WPIAL Wrestling Roundup: weekend results and takeaways

WPIAL Wrestling Roundup: weekend results and takeaways

Saturday was filled with post-season PIAA wrestling. On the Class 2A side, the Southeast Regionals were held at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. On the Class 3A side, the WPIAL Championships took place at Canon-McMillan High School.

Both tournaments lived up to the hype and validated why Pennsylvania, and WPIAL in particular, are one of the best areas in the country for high school wrestling.

Here are some highlights and key takeaways from the action:

Southwest region (class 2A)

WPIAL schools were dominant. While WPIAL always tend to do well in the playoffs, what we saw this weekend at IUP’s Kovalchick complex was really special.

WPIAL crowned nine champions from across 13 weight classes, advancing 27 wrestlers to next Saturday’s first-ever PIAA Southwest Super Regional, which will be held at the same venue. The Super Regional was added this season as an additional stop on Hershey’s path. This was done to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Not only did WPIAL shine individually, but they also crowned a tag team champion. After winning his 15th consecutive WPIAL Class 2A tag team title, Burrell won the tag team championship at Southwest Regional with three final places and two champions.

Freshman Cooper Hornack won the 106-pound title in an exciting overtime thriller.

Kudos to Cooper Hornack from Burrell for winning our WSN Scrap Shirt after his Ultimate Tiebreaker won Landon Bailey from…

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