CanonMcMillan graduate Chishko to fight for NCAA title TribuneReview

“Not too long ago, if a person wanted to make a name for himself, the advice he was given was to, u201cHead west young man.u201d
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-Trafford area resident and Virginia Tech wrestling standout Solomon Chishko is heading west, and he’s looking to make a name for himself.
More specifically, Chishko’s heading to the u201cGateway to the West,u201d where in the shadows of the country’s most famous arch, the redshirt sophomore will take his No. 6 ranking into St. Louis’ Scottrade Center for the NCAA Division I wrestling championships.
u201cIt’s exciting,u201d said Chishko, who will compete in the 149-pound weight class. u201cI went to (the 2016 national championships in) New York last year, and I was an All-American there. I placed sixth last season (at 141 pounds).u201d
The top D-I wrestlers from 10 weight classes will enter the former home of the St. Louis Rams on Thursday and instead of tackles, they’ll be looking for technical falls as 10 wrestlers will look to emerge two days later as national champions.
u201cThere’s nothing else like the national tourney,u201d said Chishko, whose brother, Job, is a standout wrestler for Pe
-Trafford. u201cYou have to make weight three days in a row. Everyone there is a competitor, and you have to be ready to go. So many people are watching, and the whole year builds up to it.u201d”

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