Chishko has fractured elbow

Solomon Chishko, a third-place finisher in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships last year for Canon-McMillan High School, suffered a fracutred elbow in the 145-pound finals of the Super32 tournament over the weekend. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Chishko will be operated on Monday in Pittsburgh.


Wiercioch wins at Super 32

Here is the link to the Super 32 tournament.


Cody Wiercioch of Canon-McMillan took first place and Solomon Chishko of Canon-McMillan finished second at 145 but the tournament spelled his name Chisko. Tanner Sutton of Chartiers-Houston was seventh at 152.
Wiercioch decisioned Brett Harner of Norristown 5-3 in the finals.
Other local competitors were A.C. Headlee of Waynesburg at 113; Brendan Howard of Jefferson-Morgan at 106; and Jeff Miller of Trinity at 145.


Schram to Stanford

Connor Schram, a three- time PIAA finalist and one-time state champion from Canon- McMillan High School, has committed to wrestle at Stanford University next year. Schram is the second Big Macs wrestler to commit to a major Division I program this week. Cody Wiercioch, a two time PIAA champion and onetime runnerup, committed to Pitt Monday. Solomon Chishko decided to attend Virginia Tech in late summer.
“Stanford has been in contact with me for a long time,” Schram said. “It’s a great academic school and the right place for me.”
Schram has a grade-point average of 4.4 on a 4.0 scale. He chose Stanford over Harvard, Princeton and Penn.
Ranked third at 126 pounds in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News, Schram missed the early portion of last season with an injury but won 25 consecutive matches after his return. He won section and district titles, but his quest for a second PIAA Class AAA championship came up short in a 3-1 overtime loss to Godwyn Nyama of Brashear in the 120-pound finals.
Schram’s performance helped the Big Macs sweep both PIAA Team Tournament titles last season. The Big Macs defeated Central Dauphin, 28-25, in the Class AAA semifinals, thanks in part to a pin by Schram of Evan Davis at 120. Schram pinned Paul Dietz at 120 in the finals to help Canon-McMillan rout Erie McDowell, 35-20.


Wiercioch commits to Pitt

Cody Wiercioch, a defending state champion from Canon-McMillan High School, will wrestle at Pitt next year.
Wiercioch chose Pitt over Penn State, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia and is expected to wrestle at either 174 or 184.
“I visited the campus last week, and it just felt right,” said Wiercioch, who has a 123-4 record. “The coaching staff is amazing. I really like them.”
Wiercioch is ranked ninth in the nation at any weight by Intermat and joins Edgar Bright of St. Edwards in Cleveland and Ryan Solomon of Milton in a strong recruiting class for Pitt.
Wiercioch is a two-time Powerade champion and captured PIAA  Class AA gold and silver medals while wrestling at Charleroi. Wiercioch transferred to Canon-McMillan for his junior season and helped the Big Macs sweep the PIAA team titles in Hershey. He had a crucial decision in Canon-McMillan’s 28-25 victory over Central Dauphin in the PIAA Class AAA team semifinals.