Canon-McMillan Wins 2013 WPIAL Pennsylvania AAA Team Championship – Results, Brackets
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Canon-McMillan won its fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AAA team title and ninth overall Saturday at Chartiers Valley, but the championship didn’t come easy.
For the second consecutive day, the Big Macs (15-0) had to rally for a victory.
They trailed by 12 points through six matches but defeated first-time finalist Franklin Regional, 31-26, thanks to wins in five of the final seven bouts.
A pin in a minute by junior Dalton Macri at 120 pounds ended the match.
Macri said he was confident he would pull out the win for the team.
“I know that I’m one of the best in the state, and I’m confident in my abilities,” he said. “Right before the match, I looked around and saw all the people cheering in the stands. Then I kind of shrunk it down and just imagined being in the practice room.”
After the pin, Macri flexed both arms. It was something he saw Iowa junior Tony Ramos do after a pin Friday against Penn State.
Both teams earned a trip to Hershey for the PIAA Team Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Canon-McMillan is the defending state champion. This is Franklin Regional’s first trip to the state tournament.
2013 WPIAL AAA Team Tournament
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