Last week: Vulcano captured his third consecutive section title, this time wrestling in the 195-pound weight class.
Check this out: Though he has made a significant mark in WPIAL wrestling the past few seasons, Vulcano was also a standout for the Chartiers-Houston football team. He was an all-state selection this past season and was also a member of the Post-Gazette's South Xtra Fab 22. Most impressive of all, he was named the defensive MVP of the Class A Black Hills Conference -- the same conference that features four-time defending WPIAL champion Clairton. Vulcano's father, Frank, is the athletic director at Chartiers Valley.
• What are you hoping to accomplish the rest of the season with the individual competitions? I'll focus on myself and I hope my friends do well. I'll root for them.
• You excelled at linebacker for the school's football team. Does that help at all with wrestling? I guess it helps. Wrestling requires mental toughness and it helps you with football because it's a longer game and you might need more mental toughness.
• Was it ever difficult to balance playing two sports? It's not easy, but it's fun to play both sports. It's not that hard. You're with your friends all the time.
• What was your reaction when you saw the IOC's decision to drop wrestling? It's not that good because wrestling was one of the first sports in the Olympics. A lot of people have high dreams to be in the Olympics and it stinks because they've been training their whole life for them and they took it away.
• What's your all-time favorite movie? Animal House.
• A final note: I'd like to give a shoutout for my Uncle Jimmy. Even though I beat his record, he's been supportive of me as a coach through all these years.