Remarkable seasons

Solomon Chishko, right, and his brother Job accomplished a remarkable wrestling feat when each won state titles in the same season. Solomon Chishko came back from a fractured elbow to win 11 straight bouts, the final one an 8-0 shutout of Chris Vassar of Cedar Cliff in the 145-pound finals of the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey.

Job Chishko, a seventh-grader at Canonsburg Middle School, won the 77-pound championship in the 13 and 14 age division. Job Chishko defeated Luke Resnick of Owen J. Roberts, 6-2 in the finals. A third seed, Chishko reached the finals with a pin in 1:13 of Mike Madara of Nazareth.

The Chishko's other brother, Boaz, came within a win of the medal round in the 50-pound weight class in the 8-under division.

Two other local wrestlers won Junior Olympic titles: Bill Bowlen, a freshman at Carmichaels who wrestles on varsity for Jefferson-Morgan in a co-op program; and Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson-Morgan.

Bowlen won the 157-pound title in the 13-14 age division with a 1-0 decision over Gage Gladysz of Greenville. Bowlen reached the finals with a 2-1 decision over Chase Duliakis of Hempfield.
Teasdale won the 82-pound title in the 13-14 age division when he routed Keelan Kunselman of Brookville, 12-0. Teasdale made it to the finals with a 7-2 win over Matt Parker of Pennridge.


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