Burrell Wins 2013 WPIAL Pennsylvania AA Team Championship – Results, Brackets
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Burrell continued its dominance of Class AA wresting Saturday at Chartiers Valley. The Buccaneers broke their record by recording a seventh consecutive WPIAL title with a 35-30 victory against South Fayette.
“Every year we have to bring the same exact mentality that we’re going to win,” Burrell senior Phillip Marra said. “We can’t ever think it’s going to be easy. It’s never easy and [Saturday] was no different.”
Burrell (15-5), the top seed, was making its 11th consecutive appearance in the final. The Buccaneers have won eight titles and placed second three times in this stretch. They also won a title in 1997, which gives the Buccaneers nine titles in the 35-year history of the tournament.
South Fayette (10-1), the No. 2 seed, was making its first appearance in a WPIAL title match. Lions coach Rick Chaussard felt Burrell’s previous appearances in the finals gave them a mental edge.
“They’ve been here for how many years in a row,” Chaussard said.
“Their kids are born to be in this position. And we’re trying to get there.”
It looked as if South Fayette would get off to a good start as Mike Carr jumped out to a 12-4 lead against Burrell freshman Damon Greenwald, but Greenwald put Carr on his back three times and pulled out a 16-15 decision.
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