The real thing
Normally, I am hesitant to coronate young wrestlers who get off to a fast start but there is no denying the talent that Cody Wiercioch possesses. The 152-pound freshman from Charleroi High School captured the hearts of wrestling fans when he won his weight class in the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament. Wiercioch is the first wrestler from Charleroi to win a title at Powerade in 40 years.
Winning the Chartiers-Houston Invitational was a good accomplishment for such a young wrestler but taking a Powerade title means Wiercioch is something special. What makes him so much fun to watch is his technique is nearly flawless, he never gets out of position, he has great balance and has incredible poise for a freshman.
After suffering through some lean seasons, wrestling fans in this area could use someone like Wiercioch to reignite interest in the sport. His presence in the Cougars lineup makes him a must-see attraction.
How far can he go?
Well, the state tournament is not out of the question.
A state champion?
I don't like putting that type of pressure on anyone but it will be fun to see if that's possible.