Chance Marsteller wins 170-pound title at Powerade wrestling tournament

Kennard-Dale junior Chance Marsteller won the 170-pound title Saturday at the 2012 Powerade tournament at Canon-McMillan High School in Pittsburgh.

Chance Marsteller, Kennard-Dale wrestler

The match pitted two of the nation’s top 170-pounders against each other and lived up to the hype. Marsteller beat Canon-McMillan senior Cody Wiercioch, 3-2, in overtime. You can watch the entire match at

Marsteller is a two-time PIAA Class AAA state champion who has never lost a regular season match. He won the 152-pound title in 2011 and the 160-pound title last winter. Wiercioch owns two state titles: A 152-pound Class AA crown from 2010 and a 170-pound Class AAA championship from March 2012. Marsteller has moved up to the 170-pound class this year, which theoretically could make for an intriguing rematch in this year’s PIAA tournament.

Intermat ranks Marsteller as the No. 1 170-pounder in the country, with Wiercioch on his heels at No. 2.

Marsteller won the 152-pound title of the same tournament last year.

From the archives:

  • Marsteller wins second PIAA championship
  • Marsteller wins Kennard-Dale’s first state wrestling title.
  • 2010 feature story: Marsteller is ‘a LeBron James in wrestling’
  • Column: Rare losses drive Marsteller toward Olympic dreams
  • Column: State title just a step on Marsteller’s ladder

    Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly listed the number of PIAA championships that Cody Wiercioch has won.

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    3 Responses to Chance Marsteller wins 170-pound title at Powerade wrestling tournament

    1. Rick says:

      It’s Canon McMillan

    2. hammer says:

      This article is incorrect. Wiercioch does not own three titles he owns two state titles. He won AA Title wrestling as a Freshman for Charleroi High School at 152. He lost his Sophomore year to Travis McKillop in the regionals and states. He transferred to Canon Mcmillin his last year as a Junior and won a AAA title. Look it up.

    3. Jessica Sprenkle says:

      You’re right, Hammer. I misread the PIAA bracket when looking up Wiercioch’s stats. Thanks for the heads up!

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