Tuesday, April 16, 2013
'If the decision to drop wrestling were made this month, I would have thought it an April Fools’ Day joke,' state Rep. Brandon Neuman said.
State Rep. Brandon Neuman on Monday applauded the state House and Senate for their unanimous approval of concurrent resolutions urging the International Olympic Committee to restore wrestling as an Olympic sport for the 2020 Summer Games. “The Olympic committee’s decision to drop wrestling is incomprehensible in Pennsylvania,” Neuman, D-North Strabane, said. “Wrestling is ingrained in our culture, and Pennsylvania is the hotbed of wrestling, renowned for its wrestlers and high school and college programs. The legislator continued: “We speak with one voice—wrestling must be restored for the 2020 Olympics,” Neuman said. “The committee must be shown the error of its ways and restore this time-honored sport to its rightful spot as a premier …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
More than 100 people have signed the online petition.
Washington County is petitioning the International Olympics Committee to include wrestling in the 2020 games. "Wrestling has been a part of the Olympic Games since the modern games began, and the Greco-Roman version goes back to the ancient games," the online petition, posted on Change.org, stated. "Wrestling is one of the sports that the Olympics were built on. It is one of the sports that define what the Olympics are about." More than 100 people have signed the petition so far—and the signatures weren't just from local folks. A man from Michigan signed, as did one from the United Kingdom. News that the IOC had dropped wrestling from the 2020 lineup also prompted one local lawmaker to introduce a special resolution last month. State Rep. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
'Wrestling embodies the core ideals of the Olympics and it must remain part of the Summer Games," Neuman said. "The dream of competing in the Olympics has motivated thousands of young people to set goals, work hard and overcome challenges for generations.
State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-North Strabane, will introduce a concurrent resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to restore wrestling as an Olympic sport for the 2020 Summer Games. "Wrestling embodies the core ideals of the Olympics and it must remain part of the Summer Games," Neuman said. "The dream of competing in the Olympics has motivated thousands of young people to set goals, work hard and overcome challenges for generations." The International Olympic Committee executive council voted earlier this month to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. The sport has been a staple of Olympic competition from the ancient games to the return of the modern games in 1896. "Wrestling is part of the culture in many Pennsylvania …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Oscar-nominated director of “Moneyball” will be at Canon-McMillan High School casting a movie about Olympic gold-medalist wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz—and real wrestlers are needed!
Are you a wrestler? Trainer? Coach? If so, the Pittsburgh Film Office has an opportunity for you this Saturday. Bennett Miller, Oscar-nominated director of “Moneyball,” is in town casting a movie about Olympic gold-medalist wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz. To ensure an authentic depiction of the sport and community, producers want to cast as many real wrestlers, coaches, referees, trainers, scorekeepers and committee members as possible. This casting session will not just be for extras—there will be an opportunity to be upgraded to speaking roles. Wrestling choreography and consulting will be provided by John Giura (two-time World Cup Champion and three-time NCAA All-American), and Jesse Jantzen (Collegiate National Champion and four-time …
From a borough meeting, to a school board meeting to a casting call for wrestlers, it's a busy week.
Canonsburg Council will hold its planning meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in council chambers (located on the upper floor of the borough building). To view the agenda, click here. Canon-McMillan school directors will hold their planning meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the district administration building. The Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit the event Facebook page here. Wrestlers, coaches and trainers are needed for a casting call that will take place Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School. Producers are looking for real wrestlers to play not only extras, but possibly larger roles, as well. Interested? Read our story here. Remember: This Saturday also marks Washington County…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Canon-McMillan's wrestling coach receives the honor from Amateur Wrestling News.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The first four-time WPIAL wrestling champ also coached for Canon-McMillan.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sen. Tim Solobay talks Big Mac wrestling, dog fighting, Black History Month and free tax help.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
In a thrilling comeback that included winning five straight matches, wrestlers from Canon-McMillan High School became only the second WPIAL team in history to win a state AAA team championship. The Big Macs defeated the District 10 champs McDowell High School 35-20 to bring home the crown after falling behind early. In recognition of their accomplishment, I presented the athletes and coaches with Senate citations during a rally at the high school. To see more photos of the event, click here. Dogged Effort Leads to Rescue and Arrest More than a dozen scarred and abused pit bulls were taken from a Wilkinsburg house last week, the result of years of coordinated effort among state and local officials and the Humane Society of the United States…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The high school held a pep rally to honor its wresting team Friday, which won the state championship last week.
In more than 30 years of coaching, Canon-McMillan Athletic Director Guy Montecalvo said his heart never raced faster than during the match that clenched the PIAA Team Tournament Title for the high school wrestling team this year. Montecalvo joined school officials and local dignitaries Friday afternoon for a pep rally to congratulate the team—which aims to make history and also win the upcoming PIAA Individual Tournament in two weeks. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy joined state Rep. Brandon Neuman and state Sen. Tim Solobay in honoring the team and its coaches—handing citations to each member of the wrestling team, which stood at center court while the rest of the student body looked on. "You've made our community proud, and we appreciate your …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mayor David H. Rhome thanked two members of the state police for helping the borough police department with a murder investigation.
Mayor David H. Rhome presented State Trooper Raymond Quiroz with an award from Canonsburg for his assistance in a murder investigation. Rhome, along with Canonsburg Police Chief R.T. Bell, presented Quiroz with the Mayor’s Law Enforcement Commendation. Quiroz worked in interviewing and interrogating Spanish-speaking witnesses and suspects. Quiroz also taught two Spanish classes to the Canonsburg Police Department. In addition, Quiroz received a plaque for his service to the Canonsburg police. Quiroz, who retires this Friday, was described by Bell as “a good friend to us.” Also receiving honors was Capt. Sheldon Epstein from State Police Troop B for allowing Quiroz to work alongside the Canonsburg police. Epstein received the Mayor’s Law …