WPIAL Class AAA preseason wrestling rankings

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 8:09 PM


WPIAL Class AAA preseason team rankings

Rank, team, last season’s record

1. Kiski Area, 21-2

• The WPIAL AAA champion and PIAA runner-up returns nine starters, including three PIAA qualifiers.

2. Canon-McMillan, 15-3

• The WPIAL runner-up, which finished fourth in the state, returns nine starters.

3. Hempfield, 19-2

• The Spartans return nine starters, including three PIAA qualifiers.

4. Seneca Valley, 17-4

• The Raiders finished third in the WPIAL and reached the PIAA semifinals. Twelve starters return.

5. Waynesburg, 14-4

• The Raiders return 12 lettermen and some top freshmen.

6. Franklin Regional, 8-6

• The Panthers return six starters, including two PIAA qualifiers.

7. Connellsville, 14-4

• The Falcons return eight starters and some talented freshmen.

8. Greensburg Salem, 9-7

• The Golden Lions return 11 starters from a team that reached the final eight.

9. Hampton, 20-3

• With 11 starters returning, the Talbots look to build off 2017-18 success.

10. Upper St. Clair, 12-4

• The Panthers return seven starters, including one PIAA qualifier.

Others to watch: Belle Vernon, Bethel Park, Latrobe, North Allegheny, Norwin, Peters Township, Shaler and Thomas Jefferson.

Key dates

Dec. 7-8

• Season begins

• Chartiers-Houston Tournament

• Cumberland Valley Tournament at Mechanicsburg

• Eastern Invitational at Gateway

• Walsh Ironman Tournament in Akron, Ohio

Dec. 14-15

• King of the Mountain at Central Mountain

DEC. 22-23

• Beast of the East at U of Delaware

Dec. 28-29

• Powerade Tournament at Canon-McMillan

•Southmoreland Tournament

•West Mifflin Tournament

Jan. 4-5

• Tri-County Athletic Directors Tournament at

• WCCA Tournament at Norwin

Jan. 11-12

• Burgettstown Tournament

Jan. 18-20

• Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel

•Escape the Rock at Council Rock North

Jan. 23

Section Team Tournament

Jan. 25-26

• Bedford Thomas Tournament at Bedford

Jan. 28

•WPIAL team tournament begins

Feb. 2

•WPIAL team tournament finals, TBA

Feb. 4

• PIAA team tournament preliminaries

Feb. 7-9

• PIAA team tournament, Hershey

Feb. 15-16

• WPIAL Class AA individual tournament, Canon-McMillan

Feb. 22-23

• PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional, IUP

Feb. 23

• WPIAL Class AAA Section tournaments

1: Kiski Area; 2: Connellsville; 3: Fox Chapel; 4: Chartiers Valley.

March 1-2

• PIAA Class AAA WPIAL championship/Southwest Regional, Canon-McMillan

March 7-9

• PIAA Class AA and AAA championships at Giant Center, Hershey

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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