Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg

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A.C. HEADLEE, Waynesburg

* Last week: Headlee won WPIAL and PIAA wrestling titles in back- to-back weekends by upsetting Latrobe's Luke Pletcher, a two-time WPIAL and PIAA champion, in both Class AAA 132-pound title matches.

* Check this out: Headlee, a North Carolina recruit, won his second WPIAL title in three years with a 2-1 win in overtime that went to the ultimate tiebreaker period. The PIAA title match, and rematch with Headlee, also went to the ultimate tiebreaker period and Headlee won, 7-2, to claim his first state title.

* What does A.C. stand for?

Austin Craig. When I began wrestling, we went to youth tournaments and there were so many kids named Austin, it was confusing when the announcer would call out the entries for each match. So my parents entered me as A.C. I prefer A.C.

* You beat a two-time champion twice. Are those the top two bouts of your career?

I've been in a lot of big matches in my life, but those were the two most meaningful wins. …

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