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Time after time Canon-McMillan (H.M.) proved the team to beat in wrestling this past season. The Big Macs dominated the district, winning their 10th straight section title and record seventh WPIAL championship. In addition, the Big Macs secured their first PIAA team trophy in 19 years.
Hence it comes as no surprise that Canon-Mac dominates this year?s edition of The Almanac wrestling all-stars. The Big Macs lead the list with six grapplers as well as Coach of the Year laurels for Chris Mary.
Colton Shorts (H.M. @ 103) leads off the line-up at 103. The junior finished the year with the most victories ever in one season in Big Mac history. He posted a 50-2 record.* A team captain, Shorts placed third at the PIAA state championships. He won section, WPIAL and Southwest Regional titles. In addition, Shorts earned the most points on the team.* ?Colt had an outstanding season,? said Mary. ?He demonstrated great leadership and his will to win was immeasurable.?
Last year?s Almanac MVP with Nick Carr (H.M. @ 160), Connor Schram moved up a weight class this winter. The sophomore again reached the state finals but at 112, not 103. However, this time, he settled for silver.* Schram finished the season at 47-3. A Powerade Champion, he won the section, district and regional titles before advancing to the PIAA tournament.* ?Connor had another great year,? said Mary. ?He had a couple of losses to out-of-state competition and one at states. He scored big for us in team and dual meet competition. In fact, he clinched the match for us against Latrobe.?
Just a freshman, Solomon Chisko (No. 14 @ 130) proved one of the strongest newcomers. This year?s Almanac Rookie of the Year dominated the 130-pound weight class. He finished with a 46-5 record. Of his losses, four of the defeats came at the hands of Zach Horan (No. 2 @ 130), the eventual state champion and three-time runner-up. Chisko won the section, WPIAL and Southwest Regional titles. ?Solomon is a super athlete,? Mary said. ?He dominated people. This year was a big experience for him and hopefully he?ll build off of it for next year.?
For Complete Article by Eleanor Bailey, The Almanac