Solomon Chishko

  • Solomon
  • Chishko

  • Class
  • Weight
    149 lbs.
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  • Hometown
    Jeanette, Pa.
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Updated: September 13, 2017

Two-time NCAA All-American (141, 6th, 2016; 149, 6th, 2017)
ACC Champion (149, 2017)
Two-time ACC All-Academic

2016-17: NCAA All-American … ACC Champion at 149 pounds … VaSID All-State first team … All-ACC Academic Team … Went 4-3 at NCAAs to place sixth in the nation … The third Virginia Tech wrestler to earn All-America honors in two different weight classes (Devin Carter, Nick Brascetta) … Went 16-1 in duals, including a 3-0 mark against ACC opponents … Earned the top seed at the ACC Tournament at 149 pounds … Won by fall over Oregon State’s Joey Delgado in the second round at nationals, his first pin of the season… Opened the season with a 7-5 decision in overtime over Pat Lugo of Edinboro … Beat No. 18 Max Thomsen of Northern Iowa, 6-2, in a dual … Went 3-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Won all four of his bouts at the Virginia Duals … Defeated No. 11 Laike Gardner of Lehigh, 3-1, in sudden victory overtime … Fended off No. 8 Sam Speno of No. 8 NC State, 8-3, in the ACC Dual Meet Championship match … Beat No. 16 Alex Kocer of South Dakota State in sudden victory OT, 8-6.

2015-16: Finished in sixth place at the 2016 NCAA Championships to earn his first All-America honors … Runner-up ACC Championship finish at 141 pounds … Finished the season with a 30-7 record … Compiled a 17-1 duals record and went 4-1 during ACC competition … Opened the season with back-to-back wins over John Meeks of Iowa State, 3-1, and Jimmy Guilibon of Penn State, 3-1 … Went 4-0 with two technical fall victories at the Hokie Open to take home first place … Recorded two wins against NDSU and SDSU to finish the dual portion of 2015 undefeated … Went 4-2 at Cliff Keen Invitational and finished in fifth place … Finished 4-0 during the Hokies turn at Virginia Duals, picking up another win over John Meeks … Won consecutive major decisions against UNC and West Virginia … Won a crucial 6-5 decision in the Hokies trip to Michigan as part of the National Duals Championship Series … Went 1-1 in his first trip to the ACC Championship … Finished in sixth place in his first trip to Nationals, aiding the Hokies to a team-best fourth place finish ... Member of the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15: Redshirted … Posted a 24-7 mark, winning one open tournament … Wrestling unattached, went 3-1 at the Hokie Open to place third at 141 pounds … Wrestling unattached, went 1-2 at the Wolfpack Open before sustaining an injury and withdrawing … Wrestling unattached, went 6-2 at the Nittany Lion Open at 149 pounds to take fourth place … Wrestling unattached, went 4-1 against NCAA competition to place third at the Purple Raider Open … Competing unattached, went 3-1 at the Appalachian State Open to place second at 149 pounds … Won the Edinboro Open at 149 pounds, going 4-0 while competing unattached … Wrestling unattached, was 3-0 at the National Collegiate Open with two major decisions and a tech fall before it was canceled due to weather … A member of the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Wrestled at prep powerhouse Canon-McMillan High … Was the No. 12 overall recruit in the country, as ranked by InterMat and was ranked second nationally at 145 pounds by both Amateur Wrestling News and FloWrestling … After missing much of his junior season to injury, returned late to go 11-0 and claim his first Pennsylvania state title … Followed that up by going 27-3 as senior, knocking off defending state champion Joe Galasso to win the 145-pound title with a 7-2 win … Went 44-2 as a sophomore and 46-5 as a freshman, placing third both years … Won the 2011 POWERADE folkstyle tournament at 145 pounds after taking second place at that same tournament in 2010 … Finished second at the 2012 Super 32 Challenge after placing third in 2010 and eighth in 2009 … Went 128-10 for his high school career.

Personal: Solomon Craig Chishko was born May 14, 1995 in Greensburgh, PA … The son of Leanne Chishko and Thomas Chishko … Majoring in professional and technical writing