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Canon-Mac wrestlers shine again at PIAA championships

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hampton's Jake Hart does a back flip to celebrate his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hampton's Jake Hart does a back flip to celebrate his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hampton's Jake Hart celebrates his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hampton's Jake Hart celebrates his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hampton's Jake Hart jumps into his coach's arms while celebrating his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hampton's Jake Hart jumps into his coach's arms while celebrating his 6-1 decision over Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hampton's Jake Hart prepares to score on Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon during the third period of their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Hart won by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hampton's Jake Hart prepares to score on Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon during the third period of their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Hart won by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon reacts after losing to Hampton's Jake Hart in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Hart defeated McCutcheon by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon reacts after losing to Hampton's Jake Hart in their 195-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Hart defeated McCutcheon by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Sam Krivus celebrates his 3-1 decision over Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Sam Krivus celebrates his 3-1 decision over Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Sam Krivus scores on Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus defeated Macri by a 3-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Sam Krivus scores on Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus defeated Macri by a 3-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Sam Krivus celebrates with head coach Vince DeAugustine after his 3-1 decision over Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Sam Krivus celebrates with head coach Vince DeAugustine after his 3-1 decision over Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Luke Pletcher takes down Solanco's Connor Sheehan for a score during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 8-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Luke Pletcher takes down Solanco's Connor Sheehan for a score during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships  Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 8-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Luke Pletcher celebrates with head coach Tad Harbert after he defeated Solanco's Connor Sheehan by a 8-2 decision during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Luke Pletcher celebrates with head coach Tad Harbert after he defeated Solanco's Connor Sheehan by a 8-2 decision during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Luke Pletcher is declared the winner after he defeated Solanco's Connor Sheehan by a 8-2 decision during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Luke Pletcher is declared the winner after he defeated Solanco's Connor Sheehan by a 8-2 decision during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Luke Pletcher looks to score on Solanco's Connor Sheehan during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 8-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Luke Pletcher looks to score on Solanco's Connor Sheehan during their 106-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 8-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Sam Krivus battles Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships n Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus defeated Macri by a 3-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Sam Krivus battles Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri during their 120-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships n Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus defeated Macri by a 3-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Connor Schram celebrates his 5-3 decision over Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer during their 126-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Connor Schram celebrates his 5-3 decision over Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer during their 126-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith celebrates his 5-3 decision over Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith celebrates his 5-3 decision over Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates with fellow champion Connor Schram after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar by a 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates with fellow champion Connor Schram after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar by a 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates with his coaches Chris Mary (left) and Jason Cardillo after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar by an 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates with his coaches Chris Mary (left) and Jason Cardillo after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar  by an 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Chishko won by a 8-0 major decision Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko takes down Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Chishko won by a 8-0 major decision Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko takes down Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Cody Wiercioch celebrates with coaches Chris Mary (right) and Jason Cardillo after defeating Penncrest's Joe Gartland by a 7-2 decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Cody Wiercioch celebrates with  coaches Chris Mary (right) and Jason Cardillo after defeating Penncrest's Joe Gartland  by a 7-2 decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at  Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar by a 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko celebrates after defeating Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar by a 8-0 major decision during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Connor Schram battles Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer during their 126-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Schram defeated Kemerer by a 5-3 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Connor Schram battles Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer during their 126-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.  Schram defeated Kemerer by a 5-3 decision.
- Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith (left) looks to score on Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Smith won by a 5-3 decision.
Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith (left) looks to score on Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Smith won by a 5-3 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Cody Wiercioch (right) scores on Penncrest's Joe Gartland during their 170-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wiercioch won by a 7-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Cody Wiercioch (right) scores on Penncrest's Joe Gartland during their 170-pound championship match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wiercioch won by a 7-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn ties up with Nazareth's Aaron Bradley during their 285-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Kuhn lost by a 3-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn ties up with Nazareth's Aaron Bradley during their 285-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships Saturday, March 9, 2013, at  Giant Center in Hershey. Kuhn lost by a 3-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Waynesburg's A.C. Headlee reacts after losing a 12-7 overtime decision to Norristown's Zack Fuentes during their 113-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Waynesburg's A.C. Headlee reacts after losing a 12-7 overtime decision to Norristown's Zack Fuentes during their 113-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Greensburg Salem's Tyler Reinhart fights off a pin attempt by Chambersburg's Garett Hammond during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Reinhart lost by a 20-5 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Greensburg Salem's Tyler Reinhart fights off a pin attempt by Chambersburg's Garett Hammond during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Reinhart lost by a 20-5 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Norwin's Heath Coles reacts after dropping a 1-0 decision to Cumberland Valley's T.C. Warner during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Norwin's Heath Coles reacts after dropping a 1-0 decision to Cumberland Valley's T.C. Warner during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Connellsville's Ethan Kenney (right) locks up with Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Kenney lost by a 3-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Connellsville's Ethan Kenney (right) locks up with Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at  Giant Center in Hershey. Kenney lost by a 3-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky fights off a pin attempt by Kennard Dale's Chance Marsteller during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Zavatsky lost by a 15-3 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky fights off a pin attempt by Kennard Dale's Chance Marsteller during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Zavatsky lost by a 15-3 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca reacts after giving up a takedown to Father Judge's Joe Galasso during their 138-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca lost by a 3-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca reacts after giving up a takedown to Father Judge's Joe Galasso during their 138-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca lost by a 3-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Greensburg Salem's Tyler Reinhart reacts after losing by a 20-5 technical fall to Chambersburg's Garett Hammond during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Greensburg Salem's Tyler Reinhart reacts after losing by a 20-5 technical fall to Chambersburg's Garett Hammond during their 152-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Belle Vernon's Adam Nickelson tries to take down North Allegheny's Alex DeCiantis during their 182-pound third round consolation match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Nickelson won by a 5-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Belle Vernon's Adam Nickelson tries to take down North Allegheny's Alex DeCiantis during their 182-pound third round consolation match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Nickelson won by a 5-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Greensburg Salem's Zach Voytek reacts after losing a 12-3 major decision to Central Dauphin's Garrett Peppelman during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Greensburg Salem's Zach Voytek reacts after losing a 12-3 major decision to Central Dauphin's Garrett Peppelman during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Shields reacts after dropping a 1-0 decision to Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 145-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Shields reacts after dropping a 1-0 decision to Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 145-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Shields battles Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 145-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shields lost by a 1-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Shields battles Cedar Cliff's Chris Vassar during their 145-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shields lost by a 1-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca gives up a takedown to Father Judge's Joe Galasso during their 138-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca lost by a 3-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca gives up a takedown to Father Judge's Joe Galasso during their 138-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca lost by a 3-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn reacts after losing a 3-0 decision to Nazareth's Aaron Bradley during their 285-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn reacts after losing a 3-0 decision to Nazareth's Aaron Bradley during their 285-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Connellsville's Ethan Kenney reacts after dropping a 3-2 decision to Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Connellsville's Ethan Kenney reacts after dropping a 3-2 decision to Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan during their 132-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky reacts after losing a 15-3 major decision to Kennard Dale's Chance Marsteller during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky reacts after losing a 15-3 major decision to Kennard Dale's Chance Marsteller during their 160-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Chartiers Valley's Noah Wilps reacts after losing an 8-4 decision to Penncrest's Joe Gartland during their 170-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Chartiers Valley's Noah Wilps reacts after losing an 8-4 decision to Penncrest's Joe Gartland  during their 170-pound semifinal match at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan shined again on the center stage at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Giant Center.

But no one celebrated a victory better than Hampton senior Jake Hart.

After beating Kiski Area and Penn State recruit Matt McCutcheon for the second consecutive week, Hart nailed a backflip in the middle of the mat to wow the crowd.

Hart, who beat McCutcheon in overtime at 195 pounds at the WPIAL Championships, won this time, 6-1. He used an escape to tie the match in the third period, then was awarded a point when the official penalized McCutcheon for fleeing the mat.

In the final seconds, he took down McCutcheon to seal the victory.

“My high school career finally ended on top,” Hart said. “I kind of figured coming into the tournament it would be us all year in the WPIAL and state finals. For me to come out on top both times … is out of my mind. You don't know how happy I am.”

Hart lost in last year's state finals to Central Catholic's Perry Hills at 195 pounds.

“I was going use the backflip last year, but last year didn't turn out that well,” Hart said. “I kept it in my bag for this year. Wrestling in the finals last year helped me out. I wrestle so much better in tournaments than I do in dual matches.”

Canon-McMillan won its third consecutive tournament title and left with three state champions for the first time since 1950, when it was known as Canonsburg.

The WPIAL finished with seven champions in 10 weight classes, and the three who lost fell to WPIAL wrestlers.

The last time the WPIAL had that many winners was in 2009.

Connor Schram (126), Solomon Chishko (145) and Cody Wiercioch (170) won titles for Canon-McMillan.

For Schram, it was his second title, the first coming at 103 in 2010.

Wiercioch became the 39th three-time champion in the state.

Schram (45-3) defeated Franklin Regional sophomore Michael Kemerer, 5-3. Schram wore the same singlet he wore as a freshman.

“I couldn't find it for a couple years,” Schram said. “My mom is superstitious, and when I found it, she told me I had to wear it. It still fits. I never lost a match here in it.

“The last two years were the worst feeling in the finals. You feel so low and bad, and I told my coaches I never want to feel that way again. I worked harder than ever, and it's an honor to be back here and win another state title.”

Chishko (11-0) won his first title by blanking Cedar Cliff senior Chris Vassar, 8-0. Chishko is a three-time PIAA place-winner, finishing third twice.

Wiercioch (44-1) held up three fingers after defeating Penncrest senior Joe Gartland, 7-2.

The other three state champions came from Westmoreland County.

Latrobe freshman Luke Pletcher won his first, defeating Solanco junior Connor Sheehan, 8-2, at 106.

Hempfield sophomore Sam Krivus handed Canon-McMillan junior Dalton Macri a 3-1 loss at 120, and Franklin Regional junior Tyler Smith won the 132 title with a 5-3 win against Cumberland Valley sophomore Patrick Duggan.

Krivus didn't celebrate after his match. It was his ninth consecutive win on the mats in Giant Center. Last year, he lost his first match and then won five consecutive to finish third.

“Winning the title hasn't hit me yet,” said Krivus, who became Hempfield's ninth state champion. “I feel awesome. Just knowing all the hard work I put in during the season finally paid off.”

After winning, Smith (45-4) turned to his coach, Eric Mausser, pumped his fists and yelled out.

“This is the best feeling ever,” Smith said.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com.

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