Six local wrestlers named to Classic

March 10, 2014

Two Canon-McMillan wrestlers, fresh from winning state titles, have been selected to compete for the Pennsylvania team in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.

Pennsylvania takes on the United States at 6 p.m. and the WPIAL battles Oklahoma in the 4 p.m. opener at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Fieldhouse.

Macri won the 126-pound title in Hershey Saturday night and Chishko repeated as the 145-pound champion.

Macri, who won the 126-pound title in Class AAA with a 5-1 decision over Zach Valley of Northampton, will compete at 120; and Chishko, who decisioned Joe Galasso of Father Judge, 7-2, in the finals, will compete at 138.

The Classic permits a seven-pound allowance.

Big Macs teammate Brendan Price joins three other local wrestlers who will compete on the WPIAL team. Price will wrestle at 113 pounds, Tyler Buckiso of Peters Township at 138, Grant Fetchet of South Fayette will be at 145 and Jake Temple of Avella will start at 220. Temple won Avella’s first state since 1988.

Jason Nolf of Kittanning, a three-time state champ with a 176-1 record, will wrestle at 145 for Pennsylvania.

Chance Marsteller, an undefeated four-time champion from Kennard-Dale, pulled out of the event because of a back injury. Marsteller ended his high school career with a 166-0 record.



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