Pennsylvania Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Association (PCIAA)
Team & Individual Wrestling Champions
Erie Cathedral Prep wins state title with 8 champions (their first tournament).
Notre Dame wins state title over Erie Cathedral Prep 27-26. Erie’s heavyweight lost a decision in the final bout clinching the title for Notre Dame. Champions were as follows:
Notre Dame wins 2nd state title with 33 points. Bethlehem Catholic, competing for the first time, finishes 5th. Champions were as follows:
Notre Dame winds 3rd state title 84-47 over Bethlehem Catholic. Champions were as follows:
Bethlehem Catholic wins 1st state title with 82 points. Notre Dame is 4th and Allentown Central Catholic is 5th. Champions were as follows:
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Bethlehem Catholic wins 2nd state title with 93 points. Champions were as follows:
Bethlehem Catholic wins 3rd state title with 100 points. Allentown Central Catholic is 5th. Champions were as follows:
Bethlehem Catholic wins 4th state title with 103 points. Champions were as follows:
Bethlehem Catholic wins 5th state title with 99 points. Allentown Central Catholic is 5th, and Notre Dame is 6th. Individual champions were as follows.
PCIAA schools are permitted to compete in the PIAA State Championships. Allentown Central Catholic and Bethlehem Catholic chose to compete in the PIAA in 1973. Notre Dame hosted a dwindling number of teams competing in the PCIAA in 1973. Lehigh Valley teams had won the last eight championships in a row.
Canevin Catholic of Pittsburg won the team title while Notre Dame placed 3rd. Notre Dame had one individual champion as follows:
By 1974, many Catholic schools had made the switch to the PIAA ; 49 were full-fledged members including nine from District XI according to an Associated Press article. It appears that no PCIAA State Wrestling Championship was held in 1974; however, it is known that the last basketball championships were held in 1974.