Stephen Blyshak, considered one of
the outstanding performers in the early days of scholastic wrestling in
the area, won titles in the 115-pound class while competing for
Canonsburg High School in WPIAL tournaments in 1936 and 1937.
Blyshak also won the championship in the 1937 WPIWA tournament which
attracted schools in Western Pennsylvania including WPIAL members and
teams from Clearfield, DuBois, Grove City, Erie and Punxsutawney.
Canonsburg was forced to go outside the area to find opponents in
Blyshak's era and competed against freshman college teams from
Washington and Jefferson, Pitt and West Virginia University.
Blyshak lost his life in 1944 while serving in action with the U.S. Army