Jon Hoover Competes At PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament
The sterling high school career of North Allegheny senior Jon Hoover came to a conclusion on Friday in Hershey, PA. Competing at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling tournament, Hoover surpassed the 40-win plateau on the season with a pair of victories at the Giant Center.
The Virginia Military Institute commit opened the tournament on Thursday with an 8-3 loss to James Lledo of Lower Merion but rebounded for back-to-back wins in the consolation bracket.
Hoover collected a win by forfeit over Chase Smith of Spring Ford to end the day on Thursday and began Friday’s session with a tough 3-1 decision over Ricky McCutchen of Owen J. Roberts High School in the second round of the consolations. Hoover’s run at the state tournament ended with a 5-2 defeat to Angel Garcia of Mariana Bracetti High School in the consolation third round.
Hoover ends his senior season with a 41-4 record and wraps up his North Allegheny high school career with 115 victories.
PIAA Class AAA Wrestling ChampionshipsAt Giant Center (Hershey, PA)
|170||James Lledo (Lower Merion) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)||8-3|
|Consolation 1st RD||Jon Hoover (NA) wbf Chase Smith (Spring Ford)|
|Consolation 2nd RD||Jon Hoover (NA) dec. Ricky McCutchen (Owen J. Roberts)||3-1|
|Consolation 3rd RD||Angel Garcia (Mariana Bracetti) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)||5-2|