Jon Hoover Competes At PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament

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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 Championships

At Giant Center (Hershey, PA)
170James Lledo (Lower Merion) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)8-3
Consolation 1st RDJon Hoover (NA) wbf Chase Smith (Spring Ford)
Consolation 2nd RDJon Hoover (NA) dec. Ricky McCutchen (Owen J. Roberts)3-1
Consolation 3rd RDAngel Garcia (Mariana Bracetti) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)5-2