WPIAL Class AAA preseason wrestling rankings
By: Paul Schofield
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.
• Season begins
• Chartiers-Houston Tournament
• Cumberland Valley Tournament at Mechanicsburg
• Eastern Invitational at Gateway
• Walsh Ironman Tournament in Akron, Ohio
• King of the Mountain at Central Mountain
• Beast of the East at U of Delaware
• Powerade Tournament at Canon-McMillan
•West Mifflin Tournament
• Tri-County Athletic Directors Tournament at
• WCCA Tournament at Norwin
• Burgettstown Tournament
• Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel
•Escape the Rock at Council Rock North
Section Team Tournament
• Bedford Thomas Tournament at Bedford
•WPIAL team tournament begins
•WPIAL team tournament finals, TBA
• PIAA team tournament preliminaries
• PIAA team tournament, Hershey
• WPIAL Class AA individual tournament, Canon-McMillan
• PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional, IUP
• WPIAL Class AAA Section tournaments
1: Kiski Area; 2: Connellsville; 3: Fox Chapel; 4: Chartiers Valley.
• PIAA Class AAA WPIAL championship/Southwest Regional, Canon-McMillan
• PIAA Class AA and AAA championships at Giant Center, Hershey
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.