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PIAA Championships, Giant Center
Notes: WPIAL AAA only won one title last year, seven in 2009. Wiecioch's title is his second (2010-AA at Charleroi) along with a runner-up finish in 2011. McGuire's championship is just the second all-time for Upper St. Clair (Tom Bogan, 1995). Like Wiercioch, McGuire was a silver medalist last year. McCutcheon & Hills each won their first PIAA gold medals after finishing fifth and third repsectively last season. Hills' win over Hart was one point better than the WPIAL Finals a week ago (5-2).
Franklin Regional's medalists are three freshmen and a sophomore. Krivus won five straight consolation bouts to take third after an opening-round 3-1 overtime loss to Zach Ulerick. Krivus beat Ulerick 3-1 in the consolation semifinals. Lydic's pin in the 5th-place match at 145 pounds was the only fall for a WPIAL medalist in Saturday's final session.
Wisener's win gave Washington County 17 total medalists (AA & AAA combined) including all eight qualifiers from Canon-McMillan. The Big Macs won their second-straight team points title, outdistancing Central Dauphin, 102-67.
Saturday, Mar. 10--AA Medalists from WPIAL
Notes: Gulibon's title is his fourth, first two in Triple-A, last two in Double-A. He is the tenth four-time PIAA wrestling champion, the first since McGuffey's Jeremy Hunter completed his run 16 years ago. (full list below)
Mizia's championship, a 3-2 win over Cody Law (Forest Hills), avenges a 4-2 loss in the SW Region semifinals a week ago. Mizia won three other bouts by two points to make the finals. His title is just the third for a Washington County AA wrestler since the last Bearcat PIAA champion, CJ Wonsettler, won in 2002--Cody Wiercioch (Charleroi-2010) and Dan Conley (Burgettstown-2008) were the others.
PIAA Individual Notes
PIAA Four-Time Champions
1. James Conklin, Waynesburg (1940-1943)
2. Jerry Maurey, Clearfield (1947-1950)
3. Mike Johnson, Lock Haven (1958-1961)
4. Matt Gerhard, Catasauqua (1981-1984)
5. Ty Moore, North Allegheny (1987-1990)
6. John Hughes, Benton (1989-1991)
7. Cary Kolay, Jefferson-Morgan (1989-1992)
8. Bob Crawford, Milton (1990-1993)
9. Jeremy Hunter, McGuffey (1993-1996)
10. Jimmy Gulibon, Derry (2009-2012)
Saturday, Mar. 10--AAA Semifinals
Friday, Mar. 9--AA Semifinals
Friday, Mar. 9--AAA Quarterfinals
AAA Second Round Consolations
Friday, Mar. 9--AA Quarterfinals
AA Second Round Consolations
Thursday, Mar. 8--AAA First Rounds
Just as impressive, wins in 13 of the 15 consolation bouts kept 40 of 42 WPIAL AAA wrestlers alive for PIAA medals. Only Blake Caudill (Butler) and John Kyriacopoulos (Upper St. Clair) have been eliminated.
Thursday, Mar. 8--AA First Rounds
A much better run through the first-round consolations for WPIAL AA wrestlers, winning 14 of the 25 elimination bouts. Nine of those winners are from Washington/Greene Counties, including three from Chartiers-Houston, three from Charleroi, and one each from Avella, Burgettstown and Fort Cherry.
Let's Get Out There and Wrestle!
Thursday, March 1st, at WJPA Radio, just hours before Mark Uriah & Greg Warnock started their coverage of the WPIAL AAA Wrestling Championships, we quietly marked our 70th anniversary. We did that rather quietly, not with a lot of chest-pounding or other hoopla and fanfare, rather by doing what we've been doing since the station went on the air at 3 pm, March 1, 1942--broadcasting into people's homes, cars, offices, and now computers and smartphones, the things happening at home and across the country. We've been providing news and information, sports and entertainment for nearly as long as the PIAA has conducted these wrestling championships. And, for nearly 60 years, the nation's very best wrestling has been heard, start to finish, on the airwaves of WJPA Radio.
As has been the case for more nearly two decades now, all of our coverage--WPIAL & PIAA, Team & Individual--has been available on-air and on-line, thanks to our partnerships with the MSA Sports Network, EZ-Stream and the PIAA. Over the years, WJPA has been trusted by listeners to bring home the action of the Pennsylvania's best wrestling. We've been true to that trust in the past and we have no plans of letting you down now. We hope you'll check back often as we move through the 75th PIAA Tournament this week.
Our award-winning broadcast crew will bring home the action, starting with move-by-move descriptions of the Washington/Green County wrestlers (our hometown kids), then turn an eye to the rest of the WPIAL and, as opportunities allow, the other bouts going on. While many things have changed since that March afternoon back in 1942, one thing that hasn't is that our crew will still give you every score of every bout all weekend long. Enjoy the action!
News & Notes
Saturday, Mar. 3--Finals
PIAA Team champion Canon-McMillan won four individual titles, took four silver medals and qualified eight for the state tournement, running away with the team points championship at the WPIAL AAA Tournament. The Big Macs have now won nine individual championships in the past two years. Pittsburgh Central Catholic won two titles, eight other schools claimed one each--Franklin Regional, Kiski, Upper St. Clair, Hempfield, Latrobe, Peters Township, Norwin and Pine-Richland. Seven titlists won their second championships: Canon-McMillan's Conner Schram, Solomon Chishko, Cody Wiercioch and Cody Klempay, Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Tyler Manion and Perry Hills, along with Upper St. Clair's Mackenzie McGuire.
Franklin Regional has four PIAA qualifiers, Kiski, Central Catholic and Upper St. Clair have three each. Hempfield, Connellsville, North Allegheny, Greensburg Salem and Latrobe how two each. Eleven other schools have one state qualifier, totalling 42 from the WPIAL.
Claysburg-Kimmel won two individual championships and the team points title at the Southwest AA Regional at Johnstown. District 6 won four other championships. WPIAL wrestlers claimed six wins in the finals. District 5 finished with two gold medals.
WPIAL winners include Jimmy Gulibon, Derry (4th), Jason Nolf, Kittanning (2nd), Dakota DesLauriers, Burrell (2nd), Jordan Kitta, Southmoreland (2nd), Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan and Corey Garry, Fort Cherry. Six-time dual meet champion Burrell has four state qualifiers along with Chartiers-Houston. Charleroi and South Fayette have three each, while Fort Cherry, Jefferson-Morgan, Southmoreland, South Side Beaver and Valley are sending two each. A dozen other WPIAL schools each have one PIAA qualifier.
Saturday, Mar. 3--Afternoon
Districts 6 & 7 each have wrestlers from 10 different schools in the Southwest Regional finals Saturday night. Claysburg-Kimmel leads all schools with three finalists, followed by Blairsville and Forest Hills with two each. All told, District 6 has 14 finalists, the WPIAL has 10 and District 5 has four. The top five placewinners in each weight qualify for the state tournament next week in Hershey.
Friday, Mar. 2
AA wrestlers from the WPIAL have claimed 27 spots in Saturday's semifinals, including two each from Charleroi, Chartiers-Houston and Fort Cherry. Avella, Bentworth, Burgettstown, Jeff-Morgan and Mapletown each have one wrestler in the semifinals. Another 21 are still alive in the consolation rounds, five of them from Jefferson Morgan. The top five placewinners in each weight qualify for the state tournament next week in Hershey.
Thursday, Mar. 1
Saturday, Feb. 25
WPIAL Wrestling Four-Time Champions
The WPIAL AA Individual Championships included winners from a dozen different schools, with Charleroi and Fort Cherry each claiming two champions. Now, it's on to the Cambria County War Memorial and the PIAA Southwest AA Regional. The top seven WPIAL AA wrestlers in each weight head to Johnstown for action that starts Friday afternoon.
WPIAL Triple-A Section tournaments consumed much of Saturday at Plum, Baldwin, Fox Chapel and Trinity High Schools. The top five in each weight from each site will move on to the WPIAL AAA Championship Tournament at Norwin High School, starting Thursday.
Saturday, Feb. 18
PIAA AA & AAA Team Tournaments
PIAA AAA Bracket -- -- -- PIAA AA Bracket
Saturday, Feb. 11
Canon-McMillan, PIAA Triple-A State Champion
Canon-McMillan overcame a rough start to beat McDowell, 35-20, Saturday afternoon, winning the PIAA Triple-A Team Tournament championship. McDowell won five of the first seven bouts and led 15-10 before the reigning team points champion Big Macs stormed back with wins in six of the final seven bouts, including the last five in a row. Conner Schram, Cody Wiercioch and Alex Campbell scored falls for Canon-McMillan, winners of 26 straight dual meets.
Friday, Feb. 10
Burrell Bows Out with AA Consolation Loss
Tigers Rebound, Lions Tamed in AAA Consolations
Burrell Stays Alive, Jeff-Morgan Ousted in AA Consolations
Thursday, Feb. 9
WPIAL Bounced in PIAA AA First Round
WPIAL AA & AAA Team Tournaments
WPIAL AAA Bracket -- -- -- WPIAL AA Bracket
Big Macs Roll to Third Straight WPIAL AAA crown
Only one WPIAL school had won three straight AAA Team Tournament titles--North Allegheny--until today, that is. Canon-McMillan completed arguably the most impressive tournament run in the current format, rolling North Allegheny 53-12 to win the Big Macs third-straight, and eighth overall, WPIAL championship. Canon-McMillan won tournament matches by scores of 69-3, 66-6, 52-9 and 53-12. That's a total of nine bouts lost in four WPIAL tournament dual meets. Canon-McMillan begins PIAA Team Tournament action Thursday (8 pm) against the winner of a Monday preliminary match between Parkland (D-11 runnnerup) and Spring-Ford (D-1 third place). North Allegheny opens action Thursday (6 pm) against District 10 champion McDowell.
Greensburg Salem Claims PIAA AAA berth
Burrell wins 6th straight WPIAL AA title
WPIAL Team Tournament Notes
* North Allegheny trailed Connellsville 19-0 in semifinals before coming back to beat the #3 Falcons. The Tigers also scored one of the two quarterfinal round upsets, beating #2 Kiski Area, 42-30, at the Cavaliers' gym. Greensburg Salem notched the other, eliminating #4 Hampton, 40-29, at the Talbots' gym Wednesday night.
Jan. 28-- USC wins Chartiers Valley duals--Results
It came down to Criteria D (most bout victories) but Upper St. Clair defeated Chartiers-Houston, 28-27, to win the Chartiers Valley Duals Saturday. Bentworth beat the hosts, 43-36, to take third. In the fifth-place match, Albert Gallatin topped Burgettstown, 42-26, while Norwin beat South Fayette, 51-15, in the match for seventh. Freedom finished ninth with a 35-30 victory over Carlynton. Ambridge beat Keystone Oaks, 43-42, on criteria H (most first points) to take eleventh.
Jan. 25-- Hampton suprise in 3-AAA, chalk rules elsewhere
The Hampton Talbots went into the Tigers' den and came out with the Section 3-AAA Dual Meet title, beating North Allegehny, 30-29, in the semifinals, then besting Butler, 36-27, in the championship match. Elsewhere, Kiski beat the host Lions of Greesnburg Salem, 33-29, to win Section 1-AAA, Connellsville knoch off Hempfield, 39-29, to take the 2-AAA crown and Canon-McMillan shutout Chartiers Valley, 72-0, to win an 11th straight section championship.
Jan. 25-- Bucs (2x) and Rockets win AA section titles
Connellsville takes 2012 Tri-County Tournament -- Final Brackets
Fourteen championships were shared among 11 different schools in the 2012 Tri-County Wrestling Tournament. Connellsville (199.5) won the team scoring race, followed by Peters Township (167), Jefferson-Morgan, Chartiers-Houston and Bentworth. Host Charleroi had two champions along with Fort Cherry and Jefferson-Morgan. Final Team Points
Avella Jake Temple--195
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WPIAL AAA Championships -- Final Brackets
WPIAL AA Championships -- Brackets
PIAA AAA Team Tournament -- Bracket
WPIAL AAA Team Tournament -- Bracket
WPIAL AA Team Tournament -- Bracket
Section 4-AAA Dual Meet Championships -- Bracket
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2012 Tournament Scoreboard
PIAA Southwest AA Regional
Final Brackets -- Medal Bouts
WPIAL AAA Sections -- Medal Bouts
PIAA AAA Team Tournament -- Bracket
Greensburg Salem 60, Allderdice 16
Big Spring 42, Council Rock North 30
Norristown 39, Manheim Township 35
Parkland 41, Spring-Ford 15
Owen J. Roberts 43, Greensburg Salem 21
Mechanicsburg 30, Central Mountain 23
McDowell 27, North Allegheny 20
Easton 48, Big Spring 13
Central Dauphin 47, Norristown 20
LaSalle College 48, Jersey Shore 27
Delaware Valley 28, DuBois Area 25
Canon-McMillan 53, Parkland 10 -- Listen Here!
Consolation First Round
Central Mountain 31, Greensburg Salem 29
North Allegheny 37, Big Spring 27
Norristown 41, Jersey Shore 28
Parkland 40, DuBois Area 23
Mechanicsburg 36, Owen J. Roberts 25
McDowell 30, Easton 25
Central Dauphin 51, LaSalle College 18
Canon-McMillan 56, Delaware Valley 13 -- Listen Here!
Consolation Second Round
Delaware Valley 40, Central Mountain 21
North Allegheny 37, LaSalle College 21
Easton 47, Norristown 19
Owen J. Roberts 36, Parkland 27
McDowell 31, Mechanicsburg 28
Canon-McMillan 28, Central Dauphin 25 -- Listen Here!
Consolation Third Round
North Allegheny 33, Delaware Valley 31
Easton 33, Owen J. Roberts 24
Consolation Fourth Round
Mechanicsburg 43, North Allegheny 22
Central Dauphin 47, Easton 11
Consolation Finals (3rd place)
Central Dauphin 33, Mechanicsburg 20
Canon-McMillan 35, McDowell 20 -- Listen Here!
PIAA AA Team Tournament -- Bracket
WPIAL AAA Team Tournament -- Bracket
West Mifflin 40, Mars 22
Hopewell 52, Waynesburg 13
Peters Township 54, Elizabeth-Forward 6
Ringgold 33, Upper St. Clair 30
Canon-McMillan 69, West Mifflin 3 -- Listen Here!
Hempfield 35, Latrobe 34 (crit. D, most bout wins)
Hampton 44, Peters Township 21
Greensburg Salem 49, Chartiers Valley 16
Connellsville 47, Hopewell 18
Butler 34, Franklin Regional 32
Kiski Area 41, Ringgold 27
North Allegheny 35, Pgh. Central Catholic 31
Canon-McMillan 66, Hempfield 6 -- Listen Here!
Greensburg Salem 40, Hampton 29
Connellsville 39, Butler 23
North Allegheny 36, Kiski Area 31
Canon-McMillan 52, Greensburg Salem 9 -- Listen Here!
North Allegheny 29, Connellsville 28
Greensburg Salem 40, Connellsville 20
Canon-McMillan 53, North Allegheny 12
WPIAL AA Team Tournament -- Bracket
WPIAL AAA Section Team Duals
Section 1-AAA at Greensburg Salem--Bracket
1st--Kiski Area 33, Greensburg Salem, 33-29
3rd--Greater Latrobe 31, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 28
5th--Franklin Regional 37, Penn-Trafford 36
Kiski Area 44, Greater Latrobe 24
Greensburg Salem 34, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 33 (Criteria E)
Section 2-AAA at Ringgold--Bracket
Section 3-AAA at North Allegheny--Bracket
Section 4-AAA at Peters Township--Bracket
WPIAL AA Section Team Duals
Section 2-AA at Derry--Bracket
Section 3-AA at Burrell--Bracket
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