Wiercioch ruled eligible to wrestle


By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the PIAA Board of Control upheld the transfer of Cody Wiercioch from Charleroi to Canon-McMillan High School and made him eligible to compete this season.

Wiercioch won gold and silver medals in the state tournament while at Charleroi and enrolled in Canon-McMillan for this, his junior year, after his parents purchased a house in Cecil Township.

Wiercioch had a hearing with the WPIAL Board of Control Oct. 17 and his eligibility was denied by an 8-6 vote.

The hearing in front of the WPIAL board was needed after Charleroi contested Wiercioch’s tranfer. The family moved from its home in Charleroi to Cecil Township and Cody and his sisters enrolled in Canon-McMillan.
The Wiercioch family had looked at purchasing a home in the Chartiers-Houston School District.

Charleroi and Canon-McMillan agreed that Wiercioch was not recruited to wrestle for Canon-McMillan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ashame Charleroi didn't attend the PIAA hearing.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news...was starting to think we didn't live in America anymore. So happy for Cody and his family.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

charleroi was in fact at the piaa hearing

Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

charleroi, meaning the whole city, the whole school? kinda seemed like just another day in life outside of the matmatter blog. At $3.45/gal, I'm sure attendance from the valley was in the single digits. good luck this season to cody. too bad the adults can't act like kids.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's over now. Let's leave the boy alone and not make it ugly. Good luck Cody.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks cody moved to CM to wrestle is a fool. His whole family moved to a better school district...least thats how you should see it

Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still talking about this?

Friday, November 18, 2011 2:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that means anyone can transfer for any reason in PA. Get rid of the rule and let the recruiting begin.

Friday, November 18, 2011 5:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks Cody moved to CM for other then wrestling is a fool. It is, what it is! Good luck kid.

Friday, November 18, 2011 5:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found some other sites actually talking wrestling.


Friday, November 18, 2011 7:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Can Mac Fan said...

Justice has prevailed . Finally closure to insanity by certain people who think they can ruin a young man's life thru jealous, rude and un-true statements . Happy for the family and glad to see the PIAA step up and do the right thing. Good luck Cody!!

Friday, November 18, 2011 8:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Friday, November 18, 2011 8:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Loyalty Guts Attitude said...

Congratulations Cody and to the Weirchock family. i for one am excited for the upcoming wrestling season, and having one of the best wrestlers in the country able to compete here locally is a definate bonus. Thank you PIAA. Good Luck Cody and C.M.

Friday, November 18, 2011 8:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Friday, November 18, 2011 8:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be but this is about Cody not ed

Friday, November 18, 2011 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous ZBox said...

All you cry babies can stop now and sit back and watch one of the best teams in country compete and dominate this year. CM has always been a power house and will always be a power house. Good luck this year boys.

Friday, November 18, 2011 9:25:00 AM  
Anonymous J said...

Tell'em box

Friday, November 18, 2011 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed, I would not say untrue statements have been said, as I have been present and privy to things you have said and who you have said them about. Your arrogance and mouth put your son through an unnecessary ordeal so please don't distort facts. Sell that to someone else. If you would like to question my integrity in the real world, I have a stellar history and would welcome the oppotunity. Good luck to you Cody, many more people are pulling for you than you realize. I won't be wasting time on here anymore but will be watching your progress. Good luck.

Friday, November 18, 2011 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this still going on? Joe your ratings are plummeting..

Friday, November 18, 2011 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PIAA overrules WPIAL the week practice starts; did anyone really hold their breath for this? I wish the Powerball were this easy to predict.

Friday, November 18, 2011 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true Brandon Griffin is transferring to Central Catholic? I understand that his father has taken a job at Alcoa.

Friday, November 18, 2011 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Alcoa job was in Maine .

Friday, November 18, 2011 1:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad he is eligible, otherwise all his t-shirts would have been returned and and he'd have to go to shcool shirtless.

Friday, November 18, 2011 1:54:00 PM  
Anonymous loyaltygutsattitude said...

12:01, you have so much integrity, you run your malicious blogs through an anonymous name. How about revealing your true identity. jealousy will get you no where. Be happy for Cody. Be happy for Cannon Mac. This year we are all going to be witnessing history. If things go according to planned, this may be one of the best teams ever. I for one am excited. By the way my son does not wrestle for CM (a neighboring school)

Friday, November 18, 2011 2:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the Griffin VS Wiercioch match on FloWrestling. He would be a dynamite addition to Central Catholic, if true.

Friday, November 18, 2011 5:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how the parents of good homegrown CM Wrestlers,who my be bumped out of the lineup, feel about Chitsko, Wiercioch, Macri?
For those of you old enough to remember I feel like the American Indian from that old public service announcement that had the trash thrown at him. The tear rolling down his face....I still believe the kids from Canonsburg, North Strabane, Hill Station, and Cecil can take on and beat the entire state without help from a bunch of hired guns. I remember how mad the CM faithful were when Trinity acquired Bob Truby and NA was hosting Seneca Valley's best. Well the shoe is on the other foot now.

Friday, November 18, 2011 7:09:00 PM  
Anonymous CAN-MAC FAN said...

7:09 that's the old divide and conquer routine . I got your game . Please don't let the jealously continue to control your life. I don't think your shedding a tear . You my friend will be the first one cheering against us . And may I add as sad as it is, will cheer if one of the kids gets hurt and misses the year. You see I got your game down. I deal with people like you every day, Phonies !!

Friday, November 18, 2011 7:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just asked a question. Don't get so defensive. Were you around to watch Craig Delarso win the PIAA? Did you go to W&J and watch Trinity and the Big Macs battle for the team tournament? Do you remember Stan Mousites throwing a chair across the gym at Wash High? Were you cheering for Mike Dobbin when he battled Youska from Shaler or O'Daniel vs Morgan. Were ya'? How about Patenski, Rothka, Dami , Angle, Johnson, McClain, Marino, O'Korn,Gibbs, Matusik, Terkay, Mohn,Pihakis. That's the "us" I'm talking about. All were all from the program. Nothing phonie about that! Some people care about the essence of high school sports some don't. Nothing more, nothing less.

Friday, November 18, 2011 8:38:00 PM  
Anonymous C.M FAN said...

There for it all my friend . The reality is it's 2011 not the 40's or 60's or 70's or 80's on and on . This thing goes on all over the country good or bad . I'm glad we are on the same team anyway.

Friday, November 18, 2011 9:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough.

Friday, November 18, 2011 9:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok guys you got your boy in. Now lets see what you can do. No excuses now. Not too much pressure is it? Best in the country I doubt. Try winning the state first then will talk. That's why we play the game. Can't wait! Can you! And to the CM faithfull. Try winning with class not arrogance. Maybe give back to the community that helped put you where you are today. You talk about the Trinity's and Na's of the world doing the same and you are correct. But, where are they now? Build up the area and competition in the area that you represent and watch your program become even more than what you have today. It's wrestling season!!! The best time of the year.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Can - mac fan said...

Building up competition 6:19 is up to everyone in the area not just one community . As far as getting who's boy where that's absurd . Who said pressure was necessarily bad.? Best in the country ? that's your talk . As far as arrogant , well people hate to see other people win and when they do their jealous . Then they call them arrogant . When your on top people love the mighty to fall it's human nature. And you are no different . Regardless of the out come, I know the guys will give their best and may the chips fall . Either way I'm a fan . See you there!

Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the headline on nov. 19th observer reporter it states cecil township one of best places to raise a family NOT charleroi congrats to cody and his family

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a true fact

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:44:00 AM  
Anonymous CAN-MAC FAN said...

I don't know if he is the best in the country, but the Flo-Wrestling video shows me that Brandon Griffin would handle Canon-Mac's newest recruit.
In fact, I heard that after the match at Super 32, Griffin snatched the old man's Super-32 T-Shirt right off of the old man's back, wiped the sweat off of his brow, and gave it back to the old man, without saying a word.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saturday, November 19, 2011 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life Charleroi and move on, worry about your own wrestlers and quite worry about Cody He is a Big Mac now!

Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Greg Thomas said...

8:38....angle was a transfer....get your facts straight and your clearly related to the dami's just say it and be a man!

Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Jim Duncan said...

To Greg Thomas , SO you consider a transfer even if someone moves into the district in the 5th grade as Angle did . In other words by your statement you have to be born in the town ,you can't move in under any circumstance . I think that would make over half the kids participating in sports today considered transfers . My friend moved to N.A when his son was in 1 grade . He now plays football and wrestles in H.S and starts. HE doesn't consider himself a transfer believe me . So get your facts straight.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:29 charleroi can give a damn about cody. he is your PROBLEM now.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7;:17 Wa!!!!!!!!! Wa!!!!!!!!!! WA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Allegheny fan 7:50?

Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:45:00 AM  
Anonymous To bad... said...

Its no wonder one time power houses can't fill rosters, or the bleachers.

Your killing the sport.
With the bashing, negative talk
Tournaments only, no duals, 4-6-8 forfiets, its not worth it.

Co-op, its done wonders for JM.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering everybody's take on the CM AD's statement following the Cody W PIAA RULING.

We don’t apologize for having people who want to move into the Canon-McMillan School District because of what our school offers.
I bet that word track wasn’t used before the PIAA decision!

Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone from Char -lee; roy read that both Schools agreed that Wiercioch was not recruited to wrestle at Can- Mac.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there are a lot of kids from area school districts moving to the Canon McMillan for a better life.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a really easy decision if contrators keep building housing developments in the canon mcmillan school district then EVERYONE will soon be a BIG MAC

Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of the fans are parents, family members of wrestlers and wrestlers themselves. Low numbers are the norm at high school matches with some exceptions. The general population could care less about wrestling and they haev no idea don't who John Smith or Cale Sanderson is. Hopefully the wrestlers take advantage of the opportunity to use their hard work and talent to get an education.

Monday, November 21, 2011 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good point

Monday, November 21, 2011 1:15:00 PM  
Anonymous TheGreenHornet said...

Joe, Is It true you chauffeur Cody's father to and from work ? By the way, Joe, how does the old man like his eggs prepared in the morning. Worst blog ever! STOP PANDERING to CANON-MAC!

Monday, November 21, 2011 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so funny how STUPID grown adults over a high school sport that is completely individual. I feel Joe does a great job writing about what is most previlent in the wrestling community.

Monday, November 21, 2011 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Up front said...

Joe, great job!!!. Enjoy your writing . The information is greatly appreciated . You can't please everyone you know that. Sometime people can't stand the truth . Especially if it isn't slanted their way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Down in Front said...


"Something called the Section Team Tournament gets under way tomorrow night to determine the section championships in Class AAA and Class AA. Four teams at eight sites will battle for the title.
Sounds like it might be a highly competitive and exciting event.
It won't be.
Nothing is on the line for these matches other than seeding in the WPIAL Team Tournament. The four teams at each of these sites advance to the WPIAL Team Tournament, which runs the first week of February." -Joe Tuscano (January 2010).

This was written before Joe started pandering and I agreed with him. NOBODY cares about the team tournament. Wrestling is mano-a-mano. Alway will be...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say " no one". We at cm sure care and so would you if your team won. I guess it didn't.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Tuscano said...

To Down In Front:

Thought I would take time out from my pandering to tell you my feelings have not changed about the team tournament. I would rather see the regular season extended by one more week and allow for teams to schedule dual meets or go to a tournament than compete in that.

Changes are coming to the scheduling point system next season that will cut down on competitions. That is not a good way to bolster the sport, either.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On point Joe, I don't watch the team tourney; I know the acid test comes up during the individual tourney which is the truely coveted prize and at the same time the team earning the most points is crowned Champ, Its a dun deal and would me more streamlined. Without a team tourney you wouldn't have people jockeying around to get on a stacked team and wanting to add another 15 wins to their record. The sport is extremely physically demanding and without a seperate team tourney the season would be few weeks shorter which would be fine with me; although the people raking in tourney money lose out on soaking up money for an unnecessary tournament.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the earlier post, team tilte is decided at the individuals.

Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:59:00 PM  

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