. Joe Washington (Penn Hills) 2-1
152 – John Kyriacopoulos (Upper St. Clair) dec. Bryar Pletcher (Latrobe) 2-0
160 – Austin Wilding (Upper St. Clair) dec. Kellan Stout (Mount Lebanon) 6-2
170 – Alex Deciantis (North Allegheny) dec. Anthony Cable (Greensburg Salem) 3-1 OT
182 – Kyle Spangler (Hempfield) dec. Anthony Brooks (Fox Chapel) 2-1
195 – Cole Macek (Montour) dec. Scott Mohring (Latrobe) 9-3
220 – Tanner Hahn (Greensburg Salem) dec. Nick Yaroszewski (Hampton) 8-0
285 – Damon Sims Jr. (Hopewell) dec. Luke Fleck (Franklin Regional) 3-2 OT UTB