Andy Puchany dies

Andrew Puchany, a legendary wrestler at Canonsburg High School and coach at Canon-McMillan, died Friday following a brief illness. Puchany was 91.
Puchany graduated from Canonsburg in 1939 as the first four-time WPIAL champion, and he capped his scholastic career with a state championship in 1939 at 125 pounds. Puchany was the third state champion in Canonsburg history.
Following service with the U.S.Army, Puchany wrestled at Indiana University, where he was a four-time placewinner in the Big Ten Tournament including a championship in 1948.
A member of the inaugural class of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990, Puchany coached at Canonsburg and Canon-McMillan from 1957-1970 . He compiled a 152-40 record in 14 seasons with 22 WPIAL champions and three state champions.


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